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Exciting weekend coming up as the 2018 Colonial Beach Triathlon Festival occurs Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15.

One of the longest running triathlons on the East Coast, the Pohanka Honda Colonial Beach Triathlon is easy to get to from Richmond, VA and Washington, DC. The race offers a Sprint on Saturday and an Olympic on Sunday. The swim starts out with an L shaped course in the Potomac River. The sprint bike course is mostly flat with 3 turns over 14 miles while the Olympic bike course is more challenging with a few rollers to ride over. Both bike courses have stunning seaside views and take athletes through beautiful sections of farmland and forest on well paved roads. Upon return to the beach, athletes embark on a flat, scenic out and back run course.

Though online registrations are now closed, race organizer Kinetic Multisports will be taking race site registrations for the Sprint on Friday from 5-7 pm and race morning (Saturday) from 5:30 – 6:20 am. Registration for the Olympic distance will be taken on Saturday afternoon from 5 – 7 pm and again race morning from 5:30 – 6:20 am. Forms available on their website here.



As part of their series of free Get Outside events, Colonial Beach Outfitters is hosting Bubbles on the Beach, Thursday, July 12 at 4 pm by Town Pier! Colonial Beach Outfitters also hosts Cinema on the Green with a free outdoor showing of the movie Oliver on Saturday.



The Tides Inn Market hosts Thursday Trivia and Live Music Friday and Saturday.

Nanu’s Bikefest 2018 runs all day Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm at Colonial Beach Dragway.

TONIGHT! High Tides on the Potomac and The Black Pearl Tiki Bar continues its streak of live music every night with Center Point.


Second Saturday with the Virginia Artisans Trail takes place at Westmoreland Berry Farm with guided tours, ice cream sundaes, pick-your-own blackberries and the always-popular goats beginning at 11 am.





The Grand Opening reception of the Artists’ Alliance (AA) at JarretThor Fine Arts (JTFA) will take place during Colonial Beach’s 2nd Friday Art Walk on July 13, from 6-9 p.m. Photo: Westmoreland News



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Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar is hosting Dockside Tap Takeover on Friday, July 13, beginning at 6 pm. The event will feature brews from James River Brewery and entertainment from Spike & Dorothy. On Saturday, Dockside has live music from Huntley and Goodman Fiske and Sunday’s musical lineup includes Willem Dickie and Jerry Wimmer Trio. Photo: James River Brewery





It’s another Acoustic Sunday at Ingleside Winery on July 15. This event features music by Dickie Wood and food by CBVA’s own Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar. The menu will consist of: Denson’s award-winning Crab Cakes, Fried Oysters, Snakehead Fish Bites, Cheese Plates and Mini Eclairs. Dickie Wood has been performing with his band, The Atkinsons since 2003. Dickie’s music melds roots, country, and rock music into its own style of rambling swing rock & roll. Along with playing his own material, Dickie also adds other artists’ songs that complement his original works. Photo: Allison Luzier Photography



SAVE THE DATE! August 11 is Semper Fi Fund’s Explore the Shore 5k & 10k 2018
This is one of the best race courses around. The entire run is around the peninsula, overlooking Monroe Bay and the Potomac River. The race begins on the boardwalk near Boundary Street.