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Annual Colonial Beach Water Fest

Saturday August 20, 2022
10 am – 4 pm
Sunday August 21, 2022
10 am – 3 pm

Mermaids, pirates, and mystical sea creatures! Water Fest is a fun, family-oriented, two-day event held on the Colonial Beach Boardwalk. A water slide, walking parade on the Boardwalk, family fun zone, bounce house, food and merchandise vendors, music, and storyteller are just some of the activities. 

Colonial Beach events: Winter wonderland

Santa’s Wonderland & Winter Festival Parade

Saturday, December 3, 2022
11 am – 3 pm

Kick off the holiday season with us! Town Hill (corner of Colonial and Washington Avenues) is decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, Christmas trees, elves, snowmen and everything Christmas! Santa arrives to lead the parade and is followed by decorated cars, golf carts, floats, and more. Have a holly, jolly good time decorating cookies, making holiday arts and crafts, sitting by the fire pit, listening to Christmas music, shopping, eating at vendors, writing letters to Santa and more! Get a photo with Santa. Everyone…kids and kids at heart… delight in this festive beginning of the holiday season

Northern Neck Beach Music Festival

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Noon – 8:30 pm

Live beach music, shag dance lessons, shag dance contest, and silent auction to benefit Colonial Beach Community Foundation. 

Annual Osprey Festival

Fri-Sun, April 14-16, 2023

Celebrating CBVA’s signature bird, other bird life, and the area’s abundant natural resources for the fourth year. A fundraiser for Downtown Colonial Beach.

Halloween colonial beach events

Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Golf Cart Parade

Saturday, October 22, 2022
11 am – 4 pm

Fun-filled, family event on Town Hill (Corner of Colonial and Washington Avenues) featuring food and craft vendors, family fun zone, fire pit, music, and more. Highlighting the day is a spectacular Halloween-inspired decorated golf cart parade! 

Fri-Sun, June 9-11, 2023

A time-honored CBVA tradition now in its 72nd year! Fire Truck, Golf Cart, Pet and Boat Parades, live music, food and craft vendors, and MORE!

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