NEW & NOTEWORTHY IN 2023
Yes, after the 2022 festival attracted visitors from all over Virginia, the mid-Atlantic and the east coast we have rebranded the Festival to the Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach.
We will have more nesting platform tours via our Trolley and golf cart tours.
More Live birds
More programs and vendors.
More bird watching walks
More activities for our nestling visitors (children).
More reasons to visit for the entire weekend with pre and post festival activities around town and the Northern Neck area.
MARYLAND OSPREY & NATURE FESTIVAL
The Maryland Osprey and Nature Festival is a grassroots movement by the citizens throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The support and collaboration of our local government, state wide conservation and wildlife rehabilitation agencies, local, and international businesses and military community share our goals and mission: Education.Conservation.Celebration of our beautiful surroundings, and nature, and wildlife.
The Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach would like to express its appreciation to the Potomac River Fisheries Commission and its Executive Director, Martin Gary, for their support and use of its facilities to the festival over the years. Please visit their website and become familiar with this valuable organization located within the Town of Colonial Beach.
Osprey – Official Town Bird
Yes we did! On March 16, 2022 the Town of Colonial Beach made it official. Mayor Robin Schick and Town Council named the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) the official town bird. Here is the proclamation: