Events in Williamsburg, Va.

Greater Williamsburg has an event for every season. Visit us any time for year-round fun.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
September 8 - 22, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 22, 2017
Governor's Palace
Repeats Daily.
September 9 - 24, 2017, 10am - 1pm

Explore the palace home of Virginia's last royal governor on this interactive visit. This tour focuses on the governor's family and their time at the Palace and is best suited for families with young children (grades pre-K through 6). Space is limited. A free-reservation ticket is required in addition to the Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. Two 25 minute tours available daily.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 24, 2017
Andrews Gallery at The College of William & Mary
September 7 - 21, 2017, 10am - 5pm

Art Exhibition: "No Man's Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists" Featuring the works by these Contemporary Female Artists: Alix Bailey Nancy Morgan Barnes Victoria Barnes Caren Canier Ashley Cooper Tonya Gregg Haley Hasler Julie Heffernan Elana Hagler Diana Horowitz Lani Irwin Catherine Kehoe Heidi Leitzke Robin Meyer Jennifer Moses Erin Raedeke Giordanne Salley Kate Schneider Kyle Staver Amy Weiskopf A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is fr

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Hennage Auditorium
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - 28, 2017, 10:30am - 11:15am

During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry? 

Tour free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Sep 28, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
June 22, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
July 20, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
September 21, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join master storyteller Shel Browder for myths and stories about the men and women who forged the tools of war and peace, creating civilizations out of sweat and fire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron. (1 hour) 

Program included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Williamsburg Winery
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
August 24 - November 30, 2017, 5:30pm - 8pm

Every Thursday, join running enthusiasts from The Williamsburg Winery team on a 5K run/jog/walk through the vineyards at Wessex Hundred followed by food and drink specials at the Winery! The route is completely paved and is open to all fitness levels. There's no fee to participate.

Complete 5 runs and you'll receive a complimentary Williamsburg Winery Running Club T-Shirt! We'll run every Thursday through November (weather permitting).

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Nov 30, 2017
Water Street Grille
September 21, 2017, 5:30pm - 9pm

An intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, offering 20 micro brews and a delicious tapas menu. Your evening will feature Green Flash's Treasure Chest Beer, a Hibiscus IPA, and for every pint sold, Green Flash will donate a dollar to breast cancer . This promises to be an evening filled with conversation and libations overlooking the York River.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Secretary's Office
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - November 2, 2017, 6pm - 7pm

For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Nov 02, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
September 14, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 15, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 16, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 21, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 22, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 23, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement's re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort on six evenings – September 14, 15 and 16, and September 21, 22 and 23.

The historical outdoor drama, presented by The Guild of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, is sponsored by the 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, September 22, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
September 8 - 22, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 22, 2017
Governor's Palace
Repeats Daily.
September 9 - 24, 2017, 10am - 1pm

Explore the palace home of Virginia's last royal governor on this interactive visit. This tour focuses on the governor's family and their time at the Palace and is best suited for families with young children (grades pre-K through 6). Space is limited. A free-reservation ticket is required in addition to the Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. Two 25 minute tours available daily.

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 24, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Friday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
August 27 - September 29, 2017, 1:30pm - 3:45pm

What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum's ceramic storage vault.

Tour free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017
Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 29, 2016 - December 31, 2017, 5pm - 8pm

Every Friday at 5:00 pm the Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop hosts a free tasting. Featured breweries and styles vary from week to week so stop by every Friday to see what is highlighted. Escape the heat in the summer and cold in the winter; tasting will be here 52 weeks out of the year!

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Dec 31, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 30, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm.

Friday, 9/1: Good Shot Judy

Saturday, 9/2: Settle Down Jack

Friday, 9/8: Hector

Saturday, 9/9: Blue Ribbon

Friday, 9/15: Wampler Brothers

Saturday, 9/16: Jonny Cardigan

Friday, 9/22: Damn Jankes

Saturday, 9/23: Billy Joe Trio

Friday, 9/29: Chisman Creek

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 2017
York River State Park
May 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
June 23, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
July 21, 2017, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
August 18, 2017, 7pm - 10pm
September 22, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening with us looking at the night sky. For an added touch, we'll enjoy it from a canoe! Whether you're an expert on the stars and planets or a novice, you'll still enjoy this peaceful trip on the creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. Reservations are required

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Chowning's Tavern
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
June 2 - September 29, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Join friends on Friday nights in the garden of Colonial Williamsburg's Chowning's Tavern for Sunset Serenades, our weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Good food, good friends, and colonial-style libations.

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
September 14, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 15, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 16, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 21, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 22, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
September 23, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement's re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort on six evenings – September 14, 15 and 16, and September 21, 22 and 23.

The historical outdoor drama, presented by The Guild of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, is sponsored by the 2019 Commemoration, AMERICAN EVOLUTION.

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Yorktown Pub
Every Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 1 - 30, 2017, 9:30pm

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the 

month.  $  757.886.9964 or Yorktown Pub Website

Booked entertainment:

Fri, 9/1 Acoustic Therapy

Sat, 9/16 Red Light District 

Fri, 9/22 Johny Cardigan 

Sat, 9/23 Stuck on a Name 

Fri, 9/29 The Reef

Sat, 9/30 So Poz

Fri & Sat evenings without bands - TBA

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
York Hall
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 2 - 30, 2017

Come out during September to The Gallery at York Hall for our our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  We will be featuring Keith Shamburger, local potter.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale. Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday 1 to 4 PM. Closed Mondays  Free. Call 757.890.4490 for more information.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
April 29, 2017, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - October 28, 2017, 8am - 12pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days located on the Yorktown waterfront operates weekly on Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm with extended hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & 18, and Dec. 9 (No market May 6 & Oct 7).  Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
September 23, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by So’lach from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Berret’s Seafood is at the Chefs Tent. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

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