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., 10/14/2019
E.g., 10/14/2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - December 30, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am

Maritime Mondays are fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.

Monday, October 14, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 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.

Monday, October 14, 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.

Monday, October 14, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre
515 Scotland Street Williamsburg 23185
September 17, 2019, 8pm - 10pm
October 15, 2019, 8pm - 10pm
November 19, 2019, 8pm - 10pm
February 25, 2020, 8pm - 10pm
March 24, 2020, 8pm - 10pm
April 21, 2020, 8pm - 10pm

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Neave Trio, Tuesday evening, September 17 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. The Neave Trio has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting edge performances. and strives to champion new works by living composers and to reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations. For further information and tickets visit our website ---- chambermusicwilliamsburg.org

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
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.

Tuesday, October 15, 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 15, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 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.

Wednesday, October 16, 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 16, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 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 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601

Are you ready for a "wild" night of spooky animals, trail walks, pumpkin carving, pirates and princesses? Night of the Living Museum returns to the Virginia Living Museum for its 20th year on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This is a not-too-spooky Halloween event is for families with kids ages 12 and under. Come dressed as your favorite character or wild animal.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:30pm to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:30pm
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

Friday, October 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 3, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 17, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 7, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 21, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 5, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 19, 2019, 10am - 11am
August 16, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 6, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 20, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 4, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 18, 2019, 10am - 11am

Learn about the history and archaeology of Jamestown's churches and the crucial role women played in the excavations since 1897. This program includes an indoor lecture followed by a visit to the Jamestown Memorial Church (weather permitting) to view current dig sites. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org. Tickets also available for purchase in person or by calling 757-856-1250.

Friday, October 18, 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 18, 2019 -
12:00pm 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 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Nov 22, 2019
Dominion Energy Center
600 E Grace St Richmond 23219
October 18, 2019, 8pm - 11pm
October 20, 2019, 2:30pm - 5pm

Among the most acclaimed and performed operas of all time, Tosca is a volatile tale of romance, jealousy, intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Rome on the verge of military invasion.

Composed by Giacomo Puccini

Directed by Lillian Groag

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, October 18, 2019 -
8:00pm 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.

Friday, October 18, 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 18, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
October 19, 2019, 8am - 3pm

To many of you, October 19 is just another day, but for those of you who love history, you know it's one of the most significant "On this Day in History" moments for America.

This year, the anniversary of the Battle at Yorktown falls on a Saturday, and the entire town will be filled with programs and activities including a patriotic Yorktown Market Days. Come shop, celebrate, and enjoy special activities for the kids!

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
October 19, 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 19, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center
1000 Colonial Parkway Yorktown 23690
October 19, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Join in the festivities to commemorate the Siege at Yorktown in 1781-and the Revolutionary victory that paved the way for America and freedom. The day begins with a wreath laying ceremony followed by a patriotic parade down Main Street.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Yankee Candle Village
Yankee Candle Village Williamsburg 23185
October 19, 2019, 11am - 4pm

Costume Contest for 13 years & younger! Check Times As Follows:

-1pm-2pm Winner announced at 3pm

-Halloween Photos with Santa by Helen's Place Photography* 11am - 4pm

-Mad Science Cauldron Fun! 12pm-3pm

-Music Entertainment by DJ Kavon 1pm-3pm

-Pumpkin Painting*, caricature artist, raffles, kid-friendly games, 12pm-3pm

-Stilitwalker, Olpheist,& The Wood Spirit, 12pm-2pm

-Free Craft with Mrs. Claus, 11am-2pm

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
October 19, 2019, 12pm - 4pm

FOOD FIGHT!!!!! Battle of the Chefs at Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, on the anniversary of the 1781 Battle of Yorktown, October 19th from 12-4PM. This battle will include VIP audience participation, music, sailing ships, cannons and more. 'British' and American forces will battle three rounds with a shared pantry. But, none of the Chefs will know the meats they must cook with until the day iof the battle.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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