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. 

E.g., 07/22/2017
E.g., 07/22/2017
Saturday, July 22, 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.)

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 12:00am
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, July 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 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?

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 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.)

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 12:00am
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?

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Grace Episcopal Church
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
July 2 - August 27, 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

Well known musicians and bands perform each Sunday including contemporary and country music, bluegrass, classic rock, modern hits, jazz quartet, Celtic music, traditional barbershop melodies and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack a picnic supper.  

Free. 757.890.4490

July 2 York River Concert Band

July 9 Chisman Creek

July 16 The Mullins Sisters

July 23 Runaway String Band

July 30 Something Different Duo

August

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Aug 27, 2017
Monday, July 24, 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?

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Watermen's Museum
Every Fourth Monday. Repeats Monthly.
March 27 - 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, July 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Monday of the month, ends on Dec 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 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?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
July 3 - 31, 2017, 10:30am - 11:15am

During this guided tour, learn how and why objects have been collected for Colonial Williamsburg over the years, and discover the circumstances that lead to the creation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. (45 minutes)

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:15am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Jul 31, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
July 25, 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. 

Program included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Hennage Auditorium
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
July 4 - 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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Jul 25, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 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?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
June 10, 2017, 11:30am - 12:30pm
July 26, 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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Merchants Square
July 26, 2017, 7pm - 9pm

Join friends in Merchants Square as local favorite Good Shot Judy takes the stage. Break out your dancing shoes as they're sure to start a party in the Square. Bring a chair or blanket and grab some dinner from one of our local eateries and spend the evening under the stars in Merchants Square.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, July 27, 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?

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
July 27, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Come out of the heat for Gaelic stories designed to cool you off while having fun. Master storytellers Shel Browder and Donna Wolf invite audience members on stage to act out the stories. You might find yourself playing the role of a dashing Celtic warrior saving his true love from an evil ogre during this interactive program for children of all ages.  

Program included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday, July 28, 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 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 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.

Saturday, July 29, 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, July 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 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?

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Hennage Auditorium
April 8, 2017, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
July 15, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
July 29, 2017, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

In June 1766, Virginia merchant Robert Routledge was stabbed in public by Colonel John Chiswell. Or was he? Was it murder or was it a tragic misfortune? Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia. (1 hour)

 

Program included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, July 30, 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?

Sunday, July 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 23, 2017
Grace Episcopal Church
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
July 2 - August 27, 2017, 5pm - 6:30pm

Well known musicians and bands perform each Sunday including contemporary and country music, bluegrass, classic rock, modern hits, jazz quartet, Celtic music, traditional barbershop melodies and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack a picnic supper.  

Free. 757.890.4490

July 2 York River Concert Band

July 9 Chisman Creek

July 16 The Mullins Sisters

July 23 Runaway String Band

July 30 Something Different Duo

August

Sunday, July 30, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Aug 27, 2017

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