50 Things to do at Discover Occoquan

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By Amy Taylor

Sponsored by Town of Occoquan

Enjoy a full day of fun and free activities for the whole family in downtown Historic Occoquan. Discover Occoquan takes place on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m.

Town manager Kathy Leidich said, “Discover Occoquan is a fairly new event that celebrates our town businesses and community in a unique and exciting new way– through demonstrations, workshops, games, and a concert with a beer garden. Visitors will come to appreciate all that Occoquan has to offer: from the beauty of our river and parks to our unique shops and dining experiences, we truly have it all for a fun weekend getaway!”

Here are 50 fun things you can do at Discover Occoquan.

  • Have your tea leaves read at 13 Magical Moons.
  • Watch an art demo at Artists’ Undertaking Gallery.
  • Join the candle pouring workshop at Gift and Gather.
  • Watch Marla paint on the porch at Glory Be.
  • Watch a hair braiding demo at Hair Studio 14.
  • Take a ghost tour with Hauntingly Historic Occoquan Ghost Tours.
  • Make your own envelopes at Hitchcock Paper Co.
  • Join the tea party at Rockledge Mansion, featuring Lady D.
  • Try SCUBA at Patriot Scuba.
  • Watch a food demonstration at Personally Yours.
  • Make your own puzzle at Puzzle Palooza, Etc.
  • Watch a pottery wheel demo at Shifting Tides Studio and Gallery.
  • Watch a stained-glass demo at Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio.
  • Take in a yoga class in River Mill Park.
  • Make an essential oil bracelet at Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio.
  • Take in a painting demo at The Loft Gallery.
  • Join a walk-in painting class at The Reclaimed Treasures.
  • Watch an image transfer demo at VanEch Studio.
  • Learn to finger crochet at Yarn Cloud.
  • Check out the Klutz book collection at Mandrill Toys.
  • Learn how to wrap a scarf at Details of Occoquan.
  • Listen to an expert talk about investments at Edward Jones.
  • Have a henna tattoo at So Bohemian.
  • Watch an artist at work at Art a la Carte.
  • Look for hidden gems through town on our Scavenger Hunt.
  • Take a history tour with the mayor.
  • Take a photo at our photo booth.
  • Join the dedication of the new historical marker at Mill House Museum.
  • Bid on an item in the silent auction at Town Hall.
  • Enter your kids in a drawing for the Occoquan Kids Council.
  • Listen to a local author read from his new book set in Occoquan.
  • Watch Will Rogers’ U.S.A, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre Company.
  • Play cornhole in River Mill Park.
  • Grab a beer from the beer garden in River Mill Park, featuring Water’s End Brewery.
  • Listen to great music from Nashville’s own Cheley Tackett in River Mill Park.
  • Bird watch for Occoquan eagles, ospreys and herons.
  • Take in an outdoor dining experience.
  • Hike one of our many trails.
  • Take a photo next to our LOVE sign.
  • Kayak in the river.
  • Treasure hunt at Mill House Museum.
  • Taste the yummy gelato at Tastefully Yours.
  • Stay overnight at an AirBnb.
  • Feed the ducks on the town dock.
  • Relax in the gazebo in Mamie Davis Park.
  • Read the VFW military tribute banners on the telephone poles.
  • Watch the boat parade.
  • Try the satay at Bann Thai.
  • Have a piece of famous pie at Moms.
  • Try the out-of-this-world delicious pizza at Third Base.

Admission to the event is free. Parking on-street and in the public lot is free. Free off-site parking with shuttle bus service is available at the Route 123 Commuter Lot. For more information and a schedule for the day’s events, visit occoquanva.gov/discover-occoquan or email the Events Director at [email protected].

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