Events in Williamsburg, Va.

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

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
September 11 - 25, 2017, 10:15am - 11:45am

Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited. 

$15 ticket required in addition to museum admissions.

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

9/11 – Ragdolls

Rip, tug and pull fabric to create "rags", then tie into a new doll friend. 

9/18 - Travel dollhouse

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
10:15am to 11:45am
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Monday, ends on Sep 25, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Every Monday, Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 25 - October 20, 2017, 4pm - 4:30pm

In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.  (30 minutes)

 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
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Monday, Friday, ends on Oct 20, 2017
DoG Street Pub
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
May 8 - December 25, 2017, 5pm - 9:30pm

We are a family and dog friendly, casual running club in the Colonial area. We meet every Monday at Chef David Everett's DoG Street Pub for a 5k fun run. Thanks to AleWerks Brewery the patio is reserved during every run for snacks and drinks after. Run starts at six o'clock pm!

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Monday, ends on Dec 25, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
September 11 - 25, 2017, 5pm - 5:45pm

Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour. (45 minutes) 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Sep 25, 2017
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
May 15 - October 30, 2017, 6pm - 7:45pm

SUPing Sisters is for ladies only! Sorry fellas!! We will meet every Monday at 6:00pm and paddle together for an hour and a half. Each week will be a different place to paddle and explore. This is a great way to work on your paddling technique and also to enjoy some company while paddling. This is NOT A LESSON so if you have never paddled before you will need to attend one of my paddle lessons before signing up for this event.
The cost for this event is $15.00

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:45pm
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Monday, ends on Oct 30, 2017
Watermen's Museum
Every Fourth Monday. Repeats Monthly.
September 25 - December 26, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm

Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.  7 PM - Storytellers Presentation.  8 to 8:30 PM - Audience Stories.

Monday, September 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Monday of the month, ends on Dec 26, 2017
Kimball Theatre
September 25, 2017, 8pm
September 26, 2017, 8pm

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its first Masterworks Concert of the 2017-2018 season, "From the New World." Music Director, Janna Hymes. Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin. Program includes Bounce (2013) by Adam Schoenberg, Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius, and Symphony No. 9 in E minor: "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
September 26, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kelly Kennedy and friend perform the lively dance tunes and haunting songs that have been part of Irish traditional music sessions for centuries. Enjoy singing along and stomping your feet to old and new reels, jigs and ballads from the shores of Donegal to the Irish American communities across America. (1 hour). 

Program free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Kimball Theatre
September 25, 2017, 8pm
September 26, 2017, 8pm

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its first Masterworks Concert of the 2017-2018 season, "From the New World." Music Director, Janna Hymes. Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin. Program includes Bounce (2013) by Adam Schoenberg, Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius, and Symphony No. 9 in E minor: "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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Wednesday, ends on Oct 25, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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 28, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Sep 28, 2017
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 28, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Thursday, ends on Nov 30, 2017
Historic Jamestowne
September 28, 2017, 6pm - 8:30pm

Join us on Thursday, September 28, for the Sixth Annual ShinDIG at Jamestown! Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue, and beautiful views of the James River. All proceeds benefit the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. The Williamsburg-based "Whoever Shows Up Band"-featuring Director of Archaeology, Bill Kelso, on banjo-takes the stage at the Dale House Café at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Thursday, ends on Nov 02, 2017
Friday, September 29, 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 29, 2017 - 12:00am
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Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
September 29, 2017, 10:15am - 11am

Discover the talent and explore the accomplishments of African-American artists and artisans in the 18th-20th centuries. This guided tour of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg showcases a variety of the folk and decorative arts they created, as well as art that depicts their lives. (45 minutes) 

Tour free with Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
10:15am to 11:00am
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 29, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:45pm
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Sunday, Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
March 9, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
April 3 - 24, 2017, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
September 29 - October 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Apr 24, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Every Monday, Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 25 - October 20, 2017, 4pm - 4:30pm

In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.  (30 minutes)

 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, September 29, 2017 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Friday, ends on Oct 20, 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 29, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
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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

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Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 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, September 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017

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