Colonial Beach Virginia 2013 guide

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The Journal’s Potomac River Festival, May 2013

Take a ride around Town on the Colonial Beach Trolley

Important Numbers emergency and non-emergency

The Colonial Beach Trolley runs from May through September and makes about 20 stops along it’s route. It’s so much fun to ride! What a great way to get around town. There’s plenty of space for all your gear, too. Shopping bags, kids, whatever

Police Department 907 McKinney Blvd. (corner of First Street) Non-Emergency 804-224-0141 Emergency 911

you’ve got with you. Service hours are 11:00am - 7:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For Holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day) it runs on Saturday, Sunday AND Monday from 11:00am - 7:00pm

List of Stops: With the time (after the hour) that it stops at that location. :00 Colonial Beach Municipal Pier & Visitor Ctr :04 The Bell House Bed & Breakfast :05 Potomac Breeze B&B :06 Wakefield Motel :09 Dockside Restaurant & Blue Heron Pub :14 Castlewood Park :18 Nightingale Motel :20 Happy Clam Restaurant :21 Corner of Hawthorn and Washington :22 Tides Inn Market :23 Riverboat on the Potomac and Town Hill :25 7-11 on Colonial Ave. next to the car wash :28 Colonial Beach Plaza :30 Beachgate Shopping Center :32 The Meadows Apartments :35 Wilkerson’s Restaurant :40 1st and McKinney :42 1st and Jackson :45 Days Inn :55 Corner of Hawthorn and Washington

10250 Kings Hwy. King George 540-775-2024

Publishers of: The Dahlgren Source, oriented to the contractors and employees of the Dahlgren Navy base. ChamberLink, the monthly newspaper of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. For information on these publications please call 540-775-2024 or go to to see the publications


Fire Department 312 Colonial Avenue Non-Emergency 804-224-7255 Emergency 911 Rescue Squad 312 Dennison Street 804-224-7750 Emergency911 Water/Sewer Emergencies 804-224-7260 Remember if you are using cell phone to report an emergency call 804-224-0141 as someone is always there. Town website:

Colonial Beach activities Fireworks Colonial Beach is one of the few areas on the Northern Neck that prides itself on lavish fireworks displays. One during the Potomac River Festival and one on the 4th of July. People flocked to the boardwalk from hundreds of miles to spend the day awaiting the lavish fireworks display just after sunset. Shot from the municipal pier, residents and guests can view the show from several different locations along the waters of the Potomac River. Jet Ski Races Colonial Beach has now become a regular stop on the UWP- IJSBA Watercross National Tour. Colonial Beach will play host to the Liberty Cup portion of the national jet ski competition on July 19 to the 21 for the fourth year in a row. Friday July 19 kicks off the Jet Ski races with corporate competition, where local businesses gather a team and compete for corporate title in Colonial Beach and national competitors get a chance to show off some of their tricks in between races. Saturday and Sunday professionals compete to move on to the next level. Other Events In August the town will host the 34th Annual Rod Run to the Beach car show on the 17 and 18. Be sure to also check out the 47th Annual Boardwalk Arts and Craft show on September 7 and 8. In October be sure to catch the Halloween Gulf Cart Parade and Contest on the 26th. November is the Chamber sponsored 19th Annual Rockfish Tournament from the 8th to the 10th. And Santa visits Colonial Beach on Town Hill in Santa’s Wonderland during the Winter Festival on December 7. . Linda Farneth

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