Potomac River Festival
A Colonial Beach Tradition – June 8 thru 10, 2018

Festival Parade

Family Fun

A time-honored Colonial Beach tradition honoring the history and the bounty of the Potomac River.  The Colonial Beach Volunteer Department sponsor the events on Friday which begins with the Firemen’s Parade…reputed to be the loudest parade in Virginia!  After the parade the beauty pageant takes place on the Town Stage.

The  Potomac River Festival continues on Saturday and Sunday and includes a Grand Feature Parade, a Pet Parade, a Boat Parade, music, a Town Carnival, food and craft vendors, and more!   Amazing Fireworks can be seen from both Maryland and Virginia on Saturday night.  The event takes place on Town Hill  and the Town Carnival is on the lower Hill area.  The Annual Potomac River Festival occurs the 2nd weekend in June.

For nearly 70 years, Colonial Beach has hit the streets for it’s annual river celebration.

Colonial Beach Fire Truck

Potomac River Festival Firemen’s Parade

We are always interested in growing our annual festival, if you are interested in being a vendor, crafts or food, check out our vendor forms to see what you need to do to get involved.

Thank you  to our featured photographers: Bobby HookerDebbie Biemeck, Erich Cosby, Katrina Price, Mary Carter, Susan Pietras-Smith.  Thanks also to Eric Nelson, Chamber BOD member and author of much of the Business Development section.  

Colonial Beach
Chamber of Commerce


106 Hawthorn St.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

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