Festivals & Fairs

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Greater Williamsburg's fairs and festivals give visitors and residents the opportunity to celebrate craft beer, colonial history, nature, and more. During the summer come to the Butterfly Festival at the Botanical Garden and flutter around with over 200 butterflies. During the fall spend your mornings at Market Days where over 35 vendors come to sell fresh produce and other foods from 9 am to 1 pm. Beer lovers alike flock to Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, where they enjoy dozens of draft beers, flights, and live music. No matter the day, month or year you choose to visit, there's always an event happening in Williamsburg. 

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E.g., 07/26/2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Busch Gardens
July 3 - 4, 2017, 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 7 - August 25, 2017, 9:45pm

Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 25, 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, July 29, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
July 29, 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 Timothy Seaman from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Master Gardeners will hold an exhibit. Join the Power of Produce (POP) Club for a fun activity and 2 bite challenge (age 5-12.) The Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Yankee Candle Village
July 29, 2017, 2pm - 4pm

Grab your spoons and compete to eat! It’s Yankee Candle Village’s Ice ‘Burg Challenge, Saturday, July 29th at 3pm. Get your team of up to 4 ready to devour a 20-scoop giant sundae of Hershey’s Ice Cream! Only 60 bucks to enter and you get to choose a non-profit organization or charity to benefit. So even if your team doesn’t win your favorite charity will! The winning team of the Ice ‘Burg Challenge will receive a years worth of Ice Cream & Candles!

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 3 - 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 15 - August 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation under “Parks & Trails, Chickahominy Riverfront Park” for more information.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Jun 24, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Busch Gardens
July 3 - 4, 2017, 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 7 - August 25, 2017, 9:45pm

Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 9:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 25, 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, August 5, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
August 5, 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 Flute Frenzy from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Wessex Hundred is at the Chefs Tent. Join the Power of Produce (POP) Club for a fun activity and 2 bite challenge (age 5-12.) The Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
August 5 - 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Interact with over 200 butterflies at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event to visit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in fun educational programs. Learn first-hand about the life cycles of these beautiful insects! All ages welcome. Free; however a $5 donation is suggested.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 3 - 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 15 - August 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation under “Parks & Trails, Chickahominy Riverfront Park” for more information.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Jun 24, 2017
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
August 5 - 6, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Interact with over 200 butterflies at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event to visit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in fun educational programs. Learn first-hand about the life cycles of these beautiful insects! All ages welcome. Free; however a $5 donation is suggested.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Busch Gardens
July 3 - 4, 2017, 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 7 - August 25, 2017, 9:45pm

Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 25, 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, August 12, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
August 12, 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 the LCV Project from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Master Gardeners will hold an exhibit. Join the Power of Produce (POP) Club for a fun activity and 2 bite challenge (age 5-12.) The Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 3 - 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 15 - August 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation under “Parks & Trails, Chickahominy Riverfront Park” for more information.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Jun 24, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
2nd Sundays Williamsburg
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
June 11 - December 10, 2017, 11am - 5pm

Williamsburg's almost year 'round Art, Music and Street Festival ( presented by Culture Fix on the 2nd Sundays of March- December) featuring over 75 varied Artists, Artisans, Authors and at least 8 unique live music performances and performing arts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg. Festival is all ages friendly with caricature and henna artists, and children's activities and an art project and proudly features the best of local & regional musicians! 

Sunday, August 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the second Sunday of the month, ends on Dec 10, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Busch Gardens
July 3 - 4, 2017, 9:30pm - 9:45pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
July 7 - August 25, 2017, 9:45pm

Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 25, 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, August 19, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
August 19, 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 Stephen Christoff from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Join the Power of Produce (POP) Club for a fun activity and 2 bite challenge (age 5-12.) The Market accepts SNAP/EBT, credit cards, and W&M Express. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
York River State Park
Every Third Saturday. Repeats Monthly.
May 20 - August 19, 2017, 1pm - 3pm

A new way to find treasure.  Geocaching makes use of the Global Positioning System to help you find caches of park information and small gifts.  We will supply you with a GPS unit and the ranger will help you hike off of the beaten path for a unique discovery.  Please call for reservations.

Repeats every 1 month(s), on the third Saturday of the month, ends on Aug 19, 2017
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 3 - 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 15 - August 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek. Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation under “Parks & Trails, Chickahominy Riverfront Park” for more information.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Jun 24, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Williamsburg KOA Campground
August 25 - 27, 2017

Bigfoot Weekends: A strange creature has been seen roaming the woods and trails of our campground. Could it be the elusive Sasquatch? Come join us July 28th through July 30th and August 25th through August 27th to find out! Check out the Town Crier when you arrive for a full list of weekend activities and chances to see the mysterious creature of the forest

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:00am

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