The Fifth Annual WaterFest in Colonial Beach on the boardwalk was a huge success. Children of all ages took to the boardwalk in costume to celebrate August and the winding down of summer.

With inflatable water slides and a variety of vendors the event drew the attention of thousands of visitors across the two beautiful days.

One of the absolute highlights of the event was Helena the Mermaid. A delight to behold, but unable to navigate on land due to well, having a tail, Helena motored through the town’s people in an electric shell throne.

Boys and girls delighted with her beautiful tail and many took pictures with her throughout the event.

Not to be outdone local mermaids, Sher Lee and Callie Mallow, were assisted by pirate John Heath and his lovely wench Eileen, in their giant shell booth as well.

Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce the event is held over Saturday and Sunday.

Eyeclopes/Everybody Drum out of Fredericksburg hosted pirates and mermaids and taught the children of Colonial Beach the beauty of drumming and how to be the best pirate and mermaid you could be.

Tales of the Pirates of Colonial Beach were told by local pirates to the gathered children while others were made to walk the plank.

The event was coordinated by Sally Adams of the Chamber and is only possible with the help of numerous volunteers.

Next weekend is the Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on the boardwalk in town on Saturday and Sunday.

Helena the Mermaid graces the Colonial Beach WaterFest with her ethereal presence.

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