Seasonal Events

Visit Williamsburg has an event for every season and every taste in your travel group or family! Check out the event calendar to make sure you and yours take full advantage of what the Visit Williamsburg area has to offer!

What's Happening

E.g., 10/22/2019
E.g., 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Williamsburg Community Chapel
3899 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg 23185
October 22, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:45pm

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents the second Masterworks concert of the season featuring Music Director candidate, Paul Polivnick. The program includes Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 3 #2 in B flat; Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor featuring internationally acclaimed violinist, Chee Yun Kim; and Beethoven Symphony #7 in A major. Tickets start at $10 for Students & $38 for General Public.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:45pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 7, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 21, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 4, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 18, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 25, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
August 13, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 17, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 24, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 1, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 8, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 22, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 29, 2019, 10am - 11:30am

Join Jamestown Rediscovery's Emeritus Directory of Archaeology and Research, Dr. Bill Kelso, for an exclusive visit to the James Fort site. Listen as Dr. Kelso shares 25 years of historic finds and monumental moments that have made Jamestown a world-class archaeology site. Dr. Kelso will be available at the end of the program to sign and personalize his latest book, "Jamestown, the Truth Revealed," which will be available for purchase. Additional ticket required.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Duke of Gloucester St
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 8pm - 9:15pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not “orbs” on cameras, embark on a night you’ll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:15pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Tour Meeting Location @ Kimball Theater
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 10pm - 11:30pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not "orbs" on cameras, embark on a night you'll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 10, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
April 24, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
May 8, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
May 22, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
June 12, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
June 26, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
July 10, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
July 24, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
August 14, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
August 28, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
September 11, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
September 25, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
October 9, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
October 23, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm

This behind-the-scenes tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit Jamestown Rediscovery's archaeological laboratory and collection facility. Learn how artifacts are cataloged, analyzed, researched, and stored. This 90-minute program will focus on the archaeological collection consisting of more than three million artifacts that have been recovered since 1994. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Duke of Gloucester St
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 8pm - 9:15pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not “orbs” on cameras, embark on a night you’ll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:15pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Tour Meeting Location @ Kimball Theater
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 10pm - 11:30pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not "orbs" on cameras, embark on a night you'll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 20, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 21 - 22, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 27, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 28 - 29, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 4, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 6, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 10, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 11, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 13, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 17, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 18, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 20, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 24 - 27, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 31, 2019, 5pm - 10pm
November 1, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 2 - 3, 2019, 10am - 10pm

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns as one of the best Halloween-themed events on the east coast.  A heightened scare factor will creep into six ghastly haunted houses, six nightmarish Terror-tories™, hair-raising escape rooms and frightening shows. 

Beginning Sept. 14, Howl-O-Scream will kick off its 21st season with fresh new scares.

·        Jack is Back (Show) - This year marks the return of Jack is Back, the popular street-style disco dancing celebration.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
5:00pm to 11:00pm
Duke of Gloucester St
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 8pm - 9:15pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not “orbs” on cameras, embark on a night you’ll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:15pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Tour Meeting Location @ Kimball Theater
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 10pm - 11:30pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not "orbs" on cameras, embark on a night you'll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 12, 2019, 10am - 11am
April 26, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 10, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 24, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 14, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 28, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 12, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 26, 2019, 10am - 11am
August 9, 2019, 10am - 11am
August 23, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 13, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 27, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 11, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 25, 2019, 10am - 11am

Join Director of Archaeology David Givens as he presents forensic cases that the Jamestown Rediscovery team is investigating. From evidence of survival cannibalism and crippling disease to identifying James Fort's founding fathers, Dave will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the team solves colonial cold cases. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org. Tickets also available for purchase in person or by calling 757-856-1250.

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 20, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 21 - 22, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 27, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 28 - 29, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 4, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 6, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 10, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 11, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 13, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 17, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 18, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 20, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 24 - 27, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 31, 2019, 5pm - 10pm
November 1, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 2 - 3, 2019, 10am - 10pm

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns as one of the best Halloween-themed events on the east coast.  A heightened scare factor will creep into six ghastly haunted houses, six nightmarish Terror-tories™, hair-raising escape rooms and frightening shows. 

Beginning Sept. 14, Howl-O-Scream will kick off its 21st season with fresh new scares.

·        Jack is Back (Show) - This year marks the return of Jack is Back, the popular street-style disco dancing celebration.

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
5:00pm to 11:00pm
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Rd WILLIAMSBURG 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 6 - November 22, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

The Jamestown Get Down at Billsburg Brewery brings you live music every Friday night this fall from great local and regional bands. Every Friday, Sept. 6 – Nov 22 from 6-9pm, enjoy great live music outdoors on the waterfront of the James City County Marina at your favorite local brewery, Billsburg Brewery. Our taproom opens at noon, brewhouse garage door opens at 5pm for full pours of your favorite brews.

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Nov 22, 2019
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
October 25 - 26, 2019, 6:30pm - 9pm

A Halloween-theme museum night for elementary-school-age children and families returns October 25 and 26 to Jamestown Settlement with trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted houses and ships, and grisly games. The event runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night.

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 26, 2019
Duke of Gloucester St
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 8pm - 9:15pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not “orbs” on cameras, embark on a night you’ll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:15pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Tour Meeting Location @ Kimball Theater
424 W Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
October 1 - 31, 2019, 10pm - 11:30pm

If you want to experience a genuine ghost tour with real hauntings commonly experienced on tours, and not "orbs" on cameras, embark on a night you'll never forget. Join us on our nightly walk through haunted Williamsburg, VA with our licensed tour guides! Our stories are based on research, eyewitness haunting interviews, and a ghost story book connected to factual and historic events. Tours walk through the historic Colonial area of Williamsburg.

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
October 26, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
October 26, 2019, 9am - 3pm

Yorktown Market Days annual Paws at the River is designed to bring awareness to animal rescue organizations, and to help place adoptable pets in their "furever" homes. On this special day, the market fun will extend down to the green in front of the Riverwalk Landing businesses where you'll find artists, agility demonstrations, informational booths, and other educational opportunities!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Brass Cannon Brewing Co.
5476 Mooretown Rd Williamsburg 23188
October 26, 2019, 12pm - 10pm

Hello goblins and ghouls! Join us for our 2nd Annual Ghostoberfest, a charity event for Heritage Humane Society. From creepy decor to themed beers leading up to the event it's going to be SPOOKTACULAR year. Live music by Two if by Sea & Kevin Bleakley, costumes, dancing, tarot card readings, games and more are in store, so put on those witchin' hats and fly to the Cannon October 26th. See ya there!

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
October 26, 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Join historian Carson Hudson as he explores the often-misunderstood subject of witchcraft persecution in early Virginia. The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 has tended to overshadow the historical record of witchcraft persecution in other colonies.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
October 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2019, 10am - 4pm

The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland's Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
October 4, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 11, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 18, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2019, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Blacksmithing was one of the earliest trades to be practiced at Jamestown. Join Blacksmith Steve Mankowski for demonstrations and a discussion of the types of work that went on at the site of the original James Fort Forge.

Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
August 11, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 27, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
January 12, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
February 23, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
March 30, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
April 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
May 18, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
June 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
July 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
August 17, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 21, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 26, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 16, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm

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