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Osprey Festival and Birdwatchers Weekend
Colonial Beach, VA, April 12th – 14th
Bird Sanctuary and osprey mecca, Colonial Beach, VA, gateway to Virginia’s Northern Neck, will be holding an “Osprey Festival” the weekend of April 12 – 14, 2019 to celebrate its signature bird, other local birdlife and the area’s abundant natural resources. The festival is sponsored by Downtown Colonial Beach, Inc. An affiliate of the non-profit Virginia Main Street organization, the mission of Downtown Colonial Beach is to support economic development by focusing on revitalizing the community’s downtown and commercial core through a proven strategy emphasizing preservation of the town’s historic assets and small town character. Proceeds from the Osprey Festival will go toward furthering these efforts.
Events include an Art Walk of galleries on the 12th that will feature bird-themed art. Saturday, the 13th, there will be bird walks, bus and golf cart tours around town to see the many osprey nests and count the baby ospreys, bird talks, children’s activities and a scavenger hunt for bird items throughout the town’s shops and galleries. The day will be capped off with a “Grand Ole O’spry Music Concert” at one of the town’s restaurants and music venues. Sunday, the 14th, nearby state parks and historic sites are offering bird-themed activities including eagle and owl tours and a bird scavenger hunt.
Further information and ticket sales will be posted on an Osprey Festival website in the near future. Questions about the festival can be directed to Joyce Reimherr, festival coordinator, at 301-758-9493. The festival is being organized with the assistance and support of the Northern Neck Chapter of the National Audubon Society, the Town of Colonial Beach, and multiple town non-profit groups.