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., 07/22/2018
E.g., 07/22/2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Sunday, July 22, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 14, 2018, 8am - 12pm
April 28, 2018
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - September 29, 2018, 8am - 12pm

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. Every Saturday, you'll discover something new!

Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg 23185
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 3 - 24, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 15 - August 26, 2017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
June 9, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
June 23, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
July 14, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
July 28, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
August 11, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
August 18, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s'mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek.

Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation for more information.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Jun 24, 2017
Friday, August 03, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg 23188
August 3 - 5, 2018

A three day horror based event, complete with fun activities, exciting celebrity guests and a spooky good time! Best of all - all proceeds raised from this event will go to help families with severely ill children, women fighting breast cancer, and those children suffering burn injuries!

Children 10 years of age or younger are free with a paid adult admission.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Saturday, August 04, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg 23188
August 3 - 5, 2018

A three day horror based event, complete with fun activities, exciting celebrity guests and a spooky good time! Best of all - all proceeds raised from this event will go to help families with severely ill children, women fighting breast cancer, and those children suffering burn injuries!

Children 10 years of age or younger are free with a paid adult admission.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 14, 2018, 8am - 12pm
April 28, 2018
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - September 29, 2018, 8am - 12pm

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. Every Saturday, you'll discover something new!

Saturday, August 4, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
August 4 - 5, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Interact with hundreds of butterflies at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event to visit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in fun educational programs andcrafts. Learn first-hand about the life cycles of these beautiful insects! The event is free, however a $5 donation to help the garden grow is appreciated.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Aug 05, 2018
Merchant Square
401 W Duke of Gloucester Street, DoG Street Pub Williamsburg 23185
August 4, 2018, 7pm - 11pm

Whistle Belly is back and better than ever! This year's festival is moving to Saturday Night August 4th on Duke of Gloucester Street!

Crafted by DoG Street Pub & presented by the Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg.

40 breweries, 80 beers and delicious eats!

Drinks & all you can eat for only $50! Save up to $10 by purchasing in advance.

General Admission Tickets get access to the festival from 7pm to 11pm.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday, August 05, 2018
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg 23188
August 3 - 5, 2018

A three day horror based event, complete with fun activities, exciting celebrity guests and a spooky good time! Best of all - all proceeds raised from this event will go to help families with severely ill children, women fighting breast cancer, and those children suffering burn injuries!

Children 10 years of age or younger are free with a paid adult admission.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
5537 Centerville Road Williamsburg 23188
Repeats Daily.
August 4 - 5, 2018, 9am - 5pm

Interact with hundreds of butterflies at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event to visit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in fun educational programs andcrafts. Learn first-hand about the life cycles of these beautiful insects! The event is free, however a $5 donation to help the garden grow is appreciated.

Sunday, August 5, 2018 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Aug 05, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Sunday, August 5, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, August 06, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Monday, August 6, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Monday, August 6, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 09, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Thursday, August 9, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, August 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
Every Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 1pm - 3pm

Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.  Our rangers will lead you in discovering the variety of aquatic life in the York River with seine and dip nets.  Simply walk down to the Seining Beach and participate on your time. 

Friday, August 10, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, ends on Jun 10, 2018
York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg 23188
May 6, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
May 20 - June 10, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
June 24 - July 22, 2018, 4pm - 5pm
August 5 - 26, 2018, 4pm - 5pm

You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild "critter"!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the "friend".

Friday, August 10, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
April 14, 2018, 8am - 12pm
April 28, 2018
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 19 - September 29, 2018, 8am - 12pm

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. Every Saturday, you'll discover something new!

Saturday, August 11, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018

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