Cover photo: Westmoreland Berry Farm

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Photo: Ingleside Vineyards



TONIGHT ONLY! 5-8 pm. Colonial Beach Brewing will be serving its ultra lite and dry ale Spring Krabby Kolsch straight from the cask. After brewing, the ale was transferred into Bordeaux wine barrels from Ingleside Vineyards, where it remained for five months.






Local celebrity Steve “Coach” Swope, former coach and close friend of NFL football player Torrey Smith, will be guest bartender at High Tides on the Potomac and The Black Pearl Tiki Bar Thursday, Aug 2nd from 7-11 pm. CASH tips only will be donated to the Torrey Smith Colonial Beach Recreation Center Fundraiser. On Saturday, 1 pm, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament to support the fundraiser at Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar.

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Photo: Steve “Coach” Swope

The Tides Inn Market hosts its regular Trivia Thursday and there will be live music from Billy Kemp on Friday at 7 pm. On Sunday, from 3-7 pm, join chef Caitlin Townsend and Kelly Sherman, from Wax and Wane Wellness, at Winterberry Farm for the annual Summer Gathering, which celebrates the season with cooking and crafting. Enjoy a three-course, locally sourced dinner that incorporates summer foods with a unique twist. Craft grapevine wreaths with gathered materials that focus on the harvest season and create rose petal lotions to cool sunburned skin. Learn about other herbs and Chinese medicine that help get you through the hot summer.

Sweet Suzi performs at High Tides on Friday, August 3, 7-11 pm. Back to the 90s dance party with tribute band As If! is Saturday, 7-11 pm. Blues Flash wraps up the weekend on Sunday, from 3-7 pm.

Colonial Beach Dragway celebrates 60 Year of Stars and Cars with a Nostalgia Drag Race, Car Show and racing personalities, with gates opening at 9 am. Test and Tune & Grudge Racing will be held Friday at 5:30 pm.



Photo: Westmoreland Berry Farm


Peaches, peaches and more peaches! The eagerly anticipated annual Peach Festival at Westmoreland Berry Farm is Saturday, August 4th. Fresh peaches, peach sundaes, peach pies, peach barbecue sauce and peach wine from the farm’s Eagle’s Nest Craft Beer & Wine Garden, will be available. Face painting, community groups and live music by Cameron Ashton, too.



On Friday, Huntley performs at Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar, beginning at 6 pm. Saturday, Spike & Dorothy at 4:30 pm and Taboo at 9 pm. Sunday it’s Willem Dicke at 11 am, and The Touch’e Band at 3 pm.

Stepps Harbor View Marina is holding Movie Night at the Marina, Saturday, 9 pm. You supply your own chair or blanket and favorite beverage, they’ll provide popcorn and the movie.

Sunday Funday hosted by Colonial Beach Outfitters is back with the old time Appalachian band, The Fiery Furnace String Band. Noon to 4 pm on Town Hill.

Next week: Join the Colonial Beach Police Department for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 6-8 pm, at the Colonial Beach Fire Department. Hang out with officers, enjoy games, music and food and try your pitching skills at the Dunk Tank!

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Photo: Colonial Beach Police Department