Educational Events

Learn While Having Fun

Getting an education doesn't have to mean sitting in a classroom. In Greater Williamsburg, get your fill of knowledge from a variety of events and classes; sit in on jewelry making classes, or walk through a demonstration from colonial times. Get up close and personal with the wild animals of Williamsburg, or do it the old fashioned way with a sit in lecture on the history of wars in the US. There's a class for everyone here in Williamsburg. 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 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
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

James City County Parks & Recreation invites history buffs to join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those who lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a free presentation and book signing.

You'll get a glimpse of what 18th century life was like more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation in James City County. Info: 757-259-4022.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Freedom Park Interpretive Center
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

James City County Parks & Recreation invites history buffs to join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those who lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a free presentation and book signing. You’ll get a glimpse of what 18th century life was like more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation in James City County. Info: 757-259-4022.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
February 10, 2018, 3pm - 4pm
April 28, 2018, 3pm - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 3pm - 4pm

Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing. You'll experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. All ages welcome.

Info: jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation or call 757-259-4022.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Fourth Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
July 22 - October 28, 2018, 7am - 10am

Take to the Trail, and join members of The Hampton Roads Bird Club for a bird watching workshop! Learn how to identify local species, and learn about their natural history. Please meet at the Lions Bridge. Note, there is limited parking at the bridge. Additional parking is available at Harvey Field, located along Museum Drive, which is a half-mile walk from the Lions Bridge.

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
7:00am to 10:00am
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the fourth Sunday of the month, ends on Oct 28, 2018
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
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 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
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Yorktown Battlefield
1000 Colonial Parkway Yorktown 23690
September 29 - 30, 2018, 9am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, Colonial National Historical Park invites you to the historic village of Yorktown for a glimpse into its Revolutionary past.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Jamestown Beach Event Park
2205 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
September 29, 2018, 10am - 2pm

Family-oriented and environmentally focused, James RiverFest is a free event celebrating and building advocacy for the James River, a major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, and its environmental and cultural significance to our region.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Jamestown Beach Event Park
2205 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
September 29, 2018, 10am - 2pm

Family-oriented and environmentally focused, James RiverFest is an event celebrating and building advocacy for the James River, a major tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, and its environmental and cultural significance to our region. Hands-on educational activities for children, interpretive paddles hosted by the James River Association, a live archaeology dig and opportunities to reduce waste and improve water quality through innovative designs.

Free admission and free parking!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 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
Yorktown Battlefield
1000 Colonial Parkway Yorktown 23690
September 29 - 30, 2018, 9am - 4pm

Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, Colonial National Historical Park invites you to the historic village of Yorktown for a glimpse into its Revolutionary past.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday, October 01, 2018
James City County Marina
2054 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
May 1, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
June 5, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
July 10, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
August 7, 2017, 6pm - 8pm
September 11, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
October 23, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
May 7, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
June 4, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
July 9, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
August 6, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
September 17, 2018, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
October 1, 2018, 5pm - 7pm

Kayak historic Powhatan Creek beside historic Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife native to the Williamsburg area. Kayaks provided, and trips are guided by James River Association. Tours are limited to 16 people and you must be 16 or older.

To register visit jrava.org.

Monday, October 1, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, October 05, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Friday, October 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News 23601
October 6, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Butterflies are amazing creatures in so many ways - their vibrant colors, different shapes, sizes, and patterns and the important roles they play in nature's web of life.

Celebrate butterflies with added exhibits, live butterflies, and family-friendly activities.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, October 12, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Williamsburg 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
August 10 - 31, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 14 - 21, 2018, 10am - 4pm
September 22, 2018, 10am - 4pm
Repeats Daily.
September 28 - 29, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 5, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 12, 2018, 10am - 4pm
October 26, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Location: Inside James Fort, weather permitting

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Aug 31, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
October 13, 2018, 10am - 4pm

Explore archaeology and Jamestown's history through a variety of tours, activities, and encounters. Including: hands-on activities like pottery mending and a kid's dig box, specialty tours of the galleries and archaeological site, opportunities to speak with a working blacksmith and carpenter to learn about 17th century trades, or join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians, and more!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
326 West Frances Stree Williamsburg 23185
October 19 - 21, 2018

Ales through the Ages offers a journey through the history of beer with some of the world's top beer scholars. We will explore ancient ales and indigenous beers of the past, examine the origins of brewing and discover the ingredients brewers have used through time.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
Repeats Daily.
October 19 - 20, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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 19th year on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This not-too-spooky Halloween event is for families with kids ages 12 and under.

Friday, October 19, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 20, 2018

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