Events in Williamsburg, Va.

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

What's Happening

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
August 22, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Have you ever played the comb and paper? Have you heard of the sackbut, octave mandolin, or baroque guitar? Enjoy an hour with Stephen Christoff and hear some of the more unusual instruments the colonists used to make music. He'll even perform with a musical saw and musical bottles!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Riverwalk Landing
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
August 8 - 29, 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm

A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500

Aug 8  - U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band

Aug 15 - Blue Aces

Aug 22 - Rhythmn in Blue

Aug 29 - Premium Blend Jazz Combo

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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Tuesday, ends on Aug 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm.

Wed, 8/2: Caleb Folks Duo

Fri, 8/4: Mama Dukes

Sat, 8/5: Damn Jankes

Wed, 8/9: Ron Hamilton Steel Drums

Fri, 8/11: Hector

Sat, 8/12: Blue Ribbon

Wed, 8/16: Felicia Hoyos

Fri, 8/18: Good Shot Judy 9pm-12pm

Sat, 8/19: Elana and the Hot Mess

Wed, 8/23: Jonny Cardigan

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00am
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Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
July 12, 2017, 11am - 1:30pm
Every Wednesday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am

Take a guided tour of dog-related art and explore the lives of dogs as pets and workplace helpers in the 18th century. Learn about our folk art dog, Prince; artist William Hogarth's canine companion; and other dogs in art. 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
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Wednesday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
July 5, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
August 23, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Williamsburg is known for its 18th-century history, but what happened here during the Civil War? Join historian and author Carson Hudson for an illustrated lecture on a different aspect of Williamsburg's history. Learn about the Battle of Williamsburg, which took place on May 5, 1862. Book signing to follow. 

Program included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday. Repeats Weekly.
March 1 - December 27, 2017, 6pm - 7pm

Family fun 5k Run/Walk every Wednesday at 6:00pm that starts and ends at WSG with food and beer specials!  $  For details 757.369.5644 or WaterStreetGrille website

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Wednesday, ends on Dec 27, 2017
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Wednesday. Repeats Weekly.
June 7 - October 25, 2017, 6pm - 8:30pm

Stand up paddle boarding is becoming more popular each year.In the last several years millions of people have begun to enjoy paddle boarding, while standing (SUP). People now engage in stand-up paddling to enjoy the water, spend time with friends, and to improve their fitness level.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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Wednesday, ends on Oct 25, 2017
Merchants Square
August 23, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble returns to Merchants Square as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series. This dynamic big band ensemble features the best of the best enlisted musicians. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the smooth sounds and delicious fare from your favorite Merchants Square restaurants.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
August 3 - 31, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

Join a curator to learn about printed textiles for fashion and home on this interactive tour. How were printed fashions made in the 18th century? Discover some of the latest fashions for home back then.(45 minutes) 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
Virginia Living Museum
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
June 15 - August 31, 2017, 5pm - 8pm

Enjoy our Summer Nights every Thursday, when the museum will be open for extended hours. Stay late ‘til 8pm and enjoy live music, canoeing, human hamster balls, animal encounters, planetarium shows and family-friendly activities. Attend the education classes from our Naturally Speaking: Summer Family Series or museum collections team. Enjoy an evening stroll along the outdoor trail where animals will be out until 7:30pm. Grab dinner at the Wild Side Café with special family dining options.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Williamsburg KOA Campground
August 25 - 27, 2017

Bigfoot Weekends: A strange creature has been seen roaming the woods and trails of our campground. Could it be the elusive Sasquatch? Come join us July 28th through July 30th and August 25th through August 27th to find out! Check out the Town Crier when you arrive for a full list of weekend activities and chances to see the mysterious creature of the forest

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 2 - 30, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm.

Wed, 8/2: Caleb Folks Duo

Fri, 8/4: Mama Dukes

Sat, 8/5: Damn Jankes

Wed, 8/9: Ron Hamilton Steel Drums

Fri, 8/11: Hector

Sat, 8/12: Blue Ribbon

Wed, 8/16: Felicia Hoyos

Fri, 8/18: Good Shot Judy 9pm-12pm

Sat, 8/19: Elana and the Hot Mess

Wed, 8/23: Jonny Cardigan

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Aug 30, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 4 - 25, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am

On a guided tour be inspired by innovative and imaginative folk art, then create your own work of art to take home. How were the folk artists inspired, and how will that inspire you?(1 hour) 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 25, 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, August 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Friday, ends on Dec 31, 2017
Watermen's Museum
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 4 - 31, 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Come and enjoy us every Friday evening in August for an evening of traditional and original folk music along the beautiful York River.  Catered by Carrot Tree Kitchens.  $  757.887.2641    

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
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, August 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
August 25, 2017, 9pm - 5pm

Free admission to National Parks and other Federal sites throughout the country. Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown

Friday, August 25, 2017 -
9:00pm to 5:00pm
Busch Gardens
July 3 - 4, 2017, 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 7 - August 25, 2017, 9:45pm

Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 9:45pm
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Friday, ends on Aug 25, 2017
York Hall
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 1 - August 31, 2017

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque 'Photography' exhibit.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.  Closed Mon.  Free. Call 757.890.4490 for more information.  

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
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Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2017
McReynolds Athletic Complex
August 26, 2017

The Tri-Club Bay River Classic Soccer Tournament Staff is pleased to announce Sports Williamsburg as a major sponsor again for this year's 2016 soccer tournament. Please visit their website at www.sportswilliamsburg.com for information. Greater Williamsburg – Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg – gives you the freedom to have fun, relax and satisfy your curiosity.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Busch Gardens
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 8 - August 26, 2017

In July and August, Busch Gardens® becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
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Saturday, ends on Aug 26, 2017
Williamsburg KOA Campground
August 25 - 27, 2017

Bigfoot Weekends: A strange creature has been seen roaming the woods and trails of our campground. Could it be the elusive Sasquatch? Come join us July 28th through July 30th and August 25th through August 27th to find out! Check out the Town Crier when you arrive for a full list of weekend activities and chances to see the mysterious creature of the forest

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Inside "The DoubleTree" by Hilton
August 26, 2017

Born in Philadelphia and raised in the south means nothing in the long run. Mike Albanese finds his humor from his everyday life experiences mixed with his internal struggle with health, crippling paranoia and his longing for that perfect girl who he will inevitably blow it with. Mike's humor might make you realize that maybe you aren't so strange after all.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00am

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