Our Signature Events

Fun at the Beach

Event Applications

To participate in the events as vendors, or parade participants fill out the application on our website and return them to us.
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2nd Friday Monthly Artwalk

Come out 2nd Friday of month to visit all the businesses, socialize, view and purchase art from various local artists'

2nd Friday Artwalk Sponsored by the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild

See map for participating locations.  New artists’ on display every month.

1. Colonial Buzz Espresso Bar: 234 Colonial Ave
2. Studios of Steve Griffin and Dell Ford: 29 A & B Colonial Ave
3. CB Brewery: 215 Washington Ave
4. Colonial Beach Town Center: 22 Washington Ave
5. Monroe Bay Winery: 10 Washington Ave
6. Museum of Colonial Beach: 128 Hawthorne St
7. Holistic Haven: 116 Hawthorne St
8. Hawthorne Mercantile: 116 Hawthorne St
9. CB Playhouse: 108 Hawthorne St
10. Chamber of Commerce: 106 Hawthorne St
11. Coldwell Banker Elite: 233 N. Irving Ave
12. RMS Design Studios : 106 N. Irving Ave
13. Artists’ Alliance at Jarrett Thor Fine Arts: 100 Taylor St
14. Dockside Realty: 104 Taylor St
15. Potomac River Fisheries: 222 Taylor St


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Potomac River Festival - June 12th & 13th 2021

A time-honored Colonial Beach tradition, the Annual Potomac River Festival includes a Grand Feature Parade, a Pet Parade, a Boat Parade, Music, Food and Craft Vendors, and MORE! Sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce.



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Father's Day Classic Car Show - June 20th, 2021

A great way to treat Dad to a fun filled Father’s Day! The Town Hill (corner of Colonial Ave. and Washington Ave.) is filled with a vast array of one-of-a-kind cars and trucks. Antique, vintage and customized are all on display awaiting the hard-to-make decision of the judges. Bands play in the background while you cruise around taking them all in. Grab something to eat from the food vendors and do a little shopping for Dad at the vendors stands.


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Find The Bird Scavenger Hunt July 15th - September 6,2021

Come out and Join us for Find The Bird Scavenger Hunt
Sponsored by Downtown Colonial Beach & Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
There are 20 locations, participating in this event and 10 can be from Peddlers Market. Find a bird painting, photo, icon, figurine, etc. Have staff at location initial your finds.

Annual Rod Run - August 7th & 8th, 2021

What is your favorite…hot rods, muscle cars, customized classics?  Whatever it is, you will find them at the Rod Run to the Beach.  Come join us for this 2-day car show held the third weekend in August.  With music in the background and your choice of food and merchandise vendors, you can spend the day admiring all these beauties.  The Town Hill (corner of Colonial Ave. and Washington Ave.) will be packed full all the hard-to-believe creations at this long-standing event. If you are a “gearhead”, this is the place to be!

Craft Vendor Applications

Food Vendor Applications

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Beach Water Festival - August 21st & 22nd, 2021

Family Fun Zone

Water Fest Mermaids

The Water Fest is a fun, family-oriented, 2-day event held on the Colonial Beach Boardwalk August 21st and 22nd.  The Water Fest features: vendors, moon bounce, water slide, games, sea swagger parade on boardwalk, pirate king grand finale blast.

Thanks to our Premium Sponsors! Coldwell Banker Elite

  • Relda Schick Associate Broker, realtywithrelda.com, Rschick@cbeva.com, Cell: 804-761-1230
  • Coldwell Banker Elite King George, 540-469-4300, 15375 Dahlgren Rd King George, VA 22485
  • Coldwell Banker Elite Colonial Beach, 804-224-3501, 223 N. Irving Ave, Colonial Beach VA 22443


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BAMM (Beach Arts Music & Mentoring) Concert September 4, 2021



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Annual Arts & Crafts - September 4th & 5th, 2021

Arts and Crafts Show on the Boardwalk

Photo Credit: Katrina Price

Over 100 vendors line both sides of the boardwalk for this Colonial Beach tradition. Every type and style of Arts and Crafts is represented at this 2-day event. A shopping destination for home decor, jewelry, wood crafts and any and everything else you could want for yourself or for a special someone.  This event is a regional favorite that is held the first weekend in September every year for over 50 years!


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Northern Neck Beach Music Festival September 12, 2021

Photo Credit: Eric Nelson

Beach Music is a style of music that incorporates rhythm and blues (R&B), pop, soul, and maybe even a little bit of rock and disco. Originating in the Carolinas, it is also known as Carolina Beach Music, Shag Music, or Beach & Shag. It is mostly associated with the official dance of North Carolina and South Carolina, the Carolina Shag, a style of swing dance. This genre of music and dance originated around 1946, experienced a transition in the 60s and 70s, and experienced a resurgence in the 1980s. Today, new, original beach music is still produced and enjoyed, particularly in the coastal regions of Southeastern U.S.

The Embers return for the Annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival. Details coming soon!



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Bike Festival - October 7th through 10th, 2021

This four-day, blow-out Motorcycle event is filled with vendors, bands, bike shows, and more. The streets of downtown Colonial Beach are lined with bikes of every make and model.  The town greets 30,000+ visitors and black leather is the popular fashion statement.   Make your reservations early because our accommodations and restaurants fill up quickly. The Bike Fest is held on Town Hill (corner of Colonial Ave. and Washington Ave.) and on the Boardwalk on the first weekend in October. 


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19th Annual Halloween Golf cart Parade - October 23rd, 2021

2021 Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce –  19th Annual Halloween Golf Cart Parade
Hosted by Custom Cartz at the Beach
October 23 , 2021

Registration and Line-up on Town Hill at 4:00pm
(parade registration entrance at Colonial Avenue ONLY)
Judging at 4:30pm
Parade begins at 5:00pm
$10 Entry Fee
Decorated Golf Cart Parade with Prizes!
Please fill out the entry form and return with $10 entry fee to:
Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
106 Hawthorn Street
Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443


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Rockfish Tourament - November 12th - 14th, 2021

This annual event is classic Colonial Beach.  Friday night is the Captains dinner where tournament rules are reviewed.   Saturday and Sunday are for ROCK FISHING!  Huge cash prizes are awarded with a $5,000.00 first place prize.  Youth Division, Ladies Division, and Special Angler Division are awarded trophies.  Come test your fishing skills…win big money…and take dinner home on this second week in November.   The tournament is located at the Colonial Beach Yacht Center (1787 Castlewood Drive). 


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Santa's Wonderland & Lighted Boat Parade - December 4th, 2021

Town Hill (corner of Colonial Ave. and Washington Ave.) is decorated with twinkling lights, Christmas trees, elves, snowmen and everything Christmas!  Santa arrives by fire engine to lead the parade and is followed by decorated cars and golf carts, floats, and more.  You will have a holly, jolly good time decorating cookies, making holiday arts and crafts, sitting by the fire pit, listening to Christmas music, shopping and eating at vendor stalls, writing letters to Santa and more!  You can even have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  The grand topper to this event is the Lighted Holiday Boat Parade.  Boats of all sizes sail down the Potomac decked out for the season. Everyone…kids and kids-at-heart… delight in this festive beginning of the holiday season.  Santa’s Wonderland and Winter Festival Parade is held the first Saturday of December.

C.B. Chamber of Commerce – Christmas Winter Festival Raffle

Tickets $5.00 Each or 5 for $20.00. You could win one of tow Ride-on 4 Wheel Drive Jeeps + Parental Remote Control, Realistic Driving Action.  

DRAWING Dec. 4th (Winners do not have to be present to win, All funds earned are to benefit the Christmas Winter Festival Program)

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Colonial Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade

Lighted Holiday Boat Parade

The grand topper to of the Santa Wonderland event is the Lighted Holiday Boat Parade.  Boats of all sizes sail down the Potomac decked out for the season. Everyone…kids and kids-at-heart… delight in this festive beginning of the holiday season.  Boat Parade is held December 4, 2021 along the Potomac River

Lighted Boat Parade

Photo Credit: Susan Pietras-Smith


1st Annual Colonial Beach Boat Show - April 23rd & 24th 2022

The Colonial Beach 1st Annual Boat Show will have boats, boating products, marine accessories and marine associated services from dealers around the area.  It will be located on Town Hill, the selection includes fishing boats, cruisers, pontoons, ski doos, deck boats, sport boats and personal watercrafts.  The boat show is a family fun outing whether you intend  on buying or just browsing.    The event will be held Saturday April 23rd from 9:00am to 5:00 pm and Sunday  April 24th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Town Hill.

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Come have Fun!

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors and co-sponsors a number of events throughout the year. We are proud of our town and want to invite others to discover the hidden gem that is Colonial Beach. Our events are a way to bring the community and visitors together to enjoy family-friendly, small town experiences.


Get in touch today to to join the Colonial Beach Business Community.

Colonial Beach
Chamber of Commerce


106 Hawthorn St.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

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