Arts & Culture Events In Williamsburg

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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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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday - Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
April 3 - 25, 2019, 2pm - 2:30pm

A Bassett Hall interpreter guides your walk in the Rockefellers' garden, sharing stories about the family's spring and fall visits to Williamsburg in the 1930s and '40s and the flora and fauna they loved. You'll also learn about the landscape architect who designed the gardens, and the events that unfolded under the Great Oak.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Apr 25, 2019
Alewerks Brewing Company
189B Ewell Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
February 12, 2019 - December 29, 2020, 5pm - 9pm

Every Tuesday we bring out the turntable and flood the Taproom with sweet nostalgic tunes. Bring in your favorite vinyl records, and we'll give them a spin! It's a great way to hang out and talk music and memories with other aficionados and vinyl fans. Oh, and there's delicious beer on tap too. We start spinning at 5 pm in the Brewery Taproom, so grab your wax and head our way!

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Dec 29, 2020
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday - Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
April 3 - 25, 2019, 2pm - 2:30pm

A Bassett Hall interpreter guides your walk in the Rockefellers' garden, sharing stories about the family's spring and fall visits to Williamsburg in the 1930s and '40s and the flora and fauna they loved. You'll also learn about the landscape architect who designed the gardens, and the events that unfolded under the Great Oak.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Thursday, ends on Apr 25, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 27, 2019, 8am - 3pm

Beware of pillagers as pirates invade Yorktown Market Days. In this special extended farmers market, you can shop for fresh produce, enjoy seafood hauled in right off the ships on our local waters, and choose from a variety of fresh breads and pastries. We know all those mini-marauders are bound to work up an appetite as they explore the nearby festival and hunt down the treasure on their maps.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing & Watermen's Museum
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 27 - 28, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Step back into the Golden Age of Piracy as Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen's Museum are invaded by seafaring marauders. Landlubbers of all ages are invited to visit the Historic Yorktown waterfront April 27 & 28 to learn lessons and legends from pirates' lives in the 17th and 18th centuries. There will be hands-on activities, and a treasure hunt for the kids. Explore our pirate encampment, attend pirate school, and witness a pirate trial!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Merchants Square
Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
April 30, 2017, 10am - 5pm
April 28, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Join us for the 54th annual event! The Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg organizes its annual spring art show to benefit local not for profit organizations through grants and scholarships. The show, held in Merchants Square, attracts almost 250 applicants each year. Only 160 or so artists and craftsmen are selected to exhibit at the show.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Riverwalk Landing & Watermen's Museum
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 27 - 28, 2019, 10am - 5pm

Step back into the Golden Age of Piracy as Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen's Museum are invaded by seafaring marauders. Landlubbers of all ages are invited to visit the Historic Yorktown waterfront April 27 & 28 to learn lessons and legends from pirates' lives in the 17th and 18th centuries. There will be hands-on activities, and a treasure hunt for the kids. Explore our pirate encampment, attend pirate school, and witness a pirate trial!

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Williamsburg Tour Headquarters
Ford's Colony Country Club Williamsburg 23185

For 90 years the Williamsburg Garden Club has welcomed lovers of gardens and gracious living to tour the private living quarters and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg during the Garden Club of Virginia's Historic Garden Week.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Colonial Heritage Clubhouse
6500 Arthur Hills Drive Williamsburg 23188
April 30, 2019, 6am - 9am

Dinner Concert with the cast of Opera in Williamsburg's Magic Flute, in town rehearsing for the performance. You can get tickets to the dinner+concert ($52, choice of entree), or you can get tickets to the concert only. Cash bar available. Meet your fellow Opera-lovers and the superb artists who bring this masterpiece to us.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
6:00am to 9:00am
Friday, May 03, 2019
Governor's Palace
300 Palace Green Street Williamsburg 23185
May 3, 2019, 7pm - 9pm

Join us on May 3 for an immersive 18th-century garden party at the Governor's Palace. Hosted by President Thomas Jefferson, guests will enjoy traditional music, dancing, theatrics, games, libations, fireworks, and a special concert from Broadway legend Betty Buckley! All guests are encouraged to wear 18th-century attire (costumes available for purchase and rent). Must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Friday, May 3, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
May 4, 2019, 12pm - 6pm

Sample dozens of local craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ, and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing. Every year, the proceeds benefit the York Foundation for Public Education.

More details at 757.877.2933 or www.villageevents.org.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
May 5, 2019, 10am - 4pm

This annual juried art show at the Historic Yorktown waterfront will feature the work of more than 40 area artists, in a variety of media including paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass arts, photography, and more. Enjoy live music! Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Williamsburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred Williamsburg 23185
May 16, 2019, 10:30am - 12pm

This is chamber music as it was meant to be heard: the communion of gifted artists in an intimate, beautiful setting, among music lovers and friends. After the performance, patrons can mingle with the performers, a lovely postscript to a perfect concert experience. Dalí Quartet This engaging quartet, made up of world-class artists from Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the U.S., performs a lively mix of Latin American, classical and romantic repertoire.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Friday, May 17, 2019
Ferguson Center for the Arts
1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News 23606
May 17, 2019, 8pm - 10pm

Incidental music by Florent Schmitt Virginia Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, conductor Bill Barclay, director As originally produced by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre A love story that lingers in myth and memory…and a score that enchanted audiences and then languished in obscurity…until now.

Friday, May 17, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 19 - August 31, 2019, 10am - 12pm

Come make your own theorem piece of folk art in the cottage at Bassett Hall. Tour the House and see the theorems, a favorite folk art form collected by Abby A. Rockefeller. Family members will have an opportunity to create a piece of folk art to take home. Tour Bassett Hall and then drop in at the cottage to learn about theorems and make your own to take home. Theorems were a favorite form of folk art that Abby Aldrich Rockefeller chose for this special home.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 19 - August 31, 2019, 10am - 12pm

Come make your own theorem piece of folk art in the cottage at Bassett Hall. Tour the House and see the theorems, a favorite folk art form collected by Abby A. Rockefeller. Family members will have an opportunity to create a piece of folk art to take home. Tour Bassett Hall and then drop in at the cottage to learn about theorems and make your own to take home. Theorems were a favorite form of folk art that Abby Aldrich Rockefeller chose for this special home.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2019

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