One of the first major party raft-ups happens around this time every year – the infamous Belmont-a-Palooza! This year it will be held in the same place, in Belmont Bay right at the mouth of the Occoquan River spills into the Potomac on the June 22-23 weekend. If you’ve neverContinue Reading

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to weather. Gotta love NoVA! One of the events that truly marks the beginning of the season, is the annual Blessing of the Fleet put on by the Occoquan River Maritime Association. If you’ve never done this before, it’s a real blast. ThinkContinue Reading

The Potomac boating community is looking to help identify and catch the knobs who stole this couple’s boat around midnight on April 16, from Capt John S. Beach Marina. The crooks broke through the marina gate, and went to work on the trailer lock that was securing the boat, aContinue Reading

For those of you waiting for Memorial Day to start the boating season – that’s just silly. It’s already begun for most of the river, and as boats are being removed from their nautical cocoons and getting their first buff and wax of the year, there’s one event coming upContinue Reading

In a move that should really have surprised nobody, citing expenses, too much red tape, and a host of other reasons, Fatty’s Taphouse announced that they were officially pulling out of the project to open their next location in the space that was previously occupied by the famous Tim’s Rivershore.Continue Reading

Just because your boat is all wrapped up and winterized doesn’t mean you can’t have fun along the river. There’s still a bunch of waterfront events in February and March that should be interesting enough to coax you out of the basement and into the “Big Room.” One of theContinue Reading

Even though we are in the grips of winter’s harsh icy fingers, we still need things to do in the boating offseason. Of course there’s always boat porn (,,, etc), but sometimes it’s good to get out of the basement and into the real world. To that end,Continue Reading

Up the Occoquan River from the Potomac in Woodbridge, there’s a rather large marina called Prince William Marina. Every year they put on a Christmas Boat Lighting Show for the general public. This year it will be held on December 9. If you’ve never been to one of these before,Continue Reading