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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"

Michael of Full Throttle SaloonMichael Ballard of Full Throttle Saloon

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

October 6 - Thursday

October 7 - Friday

Defenders of Freedom Ride
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.)
Recognition Ceremony to Follow the Ride at 1:00pm

6:00pm Social and Cougar Flash on the Main Stage, Town Hill

Day 2 of Bikefest hit a snag when the generator for the Main Stage malfunctioned. A new generator is in place for Saturday's concerts.

October 8 - Saturday

7:00pm Double Down and Longreef on the Main Stage, Town Hill

October 10 - Sunday

Motorcycle Show at The Riverboat
11:00am - 1:00pm - Registration
1-3 - Judging
4pm - Awards

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Bikefest Vendors

Vendors who have signed up to participate include:


Multiple Huge Merchandise Tents By Moto Shows

Honor Bound Motorcycle Ministry
Indian Motorcycles of Fredericksburg
Countryside Trailers
Iron Horsemen M.C.
Rolling Thunder
Lady Vet
Colonial Beach Vol. Rescue Squad
Colonial Beach Vol. Fire Dept.
Paws For Purple Hearts
Ultimate LED
Icicles Eyewear
Patch Stop
Holistic World U.S.
Richmond Windows
Max Leather
Kindred Spirits
J&J Farms soaps
Soldier Solutions
Aid Our Veterans
EZ Cig Smoke (CBD Products)
Wilkins Motorsports


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

Big Mikes BBQ & Subs
Dogs and Hogs Gone Wild
Sunshine Catering
The Chicken Smells Good
Uncle Mack's BBQ
Whitley's Peanuts
JJ King Secret Sauce


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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