Cover photo: Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar


Colonial Beach, VA, is full of Halloween spirit (pun intended.)

From Thursday, October 25 to Halloween night on Wednesday, October 31, Colonial Beach and the surrounding area is buzzing with events and activities for everyone!


Family Fun

UPDATE: Rescheduled to Sunday, October 28

Colonial Beach Fall Festival


Photo courtesy of Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce

Costumes are a keystone of Halloween events everywhere, but in Colonial Beach, decorated golf carts get all the attention!

The 5th Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Golf Cart Parade is an all-day event happening on Saturday, October 27. The highlight of the day is the spooktacular Halloween Golf Cart Parade, where residents dress up their rides!

The event features craft and food vendors, pony and hay rides, games, inflatables, a warm, jovial fire pit and much more!

Colonial Beach Urban Trail Ride Along the Waterfront

44052875_2302255949802118_2414680491266408448_nEnjoy a leisurely Sunday horseback ride through the quaint streets of Colonial Beach during the Colonial Beach Urban Trail Ride Along the Waterfront. The six-mile “urban trail” (asphalt-only), will take riders down the Boardwalk and along the Potomac River and Monroe Bay for breathtaking views of picturesque marinas, docks and fishing piers, stately mansions and lush parks. A fundraiser for the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

Harbor View Fall Festival

Held at nearby Stepps Harbor View Marina, Saturday’s Harbor View Fall Festival features fall fun for the whole family. A costume contest, pumpkin painting, games, 50/50 raffle, prizes and chili are on the menu!

New Life’s BarnYard Bash! (Fall Harvest Party)

Celebrate the Kingdom of Light on October 31 with New Life Ministries’ BarnYard Bash! (Fall Harvest Party). God-honoring costumes, games, skits by X-treme and LOTS of candy!!

Caledon Halloween Campfire

Enjoy the crackle of a campfire and s’mores at Caledon State Park’s spooky Halloween Campfire on Friday night. Wear costumes for Trunk-or-Treating then settle in by the fire to hear stories share s’mores.

The GodFather of the Beach

Hear the roar of the engines at Colonial Beach Dragway’s GodFather of the Beach event on Saturday. Candy and a costume contest for the kids.

Middle Potomac River Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Event

Duck and goose calling, dog demonstrations, BB gun range, crafting and coloring, face painting, fire trucks and a light lunch are all part of the Middle River Ducks Unlimited Chapter for Greenwing event on Saturday.

Stratford After Dark

Stratford Hall’s After Dark event on Friday features trick-or-treating, hayrides, a bonfire, seasonal crafts, fortune telling, face painting, and a Ghost Tour of the Great House!

Grown-up Halloween Fun

Don your scariest (or sexiest) Halloween costume and head out to these local bars and restaurants for some live music, dancing, food, cocktails, costume contests and more spooky fun!


Trivia at The Tides Inn Market


Panic for the Vibe Duo and Team Trivia at Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar

The Tides Inn Market welcomes Hard To Tell Rockabilly and Blues Band

NEW! Sally & Brian and the One-Offs with Special Guest George Nelson perform at Colonial Beach Brewing.


Ultimate Halloween Party at High Tides on the Potomac and The Black Pearl Tiki Bar features music by Framing the Tin Man, a costume contest and drink specials.

Colonial Beach Brewing welcomes Little Paul & Company for its Halloween Party

Prepare yourself for the freak show of Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar’s Let’s Get Freaky Halloween Party. Live performance by Kleptoradio.

NEW! Saturday, 8 pm, is also the last chance to get your decorated pumpkin to Dockside for their 1st Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Support the cause during the Bivalves for Boobies Fundraiser at Denson’s Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar. Live music by Wil Gravatt and Hard to Tell, oysters, release of Colonial Beach Brewing’s Curly’s Oyster Stout, and the Best Decorated Bra Contest! All proceeds benefit Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 31st

Scaryoke! at Colonial Beach Brewing with DJ Vamp.