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., 11/13/2018
E.g., 11/13/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Historic Yorktown
325 Water Street Yorktown 23690
November 17 - 18, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Historic Yorktown welcomes locals and tourists alike during its annual Open House Weekend. Several museums, restaurants, shops, and galleries will welcome visitors with refreshments and special sales and discounts. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
425 Water Street Yorktown 23690
November 17, 2018, 9am - 3pm

It's the weekend local residents look forward to all year! Historic Yorktown will kick off the Christmas season early, during its annual Holiday Open House Weekend, starting with Yorktown Market Days.

Stock up on seasonal produce, fresh meat, seafood, baked goods and local art during our extended market hours. Enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations from a local chef.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Historic Yorktown
325 Water Street Yorktown 23690
November 17 - 18, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Historic Yorktown welcomes locals and tourists alike during its annual Open House Weekend. Several museums, restaurants, shops, and galleries will welcome visitors with refreshments and special sales and discounts. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 22 - 24, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 24, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 22 - 24, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 24, 2018
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 22 - 24, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 24, 2018
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Sunday, November 25, 2018 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690
November 30, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk's office, decorated a cedar tree that stood at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets.

Friday, November 30, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
Every Monday, Saturday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
December 1 - 7, 2018

Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg's picturesque building exteriors and streets decked in their holiday splendor. Learn about the materials, construction techniques, and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Saturday, ends on Dec 07, 2018
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 1, 2018, 10am - 3pm

Whether you're searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself--you're sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main Street! This is one of the most anticipated Yorktown events every year.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690
December 1, 2018, 6pm - 8:30pm

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, December 02, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
Every Monday, Saturday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
December 1 - 7, 2018

Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg's picturesque building exteriors and streets decked in their holiday splendor. Learn about the materials, construction techniques, and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Saturday, ends on Dec 07, 2018
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, December 03, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
Every Monday, Saturday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
December 1 - 7, 2018

Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg's picturesque building exteriors and streets decked in their holiday splendor. Learn about the materials, construction techniques, and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Saturday, ends on Dec 07, 2018
Friday, December 07, 2018
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 17, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 18, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 23 - 24, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
November 25, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
November 30, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 1, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 2, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 8, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 9 - 14, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 15, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 16 - 21, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 22, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 23 - 24, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 28, 2018, 2pm - 10pm
December 29, 2018, 12pm - 10pm
December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
January 4 - 5, 2019, 2pm - 9pm

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual yuletide celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5.

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, December 08, 2018
Lumber House Ticket Office
Every Monday, Saturday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
December 1 - 7, 2018

Enjoy a guided look at Colonial Williamsburg's picturesque building exteriors and streets decked in their holiday splendor. Learn about the materials, construction techniques, and traditions of Colonial Williamsburg decorations.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Monday, Saturday, ends on Dec 07, 2018
Riverwalk Restaurant
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 8, 2018, 8:30am - 10am

Create special memories and start new family traditions during Riverwalk Restaurant's annual Breakfast with Santa. In addition to a delicious breakfast with kid-friendly menu items-enjoy fun activities, a greeting by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, and the reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Don't just bring your appetite!

Saturday, December 8, 2018 -
8:30am to 10:00am

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