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68TH Annual Potomac River Festival

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:03 pm

The unofficial start to summer brings home former Colonial Beach residents, draws in tourists and fills the streets with town residents. This year’s 68th Annual Potomac River Festival drew a crowd on Friday and Saturday, before Sunday was washed out by rain storms beating down.

However you could not have asked for better weather on Friday and Saturday. With temperatures in the mid-70s Festival weekend weather was the best the town has had in years.

Friday night kicked off with traditional “Nation’s Noisiest Fire and Rescue Parade.” Right before the parade, the men and women of Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department posed for the traditional in uniform picture. While the Ladies’ Auxiliary manned the tents selling food, raffle tickets and t-shirts, the fire fighters spiffed up the trucks and watched as units from around the area including Ashland and Cobb Island took to the streets.

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Adorned in colorful clothing, one of the Bolivian dancers

performs in the Grand Feature Parade.

Michelle Merling and Jenny Sullivan ride in the parade

on their Pride-themed golf cart at the Potomac River Festival.