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. 

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E.g., 06/24/2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center
110 Westover Ave. Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 1 - June 8, 2018, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's second 2018 Members Co-op Show opened on May 1 and is now underway through June 8. Featuring bodies of work of member artists and artisans, the show offers lots to see and take in – a variety of mediums and styles in the main and middle galleries. Meet the artists at a public reception with refreshments on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - June 23, 2018, 11am - 5pm

ALISON STINELY'S GILDED SPLINTERS In "Gilded Splinters," Alison Stinely utilizes various types of sculpting in collaboration with oil painting in order to create impactful pieces that are independent of a traditional frame. Stinely's work exudes a breath of life that it is everlasting, fantastical, and honest.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 23, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 12pm - 12:30pm

Discover whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, and textiles from Mrs. Rockefeller's collection on this guided tour. These pieces are the basis of the museum's original collection.

Guided tours by knowledgeable museum volunteers introduce you to the whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, textiles and more from Mrs. Rockefeller's original collection, with which the museum was founded.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday, Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 2:15pm - 3pm

Museum volunteers guide this in-depth tour of 18th- and early 19th-century furniture including rare baroque, rococo and neo-classical tables, chairs, chests, and desks. Programs and exhibitions at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
2:15pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, Thursday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
106 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday - Thursday, Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 3pm - 3:45pm

oin one of our knowledgeable American Indian Interpreters as they share a specific aspect of their traditional culture! Programs vary; Space limited. Sign up at the Delegation (magazine yard) beginning at 9:30am. No event ticket required. Included with admission.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
106 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 4:20pm - 4:40pm

Success on the battlefield depends greatly on the discipline of the soldiers and the order in which they execute their tactics and field maneuvers. Come witness a demonstration of these tactics that are crucial to success in combat.

No event ticket required.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
4:20pm to 4:40pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
114 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 6pm - 6:45pm

Everyone loves a haunted tale! Bring the entire family for all of the phantom fun with none of the nightmares. Enjoy this 45-minute tour of traditional ghost stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Separate Ticket Required.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
114 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 22 - 29, 2018, 7pm - 8pm

Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg's historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. For an engaging hour, listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night! This program is not appropriate for young children.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 29, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
220 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 7pm - 8pm

The ONLY Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour that takes you inside the historic buildings! This unique storytelling experience brings the past to life (and death) with ghostly tales of hauntings and horrors spun directly from 18th century sources.

Wear your walking shoes! This one-hour walking tour is not recommended for young children. Please check out the Official Ghost Walk Junior for the kids amongst you!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center
110 Westover Ave. Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 1 - June 8, 2018, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's second 2018 Members Co-op Show opened on May 1 and is now underway through June 8. Featuring bodies of work of member artists and artisans, the show offers lots to see and take in – a variety of mediums and styles in the main and middle galleries. Meet the artists at a public reception with refreshments on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - June 23, 2018, 11am - 5pm

ALISON STINELY'S GILDED SPLINTERS In "Gilded Splinters," Alison Stinely utilizes various types of sculpting in collaboration with oil painting in order to create impactful pieces that are independent of a traditional frame. Stinely's work exudes a breath of life that it is everlasting, fantastical, and honest.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 23, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 12pm - 12:30pm

Discover whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, and textiles from Mrs. Rockefeller's collection on this guided tour. These pieces are the basis of the museum's original collection.

Guided tours by knowledgeable museum volunteers introduce you to the whimsical and fascinating paintings, sculpture, textiles and more from Mrs. Rockefeller's original collection, with which the museum was founded.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
326 W Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Monday, Friday. Repeats Weekly.
May 25 - June 11, 2018, 4pm - 4:30pm

Walk and talk with the staff who researches and cares for antiques in the museums. In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Friday, ends on Jun 11, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
106 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 4:20pm - 4:40pm

Success on the battlefield depends greatly on the discipline of the soldiers and the order in which they execute their tactics and field maneuvers. Come witness a demonstration of these tactics that are crucial to success in combat.

No event ticket required.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
4:20pm to 4:40pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
114 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 24 - June 14, 2018, 6pm - 6:45pm

Everyone loves a haunted tale! Bring the entire family for all of the phantom fun with none of the nightmares. Enjoy this 45-minute tour of traditional ghost stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Separate Ticket Required.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
114 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 22 - 29, 2018, 7pm - 8pm

Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg's historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. For an engaging hour, listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night! This program is not appropriate for young children.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on May 29, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
220 W Duke of Gloucester St Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
May 23 - June 14, 2018, 7pm - 8pm

The ONLY Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour that takes you inside the historic buildings! This unique storytelling experience brings the past to life (and death) with ghostly tales of hauntings and horrors spun directly from 18th century sources.

Wear your walking shoes! This one-hour walking tour is not recommended for young children. Please check out the Official Ghost Walk Junior for the kids amongst you!

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 14, 2018
Water Street Grille
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 4 - 26, 2018, 8pm - 11pm

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11 pm

Fri 5/4- TBD (We had a cancellation)

Sat 5/5-TBD (We had a cancellation)

Fri 5/11- Red Light Distric

Sat 5/12- Fifty Thirds

Fri 5/18- Damn Jankes

Sat 5/19- Blue Ribbon

Fri 5/25- Jonny Cardigan

Sat 5/26- Cultivated Minds

 For details 757.369.5644 or Water Street Grille website

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, Saturday, ends on May 26, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 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, May 26, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 1 - May 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm

It's the longest standing exhibit at the Gallery and you don't want to miss the new additions for spring. Visit the Gallery to admire these beautiful handcrafted quilts. You'll also find a collection of new art, jewelry, pottery, and much more for sale.

The gallery sells the work of hundreds of local artists and you'll find ever-changing art, jewelry, pottery, and more for sale.  

Closed Mon. Tues - Sat 10am to 4pm, Sunday 1 to 4pm.  Free. 757.890.4490   

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on May 31, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg
109 N Waller St Williamsburg 23185
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 26 - June 9, 2018, 10am - 10:45am

The Governor's Music provides an experience for musicians of all levels playing chamber music with a professional group in a relaxed, private setting.

Guests ages 10 and up are invited to sign up for individual learning lessons on a spinet, a stringed instrument, or voice. The program time is split between a short coaching on the chosen instrument/musical selection (geared to your playing ability) and playing or singing the piece with members of the ensemble.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Jun 09, 2018
Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center
110 Westover Ave. Williamsburg 23185
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 1 - June 8, 2018, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's second 2018 Members Co-op Show opened on May 1 and is now underway through June 8. Featuring bodies of work of member artists and artisans, the show offers lots to see and take in – a variety of mediums and styles in the main and middle galleries. Meet the artists at a public reception with refreshments on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 08, 2018
Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery
5435 Richmond Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Thursday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 3 - June 23, 2018, 11am - 5pm

ALISON STINELY'S GILDED SPLINTERS In "Gilded Splinters," Alison Stinely utilizes various types of sculpting in collaboration with oil painting in order to create impactful pieces that are independent of a traditional frame. Stinely's work exudes a breath of life that it is everlasting, fantastical, and honest.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Jun 23, 2018

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