Find Arts & Culture Events

From in-studio artist demonstrations and art fairs to museum exhibitions and concert series, make an arts event part of your Williamsburg vacation. Stroll through Colonial Williamsburg and browse the plentiful antique shops and boutiques. Along Riverwalk Landing you can find live music and good dancing during the summertime. Each spring, alongside the many galleries, the Virginia Arts Festival is hosted in Williamsburg, showcasing local artists and their work. Take a break from the dancing and head over to one of the many museums in Williamsburg to expand your mind. 

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 5 - 31, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Times vary.

Fri 5/5 7pm-10pm- Billy Joe Trio

Sat 5/6 7pm-10pm- Planet Full of Blues

Fri 5/12 8pm-11pm- Dharma Initiative

Sat 5/13 8pm-11pm- Jonny Cardigan

Wed 5/17 7pm-10pm- Felicia Hoyos

Fri 5/19 8pm-11pm- Wampler Brothers

Sat 5/20 8pm-11pm- Andrew Ballentine

Wed 5/24 7pm-10pm- The LCV Project

Fri 5/26 8pm-11pm- Good Shot Judy

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 31, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
May 5 - 26, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Drop in to get a close look at "Printed Fashions." Then, peer into the textile study drawers to examine additional clothing and needlework from our collections. See a side of fashion others might miss.

Tour included in Musuem  Admisssion

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Kimball Theatre
March 12, 2017, 12:30pm - 4pm
April 8, 2017, 2:30pm - 4pm
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - June 8, 2017, 1pm - 9:30pm

In 1940 London, as the nation is bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin).

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2017
Kimball Theatre
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 1, 2017, 2pm - 9:30pm

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed, Taibei, a young lonesome Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a long and difficult mission: to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha's handprint. His journey turns sour as an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic yet dumb elf, Pu, soon decide to join him.

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
2:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 01, 2017
Watermen's Museum
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 5 - 26, 2017, 6pm - 8pm

Come and enjoy us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.  $  757.887.2641    

Friday, May 26, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on May 26, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Water Street Grille
Every Wednesday, Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 5 - 31, 2017

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Times vary.

Fri 5/5 7pm-10pm- Billy Joe Trio

Sat 5/6 7pm-10pm- Planet Full of Blues

Fri 5/12 8pm-11pm- Dharma Initiative

Sat 5/13 8pm-11pm- Jonny Cardigan

Wed 5/17 7pm-10pm- Felicia Hoyos

Fri 5/19 8pm-11pm- Wampler Brothers

Sat 5/20 8pm-11pm- Andrew Ballentine

Wed 5/24 7pm-10pm- The LCV Project

Fri 5/26 8pm-11pm- Good Shot Judy

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, ends on May 31, 2017
York Hall
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 15 - May 31, 2017

Celebrate Spring - Come and see beautiful handmade quilts by local quilters.  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. Tues - Sat 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1 to 4pm.  Free. 757.890.4490   

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on May 31, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 7 - 28, 2017

Celebrating our annual York County Middle School Art Show, May 7 - 28th at On the Hill Gallery. The work will be hung and displayed the same as in a professional gallery. The Middle School Art Show will be judged and awards will be given out the top three in their categories along with honorable mentions.  Join us for a reception May 7th from 2 to 4 pm.The public is invited.  Winter hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 PM and Sunday 12 - 5 PM. Free.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on May 28, 2017
The Mariners' Museum
May 27, 2017, 9am - 5pm

The America's Cup is the world's premier yachting race, a high-stakes "win-at-all-costs" international sailing competition. Join us as we open our newest exhibition, Speed and Innovation in the America's Cup, featuring one of Oracle Team USA's 72-foot catamarans. The exhibition will highlight cutting-edge technologies that allow these yachts to fly at near-highway speeds just above the water's surface.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
May 27, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
June 10, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm

The war for American Independence rages on! Join two women belonging to the army as they discuss loyalty to their country, their duty to their family, and what they are willing to sacrifice for everything they hold dear. (1 hour) 

Program included in Museum  Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Kimball Theatre
May 27, 2017, 1pm - 6:15pm
June 7, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:45pm
June 14, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:45pm

Enjoy this on the big screen one last time before it's locked away in the Disney vaults!  A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

PG-13/ 133 min

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 6:15pm
Kimball Theatre
March 12, 2017, 12:30pm - 4pm
April 8, 2017, 2:30pm - 4pm
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - June 8, 2017, 1pm - 9:30pm

In 1940 London, as the nation is bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin).

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
1:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2017
Kimball Theatre
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 1, 2017, 2pm - 9:30pm

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed, Taibei, a young lonesome Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a long and difficult mission: to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha's handprint. His journey turns sour as an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic yet dumb elf, Pu, soon decide to join him.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 01, 2017
Nelson House and York Hall
May 27, 2017, 4pm - 4:30pm
May 29, 2017, 11:45am - 12:15pm

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, May 27, 4:00 pm. Nelson House on Main Street.

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, May 29, 11:45 am. Memorial Day Ceremony, York Hall, 301 Main Street.

Free. Call for information 757.898.9418

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Hennage Auditorium
May 27, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Ever since men, and the occasional woman, have headed off to war, songs have been sung about the experience. Join Lynn and Barry Trott to explore songs of the soldier's life and the life of those on the home front, from the 17th century through the Napoleonic wars.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Kimball Theatre
March 12, 2017, 12:30pm - 4pm
April 8, 2017, 2:30pm - 4pm
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - June 8, 2017, 1pm - 9:30pm

In 1940 London, as the nation is bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin).

Sunday, May 28, 2017 -
1:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2017
Kimball Theatre
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 1, 2017, 2pm - 9:30pm

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed, Taibei, a young lonesome Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a long and difficult mission: to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha's handprint. His journey turns sour as an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic yet dumb elf, Pu, soon decide to join him.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 -
2:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 01, 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
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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on May 07, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
May 1 - 29, 2017, 10:30am - 11:15am

Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others. (45 minutes). 

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Monday, May 29, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on May 29, 2017
Nelson House and York Hall
May 27, 2017, 4pm - 4:30pm
May 29, 2017, 11:45am - 12:15pm

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, May 27, 4:00 pm. Nelson House on Main Street.

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, May 29, 11:45 am. Memorial Day Ceremony, York Hall, 301 Main Street.

Free. Call for information 757.898.9418

Monday, May 29, 2017 -
11:45am to 12:15pm
Grace Episcopal Church
May 29, 2017, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Grace Church Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 am. Ceremony followed by the playing of "Taps" and replacement of flags "with Honors" of the 83 known veterans. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. 757.898.3261

Monday, May 29, 2017 -
11:45am to 12:45pm
York Hall
May 29, 2017, 12pm - 1pm

York County Historical Committee Memorial Day Ceremony, 12 pm. Posting of colors, historical re-enactors, guest speaker, and the placing of flowers. York Hall, 301 Main Street.

Free. 757.890.3500

Monday, May 29, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kimball Theatre
March 12, 2017, 12:30pm - 4pm
April 8, 2017, 2:30pm - 4pm
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - June 8, 2017, 1pm - 9:30pm

In 1940 London, as the nation is bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin).

Monday, May 29, 2017 -
1:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2017
Kimball Theatre
Every Monday, Wednesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 21 - June 1, 2017, 2pm - 9:30pm

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer he just killed, Taibei, a young lonesome Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a long and difficult mission: to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha's handprint. His journey turns sour as an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic yet dumb elf, Pu, soon decide to join him.

Monday, May 29, 2017 -
2:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 01, 2017

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