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Press Release: NEW Boat Parade event!

Updated: Jul 7, 2023



Occoquan Announces The Whatever Floats Your Boat Parade, June 4


(Occoquan, VA) Love the water? Get creative and decorate a raft, canoe, inflatable, dinghy, kayak, or rowboat and take off in the first-ever Occoquan Whatever Floats Your Boat Parade on June 4, 2023!

As part of the RiverFest & Craft Show festivities, June 3 & 4, the community is invited to join in on the river fun. Become a WFYB parade participant and have a blast with your crew as you paddle the river!

The parade kicks off at 10:00 am. Entrants launch at the Occoquan Regional Park site and will paddle or row their non-motorized craft along the coastline of town to Occoquan's footbridge to be judged.

One winner is awarded a prize in the following categories:

  • Most Creative

  • Best Eco-Float

  • Funniest

  • Best Overall

  • Business


Registration for the parade is $45 per vessel. Businesses interested in participating become sponsors of the event. The fee for businesses is $150. All teams must register by May 20, 2023.

The greater portion of registration fees goes toward Occoquan’s Million Mighty Mussel Project in partnership with Potomac RiverKeeper Network.

This event is perfect for some creative friends & family time, co-worker bonding time, or anyone just wanting some fun on the river, so find your crewmates and begin to plan!

Click here for more information, rules, and registration, or contact Julie Little at jlittle@occoquanva.gov.

For more information on events in Occoquan, see visitoccoquanva.com.

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