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Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach

April 15, 2023

Hosted by Downtown Colonial Beach and Colonial Beach Greenspace
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The Virginia Osprey Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind celebrating the osprey’s annual return to Colonial Beach, birdwatching and the area's abundant natural resources.
Mission Statement
The Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach is committed to conserving the osprey and other abundant wildlife in Colonial Beach and the larger Potomac River watershed by providing educational events, programs, and community science opportunities that serve the local community, its surrounding areas of Virginia and beyond. 

Latest News!

Hurricane Ian Support

At our festival in April, many of you may have met Kathryn Brintnall, President of The International Osprey Foundation, based out of Sanibel Island.  Kathryn’s home is also on Sanibel Island.  As seen on the news, there is no way on or off the island and thankfully Kathryn was not home at the time the hurricane hit.  The devastation to Sanibel is unprecedented. 


I spoke with Kathryn and told her I would like to put up a link for people to donate if they want to help. She suggested the link below as they provide social services which is and will be in great need.  Please see the link below


FISH of SANCAP – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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The Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach supports The International Osprey Foundation's Inaugural Photo Contest!  Submit your beautiful osprey photos today! Click Here.


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will be an exhibitor at our 2023 Festival! They will have lots of hands on children's activities including fish printing and crafts.  Young and old alike will enjoy this exhibit.

To learn more visit their website, click here.

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