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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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
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Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 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
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Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 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
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
Jamestown Beach Event Park
June 3, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
June 17, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
July 1, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
July 22, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
August 5, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
August 19, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
September 16, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am
September 23, 2017, 8:30am - 9:30am

Paddle Fit is a fun and challenging workout focusing on endurance, strength, core, balance and functional movement, a complete mental and physical workout on the water. By changing up routines and exercises you will see amazing transformations in both your body and attitude. Our Paddle Fit instructor will take you through an hour long fitness session on the water unlike any other. Paddle Fit is not your average workout, so if you don’t want to be average then come join us.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Virginia Living Museum
September 16 - 17, 2017, 9am - 4pm
September 23 - 24, 2017, 9am - 4pm

Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles at the Virginia Living Museum's annual fall plant sale. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Ford's Colony Country Club
September 23, 2017, 9am

Join Us for the 2017 Earl "Tuggy" Young Golf Tournament As Bacon Street Youth and Family Services celebrates our 46th year of service to the youth and families we are gearing up for the annual golf tournament! In memory of Earl "Tuggy" Young, this golf tournament is coming soon, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9 am at Ford's Colony Country Club.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am
York River State Park
May 13, 2017, 10am - 12pm
May 27, 2017, 10am - 12pm
June 10, 2017, 10am - 12pm
July 8, 2017, 10am - 12pm
July 22, 2017, 10am - 12pm
August 12, 2017, 10am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
September 9 - 30, 2017, 10am - 12pm

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 rich in their resources and we'll teach you ways to protect them.  Reservations are recommended.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 2017
The Mariners' Museum and Park
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 12 - September 30, 2017, 10am - 12pm

During this seven-week course, we'll teach the fundamentals of building a wooden boat model. Guests will receive a high quality boat model kit and all the tools necessary to build their first ship model! Classes will take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates: August 12, 19, and 26 and September 9, 16, 23, and 30. There will be no class on September 2 due to Labor Day weekend. Please plan to attend all 7 weeks if possible! Ages 12 and up.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 30, 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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 24, 2017
Yankee Candle
September 23 - 24, 2017, 10am - 4pm

Join us for a weekend of fun for the whole family! - Returning favorites are B1G1 FREE! Search our classic fragrances only found here in the Village. - 40% off select fall tableware and decor!

Enjoy VA's Finest! Food sampling by Gunther's Gourmet Groceries, LLC, The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, Blue Crab Bay Co. Specialty Foods Saturday will include live music by the Indigo Boys, face painting & balloon art by Ashley Pickin the Face Painter , raffles, and more!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Revolution Golf and Grille
September 23, 2017, 12pm - 5pm

High Street Festival (Plaza Azteca, Orange Theory, Movie Tavern and many others)
Come out to have "taste" preview all the incredible shops at High Street.
12-5pm
Free admission (-alcohol available for purchase)
**Fun activities for the kids
** Beer and Wine tastings (Alcohol for purchase)
** Pig Roast (BBQ samples)
** DJ MulliMulls
** Live Music

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
La Tienda Tapas Bar and Market
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 29 - December 30, 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain's wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry. No reservation necessary - just pop in anytime between 1:00-4:00pm. Wine selections change weekly. Must be 21 to participate, valid ID required.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 30, 2017

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