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Feb 14, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015

This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups that ultimately defined a unique, early […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2014 to Jun 30, 2016

June 7, 2014 Through June 2016 Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public. Exhibited quilts […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Sep 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15). Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum, including a 19th-century cypress canoe, […] Read More »

Feb 21, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015 at 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world. Read More »

Mar 7, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy the heart of Williamsburg in Merchants Square while shopping in this producer-only market for produce, fruit, fish, artisan cheeses, meats, pasta, cut flowers, and handmade soaps.. The market includes live music, chef demonstrations and exhibits along with local shops and restaurants. The market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards and W&M Express Read More »

Mar 14, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015 at March 14 to May 22, 9 a.m-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; May 23 to Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls. Interactive games and displays help visitors of all ages have fun. March 14 to May 22, 9 a.m-5 […] Read More »

Apr 7, 2015 to Nov 29, 2015 at 9:00 am- 4:45 pm

Spies needed! The British have invaded Virginia and General Cornwallis is bringing more troops from the south. To thwart the enemy’s attack, Gov. Thomas Jefferson needs you to be his eyes and ears in Williamsburg. Gather clues, decipher secret messages, and save the Revolution in this popular alternate-reality spy game. Pick up your “Set of […] Read More »

Apr 25, 2015 to Jan 17, 2016 at Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 4PM. The museum is closed on Monday - Weekly Recurring

The Muscarelle Museum proudly announces the exhibition Twilight of a Golden Age: Florentine Painting after the Renaissance, which will open on April 25, 2015. The exhibition features more than twenty important paintings and sculptures of the 17th and 18th centuries from the renowned Haukohl Family Collection. Read More »

Apr 30, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015 at Thursdays - 1:00pm - 4:00pm & Fridays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Get creative together! Bring in your family or group for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. Need different times/days? Call to schedule your own. Costs includes clay and first firing. Pre-registration required. Visit our website for details. Read More »

May 1, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015

“Las Bicicletas”(TM) is a traveling art exhibition by international artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. The exhibition’s mission connects people and the environment and promotes health, happiness and art. Forty “bicicletas” sculptures are hosted by the City of Williamsburg from May through October. Can you find them all? Tag your photo #RideWithArt to join the movement. Read More »

May 23, 2015 to Nov 14, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Art in the ‘Burg, a new bi-weekly art fair in the Williamsburg Arts District featuring Historic Triangle artists and craftsmen. New artists and craftsmen are always being sought. The event, sponsored by the Williamsburg Arts District Association, is free to the public. Starting May 23rd 2015 and every other Saturday thereafter until November 14, 2015. Read More »

Jun 15, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015 at 9:00am - 5:00pm

From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. Guests can see the evolution of coffee, from its origins in Ethiopia, to the hand-picked coffee berries in Costa Rica, all the way to roasting centers across the globe. Try to lift a 125-pound coffee sack, smell the unique coffee […] Read More »

Jun 15, 2015 to Oct 30, 2015 at 10:30am; 11:30am; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 4:30pm

Jump inside the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER and take a thrilling voyage to the deep sea and witness things you’ve never seen before! On March 26, 2012, James Cameron (best known for Titanic and Avatar) went on a record-breaking solo dive to the deepest known place on Earth—The Mariana Trench. Watch this breathtaking footage as Cameron and […] Read More »

Jun 15, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015 at 9:00am - 5:00pm

Dive into the ocean depths this summer! This exhibition highlights the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery. Fly a remotely-operated vehicle over a model of the Titanic’s deck. Explore creatures that live at the bottom of the sea. Control Alvin’s robotic arm to pick up lava rocks and clams from the sea ­floor. Children of […] Read More »

Jun 22, 2015 to Sep 4, 2015 at 9:30am, 10:00am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm

Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this totally turtle coming of age story. From the warm waters of the tropics to the icy Antarctic, join Sammy and his friends on an exciting journey through immersive environments. Swim through colorful coral reefs and enjoy a dazzling ride on a fun-loving […] Read More »

Jul 1, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m - Weekly Recurring

Busch Gardens® celebrates America with a bang during a patriotic summer spectacular, Star Spangled Nights, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 6. Guests can enjoy patriotic sights during the day and at night, the sky lights up with fireworks choreographed to an original moving soundscape Read More »

Jul 4, 2015 to Dec 25, 2015 at 8-11p

Live music variety(Modern & Classic Rock, R & B, Blues, Americana) each Fri & Sat night less than 10 min from Downtown Williamsburg at Cogan’s Deli & Sports Pub in New Town. Read More »

Jul 11, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015 at 9 am - 1 pm - Weekly Recurring

Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free. Visit www.yorktownmarketdays.com for more information. Saturdays, May 16 thru Sept 26, 2015.   (No market on June 6 & July 4) Read More »

Jul 19, 2015 to Nov 8, 2015 at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15 PM - July thru Nov, 2015 - see description

Volunteers demonstrate the firing of Revolutionary War Cannon and discuss their role during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown. $ 757.898.2410 July 19 – Royal Artillery – British Artillery – 6 lb ball cannon Aug 2 – Royal Artillery Aug 30 – Lamb’s Artillery – Continental Army – 18 lb ball cannon Sept – 13 – […] Read More »

Jul 24, 2015 to Sep 11, 2015 at 7pm - 9:30 pm - Friday Nights - Weekly Recurring

Grand buffet dinner & a family friendly, audience participatory play. My Big Fat Greek Murder, a Killer Comedy by Nita Hardy. Coupons available Read More »

Jul 25, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015 at 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Beginning Saturday, July 25th, Yorktown Battlefield, the headquarters and a unit of Colonial National Historical Park, proudly presents its own Ranger Jerome Bridges and portrayal of a soldier of color assigned to the Rhode Island Light Infantry, present at the battle of Yorktown, September and October of 1781. $ 757.898.2410 Read More »

Aug 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015 at Open hours

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque ‘Mixed Media and Wild Life’ art exhibit. In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale. Closed Mon. Free. Call 757.890.4490 for more information. Read More »

Aug 8, 2015 to Sep 8, 2015 at Business Hours

We are thrilled to present a limited time showing of Happy Clay Pottery, candles, and service wear. Happy Clay brings layers of luscious color and exuberant elegance to the ritual of daily dining inspired by European travels and gypsy lifestyle! These luxe pieces feature 24 karat gold details, are dishwasher safe and nontoxic. Ask about […] Read More »

Aug 22, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016 at 9am - 5pm

There is a world beneath the sea unlike anything seen on land. Visitors can explore these ocean depths in a new underwater photography exhibition. Featuring the works of ten Californian artists, Liquid Light uses black-and-white media to capture a quality of light that exists only underwater. Visitors will be amazed by at the wildlife portrayed […] Read More »

Aug 31, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015

In its sixth year Williamsburg Fall Arts offers more than 130 events that give you an additional excuse to get out and enjoy the season. From amazing visual arts offerings including An Occasion for the Arts, Williamsburg Gallery Crawl, and the Yorktown Arts Stroll to concerts by the Williamsburg Symphonia and Virginia Symphony Orchestra there […] Read More »

Sep 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015 at 9:30-4:30 daily

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore and exhibits, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn maze is included in Berkeley’s regular tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin Read More »

Sep 1, 2015 to Oct 2, 2015 at Tuesdays - Saturdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m

Buy original art at MAD about Chocolate and receive gift certificates worth 10% of the value of the art. Available for Connie Desaulniers’ paintings and sculptures, as well as the fine crafts featured from around the world. Read More »

Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout September. Friday, September 4, 7 – 10 PM – Legendary Hector Live! Saturday, September 5, 7 – 10 PM – Strida Live! Friday, September 11, 7 – 10 PM – Blue House Live! Saturday, September 12, 7 – 10 PM – London […] Read More »

Sep 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month “Opening Night” Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30-8:00 pm. For this special evening, The Yorktown Freight Shed will be transformed into a gallery featuring Wood Art accompanied by music, food & beverages, and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community. $35 per person […] Read More »

Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 6, 2015

Close out summer on a culinary adventure spanning 300 years – The Taste Tradition, Colonial Williamsburg’s third annual celebration of food, wine, and spirits. Reserve your Taste Tradition Weekend package, including exclusive tickets to the Brew ‘N’ Cue Showdown hosted by The Local Palate or buy your individual tickets to over 15 events online! Read More »

Sep 4, 2015 at 6 pm - 8 pm

The Williamburg Botanical Garden “Music in the Garden” series is bringing back local jazz musicians “Take 757″ by popular demand. The open-air event will be held Friday, September 4th at 6:00 pm in the Garden at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road. Bring your own chair. Wine is available. Donation of $5. Visit www.williamsburgbotanicalgarden.org Read More »

Sep 4, 2015 at 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Enjoy some of the biggest family movies of 2013 and 2014, all under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. All ages welcome. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Movie subject to change. Scheduled Feature: Dolphin Tale 2 (PG). Weather permitting. Read More »

Sep 5, 2015 to Oct 24, 2015 at afternoons on above dates

Local artist, Bob Oller will be at A Touch of Earth on Sept. 5 and 26 and Oct. 3rd and 24th~~ working on various paintings and~ or sketches in progress. Also some sculpting may be introduced during his visit to the gallery. Read More »

Sep 5, 2015 to May 15, 2016 at All day

Sea history come to life with costumed interpreters! Step back in time every Saturday and Sunday with costumed interpreters. Enjoy a personalized experience with one-on-one interactions that bring the galleries to life. Read More »

Sep 5, 2015 at 7-9 p.m.

Sing the night away while enjoying the park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. Read More »

Sep 5, 2015 at 10:30, 1:00, 3:00

Meet Anas Todkill, one of the original settlers of Jamestown and a confidant of Captain John  Smith as he relates his adventures from the earliest days of Jamestown Read More »

Sep 5, 2015 at 6pm - 9:30pm

Pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and picnic judging, 6 pm. Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the performance under a canopy of stars. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.4490 Read More »

Sep 10, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for the fourth annual ShinDIG at Jamestown to benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Archaeological Project. Enjoy bluegrass music with our very own Archaeology Director Bill Kelso and the Who Ever Shows Up Band from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Dale House Café on Jamestown Island. Soak in the views of the James River […] Read More »

Sep 11, 2015 to Sep 25, 2015 at 6:30-8:30 PM - Weekly Recurring

Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring three Fridays of toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band followed by two Fridays of knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Sep 11, 2015 to Sep 12, 2015 at 7:30 - 9:30

Jae Sinnett is joined by saxophonist Ralph Bowen, pianist Allen Farnham, and bassist Hans Glawischnig in this late summer performance guaranteed to make your evening swing. Enjoy music from Jae’s newest album, Zero to 60, scheduled for release in February 2016 Read More »

Sep 11, 2015 at 6:30pm 9:30pm

Chef David Everett’s 5th Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner. Williamsburg’s best fall event is just weeks away! The Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro and DoG Street Pub, with the help of the magicians at Williamsburg Occasions, have put together a very special soiree in honor of the Farm-to-Table Dinner’s 5th birthday. Dining al fresco has […] Read More »

Sep 11, 2015 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate Bourbon Month with all things bourbon. Featuring round vanilla, oak and caramel flavors, bourbon is a favorite that lends itself to cooking and candy making, as well as sipping. This interactive afternoon of tasting, small bites food pairings, and education is hosted by the Williamsburg Inn’s knowledgeable and affable Chefs […] Read More »

Sep 11, 2015 at 10am -5:30pm

JAN LEDBETTER AWS . NWS. is a show and sale of the paintings that have come out of her experiences in Central and South America since 2009. She has created many award winning paintings in this series and this show will feature many of them. Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at 3-4 p.m.

Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendent of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing. You’ll experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. All ages welcome. Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

This popular dog swim day is eagerly anticipated each year! Purchase your dog pool pass online now! Music provided by Philip Newbery of WMBG radio. All proceeds benefit the animals of Heritage Humane Society. Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015 at 7AM-3PM

In it’s 9th year, The Patriots Triathlon is a extremely popular fast and flat course. Chose from Half Iron, International and Sprint Distance races then spend the rest of your weekend exploring all that the Historic Triangle has to offer! Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 to Jan 17, 2016 at Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM until 5:00PM Saturday- Sunday Noon-4:00PM - Weekly Recurring

Recent works of the teaching studio art faculty including visiting instructors and emeriti professors of The College of William & Mary will be featured in Faculty Show. This exhibition will encompass a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm

Mark Strang is a local artisan specializing in” turning ” exquisite wooden bowls……. made from exotic wood. He will be showing how he makes his bowls on a lathe on Sept. 12th at A Touch of Earth. Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at 2:30pm

USS Monitor conservation staff are often asked, “why is going to take so long to get the gun turret and other artifacts on display?” Join Will Hoffman, senior conservator of the USS Monitor Center, for a lecture on the treatment processes for some of the signature objects within the Monitor collection. The presentation will focus […] Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.

Free sky observing begins at sunset. Tour the current night sky in the planetarium show “Virginia Skies” at 7:30 p.m., then stay for three laser-and-music planetarium shows. Wild Side Café open 6-9 p.m. Details at website. Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 to Sep 13, 2015 at 7:00AM - 3:30PM

The Patriots Triathlon features three races of various distances, Half, International, and Sprint that will be staged out of the newly renovated Jamestown Beach Event Park. Compete or come by and watch! Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at 4 - 7 PM

The Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg will hold their 36th annual Shrimp Feast, “All you can Eat” Family Fun Event! Shrimp, Hot Dogs, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Beverages and Beer, Wine available for purchase. Check our website for more details on this great late summer event. Rain or shine Read More »

Sep 12, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Experience one of the finest products of the Virginia garden! The sweet potato stars in Executive Chef Rhys Lewis’s savory dishes during his cooking demonstration following a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens. Read More »

Sep 13, 2015 at 11a-5p

Monthly Art & Music Festival in Downtown Williamsburg from March – December, featuring 4 blocks of Live entertainment, including many styles of Live music and dance, Living History, over 75 varied Artisans, opportunities for kids and adults to do art projects, Henna, Hair Weaving, Balloon Artist, Face Painting. Presented by The Blue Talon Bistro. Read More »

Sep 14, 2015 to Sep 15, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia opens its 32nd season with an orchestral program featuring works by Glinka, Dvořák and Brahms, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes Read More »

Sep 17, 2015 at 7 - 8:30 pm

Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg celebrate the founding of the U.S. Constitution with “To Support and Defend,” the seventh annual event featuring the USAF & Army TRADOC bands, CW interpreters and fifes and drums. Our nation’s cherished founding document will be honored on the 228th anniversary of its adoption Read More »

Sep 18, 2015 at 5:00-7:00PM

Built as the home of Declaration of Independence signer, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Menokin is now the evocative remains of an historic mansion surrounded by a vast, cultural landscape in Virginia’s Northern Neck region.  Menokin is America’s most engaging preservation project. Learn more about the glass house concept led by the architecture firm of Machado and […] Read More »

Sep 18, 2015 at 7 - 9:30 pm

The 6th Annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Concert with Carmen Deedy, renowned professional storyteller and children’s book author. Also featuring local tellers Darci Tucker and Sarah Brady performing. Classical and personal stories to make adults smile, laugh and remember. Appropriate for age 10 and above Read More »

Sep 18, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015 at Friday September 18, 5-8pm Saturday September 19, 10am-4pm

Artists of Virginia Glass Guild (formerly known as The Peninsula Glass Guild) will display a wide variety of glass art for sale. Artists will be present to discuss their talents in blown,torchworked, fused, cast, and engraved glass. Beautiful, well crafted artwork includes decorative sculptures, vessels, utensils and jewelry. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 10:00am-12:00pm

Grab your leashes and lace up your sneakers! At 10:00 a.m. on September 19, the Revolutionary City is officially going to the dogs! Join George Washington, Liberty, and our friends at Heritage Humane Society as they lead the pack in a march from Palace Green down Duke of Gloucester Street to the Capitol. Present your […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015 at Park admission required

More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall at the all-new Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. Raise your glass with a variety of draft beer and enjoy pulse-pounding coasters,traditional German food and live music. Prost! Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Come enjoy an evening of exceptional music from award winning guitarist Barbara Martin. Barbara’s expertise and talent place her squarely in the company of the legends, but it’s her ability to transition smoothly from chanteuse to girl-next-door to perceptive poet that makes her delightfully her own woman. It’s this ability and style that had the […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015 at 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens.. All plants are nursery propagated. Sale is held rain or shine. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When court was in session in the 18th century, the town turned out. Take part in role-play trials as a juror, witness, or even the accused, and enjoy period games, music, entertainment and livestock displays. Vendors selling crafts and wares also will be on hand. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.-4 p.m

Come enjoy the sights and activities at this annual event! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and more! Scarecrow Stuffing will be back again! Make the biggest and the best scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Weather permitting. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at Noon to 3 PM

You must attend the Annual Oyster Roast at Yorktown’s Watermen’s Museum on the shores of the beautiful York River. Raw and Roasted Oysters, Chowder, Hot Dogs, Sides and Desserts. Music by ShantyGrass. Get tickets at Carrot Tree locations, Yorktown’s Patriot Tours and Watermen’s Museum. $5 Discount for advance tickets. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Sip, Savor and Explore! Travel through the Museum’s permanent galleries and See remarkable artifacts that have rarely been on public display, Experience galleries that come to life with costumed interpreters, Learn from speaking with curators and collections experts, and enjoy food and libations related to each gallery. Don’t miss your chance to learn the secrets […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 6pm-10pm

Heating-up the ‘burg Island Style w/the #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute, PARROTS OF THE CARIBBEAN! Gates Open: 5pm, Performers: Johnny St. Clair: 6pm, Parrots: 7-10pm. It’s a GREAT Time for All Ages & a Great Cause! Do something worthwhile for Your Community while having a BLAST! Food, Drinks & Margaritas available. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Come join international artists, vendors and entertainment for a day of family fun! Try food from around the world and enjoy the different cultures represented in the Greater Williamsburg area. The Williamsburg Food and Arts festival benefits Literacy for Life, providing free literacy and ESL services to the community for 40 years. Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The exhibit will include 20 photographs (winner and runner-up), 10 glass sculptures made by the Virginia Glass Guild (formerly the Peninsula Glass Guild) and 10 flower arrangements made by members of Williamsburg Garden Club based on the 10 winning photographs in each category. Categories of the exhibit are Farms & Working Lands; Rivers, Waterways & […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2015 at 10:30, 1:00, 3:00

Meet Sir William Berkley the governor of Virginia as he recounts his actions in putting down  Bacon’s rebellion of 1676 Read More »

Sep 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Break away from the boredom and come to our beginning oil painting class. Sun Kissed Hydrangeas painting is a wonderful oil painting to learn how to paint the old masters way. Class includes 16 x 20 canvas and all supplies are included. Reservations required. $ 757.369.1108 or visit On the Hill Gallery’s website Read More »

Sep 21, 2015 to Sep 25, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm daily

London ‘s Hand & Lock – Embroiderers to Royals, the military, celebrities, and high couture, don’t miss this rare opportunity to obtain expertise instruction from this world class establishment of fine hand embroidery. Hand & Lock comes to Williamsburg School of Needlework for a 5 day intensive course in Haute Couture Embroidery. From the West […] Read More »

Sep 23, 2015 at 7:30-8:39PM

The Virginia Symphony presents a concert featuring a woodwind quintet. Books from the library related to secrecy will be on display, and there will be a Q&A session with the orchestra following the performance Read More »

Sep 23, 2015 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Presents … of Books and Music” Come experience an extraordinary FREE concert event by a Virginia Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet. This performance, Stories of Mystery, is focused around books filled with secrecy. After the music is finished, stick around for a question/answer session with the musicians Read More »

Sep 24, 2015 at 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Come and enjoy the versatile sounds of acoustic guitarist/instrumentalist Lou Vangieri at this FREE concert. He is a relentlessly creative acoustic-guitarist/songwriter and performer and has been active in the acoustic-music community since the mid-1970’s. He performs a blend of folk, country swing, pop-rocker, traditional, soft jazz, peaceful new age, classical, nostalgia and well written original […] Read More »

Sep 24, 2015 to Nov 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. - Weekly Recurring

George Washington, his life and legacy, will be the theme of this fall’s Revolutionary War evening lecture series at the Yorktown Victory Center, featuring authors of recent books. Thursday, September 24 – Edward J. Larson, author of “The Return of George Washington, 1783-1789,” holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. […] Read More »

Sep 24, 2015 at 8PM

The Virginia Symphony presents Simon Lapointe and Beverly Baker as soloists in a concert of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Mozart’s Symphony 32 and Sinfonia Concertante Read More »

Sep 25, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015 at Varies

Join Cannondale-Garmin pro rider Ted King for the ultimate cycling weekend—filled with craft beer, bikes, and BBQ. The first annual Colonial Fondo is a scenic ride through historic Williamsburg. Stay, ride, and eat with us—then take in the pro events of the Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for the York County Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Yorktoberfest. Craft Beer, food, music and more. Ticket price ($20) includes a souvenir mug, craft beer samplings and (t-shirts while they last). Held at Hampton Roads Harley Davidson Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 at 7:30-8:30

In celebration of the Confucius Institute Day, WMCI Volunteer teacher and award-winning soloist Feng Wang will be performing an accompanied concert with an erhu, a traditional Chinese two-stringed instrument. With over two thousand years of history and culture in China, the violin-like erhu has the shape of a mallet with a long vertical neck that […] Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015 at 11am-6pm

Enjoy America’s best music genres during this two-day event. Local and regional groups on three stages. Food and beverages available for purchase. Watermen’s Museum. Ticket Required. $ 757.887.2641 Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 at 9am - 2pm

Fall Plant Sale and Art/Craft Show. Native plants, perennials, shrubs, daffodils and bulbs, iris, fall mums butterfly-friendly plants and more. Local Artists and Craftsmen selling garden and nature related arts and crafts Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 at 8:00am-5:00pm

Come on and watch as these artist demonstrate their talents while showcase their already made goods. Show will run rain or shine and has a variety of artist from pottery, jewelry, to print making. Benefits Housing Partnerships. Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015 at 1:30 until 4:30

Timothy Seaman is an amazing musician playing hammered dulcimer, flute, and other instruments. His repertoire is appealing to everyone and for those who have never seen or heard a hammered dulcimer……….you are in for an unforgettable experience……from lively to patriotic…….always fun and uplifting………Sept.26th and Oct.31st and Nov.21st Read More »

Sep 26, 2015 at 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Performances by the York Town Tea Players and The Fifes and Drums of York Town. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.254.4986 Read More »

Sep 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come out to the Gallery at York Hall and see the watercolor exhibit and demo by local artist Hazel Camp. Free. 757.890.4490 Read More »

Sep 27, 2015 at 11am-6pm

Riverwalk merchants and the Historic Freight Shed will be filled with paintings and hand crafted artwork by some of the region’s most talented artists. Visit and talk with the artists’ or sit and watch as they demonstrate their work. Restaurants will feature specials. Free. For more information or to apply, email yorktownartsfoundation@gmail.com. 757.369.1108 Read More »

Sep 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Art and Music fundraising gala! Art lovers & shoppers – silent & live auctions of original artwork & specialty items. Fabulous food and open wine & beverage bars! End with a wonderful musical revue featuring song stylist Tempy Barbru, pianist/composer Bobby Jasinski, and guest jazz saxophonist Carolyn Keruajian. Read More »

Sep 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m

Join the Virginia Living Museum for a lunar eclipse party. Part of the Virginia Science Festival, the evening includes planetarium program, live eclipse viewing, crafts, games, face painting and snacks (available for purchase) 7 pm – 12:30 am. (Eclipse begins at 9 pm Read More »

Sep 28, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015

Spectators and fans are welcome to join in the fun of Fireball Run when it rolls into Williamsburg as the 3rd stop of the Fireball Run Space Race. The FIREBALL RUN adventure travel series is the story of 40 teams as they compete in a legendary 8 day, 2000 mile life-sized trivial pursuit game, all while […] Read More »

Sep 29, 2015 at 7:00-8:30

Come join WMCI as we watch the Martial Arts Troupe of the Tianjin University of Technology, China present their amazing wushu skills Tuesday night (Sept. 29) at the Kimball Theatre from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Read More »

Sep 29, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29th, the William & Mary Confucius Institute will welcome Val Huston to campus to host a presentation on U.S.-China Trade Relations from a Beijing Perspective. Huston has served as Principal Commercial Officer of the United States Embassy to Beijing for 3 years, assisting Chinese firms by finding investment opportunities in the United […] Read More »

Oct 1, 2015 at 10 AM - 6 PM

The ‘Williamsburg Art Gallery’ is pleased to announce that it will be opening on October 1st, 2015. The Gallery Director will be Gulay Berryman. The gallery will offer a wide variety of fine art in different mediums and styles. It will make a special effort to seek out and promote artists whose work reflects the […] Read More »

Oct 1, 2015 at 5PM - 10PM

For just one night – Thursday, October 1st – deluxe chartered buses will whisk event participants all over town to enjoy great wines, sample some great cheeses & more while experiencing Williamsburg’s art galleries and featured artists in retail establishments and bed & breakfasts.. The ticket price of $40 includes an incredible evening of fun, […] Read More »

Oct 1, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015 at Mon.-Sat.-9:30 to 5:30 & Sun.12 To 5

Celebrating American Craft week with exhibit of exquisite art porcelain pottery by ceramic artist, Bill Campbell. Functional pieces in signature blue glazes along with brilliant crystal formations in his Flambeau glazes. Serving bowls, platters, dinner ware for formal or casual dining. Read More »

Oct 2, 2015 at 5:30 - 9 pm

The event features a concert by world’s greatest 70’s party band, Right On Band (7-9pm), great picnic food from our restaurants for purchase—including adult beverages—beginning at 5:30pm and children’s entertainment beginning at 6pm. Bring a lawn chair and be ready to party! Read More »

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The splendid anchor event for Fall Arts is a grand two-day celebration in Merchants Square, downtown Williamsburg, Virginia. Well over 300 artists competed for booth space in the show; a jury of five accomplished artists admitted 140 to display and sell their paintings, mixed-media, ceramics, glass, woodwork, jewelry and photography. Throughout both days, performers entertain […] Read More »

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 24, 2015 at 11am - 2pm - Weekly Recurring

Learn how to talk, walk and act like a pirate as Blackbeard’s Crew invades The Mariners’ Museum Saturdays in October. Scallywag School includes “talk like a pirate” lessons, sword and musket drills, shipboard line handling and more! Receive pirate gold as you complete activities and graduate with an Honorary Pirate Certificate. Free with Museum admission. […] Read More »

Oct 3, 2015 at 12 until 3

Bob Oller,fine artist, will be in A Touch of Earth gallery working on various projects, sketches, sculpting, painting and discussing the art of Vector painting on a computer. Read More »

Oct 3, 2015 at 9:30 - 4:00

Discover your next favorite author! Meet local and regional authors, both new and nationally-renown, as they talk about and sign their books. From children’s books to sports to romance to self-help to poetry to historical to contemporary novels, the Williamsburg Book Festival has it from cover to cover. Read More »

Oct 3, 2015 at 12-6pm

Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or Shine. Riverwalk Landing. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. www.villageevents.org. 757.877.2933 Read More »

Oct 3, 2015 at 9:30 - 4:00

Discover your next favorite author! Meet local and regional authors, both new and nationally-renown, as they talk about and sign their books. From children’s books to sports to romance to self-help to poetry to historical to contemporary novels, the Williamsburg Book Festival has it from cover to cover. Read More »

Oct 8, 2015 to Oct 23, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily except Sunday

Vocational Training in Fine Hand Embroidery. Full Immersion Courses for the Professional Hand Embroiderer and Designer. Level I The Basics Basic Embroidery Whitework Level II & III Sacred Crosses & Monograms for Church Work Hemstitching I & II Hemstitching fine linens for churches Needle Tatting I & II Hand Tatting fine lace trimwork for altar […] Read More »

Oct 9, 2015 at 5-9 PM

Savannah, GA artist David Gildersleeve makes his annual return to Williamsburg, VA for an artshowing and signing at Quirks of Art. Read More »

Oct 9, 2015 to Oct 10, 2015 at 5p-8p

Save the Date to meet Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi & David Gildersleeve. Finger food & drinks will be provided along with great fun and enthusiastic company. We look forward to seeing you. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions @ 757-645-4366 Read More »

Oct 10, 2015 at 6p.m. -10 p.m.

The Auxiliary of Sentara Williamsburg presents an evening of dancing, food and entertainment featuring the Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra, Amanda Buckley from Fat Cat Productions and fabulous dance exhibitions. Dance to your favorite music in the atmosphere of a 40’s era nightclub (without the cigarette smoke!!). Read More »

Oct 10, 2015 at 2pm-530pm

Saturday, October 10th at historic Eastern State Hospital will you SURVIVE a zombie attack? Run the City of the Living Dead is a zombie themed 5K throughout the property of Eastern State Hospital including the urban-like deserted city where zombies have taken over and quarantine zones have been set up to keep the infected humans […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2015 at 9am - 3pm

In addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and entertainment, there will be hayrides, pumpkins, children’s hay maze, face painting, and other activities. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Oct 10, 2015 at 4 PM - 9:30 PM

This is the second New Town Chili N’ Tunes event featuring unlimited chili provided by local restaurants inside Legacy Hall from 4 PM – 7 PM. Also enjoy a fantastic outdoor concert beginning at 6:30 by a Journey tribute band, Trial by Fire. Your chili ticket includes the concert, 2 drinks and chili sampling in […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at James Fort during the 2015 field season. The day provides opportunities to explore archaeology and Jamestown’s history through a variety of tours, activities, and encounters in observance of Virginia’s Archaeology Month. in addition, the Glasshouse of 1608 will provide demonstrations and activities highlighting […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2015 to Oct 12, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic homes in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour offered on October 10, 12 & 24 2015. The tour begins at Shirley […] Read More »

Oct 11, 2015 at 11a-5p

Monthly Art & Music Festival in Downtown Williamsburg from March – December, featuring 4 blocks of Live entertainment, including many styles of Live music and dance, Living History, over 75 varied Artisans, opportunities for kids and adults to do art projects, Henna, Hair Weaving, Balloon Artist, Face Painting. Presented by The Blue Talon Bistro. Read More »

Oct 16, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015 at Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 9:30pm Sun Noon-7:00 pm

This family friendly festival celebrates Greek culture & our Orthodox Christian faith. Free tours of the Church sanctuary with its beautiful iconography, Greek dancing by our children, vendor booths, and Greek food, wine, & pastries. Proceeds help support the ministries of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 at 10 am to 11:30 am

Bring your chair, an easel, a sketchpad, or a nature journal and get to know the seasons! Artist Linda Miller will kick off each session with a botany overview for artists. Then take your gear out to the garden to paint and sketch for an hour or two or even the entire day. Rain or […] Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 at 8am-5pm

A double elimination pickleball tournament featuring Men/Womens Doubles and Mixed Doubles competition. This annual event, hosted by James City County Parks & Recreation draws players from around Virginia and up and down the east coast. Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

Meet Master George Percy, one of the original settlers of Jamestown and a well-connected gentleman as he recounts the early sufferings of the colony, and lays the blame for its misfortunes. Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 to Dec 14, 2015 at 2-5pm (Opening Reception)

“Transitory Identifications “explores the concept of identification in psychology , art, music and film. Curator John Lee Matney has selected a variety of works from both regional and national artists. The exhibit is also the 5th anniversary of Linda Matney Gallery. See some familiar names and surprise new artists. Enjoy refreshments and a gallery talk […] Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Artillery programs by British and American re-enactment units and special park ranger guided tours and programs help mark the 234th anniversary of the American and French victory at Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield. Free on Saturday; Admission on Sunday. $ 757.898.2410. At the Yorktown Victory Center, experience military life, artillery demonstrations and hands-on programs. Admission. $ 757.253.4838 Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come join the Watermen’s Museum for two days of family fun with re-enactors, sea shanties and maritime music, displays, vendors, maritime crafts, boat building, and more. Watermen’s Museum. Free. 757.887.2641 Read More »

Oct 17, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Military life and artillery firings mark the 234th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. In addition to militia drills and camp displays, visitors can enroll in Enlist!, a one-hour immersive military program, for an additional fee. October 19 commemorative events take place in historic Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield. Read More »

Oct 19, 2015 at 9am-5pm

Ceremonies, a parade, fifes and drums performances, and special programs commemorate the 234th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield. Free. 757.898.2410 Read More »

Oct 19, 2015 to Oct 20, 2015 at 8 pm to 10 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia welcomes guest artist, violin virtuoso Anne Akiko Meyers who will perform the Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14. Also on the program are works by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes. Read More »

Oct 23, 2015 to Oct 24, 2015 at 6:30-9 p.m.

A Halloween-theme museum night for elementary-school-age children features trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted house and ship, grizzly games, and spooky straw maze from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on both dates. Read More »

Oct 24, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic homes in Charles City, Virginia. Hear the haunting tales of the paranormal activities at each site on a progressive tour offered on October 10, 12 & 24 2015. The tour begins at Shirley […] Read More »

Oct 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Join with others in your community in a display of strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. Read More »

Oct 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

Meet Don Pedro de Zuniga, the Spanish ambassador in London as her relates to his king information from his spy network about the English colony in Virginia. Living History presentations will be held at the Jamestown Memorial Church at Historic Jamestowne. Read More »

Oct 29, 2015 at 6-9pm

Alliance Annual Oktoberfest is a fun night of networking at Busch Gardens. The ticketed event allows attendees an opportunity to enjoy rides, games, dinner and a show. There will be lots of door prizes, including a $2000 savings account from our Grand Goblin Sponsor 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union! Open to the public. Read More »

Oct 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Meet Opechancanough, brother of Powhatan and the werowance that captured Captain John Smith as he relates his thoughts about the English newcomers that have arrived in Tsenacommacah and how this affects the Powhatan Paramount Chiefdom. Read More »

Oct 30, 2015 at 8-11 PM

Opera in Williamsburg presents: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Live fully-staged opera with world-class singers, performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is one of the most celebrated masterpieces of world opera repertoire. The legendary hero is a promiscuous, immoral and irresistible nobleman, who conquers his way among the fair […] Read More »

Oct 31, 2015 to Nov 27, 2015 at 10:30am; 11:30am; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 4:30pm

Jump inside the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER and take a thrilling voyage to the deep sea and witness things you’ve never seen before! On March 26, 2012, James Cameron (best known for Titanic and Avatar) went on a record-breaking solo dive to the deepest known place on Earth—The Mariana Trench. Watch this breathtaking footage as Cameron and […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2015 at noon until 4:00

Celebrate the First Thanksgiving in the New World Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men. Nowhere […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2015 at 10am - 3pm

Join us in the Square for our second annual fall car show. The show features a different marque each year. This year, we are working with the Mercedes-Benz Club of America to assemble an impressive array of models on Duke of Gloucester Street. There is no fee for the event. Just come on out and […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2015 at 2-5 PM

Opera in Williamsburg presents: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Live fully-staged opera with world-class singers, performed in the original Italian with English supertitles. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is one of the most celebrated masterpieces of world opera repertoire. The legendary hero is a promiscuous, immoral and irresistible nobleman, who conquers his way among the fair […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015 at Mon-Sat.9:30 to 5:30 & Sun. 12 until 5

Special exhibit of Arts and Crafts style pottery reminiscent of the late 19th century by American ceramic artist, Frank Stofan. Exquisitely glazed wheel thrown vessels for decorative and functional use Read More »

Nov 6, 2015 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join award-winning author Brad Parks and Literacy for Life for scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, delicious wine, opportunities to win exciting auction items, and a presentation by Brad! This event benefits Literacy for Life. Read More »

Nov 7, 2015 at 9am-3pm

As part of the Yorktown Holiday Open House Weekend, the market will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, quality art, and more. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Nov 7, 2015 to Nov 8, 2015 at 9am-5pm

Soak up the ambiance of Historic Yorktown. Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, strolling entertainment, and much more await you as you start or finish your holiday shopping. Hours of operation vary by business. Free. 757.890.4490 Read More »

Nov 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Explore the material culture and historical lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians during this daylong special event. Historical interpreters examine the Powhatan peoples’ seventeenth-century politics and early relationships with the colonists of James Fort. Female interpreters will demonstrate Algonquian cooking and foodways, and discuss the women’s roles in Powhatan society. Throughout the day, interpreters will provide […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2015 at 11a-5p

Monthly Art & Music Festival in Downtown Williamsburg from March – December, featuring 4 blocks of Live entertainment, including many styles of Live music and dance, Living History, over 75 varied Artisans, opportunities for kids and adults to do art projects, Henna, Hair Weaving, Balloon Artist, Face Painting. Presented by The Blue Talon Bistro. Read More »

Nov 11, 2015 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cowboys Uncorked is an annual fundraiser held at the Williamsburg Winery for 250 guests, which is hosted by and which benefits Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center. Wessex Hall at the Winery is transformed into a western town – complete with a DJ, country line dancing lessons, western whiskey bar, jail house, […] Read More »

Nov 11, 2015 at 12pm - 1pm

 “Letters from War” is the theme of this annual event in which all veterans are honored. York Hall, 301 Main Street. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Nov 14, 2015 at 9am-3pm

As part of the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration, the market will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, quality art, and more. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Nov 16, 2015 to Nov 17, 2015 at 8 pm to 10 pm

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents an all-orchestra program that showcases the depth of talent and professionalism of the Symphonia’s musicians. Conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, there will be two symphonies, by Rosetti and Haydn, which will bookend the beautiful overture to “Pelléas and Mélisande” by Fauré. Read More »

Nov 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

Meet Joan Pierce, a dauntless Englishwoman of early Jamestown as she recounts the challenges of being one of the earliest colonial women in Virginia Read More »

Nov 22, 2015 at 4:30-7 p.m.

The Auxiliary of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center invites our community friends to the Annual Tree Lighting in the Main Lobby of the Hospital. A “grove” of trees in the lobby will be lit “IN MEMORY OF and/or IN HONOR of friends, family and staff. Entertainment, A visit from Santa and refreshments. Read More »

Nov 26, 2015 to Nov 28, 2015 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia’s English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the Yorktown Victory Center, learn about typical soldiers’ fare during the American Revolution, and trace the bounty of […] Read More »

Dec 1, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Christmas and New Year's days.

Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, December 26-31, period musical entertainment. Read More »

Dec 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

A tradition that began in 1945 continues with the Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting. Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Dec 5, 2015 at 2:30 & 3:30

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 2:30 & […] Read More »

Dec 5, 2015 at 10am - 3pm

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling musical entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Historic Main Street. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Dec 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Begin your afternoon touring the 1726 manor house, beautifully decorated with fresh arrangements and wreaths cut from Berkeley’s boxwood, cedar and holly trees. Following the tour gather for a wreath-making workshop creating your own Berkeley wreath. Refreshments served. Reservations required. Read More »

Dec 5, 2015 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Festively decorated sail and power boats compete for “Best in Show.” The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances and complimentary hot cider. Yorktown waterfront. Free. 757.890.4970 Read More »

Dec 6, 2015 at 1-4PM

Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged. 301 Main Street. Free. 757.890.4490 Read More »

Dec 10, 2015 at 2:30 & 3:30

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 2:30 & […] Read More »

Dec 12, 2015 at 8:30-11am

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for a kid-friendly breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children’s faces as they relay their Christmas wish list to Santa. Special treats for the kids. Riverwalk Restaurant. Seating is limited. Tickets Required. $ 757.875.1522 Read More »

Dec 12, 2015 at 9am-3pm

The market will operate with extended hours and offer items unique to the holiday season, in addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, quality art, and more. This week’s live entertainment is by “Ron Herrick”. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 Read More »

Dec 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come to Historic Berkeley Plantation and learn how the Harrison family celebrated Christmas during the 18th century with caroling, Christmas stories and decorations of fresh greenery and natural arrangements. Refreshments served. Reservations required. Read More »

Dec 12, 2015 at 1-3pm

Decorate a stroller, wagon, yourself, or even a pet and join in the 1:30 pm parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the guests. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will lead the parade, and as an added treat, the Polar Express will be chugging along through Riverwalk Landing. All […] Read More »

Dec 12, 2015

Sir George Yeardley, Virginia’s Governor in 1620, invites you to a very special evening program in the church at Historic Jamestowne. You will be met by the Captain of the Guard who will escort the “new arrivals” along a cresset lit path to an early Virginia Christmas celebration. After a welcome by Governor Yeardley and […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2015 at 11a-5p

Monthly Art & Music Festival in Downtown Williamsburg from March – December, featuring 4 blocks of Live entertainment, including many styles of Live music and dance, Living History, over 75 varied Artisans, opportunities for kids and adults to do art projects, Henna, Hair Weaving, Balloon Artist, Face Painting. Presented by The Blue Talon Bistro. Read More »

Dec 17, 2015 at 8PM

The Virginia Symphony brass section brings in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays. This is one concert delight you won’t want to miss! Read More »

Dec 26, 2015 at 2:30 & 3:30

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Edgewood, Shirley and Berkeley Plantations. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history. The tour begins at 2:30 & […] Read More »

Jan 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

For the most up-to-date information for this and all Tribe Athletics events, including any changes due to inclement weather, please visit the Tribe Women’s Basketball Schedule website.  Read More »

Mar 30, 2016 at 7:30-8:30 PM

The Virginia Symphony presents a concert featuring a string quartet with music by female composers. Books related to the topic will be on display, and there will be a Q&A session with the musicians after the concert. Read More »

Apr 23, 2016 at 11AM-12PM

The Virginia Symphony presents a performance featuring the VSO percussion section. Books related to percussion will be on display and there will be an instrument “petting zoo”. Read More »

Apr 23, 2016 at 12 - 3:30 p.m.

The annual Hike for Hospice is a family oriented event that raises much needed funds for Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. Hikers collect donations from sponsors for this fun event. Read More »

May 19, 2016 at 8PM

Vahn Armstrong solos with the Virginia Symphony in Philip Glass’s 1st Violin Concerto. The concert also includes works by Rossini, Puccini, and Dvorak. Read More »

May 25, 2016 at 7:30-8:30

The Virginia Symphony presents a concert featuring a brass quintet. Books relating to a special topic will be on display and there will be a Q&A session with the musicians after the concert. Read More »

Featured Events

Williamsburg Fall Arts

Aug 31, 2015 to Oct 18, 2015

Virginia Symphony Concert at Yorktown

Sep 5, 2015 at 6pm - 9:30pm

An Occasion for the Arts

Oct 3, 2015 to Oct 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Yorktown Wine Festival

Oct 3, 2015 at 12-6pm