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1940s Swing Dance

July 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

$60 – $75
WWII USO-style Dinner Dance

1940s WWII Era Dinner/Dance Gala, USO-style fundraiser to honor active military, support veterans programs and military history preservation!

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Capping off Colonial Beach, Virginia’s World I & World War II Commemoration Day is a 1940s WWII Era Dinner & Swing Dance Gala, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the Allied landings along the Normandy coast.

The USO-style gala, held at Riverboat on the Potomac, in Colonial Beach, is a fundraiser to help support veterans assistance programs available through the American Legion and Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and for military history preservation programs at Dalhgren Heritage Museum.

Join us for a fabulous sit-down dinner. (Scroll down for menu.) Dance cheek-to-cheek with your sweetheart to live orchestra music from the Fredericksburg Big Band. Enjoy 1940s-era entertainment including swing dance lessons from DanceFXBG and performances.

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Show your appreciation by giving back to the veterans and active duty servicemen and women who protect Americans’ freedoms, and mingle with VIP guests. NOTE: If a WWII veteran will be attending, please let us know by emailing info@visitcbva.com so the WWII veteran can receive special accommodations, complimentary dinner, and acknowledgement during the event.

For complete information and a full schedule of events, visit our WWI & WWII Commemoration Day page.

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1940s vintage fashion

Riverboat will be decorated USO-style and guests are encouraged to wear military uniforms or authentic vintage, period-style, or party dress. Don’t forget accessories! Vintage jewelry or a flower in you hair for the ladies. A fedora, suspenders, or bow tie for the gentlemen.


There will be no assigned seating, except for reserved seating for special guests. Arrive early to choose your preferred seat.


  • French center cut pork chop seared with maple and horseradish glaze with roasted fingerling potatoes and sautéed spinach.
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with button mushrooms, fresh rosemary, roasted red bell pepper, roasted garlic, wine sauce and finished with shaved parmesan. It will be served with saffron infused rice pilaf and honey glazed brussel sprouts.
  • Beef Filet with a green peppercorn, brandy, leek and mushroom sauce. We will serve this with garlic herb roasted potatoes and citrus baby carrots.
  • Blackened Salmon Filet with a mango chili sauce with a quinoa salad and garlic broccoli.

Tickets are non-refundable for any reason. All sales are final.

LODGING: Make it a Beach Weekend!

Colonial Beach, Virginia, is home to the 2nd largest public sand beach in the state. Make a weekend out of it! Only 65 miles from Washington DC or Richmond. In-town accommodations range from luxury B&Bs to quaint inns and motels and charming beach cottages and even campgrounds and RV parks! Visit our website to find lodging and things to do in and around Colonial Beach: www.visitcbva.com

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Event made possible in part due to a grant from Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission.

Virginia commemorates the 75th anniversary of the WWII Normandy landing


Riverboat on the Potomac
301 Beach Terrace
Colonial Beach, VA 22443 United States
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(804) 224-7055
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