Events in Williamsburg, Va.

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

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Friday, July 21, 2017
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.

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Aug 26, 2017
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Williamsburg
July 21 - 23, 2017

A three day horror based event, complete with fun activities, exciting celebrity guests and a spooky good time! Best of all - all proceeds raised from this event will go to help families with severely ill children, women fighting breast cancer, and those children suffering burn injuries! (Children 10 years of age or younger are free with a paid adult admission.)

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg

Do you like things that go bump in the night? Do you like the feeling you get from helping others? If you answered YES to both of those questions, then this is the summer race for you. Come join Scares that Care for an evening 5k in Williamsburg where you are guaranteed to spot zombies along the course, monsters at the finish line and scary creatures roaming the post-race party with finisher medals for all 5k participants.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Williamsburg KOA Campground
July 21 - 23, 2017

Christmas in July: Have a holly jolly Christmas in July! The elves will be bringing the spirit of Christmas alive all across the campground. Enjoy the decorations, the lights, and the events as we bring some winter magic back to the Williamsburg KOA July 21st through July 23rd. Check out the Town Crier when you arrive for a full list of all the festive events we have planned.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 1 - 29, 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

Fri, June 30th: Planet Full of Blues 8-11pm

Sat, July 1st: Good Shot Judy 8-11pm

Wed, July 5th: Dear Hearts 7-10pm

Fri, July 7th: Hector 8-11pm

Sat, July 8th: Jonny Cardigan Band 8-11pm

Wed, July 12th: Ron Hamilton, Steel Drums 7-10pm

Fri, July 14th: Dharma Initiative 8-11pm

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jul 29, 2017
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
June 24, 2017, 8:30am - 10am
July 29, 2017, 8:30am - 10am
August 12, 2017, 8:30am - 10am
August 26, 2017, 8:30am - 10am
September 9, 2017, 8:30am - 10am
September 30, 2017, 8:30am - 10am

SUPing is a great way to improve balance, gain core strength, and connect with nature. Toss in a few OMs, some breathing and you have Stand-up paddle board Yoga.Practicing yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present in the moment.

Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - September 29, 2017, 8:45am - 10:15am

SUPing is a great way to improve balance, gain core strength, and connect with nature. Toss in a few OMs, some breathing and you have Stand-up paddle board Yoga.Practicing yoga on a SUP brings a whole new perspective to being fully present in the moment.

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
8:45am to 10:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 29, 2017
Peyton Randolph House
Repeats Daily.
June 16 - 30, 2017, 9am - 5pm
Repeats Daily.
July 1 - September 2, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Join Patriots at Play and create lasting memories for your family. Grab your tricorn hat and head to the Peyton Randolph House yard for interactive programs offering children a chance to immerse themselves in the 18th-century. Interactive, hands-on, activities.

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 30, 2017
Jamestown Settlement
Repeats Daily.
July 15 - 29, 2017, 9am - 6pm

Four hundred years after the 1617 death of Pocahontas in England, her image and legend live on. Using depictions of Pocahontas from across the centuries, Jamestown Settlement will present "Pocahontas Imagined," a special exhibition opening July 15 through January 28, 2018, that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jul 29, 2017
Prentis Store
Repeats Daily.
June 6 - 17, 2017, 9:30am - 2:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 9:30am - 10:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Do you have a future archaeologist in the family? Work alongside some of Colonial Williamsburg's experts as we excavate the cellar of Archibald Blair's 18th century store on Duke of Gloucester Street. This 55-minute program is offered multiple times each day to Colonial Williamsburg ticket-holders (or Good Neighbor Pass holders) ages 5-16. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Colonial Street entrance each day at 9 a.m. and ticketed guests may sign up for any of the sessions at that time.

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
9:30am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 17, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
Repeats Daily.
June 9 - 23, 2017, 10am - 7pm
Repeats Daily.
June 23, 2017 - July 13, 2018, 10am - 4:30pm

Dollhouses are some of the most popular miniature versions of the real world. On view is a museum favorite--the enormous Long Island Dollhouse made around 1900 which is fully furnished. The earliest dollhouse in the exhibit was made in 1820 for twin girls. Other houses include a house made in the Chesapeake around 1835 and a colonial revival house made around 1940. While young girls played house, what about young boys?

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Prentis Store
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 5 - 15, 2017, 3pm - 4:30pm
Every Monday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 20 - September 1, 2017, 3pm - 4:30pm

What happens when the digging is done? "DUG!" is a free-flow event that introduces visitors of all ages to artifact washing, ceramic mending, conservation, zooarchaeology, archaeological seeds, and more. A rotating schedule of hands-on activities and special guests make "DUG!" the perfect complement to "DIG!" offered earlier on the same site Monday-Saturday. If your knees aren't quite what they used to be, this is the way to embrace archaeology. Sit in the shade, and engage with our experts.

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 15, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 7 - 21, 2017, 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Come in from the heat to experience the changing tastes and styles of the 18th century presented by members of the Governor's Musick ensemble with a variety of Museum-inspired topical presentations.  Using multimedia and conversation inspired by the objects, art, and people represented in the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, performers will present a variety of topics, including how a new interest in nature inspired composers and burgeoning commercial industries, how classical music was

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Friday, ends on Jul 21, 2017
York River State Park
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 7, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 11, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 25 - July 23, 2017, 4pm - 5pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
August 6 - 27, 2017, 4pm - 5pm

Which came first, the gray fox or the red? Does a crab keep its shell forever? Can box turtles swim? For the answer to these and other questions about the natural world, dabble in discovery with our on site naturalist! NOTE: This program is cancelled on May 8th and June 19th.

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on May 07, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

"Death of a Dreadful Docent" is a new case that will introduce you to Bart Belcher, the museum volunteer and donor that everyone hates and for which everyone has a motive! Join the team to solve fictitious crimes, including a murder. View a crime scene, interview experts and suspects, collaborate with special investigators ... and explore the museum to find clues. Can you solve the mystery? Not for children under 10 years old.

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, July 21, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Dec 31, 2017
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
July 21, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you like tricks and treats? Do you like the feeling you get from helping others? If you answered YES to both of those questions, then this is the summer race for you. Join Scares that Care's Halloween in July for an evening 5K in Williamsburg and finisher medals for all 5K and kids fun run participants.

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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, July 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Sep 29, 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, July 21, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm

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