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Showing Results for: Sep 18, 2014 to Sep 18, 2015

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 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 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

Kabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji  characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre  known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography.  The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this  exhibition of Kabuki theatre woodcuts from the permanent collection. 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 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 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 »

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 »

Aug 1, 2014 to Sep 28, 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 August: ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings The Gallery at York Hall will host month long events to celebrate Arts Month this September.    […] Read More »

Aug 11, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014 at Docent led-tours are available every Saturday & Sunday The new tour schedule is as follows: 1PM (Saturday and Sunday)

Photojournalists from around the world point  their lenses at culture, ballot boxes and the pain of war.  More than four dozen stunning images  will be on view through September 28, 2014.   This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Diplomatic Courier magazine and curated  by Kathryn H. Floyd, Department of Government at The College of […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This collection of etchings, by the 17th-century  French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the  Museum.  A variety of series that Callot  completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one  of his best-known works, the etching of Saint  Amond. Shown in the Herman Print Study Room, the viewer […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of  a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the  Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent  collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection  of Francesco and Oletta Lauro.  Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca  Giordano are among the important […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

The paintings and watercolors in this  exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector  of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of  thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries,  and other public buildings.  This  collection of works, on loan from U.S. General […] Read More »

Aug 13, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition highlights the idea of the  beauty of nature in art, a key theme of 19th-century American  landscape painters. Generously lent from the Owens Foundation, works by Thomas Cole,  Robert Henri and Edward Potthast are among the artists represented. Read More »

Aug 26, 2014 to Nov 24, 2014 at Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm

New Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that artists Mary Montague Sikes and Kristen Dahms  will  be our new guest artists for three months beginning August 26th, 2014. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with an MFA in Painting, Mary Montague Sikes is a professional artist, published author, and art workshop instructor who creates […] Read More »

Aug 30, 2014 to Oct 11, 2014 - Weekly Recurring

We feature live jazz every Saturday night starting at 9:30pm in our bar although the bands are also visible (and audible) from our dining room. The Band Schedule is also on the website under events: August 30, Candela Jazz Quartet let by John Calisto September 6th–Good Shot Judy trio (W&M grads) September 13th–Emme St. James […] Read More »

Aug 31, 2014 to Oct 12, 2014 at 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

New Gallery at the  Municipal Building opens in time for Williamsburg Fall Arts. The series is called, The Lost Horseshoes, and the paintings relate to the early settlement of Virginia and the Society of the Golden Horseshoe. The works are interesting in composition, colorfully painted, and the story is interesting. The artist is Teddy Johnson, […] 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 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at Open daily 9:30 – 4:30

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, 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 tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.  Picnic area […] Read More »

Sep 1, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014 at Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 5pm, Sunday 12-5pm, or by appointment

New Town Art Gallery showcases original works by local Williamsburg, Virginia artists, and features a broad spectrum of traditional and contemporary paintings. A wide variety of media is represented including oils, watercolor, acrylics, pastels and mixed media. Unique jewelry and sculpture are also featured. Come visit our spacious gallery! In honor of Williamsburg Fall Arts, […] 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 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 2, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Tues-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun Noon - 5pm

See traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by leading Southern potters. From face jugs and other whimsical figures to utilitarian, but decorative, plates and bowls, these items showcase a variety of styles. This special exhibit brings together works by potters from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Read More »

Sep 4, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014

It’s true — one visit to the Revolutionary City hardly scratches the surface of all there is to do! With an annual pass, you can visit all year for one low price. See the seasons change, explore what’s new in our 35 historic sites and 22 trade sites, experience new exhibitions at the Art Museums […] Read More »

Sep 4, 2014 to Nov 15, 2014 at 7:00pm - Weekly Recurring

Witchcraft was real to Virginia’s early colonists. While several unfortunate persons were prosecuted here as witches, the hysteria of Salem did not spread to Virginia. Find out how and why Virginia’s proceedings against those accused differed from Salem’s trials. Capitol.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Vouchers […] 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 Oct 3, 2014 at 12: p.m.

When Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier died in 1768, his will gave his slaves the right to choosetheir new masters. Bristol, given the choice, chose Thomas Everard. Find out why he chose Everard as his new master and find out more about the mindset of the people who were given a choice of who might own […] 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 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 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 Oct 26, 2014 at 10am - 10 or 11pm. (check website for schedule) - Weekly Recurring

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream® offers chills and thrills to guests brave enough to venture into this cursed park. Navigate through Wendigo Woods™, one of five Terror-tories™; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row™ or explore six haunted houses waiting for those daring enough to enter the park after dark. Be warned: at 6 p.m. Busch Gardens® becomes […] Read More »

Sep 17, 2014 to Oct 1, 2014 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm - Weekly Recurring

Wednesdays on Your Wheels, a youth mountain bike race series to be held at New Quarter Park, invites kids ages 3 to 18 to enjoy the park’s new mountain bike trail designed especially for children.  Registration begins September 4 and the series will be held on Wednesdays September 17, September 24, and October 1 from […] Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Organ Recital    Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with […] Read More »

Sep 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Organ Recital   Dr. JanEl Will, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with […] 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 »

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 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

5th Annual Tucker-Arnold Storytelling Festival and Retreat with Syd Lieberman, Sheila Arnold and Darci Tucker Syd Lieberman is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, author, award-winning teacher and highly sought-after storytelling festival teller.  He is known for telling many types of stories, and will present his highly acclaimed Civil War focused program, “Abraham and Isaac:  Sacrifice at […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm each night

 Chris Rich is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed comedian, comedy writer, author, and keynote speaker. She was born into an Irish Stew of very funny people: “My family were all long, thin, pale redheads. For Halloween, my mom used to make us tease our hair up and go out as a pack of matches.” Chris has […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 at 6-9 pm

Mark your calendar for this special music engagement to celebrate our one year anniversary! September 19 from 6 – 9, local music group London will be performing the hits of Tom Petty, The Beatles, Moody Blues and others on our softly lit patio. (We may even extend happy hour…) Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at 6:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, September 19th we are featuring a Happy Hour band called “London” from 6-9 on our covered patio. The music is the Beatles, Moody Blues, Tom Petty etc. This band has a strong local following will be a great way to start the weekend. And we will be extending Happy Hour until 8pm that evening only. We […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 at 6:00 - 8:00pm

The Hysterically Correct Pirate show is an exciting musical sail through pirate history and legend with the crew! Learn to talk, walk, work, play, and sing like a real pirate! With toe tappin jigs, delightful original songs along with the traditional songs of the sailors of the day, this entertainment is not to miss and […] Read More »

Sep 19, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

MAD about Chocolate features “Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy”, new art by Connie Desaulniers beginning Friday, September 19.   Bearing the color-saturated trademark of Connie’s art, the new paintings and sculptures include a series on Objects of Desire, plus other food and sculptural art.  Colorful fruit tarts, made with Williamsburg Farmers Market fruit and chocolate, will be created […] 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 to Sep 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

In connection with “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” special exhibition in partnership with The Mariners’ Museum, discover the progression of log canoes through the centuries during special exhibition tours, chantey musical performances, maritime programs, Powhatan-style dugout canoe demonstrations, period games and children’s crafts.     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 20, 2014 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Williamsburg Book Festival is a free event celebrating the written word and creativity. The Festival is made up of a book fair and a series of workshops. The book fair introduces area authors discussing and signing their books. The workshops focus on book clubs, the craft of writing, and the business of publishing. A […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 7:00 - 10:00pm

It’s Arts Month in Williamsburg! This year our PechaKucha Night will be under the plein air tent in Merchant’s Square, in front of the William and Mary Bookstore. Bring your chair and bring your curiosity. An evening of storytelling under the Plein Air Tent in Merchants Square. PechaKucha 20×20 is an international storytelling phenomenon that […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 7am-5pm

 Join us! Paint outdoors, promote your work and catch the excitement in Colonial Williamsburg as thousands of visitors enjoy Family Weekend at the College of William & Mary. The day-long festival will include a Quick Draw Competition for cash prizes and a Plein Air Show and Sell for artists to display and sell their work. […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 9am to 5pm, rain or shine.

This year’s festival will occur alongside the Plein Air Art Show, again on Duke of Gloucester Street in Downtown Williamsburg. Contemporary artisans take over Duke of Gloucester Street for a day-long festival to demonstrate their crafts and sell their handmade wares. Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 1-4pm

Come see special guest. Andrea Groft,  as she will be loom weaving. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works in […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Organ & Harpsichord Recital Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with […] Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 11am - 4pm

Arts and crafts, food, games, hayride, food, inflatables and much, much more! Scarecrow Stuffing, our featured activity, will be back again! Make the biggest, the best, and maybe the only scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Don’t forget your camera! Read More »

Sep 20, 2014 at 7:00pm

Rebellion will be the focus of a special evening tour at Historic Jamestowne on Saturday, September 20. The evening walking tour will take visitors through the colonial town site and present the events leading to the burning in September 1676 of Jamestown, the 17th-century capital of Virginia. This program marks the 338th anniversary of the […] 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 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Choral Evensong Canticles of John Rutter   Bruton Parish Choirs. Rebecca Davy, Director. JanEl Will, Organist Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in […] Read More »

Sep 21, 2014 to Sep 22, 2014 at Sat. 9am - 4 pm |Sun. noon to 4pm

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful plants and many other native trees, shrubs and perennials for a variety of gardening sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that […] Read More »

Sep 21, 2014 at 10:00am - 6:00pm

Ten local bands and musicians are scheduled to perform at the free event, hosted by the Watermens Museum. There will be music on three different stages throughout the day. Performers include the LCV Project, Fiddler’s Green, Shanty Grass, Carson Hudson, Cindy Warner and Friends, Janie Meneely, Dorian and Stephanie Cleveland, Frank Gleason, Mingo and the […] Read More »

Sep 22, 2014 at 11:00am - 2:00pm

How and when should America use force on the world’s stage? Retired four-star general and CEO Anthony Zinni discusses the decision-making process for taking military action, our current national ideology, and the interwoven relationship between politics and the military at this special luncheon and lecture event. Doors open at 11 a.m. for book signing, and […] 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 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Organ Recital  John Cannon, Organist from Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our […] Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 at 9 AM to Noon

This special workshop is for those interested in finding inspiration and using your skills to free yourself from the constraints of the usual “how to do it” approach to art or just learning techniques in art.  Leave your fears of failure at home. Think excitement and the joy of the act of applying paint to a canvas […] Read More »

Sep 23, 2014 at 1 PM to 4 PM

Does technology intimidate you?  Are you looking for creative solutions to improve your ability to share your artwork with more people and also increase your art sales?  This workshop will teach you how to share your work with potential buyers through your very own website, which is easy to develop and maintain with minimal cost.  […] 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 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Tenor & Lute Recital Songs of the English Renaissance      James Henderson, Tenor | Phillip Rukavina, Lute Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform […] Read More »

Sep 25, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. - Weekly Recurring

Can Sally resist the advances of the Squire and stay true to her Thomas until his return from the sea? Find out as member of The Governor’s Musick and guest performers join the four-member cast. Thomas Arne’s 1760 afterpiece Thomas and Sally or the Sailor’s Return was the first fully sung English play performed on […] Read More »

Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a special creative fundraising event and a night of painting to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. We provide supplies you make the masterpiece, we will provide acrylic paints, apron, brushes and a canvas. You will recreate our memory lane painting with the step-by-step guidance from our instructor. No experience required! RSVP. […] 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 26, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm each night

Nationally touring comedian Scott Long has been working non-stop for 2 decades. Seen on NBC and Fox TV and heard on 100?s of radio shows including the Bob and Tom Show, ESPN, Fox Sports, and the XM comedy channel.  For 10 seasons he was a writer of the sketches for the NFL pregame show on […] Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 at 7:30pm to 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and come listen to the enchanting sounds of pipa , a traditional Chinese music instrument. With over 2000 years of history in China, the lute-like pipa has the shape of half a pear and takes its name from “pi” and “pa”, “plucking forward” and “plucking backward”, respectively. Award-winning pipa-player, Zhiting Liu, will […] Read More »

Sep 26, 2014 to Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00am - 9:00pm

Get a jump on your holiday decorating and explore the new seasonal offerings at WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations. Stop by for demonstrations of ways to decorate your home in the spirit and style of WILLIAMSBURG. Find out about apple fans, bow making, tablescapes, and more. Meet Mr. Greenhow and a representative of our collectibles vendor Byers Choice. 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 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Featuring oyster’s from across our area and wine and beer from across Virginia. Oyster shucking demonstrations, oyster tasting lessons. Oyster shell recycling, music and other food available for sale Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 7pm | Doors open at 5pm

Parrots of the Caribbean – “#1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the Country…Bar None”. Buy your tickets online and save! No paypal account is needed: just click “Pay with a debit or credit card” on the paypal page and pay as a guest. Food and beverages will be available on site. No outside food allowed. […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Violin Recital  Lucy Manning, Violin | Rebecca Davy, Organ & Harpsichord Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014 at Sat: 9 am - 4pm|Sun: noon to 4pm.

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful plants and many other native trees, shrubs and perennials for a variety of gardening sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Williamsburg Botanical Garden Fall Fundraiser: The Art of the Garden Plant and Garden Art Sale. Plants include: Perennials and shrubs; Butterfly-friendly and Native Plants; Fall Mums and Pumpkins, Iris, Daffodil Bulbs and MORE. Local Artists and Crafters will display and sell their work.):  Rain Date: Sunday, Sept 28. Free Parking in Freedom Park. All proceeds benefit […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Oktoberfest – What is fall without Oktoberfest? Start your celebration a little early with this unrehearsed, fun-filled installment of Pints & Pairings. Join Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen for a journey through the tastes of German brews and Bavarian foods. Join our experts for a lively session that pairs some of the best […] Read More »

Sep 27, 2014 at 1:30am-8:00pm

Happy 200th Birthday, Star-Spangled Banner! Join us September 27 for a special day of concerts, lecture, and film celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. There’ll be something for everyone, including an interactive concert for families. Event ticket required; some events also require Colonial Williamsburg admission. Hennage Auditorium. Visit our website for a complete […] Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 at 11 am to 6 pm.

This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.  You will have an opportunity to meet the artists and chat with them about their […] Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 at 1 PM to 3:30 PM

In this new class, students will explore ideas that inspire and then learn how to utilize specific techniques to bring their ideas to life.  Water based media, such as watercolor, ink, coffee, patterned paper, color pencils, ink transfers, markers and soft pastels in any combination will be explored.  Students will be encouraged to break down […] Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 at 6:00 - 8:00pm

We provide all supplies. You will be using non-toxic, acrylic paints on a 16″ x 20″ canvas, We provide step-by-step instructions from professional artists. Take home your masterpiece at the conclusion of the event. Admission. Tapas menu and wine & cocktails offered at happy hour prices. Read More »

Sep 28, 2014 at 10am - 4pm

Come and celebrate arts month with our artists!  We will have two featured artist in the gallery, Shirley Whitnack with diverse photo images and Linda Miller with her botanical watercolor demos and print signing. Read More »

Sep 29, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Overture to Tancredi, Rossini; Poeme, Chausson, violinist Akemi Takayama; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Saint-Saens, violinist Akemi Takayama; Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Dvorak. Performances at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square begin at 8:00 p.m. Read More »

Sep 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Organ Recital   Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ […] Read More »

Sep 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

 “Why Yorktown: A Geologic Perspective.”  Dr. Gerald H. Johnson, College of William and Mary Geology Professor Emeritus, will discuss how the location and layout of Yorktown – site of the decisive battle of the Revolution – was determined by geologic factors.  Built next to a deep, navigable channel, the town rests on solid rock and […] Read More »

Sep 30, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Chocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters. Read More »

Oct 2, 2014 at 5-10 PM

An evening of art, wine tasting, meeting new friends and enjoying old friends as you are shuttled on deluxe chartered buses to locations in Merchants Square, City Square, the Bed and Breakfast District, The Arts District, and High Street. Coordinated by Williamsburg Celebrates Art and the Williamsburg EDA. Ticket prices are $40 and includes your […] Read More »

Oct 2, 2014 at 5:00pm-10:00pm

October 2nd, Williamsburg Gallery Crawl featuring Atlanta Artist Houston Llew and The Hark 5-10PM Read More »

Oct 2, 2014 at Art Gallery 8:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday 2014 Art Gallery Crawl October 2, 2014 - 5-10 PM view website for details

Bob Oller is our featured artist at Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance lobby gallery this month!  Williamsburg based artist and Alliance member, Bob Oller, creates a variety of paintings from whimsical trees, landscapes, and people to animals. The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance will also be a new location for the October 2, […] Read More »

Oct 2, 2014 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

OKTOBERFEST Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 6:30-8:30 pm (This Event is Weather Permitting) We’re doing it up right – with an Oompah band, Schnicklefritz & the Oompahs and German beers on Tap, and delicious German food on the Menu   It’s a rollicking good time on the patio. These oompahs know how to throw a party! 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 3, 2014 at 5-7PM

Join us for the opening reception of our Senior Sketchbook Exhibition displaying the artwork of William & Mary student artists. Enjoy conversation and refreshments. Open to the public; parking available in the lots behind the library. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu   Read More »

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

 Meet-and-Greet with Atlanta Artist Houston Llew. His glasses on copper creations, called Spiritiles, are one of our all-time best-selling lines and have become widely-collected in the area. Read More »

Oct 3, 2014 at 7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm.

Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 – 12, Treetop Junior is a fun family outing for Halloween. Imagine swinging through […] 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. Feel free to bring […] 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 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Art & Soul: Vintage Voices, 7-10PM. We are pairing Charleston Jazz Singer, Leah Suarez with Richmond artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold for a one-of-a-kind event under a tent on Prince George St. -tickets required – http://quirksofart.storenvy.com/collections/149505-gift-cards/products/2834928-art-soul-presale-ticket Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 at 3:30 at Shirley Plantation, continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood

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 4 & 13, 2014. The tour begins at 3:30 at […] Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurant’s wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun. Tickets at www.villageevents.org. Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014 at 11:30am - 4:00pm

Explore the Art of Taste while you enjoy the Art Show all day Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4 & 5. From 11:30 – 4:00 both days you can sample over 100 wines, handmade beers from 8 local craft brewers and an awesome selection of Virginia based spirits for artisan distillers. The experience wouldn’t be complete […] Read More »

Oct 4, 2014 at 12:00-6pm

  Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown – Advance tickets $25.00. Also join us for wine and dinner at Riverwalk Restaurant at 7:30pm – tickets $75.00 Read More »

Oct 5, 2014 at 4-6PM

William & Mary associate professor of history Ron Schechter will be discussing his new graphic history, Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness and Nationalism. Book signings and refreshments to follow talk. Open to public; parking available in the lots behind the library. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu Read More »

Oct 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

To be held at the Williamsburg Library on Monday, October 6th starting at 7.30 pm. The subject is “Faking it – A look at the History of Art Forgery” by Donald Schrader. This is the first of 4 lectures the gallery will offer this fall and is made possible through our partnership with the Library and […] Read More »

Oct 6, 2014 to Oct 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m - Weekly Recurring

Owen Murdock’s company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling show, but things aren’t going well. Everything that can go wrong, does!   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 7, 2014 at 6:15pm booking signing - Leacture starts at 7:00pm

Award-winning author Dr. George C. Daughan will discuss how the War of 1812 fundamentally changed the relationship between the United States and Great Britain, just as the War of Independence did, and how this led to the partnership between the two great English-speaking countries in the 20th and 21st centuries that proved of such benefit […] 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 9, 2014 to Oct 13, 2014 at 10:00am

Williamsburg welcomes The Wall that Heals to the lawn of the Public Hospital and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg at the southwest corner of Francis and Henry streets Oct. 9-13. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 9, with a welcome by the newly appointed president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Mitchell B. Reiss, […] 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 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

What a year 2014 has been for Adagio! The 2010 Vintage was awarded a Gold medal and a 94 pt. rating from the Beverage Testing Institute’s World Wine Championships, Gold from the International Winemaker Challenge, Silver from the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, and culminated with the receipt of the coveted 2014 Virginia Governor’s […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 at 6:00 - 9:00pm

We are pairing two of our favorite new artists for a special event at the store. Artist David Gildersleeve from Savannah, GA and Portsmouth ceramic sculptor, and W&M graduate, Mo Crone will be showcasing their work, taking custom orders, and signing pieces. Read More »

Oct 10, 2014

Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeley’s hauntings, hors d’oeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m.   The cost is $25.50 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations call 1-888-466-6018. Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Upon arriving at Monticello, her new home, Betty Hemings is reunited with Martha Jefferson. The young woman she raised will now be Betty’s new mistress! How will they deal with the new relationship? What harsh truths must they face that will forever alter the lives they once knew? Colonial Williamsburg admission pass required. Programs subject […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 at 7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm

 Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 – 12, Treetop Junior is a fun family outing for Halloween. Imagine swinging through a […] Read More »

Oct 10, 2014 at Visit website for times & ticket prices

The 3rd Annual Williamsburg Jazz & Wine Festival takes place October 10th – 12th, 2014, with three days of live jazz and wine appreciation during Columbus Day Weekend. This year’s theme is Taste The Groove’ featuring regional jazz artists, select wineries and food. WJW Festival is also teaming up once again with VA Fashion Week […] 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 11, 2014

Tournament-At-A-Glance: Double elimination. Mens/Womens Singles | Mens/Womens Doubles | Mixed Doubles 18-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70+ 70 player limit. Registration deadline: Sept. 26, 2014. Camping is available close-by at JCC Parks & Recreations’s Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Raindate October 12. Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 to Oct 11, 2014 at sunset, 7:30, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 p.m.

Free sky observing begins at sunset (weather permitting) at the Virginia Living Museum. Choose among four shows in the planetarium: the astronomy program “Virginia Skies” at 7:30 p.m., and the laser-and music shows “ElectroLaze” at 8:30 p.m., “Laser Doors” at 10, and “Dark Side of the Moon” at 11:30. All shows $6, or $10 for […] Read More »

Oct 11, 2014 at 4-7pm

This is the first New Town Chili N’ Tunes event featuring unlimited chili provided by local restaurants (Baker’s Crust, Center Street Grill, Hogarth’s, Honey Butter’s Kitcen, Opus 9, Sticks, Two Drummers Smokehouse, and Trader Joe’s) inside Legacy Hallbfollowed by a fantastic outdoor concert beginning at 7:30 by a Journey tribute band, Trial by Fire.  Your chili […] 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 12, 2014 at 10am - 5pm

A family friendly fun run through beautiful New Town, Williamsburg! 3.1 miles of extreme color stations and plenty of fun surprises before and after the event. We are proud to present the first annual Chalkapalooza 5k!   Be sure to register now at: http://www.familyfunrunsva.com/ The Chalkapalooza 5K is 3.1 miles of extreme color and extreme fun! We […] Read More »

Oct 13, 2014 at The tour begins at 3:30 at Shirley Plantation, continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood

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 4 & 13, 2014. The tour begins at 3:30 at […] Read More »

Oct 15, 2014 at 5-7:30 pm

New Town Art Gallery will be hosting a ‘curtain-raiser’ event  for Opera in Williamsburg’s upcoming production of Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’. Read More »

Oct 16, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015 at Tue - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM|Sat - Sun: Noon - 4 PM | Monday: Closed

Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995 October 16, 2014 — January 11, 2015 Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and  unique experience  in Williamsburg. From standing in awe of Old Masters like Titian & Velasquez, to soaking in the emotion of abstract expressionists like […] Read More »

Oct 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Dewey Decibel Concerts – LCV Project -  Join Louis C. Vangieri  for a delightful concert experience. He performs a blend of instrumental folk, country, swing, pop, traditional, soft jazz, bluegrass, classical, nostalgia and well-written original works. Cost: This concert is free charge and tickets are not needed. 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 17, 2014 at The tour begins at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy a walking tour to the Harrison graveyard with stories of Berkeley’s hauntings, hors d’oeuvres served at sunset and candlelight tour of the 1726 mansion. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m.   The cost is $25.50 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations call 1-888-466-6018. Read More »

Oct 17, 2014 at 7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm

Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 – 12, Treetop Junior is a fun family outing for Halloween. Imagine swinging through a […] 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 18, 2014 at 1-3 pm

Come see special guest. Bob Oller, as he will be sketching or sculpting. A Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing a variety of unique original works […] Read More »

Oct 18, 2014 at 7-8:30 pm

 Interested in music and Chinese culture? This unique performance is a must-see! Yue-Kiln Ceramic Music refers to a form of traditional Chinese music using ceramic instruments (known in Chinese as “ou”). The rare art has become a dynastic treasure since the 8th century, and is popular among commoners as well as the elite. The performance […] 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 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Live, fully staged opera with reduced orchestration; In Italian with English supertitles-  Lucia di Lammermoor is a story of love and heartbreak, brought to life by beautiful, touching music made famous by the likes of Maria Callas. Metropolitan Opera soprano Haeran Hong does justice to the title role, one of the most challenging in the […] 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 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Live, fully staged opera with reduced orchestration; In Italian with English supertitles- Lucia di Lammermoor is a story of love and heartbreak, brought to life by beautiful, touching music made famous by the likes of Maria Callas. Metropolitan Opera soprano Haeran Hong does justice to the title role, one of the most challenging in the […] Read More »

Oct 24, 2014 at 7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm

Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 – 12, Treetop Junior is a fun family outing for Halloween. Imagine swinging through a […] 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 25, 2014 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Great Pumpkin Tasting Join Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen for a sampling of the best pumpkin ales the East Coast has to offer. These exceptional beers will be paired with some of the best products from local farmers and artisan food crafters. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend […] Read More »

Oct 26, 2014 at 7 am, 8:30 am, 10:15am, 12 noon

The opening celebration occurs Sunday, October 26, when the Bishop of London, The Right Reverend and Right Honorable Richard Chartres, preaches at Bruton, located on Duke of Gloucester Street in the Historic Area of Williamsburg. Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, Va., will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its present church building with internationally-known guest preachers, […] Read More »

Oct 28, 2014 at 7:00pm

In a fully illustrated talk, Judy Anderson, social, architectural and cultural historian, will tell the story of fishing industry magnates and brothers-in-law Robert “King” Hooper and Colonel Jeremiah Lee – whose homes were outstanding and whose loyalties were divided during the American Revolution – in the midst of Patriot fervor in Marblehead, a thriving Atlantic […] 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 »

Oct 31, 2014 to Nov 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm each night

Comedian Landry: Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Landry first hit the stage in 2006, and has been on the fast track ever since. His charismatic style is kind of what you’d get if you mixed Charlie Chaplin with somebody who spoke; it would be just as physical, but in color. Landry is downright hilarious […] 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 1, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014 at Mon- atS 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sundays noon-5:00pm

Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Bob Oller is an artist specializing in paintings and sculptures. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists. Representing […] 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 2, 2014 at Noon until 4:00

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, 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 […] Read More »

Nov 2, 2014

Guest scholars and artisans join our Historic Foodways staff in this exploration of the customs, tastes, and history of this magical, revered food. Learn all the delicious details in the 400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisanal. Of course, you’ll also get plenty of opportunities to taste your share! The office of Conferences, Forums and […] Read More »

Nov 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

 Dr. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and professor of history at the University of Virginia, will challenge stereotypical explanations of Britain’s failure to win the American War of Independence.  The talk will offer a different explanation of Britain’s loss, commonly attributed to the […] Read More »

Nov 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

New West Guitar Group – Featuring John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein, New West Guitar Group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing classic popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New […] 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 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Named “Traditional Irish Band of the Decade” by the Irish American News in 2011, the Brock McGuire Band is fronted by two of Ireland’s most celebrated traditional musicians: button accordionist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire. The band also includes Garry O’Meara on banjo, mandolin and vocals; and acclaimed composer/arranger Denis Carey on […] 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 »

Nov 27, 2014 at Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 pm

Four-Course Dinner. $100 inclusive of tax & gratuity plus $25 for wine-pairing. Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 PM. Special wine list available for bottle purchases. Menu Coming Soon! Reservations required. Please call 757-941-0317. 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 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014 at HOURS Mon- Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm | Sun noon-5:00pm

Come see the works of local artist Fussell Turnage on display all month. Mr. Turnage is a local ceramic artist specializing in pottery. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American […] 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 6, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015 at Christmas tours are conducted daily from 9:30 until 4:30

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. Christmas tours are conducted daily from 9:30 until 4:30. The cost is $11 per person. Read More »

Dec 6, 2014 at Visit website for start time

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. 1:00 Refreshments served. The cost is $35.00 per person and reservations are required. To make reservations call 1-888-466-6018. 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 13, 2014 at visit website for starting times

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 in the manor house following the tour. The cost is $15.75 per adult and $12.00 per child (ages 6-12) The tour begins at […] 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 »

Dec 25, 2014 at Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 PM.

Four-Course Dinner. $100 inclusive of tax & gratuity plus $25 for wine-pairing. Two seatings 1:30 and 2:00 pm. Special wine list available for bottle purchases. Menu Coming Soon! Reservations required. Please call 757-941-0317. Read More »

Dec 27, 2014 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the traditional flavors of the holiday season with Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen. Discover some tasteful pairings of exceptional beers from Virginia’s breweries with products from local farmers and artisan food crafters. Must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and attend this event. Valid ID is required. (No infants or strollers […] Read More »

Dec 31, 2014

Toast the New Year at Wessex Hundred. More details to come… 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

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed

Jun 6, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014

The Taste Studio at Colonial Williamsburg – September Events

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

Reflections on Bacon’s Rebellion

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