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Colonial Beach Sip & Stroll

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Downtown Colonial Beach (DCB) would like to thank everyone for showing up and showing out for the first ever Colonial Beach Sip & Stroll! Roving carolers sang spirited holiday songs and our very own Colonial Beach Boardwalk Band serenaded us with classic Christmas tunes. More than a dozen volunteer ambassadors greeted guests with event maps and a warm smile. Restaurants, wineries, breweries, retail shops, and art venues opened their doors for attendees and shoppers. And business was good! Several reported doubling or tripling business during the Sip & Stroll! Thanks to the Town of Colonial Beach for their support and trust, the Colonial Beach Police Department for keeping us all safe, and a special and HUGE shout out to the Sip & Stroll Committee who put many hours over many months into the development and execution of this event. You are AMAZING!

Now…just wait to see what Colonial Beach Sip & Stroll brings in 2023! Here is hoping that each of you have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season! 💕

Colonial Beach Sip & Stroll was on held Friday, December 9, 6-9 pm, during Colonial Beach Artists Guild’s Second Friday Art Walk.

Sip & Strolls permit the consumption of alcohol in a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), as regulated by Virginia ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority.) During Sip & Strolls, those of legal drinking age (21+ years) may purchase “to-go” alcoholic beverages from select ABC-licensed retailers, walk with those drinks throughout the designated downtown district, and visit select businesses with drinks in hand. Drinks in specially-marked Sip & Stroll cups will be the only alcoholic beverages allowed in the DORA.

Beverages can be purchased at the following downtown, ABC-licensed businesses:

Colonial Beach Brewing Monroe Bay Vineyards (at its Washington Ave. location) Oomboon Restaurant Raven’s Point Tides Inn Market

Event-goers can take their Sip & Stroll beverages onto the premises of the following businesses during the December event:

Beach Paws CoBe Workspace Coldwell Banker Elite Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce Colonial Beach Printing Dockside Realty Hawthorne Mercantile Jarrett Thor / Colonial Beach Artist Alliance Julie’s Coffeehouse Museum at Colonial Beach Riverview Inn

DORA initiatives are designed to bring more people to the scenic, downtown waterfront district, encourage exploration of the town and discovery of new businesses, and provide additional support and revenue-generating opportunities for local retailers.

Town of Colonial Beach’s Sip & Strolls are sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors ($1,000): Coldwell Banker Elite and Eric Nelson/Coldwell Banker Elite Gold Sponsors ($750): Dockside Realty Bronze Sponsors ($250): Oomboon Restaurant, Point of View Properties, and Colonial Beach Brewing

Events are managed by Town of Colonial Beach in partnership with Downtown Colonial Beach, aligning with the organization’s goals and Main Street principles. Colonial Beach Police Department will enforce DORA regulations, ensuring participating retailers and consumers comply with relevant law and ABC regulations. See less


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