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Showing Results for: Jul 25, 2014 to Jul 25, 2015

Sep 29, 2012 to Sep 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Notch or chip carving required few tools and little training. In the most common form of tramp art, notches were carved into the edges of cigar box wood, usually with a penknife, and the carved wood was then stacked and fastened with small nails or glue to create detailed, three dimensional designs. Men with spare […] Read More »

Dec 12, 2012 to Sep 7, 2014

Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibition of more than 25 instruments. Examine the differences in the various types of keyboards as well as the evolution of the instrument over time.  At the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 800-HISTORY Read More »

Jun 29, 2013 to Jun 30, 2015

A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 […] Read More »

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 »

Mar 14, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014 at 6 - 8 pm - Weekly Recurring

In our lobby, every Friday, sample delicious wines from various vineyards and regions. Free. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information. Read More »

Mar 15, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists. It was the most desirable of the ceramic bodies, and possessing it […] Read More »

Mar 31, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

It’s game on, starting March 31 when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series. The newest game — “RevQuest: The Old Enemy” — recruits players to come to the Revolutionary City as agents of the Committee for Secret Correspondence, established by the Continental Congress and led by Benjamin […] Read More »

Apr 1, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Set Sail for a By-Gone Era Step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity.  Lend a hand at setting sail, take the helm and steer the ship, or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River. You will relive sailings […] Read More »

Apr 1, 2014 to Dec 30, 2014 at Tues - Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1-4pm

The Gallery at York Hall opened for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 1.  The Gallery is operated by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee and managed by volunteer Sharon Owen. Located in York Hall, the Gallery features a variety of themed exhibits that change every six to eight weeks. The exhibits feature the works of over […] Read More »

Apr 12, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The boathouse is now open! Whether a die-hard fisherman or just in need of a relaxing day, visit us and start creating your own memories of Lake Maury today. Various boats are  vailable for rental, including paddle boats, jon boats, and canoes.  The boathouse is open on weekends through the summer. Closing date TBD. Read More »

May 23, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am - 9:00pm (check daily for closing times)

Busch Gardens’ newest show, London Rocks™, will premiere at the park’s Globe Theatre on May 23, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. An international team of more than 500 artists and craftsmen are working on London Rocks, which takes guests on a musical journey to explore the roots of British rock-and-roll through a rousing […] Read More »

May 24, 2014 to Sep 1, 2014 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Weekly Recurring

A new gang of dinosaurs are coming to town this summer at the Virginia Living Museum! Roaring, stomping robotic prehistoric creatures have been a popular attraction every time they’ve been featured at the Newport News museum. But this year, for the first time, the VLM will feature the lifelike creations of Billings Productions, North America’s […] Read More »

May 24, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015 at Monday - Saturday: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Sunday: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived. Opening May 24, 2014 at The Mariners’ Museum, Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep features over 20 large-scale, magnificent skeletons and living replicas of ancient marine […] Read More »

Jun 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm - Weekly Recurring

New Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that watercolor artists Richard DePaul and Holly Etheridge will be our new guest artists for three months beginning in June 2014. Richard DePaul is a native of the Philadelphia area and a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art.   DePaul chronicles the Williamsburg and Tidewater areas with […] Read More »

Jun 6, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 - Weekly Recurring

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed, an exhibit at the Voorhees Archaearium, reveals new details about the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. The exhibit draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort that have illuminated the lifeways of the Chesapeake’s Indian peoples in the early contact […] Read More »

Jun 7, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] 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 »

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15)

A 1730s portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, enslaved for a time in the North American colonies, is on exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center June 14 through August 3, 2014.  The portrait was recently acquired for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, opening in late 2016, and is one of two of Diallo painted by […] Read More »

Jun 15, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at Starts at dusk - Weekly Recurring

Enjoy FREE movies each summer Sunday evening outdoors on Prince George Street. Movies start on Father’s Day and finish up on Labor Day weekend. Brought to you by Blue Talon Bistro with help from the City of Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and local businesses, this year’s lineup will appeal viewers of all ages!But first, […] Read More »

Jun 22, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. To 4:00 p.m. - Weekly Recurring

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  We also provide waders upon request.  This is a free program.  Please call for reservations Read More »

Jul 1, 2014 to Jul 31, 2014 at Tuesday - Saturday 10 am- 4 pm | Sunday 1 - 4 pm

A welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round.  In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits. Featured in July: Pottery’ Exhibit, featuring all gallery Potters Visit often to see what’s new! Read More »

Jul 2, 2014 to Jul 30, 2014 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Weekly Recurring

The Summer Breeze Concert Series will kick off with the fan  favorite Independence Day Concert on July 2, and run each Wednesday through August 27. The July concerts will feature the following  “not-to-be-missed” party bands from 7 to 9 p.m.: July 9      – RareMixx July 16    – Kings of Swing July 23    – Karnival […] Read More »

Jul 3, 2014 to Aug 10, 2014 at 10:00AM - 9:00PM

Busch Gardens® celebrates America with a bang during an all-new summer spectacular, “Star Spangled Nights” July 3through Aug. 10. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks, moving original soundscapes and unforgettable environments. Unique merchandise and culinary offerings blend seamlessly with rich musical traditions, creating a fun red, white and blue event that can only be found […] Read More »

Jul 10, 2014 to Jul 31, 2014 at 11:30 am

  Come face to face with Captain Brewster, one of the early English settlers and learn about the hardships he and the other colonists faced at Jamestown. He’ll put you and other new recruits through your paces as you muster and prepare for a Spanish or Indian attack. Along the way, you’ll see the actual […] Read More »

Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Virginia Shakespeare Festival in Williamsburg will be offering two one-week day camps for young performers wishing to study the acting of Shakespeare’s plays.  Camp sessions will be July 14 – 18 for ages 10 to 13 and July 21– 25 for ages 14 to 17.  Camp Directors Kyle Downing (MFA, University of Houston) and […] Read More »

Jul 18, 2014 to Jul 27, 2014 at Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm | Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00 pm - Weekly Recurring

The perfect family – friendly musical!   Only Nine Performances This ever-popular musical adaptation of Peter Pan brings to life all the charm of J.M. Barrie’s original story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up! Peter Pan and Captain Hook revel in the age-old conflict between good and evil.  Wendy, Michael and John fly off to […] Read More »

Jul 20, 2014 to Jul 29, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Eliza Hittman’s powerful debut feature tells the story of Lila (Gina Piersanti, in a stunning debut), a fourteen-year-old spending a hot summer in a blue-collar Brooklyn neighborhood removed from the bustling city. Awkward, lonely, and often the third wheel, Lila is determined to emulate the sexualexploits of her more-experienced best friend. She fixates on Sammy, […] Read More »

Jul 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Concert pianist Don Irwin returns to the Kimball Theatre for a summer concert. Known for his holiday concerts at Christmas, Don wanted to return to play music from his new recording “Over the Moon,” which includes music from the 1930s to the present. Themes from the hit series Downton Abbey, All the Things You Are, […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.

Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us.  You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures!  Learn something new and exciting  as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and don’t worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak). Taskinas Creek and the York River are so rich […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

LeAnn Rimes rocks the stage at Busch Gardens on July 26. Busch Gardens® Live is bringing the heat with a sizzling summer line-up. Concerts will be held at the Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre, start at 7 p.m.  General admission seating tickets are included with park admission, but please see the “Ticket Information” tab for […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 to Jul 27, 2014 at Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm | Sunday 10am-6pm

Start making your list… and checking it twice! It’s time for Christmas in July!  Join Santa for an exciting weekend filled with Summer Holiday events! Santa’s workshops for all ages, daily activities, plus naughty deals that are nice for your wallet! It’s never too early to gift well and give wonder! Specials during event only: • […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 at 10:30, 1 & 3 pm

Join in the commemorations of First Assembly Day, the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America.  Programs will explore the development of government in Virginia and the significance of the first meeting of elected officials in the colony in 1619. Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown, VA . FMI: call 757-229-4997 or visit www.historicjamestowne.org. Free […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 at 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

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 the Market Days website. Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 at 10:30 am, 1pm and 3 pm

On Saturday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Historic Jamestowne will commemorate First Assembly Day, the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. On Saturday, July 26, guests are invited to join an interactive presentation at the Historic Jamestowne Memorial Church, which was erected on the site of the original church […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 to Aug 4, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid office clerk working in an ominous government organization. He is overlooked by his boss (Wallace Shawn) and colleagues, scorned by his mother, and ignored by Hannah (Mia Wasikowska), the lovely copy room girl for whom he pines. It seems that his directionless life couldn’t get any worse until […] Read More »

Jul 26, 2014 to Oct 25, 2014 at Times and Days vary -please visit website for more information

Powhatan Creek, a tributary in the lower James River, is known for its exceptional biodiversity. This paddle begins at Eco Discovery Park in Jamestown and winds up the creek. With National Park Service lands on one side and small communities lining the 22 mile watershed, it is not uncommon to see bald eagles, osprey, great […] Read More »

Jul 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Enjoy a performance as the The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown play. Read More »

Jul 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Bring some friends for a fun relaxing evening! We provide all supplies. You will be using non-toxic, acrylic paints on a 16″x20″ canvas. We provide step by step instructions from professional artists. Take home your masterpiece at the conclusion of the event. Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The annual Summer Breeze concerts in Merchants Square return to Duke of Gloucester Street for the 23rd season. Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a variety of bands from pop to dance to party. Concerts begin on June 19 and run each Wednesday through July except July 3. Our popular military bands from […] Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Enjoy a performance as the The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown perform ar the Yorktown Victory Monument. Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 .pm

A special program held that will allow visitors to meet three people from Jamestown’s past who will share stories of Virginia’s government during the colony’s earliest years. John Pory, speaker of the first General Assembly; John Rolfe, a member of Governor Yeardley’s Council and one of the counselors at the first assembly; and a female resident of […] Read More »

Jul 30, 2014 to Aug 10, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan gets a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, […] Read More »

Jul 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an […] Read More »

Jul 31, 2014 at 11:30 am

  Come face to face with Captain Brewster, one of the early English settlers and learn about the hardships he and the other colonists faced at Jamestown. He’ll put you and other new recruits through your paces as you muster and prepare for a Spanish or Indian attack. Along the way, you’ll see the actual […] Read More »

Jul 31, 2014 to Aug 4, 2014 at Mon - Sat 10am-9pm | Sun 10am-7pm

Don’t miss the annual Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale. Enjoy extra savings on top of our everyday savings of 25% to 65%. Read More »

Aug 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (until 6 p.m. through August 15)

Explore weapons and tactics of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Arms & Artillery” theme month, August 1-31, at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.  Together, the two living-history museums tell the story of the nation’s colonial beginnings, from the arrival of America’s first permanent English colonists in 1607 to the American Revolution. “Arms & Artillery” […] Read More »

Aug 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at Tuesday - Saturday 10 amM - 4 pm | Sunday 1-4 pm

A welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round.  In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits. Featured in August: ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings Visit often to see what’s new! Read More »

Aug 1, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014 at Fri - Sat 10am-9pm | Sun 10am-7pm

Visit Williamsburg Premium Outlets® during the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday and enjoy tax free shopping on clothing, footwear and backpacks under $10 in addition to everyday savings of 25% to 65% at 135 designer and name brand outlets. Visit website for stores, in-store promotions, directions and more. *Exemptions according to Senate Bill 571 and House […] Read More »

Aug 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at Mon - Sat 10am-9pm | Sun 10am-7pm

Student’s and Educator’s  are invited to show their school identification card at the Information Booth located in the Food Court to receive a complimentary VIP Coupon Book valued at $5.00. Read More »

Aug 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Aug 2, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014

Williamsburg Busch Gardens Classic “A” and Williamsburg Busch Gardens Classic “B” Read More »

Aug 2, 2014 at 10:30, 1 & 3 pm

With the recent marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe, Capt. Edward Brewster meets with an emissary of Chief Powhatan to discuss maintaining the current peace. The April, 1614, marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe was to establish a lasting peace between the Native peoples of Virginia and the colonists. Join Edward Brewster, the captain of […] Read More »

Aug 2, 2014 to Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00 am- 12:00 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 the Market Days website. Read More »

Aug 3, 2014 at 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Join us on August 3, noon – 5 pm, for the Virginia Craft Beer Festival!  Tickets include beer tastings and unlimited food.  Many breweries are participating.  Live music and a raffle will take place benefit charities.   See website to purchase tickets. Presented by the DoG Street Pub.  Read More »

Aug 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Steven Curtis Chapman rocks the stage at Glory at the Gardens on August 3. Glory at the Gardens returns to Busch Gardens® with a sensational lineup of chart-topping contemporary Christian and Gospel artists. Glory at the Gardens combines the best Christian-inspired performances with the park’s family-friendly atmosphere for a perfect mix of music and adventure. […] Read More »

Aug 5, 2014 at 9:00 - 11:00 Am

This special Civil War Tour takes you through the life and times of the union soldier at Berkeley Plantation, General McClellan’s headquarters and supply base during July and August 1862. Refreshments served. Reservations required. Read More »

Aug 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

Tour Berkeley Plantation at Harrison’s Landing, General George McClellan’s headquarters and supply base for 100,000 union soldiers in July and August 1862.  A Civil War Tour will be offered that takes you through the life and times of the soldier and includes a conducted tour of Berkeley Plantation’s 1726 manor house, a Civil War museum, […] Read More »

Aug 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Traveling Players Ensemble performs Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s topsy-turvy comedy of mismatched love, mistaken identity and mischief. Suffering from love, self-love or love of drink, nearly everyone behaves foolishly (except the Fool), until an improbable love restores and reconnects them all. Read More »

Aug 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown commemorates its 96th birthday celebration with a concert by the United States Fleet Forces Band from Norfolk, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. Read More »

Aug 6, 2014 to Aug 27, 2014 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM - Weekly Recurring

The annual Summer Breeze concerts in Merchants Square return to Duke of Gloucester Street for the 23rd season. Our popular military bands from the USAF and the US Army will return each Wednesday in August.Concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair. The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional airman-musicians who wow audiences on […] Read More »

Aug 6, 2014 to Aug 17, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston), deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his enigmatic lover, Eve (Tilda Swinton). Their love story has endured for several centuries, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by Ava (Mia Wasikowska), Eve’s wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can […] Read More »

Aug 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an […] Read More »

Aug 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

Berkeley Plantation is proud to host the performance of the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps.  The corps is made up of 40 – 50 students ranging from ages 12-18.  Its members are dedicated to preserving the ancient arts of color guard, fifing and drumming with emphasis on music played during the Revolutionary War. Berkeley is […] Read More »

Aug 8, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014 at 10 am - 2 pm - Weekly Recurring

Colonial Williamsburg Company’s Executive Chef Rhys H Lewis, Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust, Williamsburg Lodge Executive Chef Anthony Frank, Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and Traditions Chef Justin Addison, partner with our Historic Gardeners to give you a closer look into the historic gardens of the Revolutionary City with the Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting […] Read More »

Aug 8, 2014 to Aug 9, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm each day

Explore the different methods of cooking and preparing Virginia tomatoes in this Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting. Williamsburg Lodge Executive Chef Anthony Frank will share his passion for this gift from the garden with inspired recipes and unexpected pairings. Take a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors […] Read More »

Aug 9, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Aug 9, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. To 10:00 a.m.

“Leave only footprints, take only photographs” during this ranger/photographer guided hike.  Capture images of interesting wildlife and inspiring landscapes.  Shutterbugs of all levels and all types of cameras are welcome. Read More »

Aug 9, 2014 at 6-8 pm

The Dinos Live! exhibit and outdoor Fossil Find will be open at the Virginia Living Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. This year, for the first time, the VLM is featuring the lifelike creations of Billings Productions, North America’s leading producer of animatronic dinosaurs. Outdoors, amateur paleontologists can dig through a […] Read More »

Aug 9, 2014 at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.

Free sky observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. All shows $6, or $10 for two. Choose among six science or music-and-laser shows in the planetarium: “Dinosaur Prophesy” at 5:30 p.m., “Here Come They Might Be Giants” at 6:30 pm “Virginia Skies” at 7:30 pm “Hypnotica” at 8:30 pm “Laser Zeppelin” at 10 […] Read More »

Aug 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

The Plymouth Fife & Drum Corps (PFDC) is bound for Virginia from Plymouth, MI for their annual summer tour.  PFDC has dubbed their 2014 tour, “The Presidential Tour”.  Four of their eleven scheduled performances take place at the homes of United States Presidents, including Berkeley Plantation, home of William Henry Harrison. Also performing with three […] Read More »

Aug 10, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Aug 10, 2014 at 6:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

A favorite local singing group performing traditional barbershop melodies and contemporary pop and musical theater songs. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Read More »

Aug 10, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

The Plymouth Fife & Drum Corps (PFDC) is bound for Virginia from Plymouth, MI for their annual summer tour.  PFDC has dubbed their 2014 tour, “The Presidential Tour”.  Four of their eleven scheduled performances take place at the homes of United States Presidents, including Berkeley Plantation, home of William Henry Harrison. Also performing with three […] Read More »

Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Blue Ruin is a classic American revenge story that recently won the Fipresci International Critics Prize atthe Cannes Film Festival. After suffering a brutal crime, Dwight (Macon Blair) drops out of society and ends up homeless. When the killer who ruined his life is released from jail, Dwight plots revenge, but his mission of vengeance […] Read More »

Aug 12, 2014 to Aug 26, 2014 at 6:30 to 8 pm - Weekly Recurring

A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

During the “Curator’s Artifact Tour,” senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display. Learn about the recovery, processing and conservation of these unique artifacts.  Children under 16 years of […] Read More »

Aug 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an […] Read More »

Aug 14, 2014 at Gates open at 5pm | Show starts at 6:30pm

Danielle Bradbery, 2013 Winner NBC’s The Voice. With special guest Bria Kelley. Read More »

Aug 15, 2014 to Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Colonial Williamsburg Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl as he shares his favorite lavender recipes in this Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting. Learn how to use this elegant and aromatic garden herb in various dessert and pastry dishes. Take a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that come […] Read More »

Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Children will learn the remarkable transformation that results in the stunning monarch butterfly and will be shown the plants in the garden that nourish the developing caterpillars.  Instructor: Barb Dunbar, master gardener and certified master naturalist.  Register by emailing twotac@cox.net. Open to the public Read More »

Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM

A Certified Member of the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, Denise Greene has designed gardens for beauty and wildlife at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, NASA Langley Research Center, Westmoreland State Park.  She will show how to create home gardens using low-maintenance native plants that attract and feed bees, butterflies, and birds.  For information, contact Denise […] Read More »

Aug 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Aug 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.

Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us.  You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures!  Learn something new and exciting  as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and don’t worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak). Taskinas Creek  and the York River are so […] Read More »

Aug 16, 2014 at 9 am -4 pm

What were dinosaurs? How big were they? When did they live and why did they die off? (Or did they?) Touch real dinosaur fossils, talk with museum scientists and meet a live critter that just may be a dinosaur descendant. Enjoy dino crafts and activities on this special day at the Virginia Living Museum that’s […] Read More »

Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Murray (Woody Allen) talks his friend Fioravante  (John Turturro, who also directed) into becoming a gigolo as a way of making some much-needed cash after an out-of-the-blue request from his dermatologist (Sharon Stone).  With Murray acting as Fioravante’s manager, the duo  find themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. Also stars Vanessa […] Read More »

Aug 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

  Guests get an “inside the ropes” tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.  Enjoy “moments of discovery” and walk the ground once trod by Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. […] Read More »

Aug 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an […] Read More »

Aug 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.

Are all Jellyfish the deadly stinging creatures we fear in horror movie?  Our friends from VIMS’ (Virginia Institute of Marine Science) will seperate fact from fiction. This hands-on program, hosted by York River State Park, is open to adults and children ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult).  For registration, contact […] Read More »

Aug 22, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm each day

Go beyond your typical pesto in this Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting. Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust will take you on an unexpected tasting journey with basil and delight your palate with creative dishes inspired by this common herb. Take a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic […] Read More »

Aug 22, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.

A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche, Pineapple Express, Undertow, All the Real Girls), the film brings Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage back to […] Read More »

Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Aug 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m.

Family fun where the river meets the sea.  Activities include canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, fossil hikes, Virginia Institute of Marine Science research boat tours, “Butterflies in Flight,” hands-on displays, great food, and more!  All activities are free with parking.  Call the park office to reserve a VIMS boat tour. Read More »

Aug 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. To 11:45 p.m.

Join the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers for a night of wonder and discovery.  Away from the city lights, the broad cliffs above the York River are perfect for observing constellations, planets, and other features in the night sky. Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

  During the “Curator’s Artifact Tour,” senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display. Learn about the recovery, processing and conservation of these unique artifacts.  Children under 16 years […] Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park at Fort Eustis in Newport News. Concerts are open to the public. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band serves as an […] Read More »

Aug 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The Virginia Symphony, which includes about 10 members of William & Mary music faculty, will perform a free concert at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre. The concert, sponsored by William & Mary and the City of Williamsburg. Ben Rous will conduct a program with highlights of the 2014-15 season. Guests are invited to bring family and […] Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

The terms food and Williamsburg have been inexorably linked for more than 300 years. In fact, many experts credit the birth of the modern foodie movement to two men named Washington and Jefferson. To celebrate this rich tradition, we’re offering a full weekend of contemporary cuisine creatively prepared by our talented chefs and served in […] Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s a culinary revolution in the Revolutionary City! Colonial Williamsburg’s esteemed culinary brigade from our 10 restaurants invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of our colonial past, while savoring the complex flavors of today’s centuries-inspired cuisine.   Paid Event Ticket Required. Please call to make reservations or purchase ticket bundles: (855) 666-6248 965-7254 Read More »

Aug 29, 2014 at 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Yorktown Celebrates Arts Month “Opening Night” featuring a Gallery of Original Ceramics & Pottery accompanied by music, food & beverages, and a silent auction. This a fundraiser to support visual and performing arts in our community. $40 per person advance purchase, $45 at the door. Tickets available in the Gallery at York Hall or reserve […] Read More »

Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Aug 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Pre-concert starts at 6:00 PM

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

Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To 2:00 p.m.

Hike or paddle to the most remote and scenic public shoreline on the York River!  This ranger guided program will lead hikers, canoeist, and kayakers to the Riverview Overlook.  The hike is just over 8 miles with trails along the old Taskinas Plantation.  The paddle is over 6 miles on one of the most historic rivers […] Read More »

Aug 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Skillful picking and expert three-part harmonies are just part of what you can expect from the Whiskey Rebellion, who have been plying their brand of high-energy acoustic music across the Southeast for the last eight years.   Read More »

Aug 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. To 5:00 p.m.

This program combines the multi faceted history found in the park in days gone by.  Native American animal skins, Colonial games, a civil war soldier’s camp, and history hayride all come together to celebrate past cultures that lived and used these lands we now call York River State Park.  No cost.  Parking fee. Read More »

Aug 31, 2014 to Sep 9, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex con father, […] Read More »

Sep 1, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014 at Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm

Bill Campbell Art Porcelain is the special Pottery exhibit for the month. Campbell makes exquisite porcelain dinnerware for every occasion along with vases and containers for flowers, wall art and many other functional art pieces for everyday use. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month……Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, […] Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join musician and historian Carson Hudson as he uses the themes of patriotism, home, freedom, bravery, loss and hope, to explore the moving story of the catastrophe that overtook Williamsburg and America in the 1860s. Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014 at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Weekly Recurring

Discover the origins of music that we know and love as essentially American–much coming to us from distant shores. Each week, explore this fascinating musical history with performers. Learn about ethnic influences and a variety of different instruments. Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 2 – The Civil War in 7 Songs  Join […] Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

  Guests get an “inside the ropes” tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.  Enjoy “moments of discovery” and walk the ground once trod by Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. […] Read More »

Sep 2, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014 at Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Sun: noon-5:00 pm

An exhibit of original watercolors by Mary Pat Wilson and Lianne Lurie. M. Pat Wilson has had 2 of her lily paintings chosen to be Easter Seal Stamps. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month……Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demonstrations by M. Pat Wilson~ […] Read More »

Sep 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM -8:30 PM

York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring […] Read More »

Sep 5, 2014 at 5:00 - 8:30 PM

Mark your calendar for the Hog Wild for the Arts festival. More information will be updated when available. The City of Williamsburg created its Arts District in February 2011.  The District provides tax incentives and regulatory relief to qualified creative businesses and artists who do business in the District. Read More »

Sep 5, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014 at 10 am - 2 pm - Weekly Recurring

Colonial Williamsburg Company’s Executive Chef Rhys H Lewis, Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust, Williamsburg Lodge Executive Chef Anthony Frank, Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl and Traditions Chef Justin Addison, partner with our Historic Gardeners to give you a closer look into the historic gardens of the Revolutionary City with the Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting […] Read More »

Sep 5, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm each day

Learn how to bring new flavors into your kitchen with the use of herbs in this Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting. Williamsburg Lodge Sous Chef Ken Clasen will demonstrate step-by-step how to create new, flavorful dishes at home. Take a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that […] Read More »

Sep 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Our most popular event of the year is quickly approaching! After being inundated with phone calls for ticket requests, The Trellis Restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro, and DoG Street Pub, in  association with Williamsburg Occasions, are happy to announce Chef David Everett’s 4th Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner. Chefs David Everett, Scott Hoyland and Mark Thomas will be […] Read More »

Sep 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Sep 6, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

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 the Market Days website. Read More »

Sep 6, 2014 to Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Neurologist Kamal R. Chémali, MD, will be joined by Prisca Benoît, concert pianist, in a program sponsored by the Williamsburg Landing, Sentara Williamsburg and The Williamsburg Symphonia at the Kimball Theatre, Merchants Sq. This popular lecture has been presented throughout the nation at many medical symposiums dealing with cutting-edge research on the effects of music […] Read More »

Sep 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

 Neurologist Kamal R. Chémali, MD, will be joined by Prisca Benoît, concert pianist, in a program sponsored by the Williamsburg Landing and The Williamsburg Symphonia at the Williamsburg Regional Library, This popular lecture has been presented throughout the nation at many medical symposiums dealing with cutting-edge research on the effects of music on the brain. Read More »

Sep 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

During the “Curator’s Artifact Tour,” senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display. Learn about the recovery, processing and conservation of these unique artifacts.  Children under 16 years of […] Read More »

Sep 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Felice Bond, Historic Rivers Chapter Master Naturalist and expert photographer will show how to achieve “up close and personal” photographs of plants and critters.  The program is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.  Contact Karen Jamison, 880-1893, karenajamison@cox.net for information. Read More »

Sep 11, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM

What better way to have the family enjoy musical theatre together than with this extraordinary smash hit production that transforms the audience into a fantasy world! This Tony winning, all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular tells the story of a tribe of cats called Jellicles and the night they make the Jellicle choiceand decide which cat will […] Read More »

Sep 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM -8:30 PM

York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring […] Read More »

Sep 12, 2014 to Oct 3, 2014 at 11:15 to 11:45 am - Weekly Recurring

Nothing transports us back in time so vividly as music. Members of The Governor’s Musick share how they bring 18th-century music to life using period and reproduction instruments, facsimile scores, journals, inventories, letters, and colonial newspapers. Visit each Friday Sept. 12 – Oct. 3 from  11:15 to 11:45 a.m. ,Free parking behind the museum off Nassau […] Read More »

Sep 12, 2014 to Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with fresh figs, this is the Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting for you. Discover how to make the most of this summer’s harvest. Join Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Brust and learn the art of creating flavorful fig dishes at home. Take a 45-minute walking tour through our […] Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Do you like to wiggle? Join us to meet our hardworking earthworms—the Red Wigglers!  Explore the Worm Farm and learn what worms eat, how they breathe and how they help your garden.  Select a few new friends to observe, measure and add to your own mini worm farm to take home! Don’t miss the fascinating […] Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Stretching across Merchants Square sits a long table, draped in a simple white cloth and decorated with nothing but candles. Surrounded by only 150 seats, this table welcomes not only the guests who enjoy locally farmed foods, but the farmers responsible for feeding our community. Chef David Everett, Chef Scott Hoyland, Chef Mark Thomas and […] Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. To 10:00 a.m.

“Leave only footprints, take only photographs” during this ranger/photographer guided hike. Capture images of interesting wildlife and inspiring landscapes. Shutterbugs of all levels and all types of cameras are welcome. Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 to Sep 14, 2014

Nations Baseball was formed to bring together the best elements in youth baseball today. Teams compete in Metro, Select, Elite and Premier, leagues and tournaments around the nation with opportunities to attend World Series events in the most attractive locations in the country. Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Draw on the streets of New Town and win fun prizes! Read More »

Sep 13, 2014 at 9:30am - 5:30pm

Tim Seaman will play hammer dulcimer for guests from 1:30-4:30pm. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month……Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demos. by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during the month. Read More »

Sep 14, 2014 at 8:00 - 10:00 am

Start out the race wearing a plain white tee and end up with all the colors of the rainbow! Non-toxic, colored corn starch is thrown in the air throughout the race. Come run through New Town and have some Color Fun! The Williamsburg Trolley goes to New Town for every event! Williamsburg Area Transportation is […] Read More »

Sep 14, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Sep 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

Guests get an “inside the ropes” tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.  Enjoy “moments of discovery” and walk the ground once trod by Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. Tickets […] Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg celebrate the founding of the U.S. Constitution with “To Support and Defend,” the sixth annual event. Through powerful, moving music and the spoken word, the framework of our nation’s government and cherished founding document will be honored on the anniversary of its adoption. The program features a combined ensemble comprised […] 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. A related “Community Day” event on September 20 features tours of the special […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM -8:30 PM

York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Experience the versatility of a timeless southern favorite–peas!–in this Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting. Colonial Williamsburg Company’s Executive Chef Rhys Lewis will prepare a variety of field peas in new and creative ways. Take a 45-minute walking tour through our historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM

A member of the Colonial Beekeepers  Association, Pam Burton has kept bee hives on her property for many years, and enjoys seeing them at work.  With declining populations of these essential parts of our food chain, her talk will be informative and very timely.  For information, contact Pam Burton, pburton@ncsc.org. Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Highlighting “The Chesapeake Log Canoe”         Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.

Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us.  You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures!  Learn something new and exciting  as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and don’t worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak). Taskinas Creek  and the York River are so […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

“Ahoy Maties!” The show is a happy salute to beach movies of the 1960′s. There are villains (this time pirates), surfer boys, a beautiful mermaid, a talking octopus, and a legendary movie star. It doesn’t make a lot of sense but it will be a lot of fun with the audience joining in on a […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 10:30 am, 1 pm & 3 pm; 7 pm

Guests meet Governor William Berkeley to hear an accounting of his time in Virginia and the unhappy circumstances that led to the rebellion during the program, “Governor Berkley Laments the Rebellion”  at 10:30 am, 1 pm & 3 pm. During a special evening tour at 7 pm, “The Beginning, Progress and Conclusion of Bacon’s Rebellion,” […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 9:30am - 5:30pm

MARK STRANG  will present a wood lathe demonstration on turning wooden bowls from 10am – 2pm. Many other artists will be doing  art and fine craft on weekends during the month……Potter, Ellizabeth Krome,~ Potter, Tray Eppes~  Water color demos. by M. Pat Wilson~ Marilyn DeBlock, photographer, and many other artists will be on hand during […] Read More »

Sep 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

This Century Art Gallery (TCAG) will hold its fall fundraiser ArtSpeaks: Old and New.  TCAG is dedicating this event to the memory of local artist Polly Nunn, a longtime member, inspiring teacher and dedicated supporter of the Gallery. The Committee (pictured) is working hard to make this a gala evening of art appreciation and musical entertainment. […] Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us for four very special afternoon presentations: Tuesday, Sept. 23, Peter Pelham and Cuthbert Ogle: Rivals or Colleagues? Michael Monaco of The Governor’s Musik presents a lecture/performance highlighting the possible relationship or rivalry of two of Williamsburg’s 18th-century musicians, Cuthbert Ogle and Peter Pelham. Included in museum admission. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Music of Virginia: […] Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 at 7:30 - 9:00pm

Join us for a very special evening presentation.  Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. A special evening of music featuring The Governor’s Musick and original instruments from Colonial Williamsburg’s collection. Governor’s Palace, Colonial Williamsburg, $25 ticket required.   Enjoy […] Read More »

Sep 24, 2014 at 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. A rare musical event with members of The Governor’s Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. House of […] Read More »

Sep 25, 2014 at 7:30 - 9:00 pm

 Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. Take in the rest of the the festival events through Sept. 26: Friday, Sept. […] Read More »

Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne. Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM -8:30 PM

York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring […] Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 at 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburg’s Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Event in Colonial Virginia. The Governor’s Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow. Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014

National Softball Association Fastpitch Tournament- Williamsburg Fall Festival Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.

Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us.  You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures!  Learn something new and exciting  as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and don’t worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak). Taskinas Creek  and the York River are so […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 10:30 am - 12 noon and 4:30 to 6 pm - Anthem | 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – The Story of Our National Anthem |2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation | 7 to 8 p.m. The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 |The Star Spangled Banner and Music of the War of 1812 - $15 in addition to museum admission

A day of programs celebrating the 200th anniversary of the writing of our national anthem. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon  and 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Anthem This documentary tells the story behind the writing of our national anthem and the role of music during the War of 1812 with Q&A with the director, Mark […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Art of the Garden – Fall Perennials and Shrubs, Butterfly-friendly plants, Mums, Garden Artists & Crafters Native Plants, Perennials, Daffodils & Bulbs, Iris, Fall Mums, Garden Books & More! Cash, check, credit cards accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. Saturday September 27, 2014. Rain date will be Sunday September 28, 2014   […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014

This event will feature many different “tastes” including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational children’s activities.  The goal of the event is to create awareness for the James River Association and our important work […] Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 at 6:30-8:30pm

Yorktown’s art galleries, unique shops, museums and the Historic Freight Shed located on the Yorktown Waterfront will be filled with paintings and hand crafted artwork by the regions most talented artists.  Visit the artist and enjoy watching them work.  Restaurants will feature lunch and supper specials. Free admission. Read More »

Sep 29, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Opening Night Sensation, the first Masterworks concert of its 31st season, featuring concertmaster Akemi Takayama in compositions by Chausson (Poème) and Saint-Saëns (Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso). Also on the program are works by Rossini and Dvořák. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, returning for her 11th season. At […] Read More »

Oct 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM -8:30 PM

York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also only Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Enjoy fantastic sounds during this five- week concert series featuring three […] Read More »

Oct 3, 2014 at 6:00 - 9:00 PM

We had so much fun last year that we are going to do it again! Celebrate in Merchants Square with a blowout birthday bash on Duke of Gloucester Street! Music 7 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor concert with Right On Band-the world’s greatest 70′s party band. Food & Bar 6 – 9 p.m. […] Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Best of Virginia in Yorktown. The event will showcase some of Virginia’s finest wineries and promises to be the one of the biggest and best festival in Yorktown. Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or Shine. Riverwalk Landing. www.villageevents.org Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Each year, on the first weekend in October, AN OCCASION FOR THE ARTS brightens the streets around Colonial Williamsburg with a celebration of the Visual and Performing Arts.Art Show & Music Festival. Two-day event in its 46th year will again showcase superlative regional, national and international visual and performing artists. The youth art exhibit and […] Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014 at 10:00 am - 7:00pm

In conjunction with the Occasion for the Arts, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) will be open free of charge. Enjoy exhibitions of quilts, ceramics, furniture, silver, paintings, keyboard instruments and much more. Read More »

Oct 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

  Guests get an “inside the ropes” tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.  Enjoy “moments of discovery” and walk the ground once trod by Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. […] Read More »

Oct 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

  During the “Curator’s Artifact Tour,” senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display. Learn about the recovery, processing and conservation of these unique artifacts.  Children under 16 years […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeley’s hauntings, hor d’oeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.  Reservations required. Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 to Oct 11, 2014 at Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 5-10pm

Emerging designers, models, and artists from Virginia and around the world come together.   Highlights are the NY/European style runway shows as well as entertainment, exhibits, and  celebrations of all things fashion. Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

National Softball Association Fastpitch Tournament Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Yorktown Market Days features seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef and pork; fresh breads, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, cut flowers, organic and gluten free products, potted plants, coffee, jams & jellies; dipping oils and meat rubs; quality art, and live musical entertainment. We look forward to seeing you at Riverwalk Landing on […] Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014

Nations Baseball was formed to bring together the best elements in youth baseball today. Teams compete in Metro, Select, Elite and Premier, leagues and tournaments around the nation with opportunities to attend World Series events in the most attractive locations in the country. Read More »

Oct 11, 2014

Featuring ten local restaurants, get a pre-paid ticket and have all-you-can-eat delicious chili! The Williamsburg Trolley goes to New Town for every event! Williamsburg Area Transportation is an inexpensive, fun, and efficient way to visit New Town and lots of other places in Williamsburg and James City County. Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

 In commemoration of Virginia Archaeology Month, guests meet the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists and learn about the discoveries made at the James Fort site during the 2014 field season. The day will also include historic trades demonstrations, living history programs and special tours.   Archaeology Day is sponsored by The Edward Maria Wingfield Endowment Fund, established by […] Read More »

Oct 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Performances by the York Town Tea Players and The Fifes and Drums of York Town. . Free.  (757) 898.1936 Read More »

Oct 12, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Oct 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeley’s hauntings, hor d’oeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion.  Reservations required. Read More »

Oct 18, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Master Gardener Carol Fryer has designed rain gardens for James City County homeowners and developments, and will provide information about their construction in home gardens.  With Powerpoint slides and demonstrations, she will suggest suitable plants and locations in typical environments.  For information, contact Carol Fryer, 757-220-0759 or cfryer@cox.net. Read More »

Oct 18, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Military life and artillery demonstrations mark the 233rd anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. Yorktown Day on October 19 features a parade and commemorative and wreath-laying ceremonies in historic Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield. Read More »

Oct 18, 2014 to Oct 19, 2014

National Softball Association Fastpitch Tournament Read More »

Oct 18, 2014 at 12 and 2 pm

  Meet Don Diego de Molina, a Spanish commander, who was captured near a Virginia Fort in 1611. He will be allowed an interview with those wishing to meet him but beware – he is alleged to be a Spanish spy!  In June 1611, a Spanish warship anchored near the English Fort Algernon at Point […] Read More »

Oct 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 19th, 1781: - The surrender at Yorktown was a decisive victory by a combined force of American and French Army troops, led by General’s – Washington, and Rochambeau, over a British Army commanded by General Lord Cornwallis. This was the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War in North America. Annual Yorktown […] Read More »

Oct 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

Guests get an “inside the ropes” tour of the original 1607 James Fort, once thought lost to history.  Join Dr. William Kelso who led a team of Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists that found the original fort site in 1996.  Enjoy “moments of discovery” and walk the ground once trod by Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. Tickets […] Read More »

Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00-10:30 pm

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti is a gripping story of love, loss, and madness, set to exquisitely beautiful music.  It is based on a famous novel by Sir Walter Scott and is one of the best loved operas in world repertoire.  Live fully-staged opera in the intimate setting of the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, […] Read More »

Oct 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

During the “Curator’s Artifact Tour,” senior archaeological curator Bly Straube provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological collection which provides a glimpse of  the artifacts discovered at James Fort, most of which will never go on public display. Learn about the recovery, processing and conservation of these unique artifacts.  Children under 16 years of […] Read More »

Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00-10:30 pm

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti is a gripping story of love, loss, and madness, set to exquisitely beautiful music.  It is based on a famous novel by Sir Walter Scott and is one of the best loved operas in world repertoire.  Live fully-staged opera in the intimate setting of the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, […] Read More »

Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Oct 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Join members of the Pamunkey Tribe as they explore the past and present of Virginia’s native peoples during a special roundtable discussion. The 2014 World of Pocahontas programming commemorates the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ marriage and the seventeenth-century cultural exchange of the emerging Atlantic world.  Tribal members of Pocahontas’ natal community will provide perspectives on Virginia’s contemporary tribes, traditional […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM -12:30 PM - Weekly Recurring

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 to Nov 2, 2014

Nations Baseball was formed to bring together the best elements in youth baseball today. Teams compete in Metro, Select, Elite and Premier, leagues and tournaments around the nation with opportunities to attend World Series events in the most attractive locations in the country Read More »

Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

Explore the material culture and historical life ways 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. Aquintan and Kecotaughn, two of Pocahontas’ brothers, will be onsite alongside Englishman Capt. Edward Brewster. Female interpreters will demonstrate Algonquian cooking […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014 at House Tours 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Festival 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate the first English speaking Thanksgiving in the New World. Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, encampment, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt Woodlief and his men. No where […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Car Shows in the beautiful setting of Merchants Square have become a crowd pleaser.  Sponsored by the Colony Auto Enthusiasts, Merchants Square will showcase the inaugural Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering with a collection of antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square. The show includes Colony Auto Enthusiasts member cars, Featured Marque cars […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

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. Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Yorktown Market Days features seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef and pork; fresh breads, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, cut flowers, organic and gluten free products, potted plants, coffee, jams & jellies; dipping oils and meat rubs; quality art, and live musical entertainment. We look forward to seeing you at Riverwalk Landing on […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 11, 2014 at Check listing for times

Join us as we honor America’s veterans in a celebration of their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve our country. Immerse yourself in an 18th-century battle, take part in a military march, or witness armorers hard at work on this special weekend of remembrance.  Courage or Cowardice Become a member of the court in […] Read More »

Nov 8, 2014 to Nov 11, 2014 at check listing for specific times

Honoring Service to America—November 8–11, 2014 Join us as we honor America’s veterans in a celebration of their patriotism and willingness to sacrifice and serve our country. Immerse yourself in an 18th-century battle, take part in a military march, or witness armorers hard at work on this special weekend of remembrance. On to Yorktown and […] Read More »

Nov 9, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Nov 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

“Letters from War” is the continuing theme of the annual Veterans Day ceremony held in Historic Yorktown. Gather with members of the York County Historical Committee as they pay tribute to those who are serving, and have served, our nation in times of war. The service will be held in the Board Room, Second Floor, […] Read More »

Nov 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

After some brief remarks, prayers, and playing of “Taps” we will replace the flags of over 70 know veteran’s graves. including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Worlds Wars 1 & 2, Korea, Cold War, and Vietnam with ” Honors.”  Free. For more information please call . Read More »

Nov 15, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Without necessary components in their growing medium, plants cannot grow well.  This program is presented by Dr. Stewart Ware, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the College of William and Mary has received numerous awards and is widely published in peer-reviewed literature in botany and dendrology.  For information, contact Stewart Ware, 757 -565-0657 or saware@wm.edu. Open […] Read More »

Nov 17, 2014 to Nov 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #2, Classical Dreams, featuring works by Beethoven, Avison, Mozart and Sibelius. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Read More »

Nov 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney lends his vocal performance to Rainbow Puppet Production’s musical Toyland as the Master Toymaker! This upbeat and bouncy version of Toyland takes all of the musical and dramatic highlights of the story and blends them into a fast-paced puppet spectacular. Bo Peep has lost her sheep — could her […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Read More »

Nov 27, 2014 at 5K start 8:30 am, Kids race 9:30 Prince George Street, Merchant Square

This race celebrates a traditional holiday – highlighting the importance of involvement in our communities. A beautiful 5K in historic Downtown Williamsburg and through the campus of The College of William & Mary is the perfect venue for a great outing for the whole family. Events will be held for children and a raffle of […] Read More »

Nov 27, 2014

The holidays begin with the most American of meals—Thanksgiving. Enjoy a three-course meal in a historic tavern with traditional 18th-century trimmings or bring the entire family together for elegant contemporary cuisine in one of our hotels. Celebrate this special meal together and leave the stresses of cooking to us Read More »

Dec 1, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily . Closed Christmas and New Year’s days.

Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs and, from December 26 through 31, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of […] Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014

With an annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Market on Main Street, Lighted Boat Parade, Cookies with Santa, Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade, and Breakfast with Santa.  All holiday dates & times to be determined in the next month. For more information, including event details, times and fees, visit the website event calendar at www.visityorktown.org or […] Read More »

Dec 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM

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. 1:00 PM. Reservations required Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Holiday Pops, all your favorite music of this festive season. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. At the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square. Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 to Dec 9, 2014

Hosted by Virginia Legacy Soccer Club. December 7-9, 2014 atWarhill Sports Complex Teams are invited to register for the 2014 CCL College Showcase.  The Club Champions League Showcase features the top boys teams from the mid-Atlantic region and 15 of the top clubs in Virginia and Maryland. On show will be players that have not only […] Read More »

Dec 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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. Read More »

Dec 7, 2014

Light Up Your Evening In the 18th century, a special occasion was celebrated with fireworks, bonfires, and the lighting of candles in the windows or cupolas of public buildings and private homes. Today, this tradition lives on. Celebrate as live musical performances and a dazzling display of fireworks cap off a weekend of holiday events. Read More »

Dec 8, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Holiday Entertainment each weekend in December, and daily beginning December 8. Merchants Square will again host festive holiday entertainment, including strolling musicians, Santa Claus and Father Christmas, and the family favorite “A Christmas Carol” in 30 minutes performed by the VA Theatre Machine.  Santa at the W&M Bookstore, Strolling Father Christmas, Strolling Carolers & Balladeers , Virginia […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM -12:30 PM

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Mission: To establish the weekly Williamsburg Farmers Market in Merchants Square for growers and producers of Virginia to sell fresh seasonal food and farm products directly to the […] Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

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

Dec 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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 13, 2014 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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. Free. Read More »

Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for this once-a-year, family-oriented breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children’s faces as they relay their Christmas wishes to Santa. Special treats for the kids. Seating is limited. Tickets Required. $. Read More »

Dec 14, 2014 at 11:00am - 5:00pm

Featuring  over 60 varied artisans & 2 stages of live music. Festival presented each month by the Blue Talon Bistro. Be sure to check out all of the artists coming to Prince George Street  for 2nd Sundays.  Click here! /upcoming-festival.html Read More »

Jan 15, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to channge)

A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding! This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! Written […] Read More »

Jan 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

A fast-paced adventure through the remarkable people and events that have shaped this part of American History. The show opens the door to 400 years of Black History in America. Nearly 20 historical figures and events unfold in this production, while audience volunteers join our actors on-stage to do everything from help Mae Jemison travel […] Read More »

Feb 25, 2015 to Feb 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia Masterworks Concert #3 –   Centuries of Musical Innovations, with guest soloist Paul Neubauer, viola. Featured music includes compositions by Haydn and Brahms. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium.   Read More »

Mar 12, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015 at Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm | Saturday & Sunday @ 2:00 pm (subject to change)

Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930′s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents after a disturbance at a music hall. Later that night, Annabella is murdered and Hannay […] Read More »

Mar 15, 2015 at 7:00 am

Take a tour of Newport News….marathon style! The inaugural Newport News One City Marathon takes to the streets on March 15, 2015. Runners will begin their journey in the stunning setting of Newport News Park where they will enjoy the allure of spring in a landscape as historical as it is beautiful. Event Details: The […] Read More »

Mar 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

This show contains the most hilarious renditions of some of the best from the Grimm Brothers iconic works. In this adventure, the engaging performers bring to life Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin and The Elves and the Shoemaker. This fairy-tale inspired production is loaded with audience participation and an endless stream of laughs – […] Read More »

Mar 30, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #4, Transitions to Jazz, featuring works by Bernstein, Schubert and Kurt Weill. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, in her 11th season on the podium. Read More »

Apr 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Side-by-Side, a joint concert with members of the Williamsburg Youth Orchestras, under the direction of Music Director Janna Hymes. This is a unique mentoring experience that provides an opportunity for young musicians to work and perform with the Symphonia’s professional musicians. Read More »

May 4, 2015 to May 5, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

 The Williamsburg Symphonia presents Masterworks Concert #5, The Exquisite Artistry of Zuill Bailey, cellist, who will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor. Also on the program are works by Stravinsky and Mozart. The Symphonia is conducted by Music Director Janna Hymes, completing her 11th season. Read More »

May 28, 2015 to Jun 13, 2015 at Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7:30 PM & Sat, Sun at 2:00 PM (subject to change)

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy — considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy — soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out […] Read More »

May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

Experience the thrill of man’s first powered flight as Rainbow Puppet Productions presents The Wright Brothers. We will follow the brothers from early childhood until the moment they make their first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It’s such a wonderful story with a very important lesson. Orville and Wilbur were successful because they […] Read More »

Featured Events

Dinos Live!

May 24, 2014 to Sep 1, 2014 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed

Jun 6, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

Rare 1730s Portrait on Exhibit of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo

Jun 14, 2014 to Aug 3, 2014 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. June 15 through August 15)