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September 21 - 24, 2023

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2023 Bikefest Sign by CB PrintingSign by Colonial Beach Printing

From the event organizers:

ATTENTION!! Due to a conflict with the Montross Fall Festival, our Colonial Beach Police Chief has stated he cannot rely on the full support of the Sheriff’s Office to help cover our 9th Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest event. Therefore, he has declined our original Bike Fest Special Event application for Oct. 5-8th. We understand plans for accommodations have already been made by some of the attendees and wanted to get this change to you as soon as possible. The new dates for Bike Festival will be September 21st – 24th. We feel this change of dates will also help our vendors with an easier, unruffled flow of events. Vendors can now leave Ocean City, travel to Colonial Beach, on to Myrtle Beach, and make their final stop in Daytona. This will eliminate a lot of travel time for them and hopefully encourage their attendance. Thank you.

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It is back for the ninth year in a row! With internationally acclaimed bands and special guest appearances, this one promises to be bigger and better than the first eight!

Come enjoy concerts on Town Hill, vendors, bike shows and more in the beautiful setting of Colonial Beach - Virginia's "Potomac River Playground"

2023 Bikefest Raffle Wooden Rocking Bike

Rocking Raffle

This is a gorgeous, one of a kind custom wooden "rocking" motorcycle Yes, it really ROCKS and the wheels move also. It's currently displayed at Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce office. Stop by to check it out and get your tickets today from there or The Beach Shop on the Boardwalk. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.

It measures a generous 4 feet long by 28 inches tall. Made all of wood.

Drawing will be held on September 24, 2023 at 3:00pm. You do NOT need to be present to win.

2023 Bikefest Riverboat Beer Specials

FREE PARKING for all motorcycles at the Riverboat on the Potomac right next to Town Hill (Bikes Only - On The Grass Only)

2023 bikefest free parking flyer

Bikefest Beginnings

All American Harley-Davidson were one of the main sponsors. They along with Ripley formerly from 97.7 The Rocket radio station had discussed the idea in 2013 while dining at High Tides Restaurant, and I'm so glad they did!  

Our area has been and continues to be a favorite destination for bikers, with the beaches, historical sites, great waterfront dining spots, tiki bars with live music, boating and fishing activities and many lodging options. Visitors can enjoy a fun stay in our picturesque riverside resort town.

We even used to be home to The Broken Chain motorcycle shop.

Concert on main stage

Schedule of Events

Times, dates and locations are subject to change. Concerts on the Main Stage are free.


10:00 a.m. Vendors, Event Merchandise, Food Trucks on Town Hill and the Boardwalk

12:00 p.m. Beer and Wine sales on Town Hill

Mechanical Bull at Dockside

September 21 - Thursday

12:00pm - Big Rob Duo at High Tides
1-5pm Kreek Water Band on Town Hill Stage
3:30pm - James Rose at High Tides
7:00pm - Bombshell RVA at High Tides

September 22 - Friday

Defenders of Freedom Ride
Police Escorted Ride
Military and Veteran Appreciation Event
Start: National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle VA. 22172

Free Registration from 9:00am - 10:30am
Pre-Ride Brief Prayer: 10:45am         
Kickstands Up: 11:00am
End at Colonial Beach American Legion Post 148 (27 Colonial Ave.)

12:00pm - 4pm Swamp Trash on the Main Stage, Town Hill
12:00pm - Kreek Water Band at High Tides

3:30pm - Scarlett Awakening at High Tides

5:00pm - Maryland Monroe at the American Legion (27 Colonial Ave. )
5:00pm - JB Brown Band on Town Hill Stage
         - - - Tropical Storm Ophelia - - -
6:00pm - The Nighthawks at Dockside
6:00pm - Cameron Ashton at Riverboat

7:00pm - 60 Miles South at High Tides
7:00pm - G Frequency at the Eagles Aerie, 517 Colonial Ave. 

September 23 - Saturday

            - - - Tropical Storm Ophelia - - -

10:00am - Breakfast Buffet at the Moose Lodge, 4780 James Monroe Hwy. $10. RSVP to Julie 571-216-8212 or Babette 240-299-5649

11:00am - Taboo Duo at Dockside

12:00pm - Virginia Rum Runners on Town Hill Stage
12:00pm - JB Brown Band at High Tides

1:00pm - Sincerely Iris at the American Legion (27 Colonial Ave)

3:00pm - Rockstar DJ at Dockside
3:30pm - Stiffler's Mom at High Tides

5:00pm - Double Down on the Main Stage, Town Hill
5:00pm - Snackbar Jones at the American Legion 

7:00pm - Yoko Says No at Dockside
7:00pm - G Frequency at Riverboat
7:00pm - Drive Train at the Eagles Aerie, 517 Colonial Ave. 

8:00pm - Social at High Tides

September 24 - Sunday

---Weather Improves ---

10:00am - noon Registration for the Motorcycle Show at the Riverboat  (CANCELLED)

STOCK - Chrome, etc. Must have stock sheet metal, frame, and wheels.
FULL CUSTOM - Frame modifications or aftermarket, front ends, wheels, custom paint, chrome, etc.
DRESSER - Big twin, FL, must have fairing or windshield, bags.
ANTIQUE - Pre 1965. You know ’em when you see ’em.
TRIKE AND SIDECAR - Three wheels
All decisions are final. We do our best to be fair. Judging noon - 2:00pm done by the American Legion Riders. Awards Following.

11:00am - Barefoot Joe at Dockside
11:00am - Brunch at the American Legion (27 Colonial Ave.)

12:00pm - Crowfoot Bottom at High Tides
12:00pm - Unchained on Town Hill Stage
1:00pm - Rockin' Roger at Riverboat

3:00pm - Soul Kitty 6 at Dockside
4:30pm - Bluegene Gentry at High Tides

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2023 Dockside Bikefest Flyer

Bikefest Vendors

Vendors who have signed up to participate include:


Rolling Thunder

Biker Blades

Tennessee Leather

Moto Shows

Patch Stop

Eye Beams

Dawn Brother Tom

Cortney Adams Allstate

Brazen Boneyard

Audio Art

Debrias Designs


In addition to our many local area restaurants, these vendors will be available during the event:

Rosie's Hot Dogs

Brown Gringo Tacos

Simply Q BBQ


Tom McGrath Law Group
Twisted Grip Mobile Dyno

Here are recaps of the 1st Annual in 2014

the 2nd Annual in 2015 

the 3rd Annual in 2016 

the 4th Annual in 2017

the 5th Annual in 2018

the 6th Annual in 2019

The 7th Annual scheduled for 2020 was postponed to 2021

row of bikes on Colonial Ave.
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Bikefest Merchandise

Merchandise at Beach Shop

Official merchandise will be available at various locations around town.

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