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Discover Occoquan!

Join us for more than a week of events that highlight everything Occoquan has to offer! See the schedule below for up-to-date information about Discover Occoquan events.

Schedule of Events

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Discover Occoquan Scavenger Hunt!

Occoquan Business Partners
Occoquan, VA
Visit businesses throughout town and answer questions about Occoquan history on an official scavenger hunt passport (will be available online by Aug. 12). Then enter your passport in our Town Hall dropbox, for your chance to win the Grand Prize: an Occoquan canvas bag stuffed with products from and about Occoquan, Virginia! 

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Taste of Occoquan

Town of Occoquan
 
Treat your taste buds with flights of food as you experience international dishes from award winning restaurants in Occoquan. Each eatery will have its own menu and prices. Participants include: 
 

Ballywhack Shack

Bann Thai

BlackMagic

Bottle Stop Wine Bar & Restaurant

Leaf & Petal

Madigan's Waterfront

Mom's Apple Pie

Potomac Chocolate

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Summer Sale

Glory Be
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Head over to Glory Be for their summer sale!

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Summer Sale

Man Overboard Enterprises
310 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Check out Man Overboard for their summer sale.

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Summer Sale

So Olive
125 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Visit So Olive for their summer sale. Learn more at soolive.com.

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Free Sticker with Purchase

Hitchcock Paper Co.
125 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Get a free sticker with any purchase of $25 or more. One per customer per day. In store only - not valid for online orders. Learn more at hitchcockpaper.com.

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Sea Moss Tasting

Black Magic
303 Commerce Street, Occoquan, VA
Did you know that sea moss can improve blood sugar and help lower cholesterol? Stop in to Black Magic to taste and hear ideas on how to incorporate it into your diet.

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Puzzles on the Porch

Puzzle Palooza Etc.
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Relax on the porch in front of Puzzle Palooza and try out a puzzle! Step inside for their sale on all Occoquan puzzles.

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Free Tea Tasting

Leaf & Petal
201 Union Street, Occoquan, VA
Each day Leaf & Petal will feature two different teas to sample in their new Occoquan shop. No purchase necessary. Learn more at leafandpetalva.com.

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Sale on Occoquan Merchandise

Gift & Gather
307 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Stop in to Gift & Gather and shop the sale: 15% of all Occoquan merchandise.

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Rededication of Town Hall

Town Hall
314 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
August 13th at 3pm, Mayor Porta will lead a ceremony rededicating Town Hall to two iconic figures in Occoquan's history: Mamie Davis and June Randolph. 

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River Cleanup

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
We love a good clean-up day, especially if it protects our local environment! Join Patriot Scuba as they clean up the section of the Occoquan River in front of their dive shop.

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AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Course

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

FREE Class - Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they're seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. The Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course helps you appreciate the complexity of these habitats and teaches you how you can help conserve these vital systems.

Anyone (not just divers) who has an interest in the aquatic world can take this course. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions and no water sessions are required to earn this non-diving certification.

Click the link or call the store at (703) 490-1175.

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Scuba Diving Tank

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Watch our divers in action in our special scuba tank! Head down to Patriot Scuba between 11am-1pmpm on August 13 and wave hello or have your picture taken with our scuba diver! Our team will be there to answer all your questions about diving.

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Haunted Pub Crawl

Occoquan Spirits
408 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
We will visit four of the most famous haunts the living enjoy in quaint Occoquan and spend 30-40 minutes in each establishment toasting to the ghosts and listening to the stories of the ghosts that reside there.  Your tour could run longer if the ghosts are talking! Crawl begins at 7pm. More info: occoquanspirits.com

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Color Stories

The Loft Gallery of Occoquan
313 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
COLOR STORIES is about using color to make your home sparkle! Join Susan Norman, artist and interior designer, from 1:30pm - 3pm. Learn more at loftgallery.org.

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Scuba Diving Tank

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Watch our divers in action in our special scuba tank! Head down to Patriot Scuba between 2-5pm on August 14 and wave hello or have your picture taken with our scuba diver! Our team will be there to answer all your questions about diving.

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14th Annual Duck Splash

Patriots for Disabled Divers
View from Public Dock, Occoquan, VA
Adopt a numbered rubber duck from Patriot Scuba, then join us Sunday, August 14 to watch it race along the Occoquan River with hundreds of other ducks! $5 to adopt your duck. Winners receive $20-500 depending on their place in the race. All proceeds benefit Patriots for Disabled Divers. Get your tickets HERE.

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Haunted History Tour

Occoquan Spirits
408 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
The tour hits paranormal hot spots in town.  None of the ghosts we may encounter are malevolent.  You may get touched, feel cold spots or even be spoken to by unseen persons.  Picture taking is encouraged! Many guests have captured compelling paranormal evidence while on tour! This tour begins at 5:30pm. More info at https://occoquanspirits.com/

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Demonstration of Kurinuki

Artists' Undertaking Gallery
309 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Kurinuki is the traditional Japanese method of carving clay to make pots. Stephen Lally, one of the potters at Artists Undertaking, will demonstrate the method on Sunday, August 14th at noon and 2:00 pm. He will have clay and tools available if anyone would like to make a small tray (he'll later fire and glaze the pieces, and customers can come back and pick up the finished pots, at no cost).

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Teeth Whitening Demonstration

Leggy Lashes
303 Commerce Street, Occoquan, VA

The two main products used for teeth whitening are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Unlike a whitening toothpaste that uses an abrasive ingredient to mechanically remove surface-level stains, the oxygen molecules within these whitening agents weaken your tooth stains on a molecular level

Stop in to 303 Commerce Street #A and take a little tour of our Spa @ 12 noon-4pm on Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st.

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Mixed Media Demonstration

Artists' Undertaking Gallery
309 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

From 11am-5pm Patti Durbin will discuss her work and have a variety of fabric shapes and colors for visitors to experiment with to create an image. Patti’s images are diverse and express the joy and uniqueness found in embracing one’s self as they are. She incorporates fabric and recycled materials from an organic perspective to weave positive messages of self empowerment.

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Landscape Oil Painting Demo

The Loft Gallery of Occoquan
313 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
From 11-2 pm, watch Loft Gallery artist Rich Moore demonstrate his expressive and colorful approach to painting landscapes with oil paints. Learn more at loftgallery.org.

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Finger Print Art-Kids activity

The Loft Gallery of Occoquan
313 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
The Loft is looking for kids to join them from 1pm-3pm in changing fingerprints into art-wherever their imagination leads them. Learn more at loftgallery.org.

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Free Drink with Flight Purchase

Ballywhack Shack
304 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Receive a free drink with your purchase of a flight of food.

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Haunted Pub Crawl

Occoquan Spirits
408 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
We will visit four of the most famous haunts the living enjoy in quaint Occoquan and spend 30 to 40 minutes in each establishment toasting to the ghosts and listening to the stories of the ghosts that reside there.  Your tour could run longer if the ghosts are talking! Crawl begins at 7pm. More info: https://occoquanspirits.com/

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Painting Koi Fish in Chinese Watercolor Style

The Loft Gallery of Occoquan
313 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Darlene Kaplan will be leading two workshops on Friday, the 19th: 11am-12:30pm and 1pm -2:30pm. Free, but registration is required at chineseart@darlenekaplan.com. Learn more at loftgallery.org.

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Trivia Night

River Mill Park
458 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Its a Beach Party! Test your knowledge and play six rounds of beachy brain busters for your chance to win a $100 gift card! Bring your up to 8-person team, camp chairs or blankets, and a packed picnic for your party. Or, order at the event and have it delivered right to your circle. More info: occoquanva.gov/trivia. Game starts at 6:30pm.

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Loose and Expressive Watercolor Demo

The Loft Gallery of Occoquan
313 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Come meet Mike Flynn, one of the Loft Gallery's artists, on Saturday, 11am - 2pm, and watch him paint a beautiful watercolor scene. His brief demonstration will be a fun discovery. Learn more at loftgallery.org.

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Artwork Unveiling

River Mill Park
458 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
This ceremony in River Mill Park includes the unveiling of an original piece of artwork commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes’ effects on the Town of Occoquan and the surrounding area. Ceremony begins at 11am.

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Cornhole Tournament

River Mill Park
458 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
Join us in River Mill Park for the first ever Occoquan Cup Cornhole Tournament! This is a double-elimination tournament for 2-person teams of all levels. See occoquantourism.com/cornhole for tickets and more details. Cost: $30 (or $25 if you bring your own boards). Pick up a beverage and snacks before you play. 1pm-4pm.

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Haunted Pub Crawl

Occoquan Spirits
408 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
We will visit four of the most famous haunts the living enjoy in quaint Occoquan. We will spend 30 to 40 minutes in each establishment toasting to the ghosts and listening to the stories of the ghosts that reside there. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and bug spray as we will spend some time outside as well. Your tour could run longer if the ghosts are talking! Crawl begins at 7pm.

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Project AWARE Specialist

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

FREE Class - The Project AWARE Specialty course is an introduction to the global AWARE movement for ocean protection. It focuses and expands on the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet.

For more info call the store at (703) 490-1175.

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Scuba Diving Tank

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Watch our divers in action in our special scuba tank! Head down to Patriot Scuba between 11am-4pm on August 20 and wave hello or have your picture taken with our scuba diver! Our team will be there to answer all your questions about diving.

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River Cleanup

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
We love a good clean-up day, especially if it protects our local environment! Join Patriot Scuba as they clean up the section of the Occoquan River in front of their dive shop.

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Sip & Stroll and Shop Late

Historic District
Enjoy a summer evening out, as many shops and businesses stay open late in Occoquan! Plus, Sip & Stroll your way around town: patrons can purchase adult beverages from participating restaurants and browse the historic district with drinks in hand from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. 
Participants include:
Bann Thai
Madigan's Waterfront
The Spot on Mill Street

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Concert 

Town of Occoquan
River Mill Park, Occoquan, VA
Join us from 7-9pm for our final concert of the season, featuring Collective! Voted one of the best bands of Arlington, we're pleased to bring them back to Occoquan to close out the summer. Bring your camp chairs or a blanket and relax with a beverage from Bann Thai, Madigan's or The Spot on Mill Street.
 

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Scuba Diving Tank

Patriot Scuba
305 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA

Watch our divers in action in our special scuba tank! Head down to Patriot Scuba between 1pm-2pm on August 21 and wave hello or have your picture taken with our scuba diver! Our team will be there to answer all your questions about diving.

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Teeth Whitening Demonstration

Leggy Lashes
303 Commerce Street, Occoquan, VA

The two main products used for teeth whitening are hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Unlike a whitening toothpaste that uses an abrasive ingredient to mechanically remove surface-level stains, the oxygen molecules within these whitening agents weaken your tooth stains on a molecular level

Stop in to 303 Commerce Street #A and take a little tour of our Spa @ 12 noon-4pm on Sunday 14th and Sunday 21st.

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Haunted History Tour

Occoquan Spirits
408 Mill Street, Occoquan, VA
The tour hits paranormal hot spots in town.  None of the ghosts we may encounter are malevolent.  You may get touched, feel cold spots or even be spoken to by unseen persons.  Picture taking is encouraged! Many guests have captured compelling paranormal evidence while on tour! This tour begins at 5:30pm. More info at https://occoquanspirits.com/