Potomac River Festival
A Colonial Beach Tradition – September 19th & 20th, 2020

Festival Parade

Family Fun

A time-honored Colonial Beach tradition honoring the history and the bounty of the Potomac River.  The Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire 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.

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Thank you  to our featured photographers: Debbie Biemeck,  Mary Carter, Erich Cosby, Marc, Fitzsimmons, Larry Goven, Bobby Hooker, Bill Hutchins, Susan Pietras-Smith, and Katrina Price.  Information in the Business Development section provided by the Town of Colonial Beach, VA and developed and written by the Planning Commission of Colonial Beach, VA.  


Colonial Beach
Chamber of Commerce


106 Hawthorn St.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

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