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April 13, 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Town Hill
427 Washington Ave
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Ospreys and Water Tower
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Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Virginia Osprey Foundation based in Colonial Beach, Virginia, will host the 6th Annual Virginia Osprey Festival in Colonial Beach on April 13, 2024 from 9 am to 4 pm on Town Hill. Colonial Beach, located on the beautiful Potomac River, celebrates the return of its Osprey from their wintering grounds in South America. The festival will offer educational presentations for young and old alike. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Paul Spitzer, a Conservation Biologist who earned his degree from Cornell University. Among our many exhibitors we are proud to host the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Department of Wildlife resources, Potomac Riverkeepers and Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and the Center for Conservation Biology. We will also have food vendors, artisans and a “nestlings’ corner” with fun and educational activities for children. Whether you choose a trolley ride or a golf cart tour, guides will show you the many nests that make up our “Osprey Garden” in Colonial Beach. You will also have an opportunity to be up close and personal with Vega, the Turkey Vulture and other wildlife ambassadors. Treat yourself to a variety of delicious food and shop at our many talented artisan booths. There is something for everyone.

On Sunday, there will be guided bird walks by the Northern Neck Audubon Society and the Northern Neck Master Naturalists and Colonial Beach Parks and Recreation will host “Fly Like an Osprey” kite flying on the beach.

Please visit our website for the most up to date news about our festival and other activities we are involved in! You can check out our osprey nest cam at

The Virginia Osprey Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

We hope to see you there!

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