Festivals & Fairs

Annual Happenings Encourage You to Find Your Freedom

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., 11/25/2017
E.g., 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 25, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburgs Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by So’lach from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 23 - 25, 2017, 9am - 5pm

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

Saturday, November 25, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 25, 2017
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690
December 1, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm

A tradition that began in 1945 continues with the Yorktown Tree Lighting. Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. 757.890.3500

Friday, December 1, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 2, 2017, 10am - 3pm

Whether you are 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. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling entertainment and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Historic Main Street. Free. Vendor information [email protected] 757.877.2933

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690
December 2, 2017, 6pm - 8pm

Festively decorated sail and power boats compete for "Best in Show." The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances and complimentary hot cider. Yorktown waterfront. Free. 757.890.4970

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Sunday, December 03, 2017
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa Claus at the Mariners' Museum! We'll be listening to A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas reading by Santa and making ornaments and other holiday crafts! Admittance to this event also includes admission to the Museum for the day. Breakfasts will be held at 8AM and 10AM on December 3rd and December 10th. Tickets are $10 per person and $8 for museum members.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:00am
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 3, 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Christmas is alive at York Hall where children and parents can visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some tasty treats, and shop for holiday gifts in the Gallery at York Hall. Cameras are encouraged. The Gallery at York Hall is also a charming place to shop for the holidays. 301 Main Street. Free. 757.890.4490

Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Saturday, December 09, 2017
Merchants Square
Merchants Square, 402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
December 9, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Park for free this weekend! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by the LCV Project from 9:00 am until 10:00 am. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Restaurant
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 9, 2017, 8:30am - 10:30am

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, our special guests from the North Pole, for a kid-friendly breakfast. Experience the enchantment on the children's faces as they relay their Christmas wish list to Santa. Special treats for the kids. Riverwalk Restaurant. Seating is limited.

Tickets Required. $ 757.875.1522 

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
8:30am to 10:30am

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