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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, September 21, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 16 - September 29, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Lineage began as an initiative to bring artists from New York and the the Northeast to Williamsburg, Va for a summer workshop exhibit curated by Sofia Zubi and Kenlontae' Turner and curatorial advisor, John Lee Matney.

Lineage, on one hand, is a study on how narrative elements connect and distinguish the works in the exhibit. How do works connect to the artists' personal stories as well as their personal mythologies and creative culture they are immersed in up in the North?

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - October 5, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy the cooler nights as we transition into fall with free Friday concerts by the river. Our exciting five-week series features local favorites who play a little bit of everything-jazz, country, swing, and big band. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are also permitted, so bring a picnic and enjoy supper and a serenade! Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500    

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Oct 05, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 14, 2018, 8am - 12pm
April 28, 2018
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - September 29, 2018, 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. Every Saturday, you'll discover something new!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 16 - September 29, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Lineage began as an initiative to bring artists from New York and the the Northeast to Williamsburg, Va for a summer workshop exhibit curated by Sofia Zubi and Kenlontae' Turner and curatorial advisor, John Lee Matney.

Lineage, on one hand, is a study on how narrative elements connect and distinguish the works in the exhibit. How do works connect to the artists' personal stories as well as their personal mythologies and creative culture they are immersed in up in the North?

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
September 22, 2018, 12pm - 9pm

Billsburg Brewery celebrates the 2018 Oktoberfest season with the release of our very first Oktoberfest Bier. Get your friends and family together and join us on our waterfront brewery and help us kick off the most wonderful time of the year! Prost!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
12:00pm to 9:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
September 22, 2018, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Get up close and personal with rarely-seen artifacts at The Mariners' Museum!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Monday, September 24, 2018
Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Fourth Monday. Repeats Monthly.
January 22, 2018 - 28, 2019, 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, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Monday of the month, ends on Jan 28, 2019
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 16 - September 29, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Lineage began as an initiative to bring artists from New York and the the Northeast to Williamsburg, Va for a summer workshop exhibit curated by Sofia Zubi and Kenlontae' Turner and curatorial advisor, John Lee Matney.

Lineage, on one hand, is a study on how narrative elements connect and distinguish the works in the exhibit. How do works connect to the artists' personal stories as well as their personal mythologies and creative culture they are immersed in up in the North?

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 16 - September 29, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Lineage began as an initiative to bring artists from New York and the the Northeast to Williamsburg, Va for a summer workshop exhibit curated by Sofia Zubi and Kenlontae' Turner and curatorial advisor, John Lee Matney.

Lineage, on one hand, is a study on how narrative elements connect and distinguish the works in the exhibit. How do works connect to the artists' personal stories as well as their personal mythologies and creative culture they are immersed in up in the North?

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - October 5, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy the cooler nights as we transition into fall with free Friday concerts by the river. Our exciting five-week series features local favorites who play a little bit of everything-jazz, country, swing, and big band. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are also permitted, so bring a picnic and enjoy supper and a serenade! Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500    

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Oct 05, 2018
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg 23185
September 28, 2018, 8:30pm - 10pm

James City County Parks & Recreation welcomes you to enjoy some of the great box office titles out under the sky for free! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. We’ll bring the stars! Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled feature: “Sing” (PG); movies subject to change. Weather permitting; please call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 if inclement weather is in the forecast. Info: 757-258-5020.

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
8:30pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 14, 2018, 8am - 12pm
April 28, 2018
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - September 29, 2018, 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. Every Saturday, you'll discover something new!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
345 W Duke of Gloucester Williamsburg 23185
September 29, 2018, 8am - 4pm

This event occurs alongside the Plein Air Art Show on Duke of Gloucester Street, in front of Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Artisans demonstrate their art or fine craft continuously throughout the event. All work must be of original art or fine craft that has been created by the applicant, or, in the case of certain reproduction processes, under the direct supervision of the applicant, and artisan must be able to demonstrate the process of the work during exhibiting hours.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
8:00am to 4:00pm
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
September 29 - 30, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Jamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and a film presentation.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 30, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
August 16 - September 29, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Lineage began as an initiative to bring artists from New York and the the Northeast to Williamsburg, Va for a summer workshop exhibit curated by Sofia Zubi and Kenlontae' Turner and curatorial advisor, John Lee Matney.

Lineage, on one hand, is a study on how narrative elements connect and distinguish the works in the exhibit. How do works connect to the artists' personal stories as well as their personal mythologies and creative culture they are immersed in up in the North?

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
September 29 - 30, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Jamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and a film presentation.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Sep 30, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
425 Water Street Yorktown 23690
September 30, 2018, 11am - 6pm

Marvel at some pretty amazing local talent on Sunday, September 30! That's when dozens of artists will display their work for the annual Yorktown Art Stroll. Not only can you visit the artists and learn more about their inspiration, but you can also sit and watch as some of them demonstrate their work in and around the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 05, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 7 - October 5, 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy the cooler nights as we transition into fall with free Friday concerts by the river. Our exciting five-week series features local favorites who play a little bit of everything-jazz, country, swing, and big band. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are also permitted, so bring a picnic and enjoy supper and a serenade! Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500    

Friday, October 5, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Oct 05, 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Merchants Square
104 N. Boundary Street Williamsburg 23185
October 6 - 7, 2018, 10am - 5pm

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2018! 

Each year, on the first full weekend in October, An Occasion For The Arts (AOFTA) provides a splendid celebration of visual, literary and performing arts in and beyond Merchants Square of Colonial Williamsburg.

The juried show brings the work of talented fine artists, lively performing artists, food and beverage tastings together for an event everyone in the family enjoys. Always our favorite weekend of the year!

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Merchants Square
104 N. Boundary Street Williamsburg 23185
October 6 - 7, 2018, 10am - 5pm

Celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2018! 

Each year, on the first full weekend in October, An Occasion For The Arts (AOFTA) provides a splendid celebration of visual, literary and performing arts in and beyond Merchants Square of Colonial Williamsburg.

The juried show brings the work of talented fine artists, lively performing artists, food and beverage tastings together for an event everyone in the family enjoys. Always our favorite weekend of the year!

Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Williamsburg Regional Library
105 Scotland Street Williamsburg 23188
October 9, 2018, 8am - 10am
November 13, 2018, 8pm - 10pm

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the acclaimed Schumann Quartett, Tuesday evening, November 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. 

Originally from Cologne, Germany, the Schumann consists of three brothers – violinists Erik and Ken, and cellist Mark and the Estonian-born violist Liisa Randalu. Formally in residence at Schloss Esterházy in Austria, they now have a residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre
515 Scotland Street Williamsburg 23188
October 9, 2018, 8pm - 10pm

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Prima Trio Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre.

Founded in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory, they triumphed at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
October 13, 2018, 8am - 3pm

It has become a community tradition to help kick off a season of cooler weather, changing leaves, and outdoor fun for the whole family. During this special market at the beautiful Historic Yorktown waterfront, shop more than 40 different vendors and artists fresh seafood and farm-to-table products; local honey, jams, jellies, and sauces; gourmet dog treats; homemade candles; artisan breads; flavorful pies and desserts; and so much more.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
Gallery at York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
October 13, 2018, 10am - 3:30pm

Come and meet local author, Chris Bonin. He will be discussing and signing his book "Virginia in war of 1812"  The gallery sells the work of hundreds of local artists and you'll find ever-changing art, jewelry, pottery, and more for sale. 

Visit often to see what's new! Tues.-Sat., 10 am to 4 pm; Sun., 1 to 4 pm. York Hall, 301 Main Street. Free. 757.890.4490

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

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