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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!

Click here to view past events in the community!


Hats, Hats and more Hats!

We have hats for sale!  Different colors and designs!  $25 each

You can find them at Colonial Buzz Espresso Bar or email Joanie at

Get yours today!

50% of all profits will be placed in a special osprey/wildlife fund

Colonial Beach Fall Festival, October 22, 2022

Hosted by Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Osprey Festival was on display at this fun event, introducing our new mascot, donated by a generous supporter of the festival!  Courtesy of our mascot, children were supplied with, what else of course, but Swedish Fish!  Later the festival participated in the Golf Cart Parade, we didn’t win but we had a great time.

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Town Hall on Town Hill, October 29, 2022

The festival participated in the “Town Hall on Town Hill” event hosted by the Town of Colonial Beach.  It was a beautiful day and we made new festival friends!  We promoted our festival, sold hats and stickers and had give aways for the children.  Another beautiful day to enjoy with our community.

Caledon State Park, Trunk or Treat, , October 29, 2022

The festival was invited to participate in Caledon State Park’s “Trunk or Treat”.  We took our mascot and the chicks with us to help with handing out candy to all of the little ghoulies, approximately 300 of them we think.  It was a beautiful evening and lots of fun! 

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 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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