Festivals & Fairs

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Greater Williamsburg's fairs and festivals give visitors and residents the opportunity to celebrate craft beer, colonial history, nature, and more. During the summer come to the Butterfly Festival at the Botanical Garden and flutter around with over 200 butterflies. During the fall spend your mornings at Market Days where over 35 vendors come to sell fresh produce and other foods from 9 am to 1 pm. Beer lovers alike flock to Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, where they enjoy dozens of draft beers, flights, and live music. No matter the day, month or year you choose to visit, there's always an event happening in Williamsburg. 

E.g., 02/19/2019
E.g., 02/19/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Jamestown Beach Event Park
2205 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
March 16, 2019, 10am - 2pm

Don’t miss the PAW-TY at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.! Grab your leash and your furry friend and join James City County Parks & Recreation for a great time! Admission is $5/car (cash or check). Family and dog-friendly activities, games, contests, fabulous food ($) and more awaits you! Merchandise ($) and community vendors will also be present.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690

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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:00am
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
Williamsburg Community Building
401 N Boundary St Williamsburg 23185
April 28, 2019, 12pm - 5pm

The 2019 Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft beers from at least 20 different breweries. Attendees will enjoy craft beer, live music and food will be available for purchase from Old City BBQ and PROST! food truck.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
May 11, 2019, 8am - 3pm

This special market will have you jumping for joy! Not only can you shop your favorite vendors and artists, but you can learn to improve your health with fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, and free health screenings. 

Riverwalk Landing.  Free.  More details at 757.890.3500 or www.yorktownmarketdays.com

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday, July 04, 2019
Historic Yorktown
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
July 4, 2019, 8am - 10pm

Independence Day in Yorktown is a free family-friendly celebration featuring a full lineup of events leading up to the big fireworks finale! The morning starts with a 8K Run and 5K Walk followed by a patriotic parade along Water and Main Streets. Throughout the day, you can lounge on the beach, jam to live music, visit local shops, and explore several museums. Evening activities include a bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic concert, and an amazing firework display over the York River.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 -
8:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg 23185
Every First Saturday of August. Repeats Yearly.
August 3, 2019, 8am - 10:30am

Do you like things that go bump in the night? Do you like the feeling you get from helping others? If you answered YES to both of those questions, then this is the summer race for you. Come join Scares that Care for an evening 5k in Williamsburg where you are guaranteed to spot zombies along the course, monsters at the finish line and scary creatures roaming the post-race party with finisher medals for all 5k participants.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 -
8:00am to 10:30am
Repeats every 1 year(s), on the first Saturday of August , ends on Aug 03, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Friday, August 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Friday, August 23, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Friday, August 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Friday, August 30, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Friday, August 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, September 01, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Sunday, September 1, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Monday, September 02, 2019
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Monday, September 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10am
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, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 25, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 26, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 27, 2019, 10am - 10pm

Howl-O-Scream features haunted houses, Terror-tories™ and scares in a perfect setting for the fall holiday. The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 6 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims.  Howl-O-Scream 2018 promises to be the scariest ever.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10am
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, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 25, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 26, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 27, 2019, 10am - 10pm

Howl-O-Scream features haunted houses, Terror-tories™ and scares in a perfect setting for the fall holiday. The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 6 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims.  Howl-O-Scream 2018 promises to be the scariest ever.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00am
Friday, September 20, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10am
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, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 25, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 26, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 27, 2019, 10am - 10pm

Howl-O-Scream features haunted houses, Terror-tories™ and scares in a perfect setting for the fall holiday. The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 6 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims.  Howl-O-Scream 2018 promises to be the scariest ever.

Friday, September 20, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10am
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, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 25, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 26, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 27, 2019, 10am - 10pm

Howl-O-Scream features haunted houses, Terror-tories™ and scares in a perfect setting for the fall holiday. The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 6 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims.  Howl-O-Scream 2018 promises to be the scariest ever.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm

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