Whether you are celebrating Independence Day the weekend before July 4th or after–or the entire week–we’ve got you covered. (Scroll down for new events that have been added. Check back often as this list is constantly being updated.)


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The highlight of week is the SPECTACULAR fireworks display over the water! 9 pm on July 4th. (Photo: Bobby Hooker)

NEW! Colonial Beach Brewing hosts Karaoke & Open Mic Night on Thursday, July 5, 7:30-10 pm.

Enjoy a cruise across the Potomac River to Colonial Beach Virginia from Cobb Island MD aboard Island Marine & Charter Fishing’s headboat, certified to carry 30 passengers, for a spectacular fireworks show. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12 and must be purchased prior to June 30th. To purchase tickets you can email Captainwesjackson@yahoo.com

Stratford Hall celebrates the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence during their annual Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival. Free family activities, self-guided tour of the Great House, food/drink and live colonial music. July 4, 9:30 am to 5 pm.




Paint some flamingos at Southern Bella Salon’s Paint the Mingos event at their new location on Saturday, June 30, 4 pm. (Photo: Southern Bella Salon)





Colonial Beach Outfitters is hosting CB Day at GrowRVA South of the James Farmers Market on Saturday,  June 30, 8 am to noon with a special CBVA VIP tent!


Attend Sunday Funday, hosted by Colonial Beach Outfitters on July 1, noon-4 pm on Town Hill, July 1. Monrovia Farm will be there along with live music by The Illbillys. FREE!






Ingleside Plantation Winery hosts Acoustic Sunday, July 1, featuring music by indie rock band The Duskwhales as part of its Summer Music Series.



The underrated blackberry gets special attention at Westmoreland Berry Farm’s 3rd Annual Blackberry Festival on Saturday, July 7, 10 am. Featuring pick-your-own blackberry fields and a Vendor/Artisan Fair showcasing local craftsman and fun activities for the entire family.  Eagle’s Nest Beer and Wine Garden will offer brews with a view, and Twinkle’s Cafe will have ice cream sundaes with fresh berries from the Farm. As always, it wouldn’t be a visit without stopping by and feeding the new baby goats; Wyatt, Elliot, Scrappy and Patches! (Photo: Westmoreland Berry Farm)


Sunday, July 1, New Life Ministries welcomes Pastor John Roughton, Spirit of Faith International, 10:30 am and 7:30 pm.

Custom T’s Racing Independence Day Grudge Race at Colonial Beach Dragway starts at 5 pm on July 3.

Colonial Beach Brewing is hosting a Fun Walk/Run 5K to the Point on Wednesday, July 4th. Meet at the brewery at 8 am!


Veteran Foreign Wars (VFW) will hold a public Fourth of July Bash, with food and songs from the juke box, beginning at 2 pm and lasting through the fireworks.

X-treme Youth Ministries will host a showing of the movie “I Can Only Imagine” on July 5, 7-10 pm.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will offer a traditional summertime Community Lunch on Saturday, July 7, noon to 2 pm.

Hunt for bargains at Colonial Beach United Methodist Church Yard Sale and Bake Sale. Saturday, July 7, 7 am to noon.


Music Music Music (and more!) hello


The Tides Inn Market hosts trivia on Thursdays and will welcome the Medicare Boyz on Friday, June 29, 5-8 pm. Hello Goodbye hosted by Little Paul on Saturday, June 30. (Photo: Little Paul)





Herman H. and Haylee Hill perform at Colonial Beach Brewing Friday, June 29 8-11 pm.

Saturday, June 30, 8 pm to midnight, Legal Action Band will appear at Riverboat on the Potomac


High Tides on the Potomac and The Black Pearl Tiki Bar has live music on the following dates, starting at 7 pm.

Friday 29 Soul Patch
Saturday 30 Ghost Pepper

01 James Handy Band
02 Melodic Drive Band
03 Nighthawks
04 Rock Bottom
05 Whiskey Bent
06 Ole Skool
07 Unchained
08 Gracie Curran

Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar has the following specials and entertainment:

Thursday, June 28
Happy Hour 5-7 pm
Tiki Taco: 3 for $5 Beef Tacos 6 pm
Blind Cornhole 7 pm

Friday, June 29
$.50 Wings & Happy Hour 5-7 pm
Brett Whitson Duo 6-10 pm
Team Trivia 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 30
$4 OJ Crushes, $3 Mimosas & Brunch start at 10 am
Ted Garber acoustic 4:30-8:30 pm
YOKO SAYS NO 9 pm-1 am

Sunday, July 1
$4 Bloody Marys, $3 Mimosas & Brunch start at 10 am
Mariah Jean acoustic 11-3 pm
Hard to Tell 3-7 pm

Friday, July 6
HydraFX 6-10 pm

Saturday, July 7
Pete Baker 6-10 pm

Sunday, July 8
Badlands 3-7 pm