Dads are the stars in Colonial Beach, Virginia (CBVA)! With events happening every day starting Wednesday, June 13, you can turn Father’s Day into Father’s Long Weekend! Doesn’t Dad deserve it? [Cover photo: April Lawson]

Last weekend’s carnival during Potomac River Festival has been held over by popular demand! Enjoy the rides, games, fair food and fun all over again this Wednesday through Saturday.

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The annual Fathers Day Classic Car Show , presented by Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and Colonial Beach Cruisers, is held on Sunday, June 17, from 8 am until 3 pm, rain or shine. Town Hill is filled with one-of-a-kind, antique, vintage and customized cars, light trucks and rat rods. Hear some music, grab a bite and do a little shopping from local vendors.

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Come to Colonial Beach Dragway on Friday to see the Guinness World Record holder of the longest wheelstand, Nitro Mike’s PT Cruiser Wheelstander! Races Friday and Saturday, rain date Sunday.

Fly a kite with Colonial Beach Outfitters on Town Hill, Thursday, 4-5 pm. Saturday evening, Dads and their princesses can watch The Princess Bride at the ‘drive-in’ movies at the Colonial Beach Community Center.

Caledon State Park has a weekend full of events planned. Highlight: watch 1000s of fireflies light up the night during the Park’s Father’s Day Firefly Fireworks on Sunday from 8-9:30 pm.





Stepps Harbor View Marina is having a Customer Appreciation Pool Party on Saturday, with complimentary hot dogs and soda and shared side dishes. Photo courtesy of Stepps Harbor View Marina





monroviaHow about a thick, juicy steak from Monrovia Farms for Father’s Day dinner? The weekly Colonial Beach Farmers Market, held Fridays at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 4-7 pm, features fresh, local meats, produce and handmade goodies.

Visit Colonial Beach’s watering holes for some grown-up fun, including music, dancing, karaoke and adult beverages:

Show off how smart you are at The Tides Inn Market Thursday Trivia night. Friday and Saturday enjoy live music.

Colonial Beach Brewing hosts Karaoke and Open Mic on Thursday and Dance Night on Saturday. Join the brewery Saturday morning for a 5k Fun Walk/Run around the point.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4315 is welcoming the public to hear Wicked Jezebel Saturday night from 8-11 pm.


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High Tides on the Potomac and The Black Pearl Tiki Bar welcomes southern rock and country band Southern Bred on Friday. Photo courtesy of Southern Bred






Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar features Bobby & Bart Acoustic on Friday, Ted Garber and The Janitors on Saturday, and John Luskey and Taboo on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Taboo.




Father’s Day at Ingleside Plantation Winery will consist of complimentary wine tastings for Dads, live music by Folk Salad and 2 fish bistro and tackle food truck.

ingleside Photo courtesy of Ingleside Plantation Winery


Westmoreland Berry Farm celebrates Dad during its Beer and Brats Father’s Day Celebration including vendors, wine tastings, food, face painting, pet adoption, and live music by Cameron Ashton. Photo courtesy of Westmoreland Berry Farm.



Of course Dad can always spend a relaxing day on the water catching Father’s Day dinner!

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