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Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year–perfect excuse for a weekend (or week-long) getaway! Celebrate the holiday for lovers in Colonial Beach, Virginia with special events, lodging and Valentine’s Day dining deals. Check back often as this list is continually updated! 


Food & Fun 

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Riverboat on the Potomac has a special menu featuring Oysters Rockefeller, Shrimp Tempura over mixed greens with a Hoison Drizzle, Cajun Crab Chowder, Steak Marsala with Asparagus and Baked Potato, Pork Chops Creole with Baby Bakers and Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Blackened Rockfish with a Mango Chili Sauce Server over Rice Pilaf and Vegetable and Shrimp Picatta Over Fettuccine with Garlic Bread.

The 4th Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting event to benefit Colonial Beach Community Foundation will be held February 14. Eric Nelson, chocolatier and former owner of Artfully Chocolate salons in D.C., MD and VA, demonstrates how chocolate and wine are paired to maximize deliciousness and health benefits.

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Love will be the theme during The Tides Inn Market‘s weekly Thursday Trivia. Friday will include live music and a Valentine’s Dinner featuring Local Oyster Chowder, Petite Beef Wellington, Chocolate Mousse and Champagne Tasting!

Located inside The Tides Inn Market is Julie’s Coffeehouse, who is serving love-inspired coffee drinks, including Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Latte, White Chocolate Rose Latte, and Raspberry Vanilla Herbal Latte.

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Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar is offering Happy Hour specials, live music, and a Valentine’s Day menu that includes Fried Oysters with Crawfish Creole Sauce, Baked Oysters with Smoked Gruyere Cheese and Bacon, Tuna Nachos, Grilled Pork Chop, Bourbon Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, Big Bang Tuna, Seared Tuna Steak with Big Band Fried Oysters and Country Ham Pan Gravy.


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Wilkerson’s Seafood Restaurant will be serving Valentine’s Dinner Specials from Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16. Special entrees, such as Stuffed Shrimp & Scallops, Jumbo Crab Leg Cluster & Grilled Prime Rib, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Jumbo Crab Leg Cluster & Rockfish, will be available as well as an All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar and Seafood Buffet.

Free Hot Chocolate Bar on Valentine’s Day noon-4 pm at Peddler’s Market.

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Look your best with deals from Southern Bella Salon: Half Off Partial Highlight with a Haircut or Half Off All Over Color with a Haircut.





Get married! Court-appointed marriage commissioner and wedding officiant Bryce Hall, founder of Get Hitched Virginia, performs “courthouse style” (2-10 minutes long, at reasonable rates) Civil Marriage Ceremonies in Colonial Beach, VA, and the surrounding areas. Read our series on Weddings to learn more about getting married in Colonial Beach.

Make it a Wine Weekend! Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail hosts its annual Wine and Cherries Weekend at Trail wineries, including nearby Ingleside Plantation Winery.

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Colonial Beach Plaza Bed and Breakfast is offering a Valentine’s special from February 12-17. Stays include roses, wine, chocolate, and breakfast with mimosas.


Dennison Street Inn Romance Package features chilled champagne withValentines day Strawberries, a beautiful bouquet of roses, heart shaped chocolate chip cookies and a special gift waiting for you. Your stay also includes a full order breakfast delivered each morning to your room. There is a two-night minimum for this offer and must be booked directly by calling (800) 210-0769 or online at

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Only $79.20 + tax for a riverside room at River Edge Inn!