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., 06/22/2018
E.g., 06/22/2018
Tuesday, May 22, 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, May 22, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 23, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 24, 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, May 24, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, May 25, 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, May 25, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Hwy Williamsburg 23185
April 27, 2018, 8:30pm
May 25, 2018, 8:30pm
August 31, 2018, 8:30pm
September 28, 2018, 8:30pm

Enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. All ages welcome. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Movie subject to change. Weather permitting.

April 27 - Despicable Me 3

May 25 - Coco

Aug. 31 - Moana

Sept. 28 - Sing

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:30pm
Saturday, May 26, 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, May 26, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 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".

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Hwy Williamsburg 23185
September 2, 2017, 7pm - 9pm
May 26, 2018, 7pm - 9pm
June 30, 2018, 7pm - 9pm
September 1, 2018, 7pm - 9pm

Sing the night away while enjoying the park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, May 27, 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, May 27, 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, May 27, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, May 28, 2018
The Virginia Beer Company
401 Second Street Williamsburg 23185
May 28, 2018, 3pm - 7pm

Join us in the beer garden for some acoustic jams from Billy Joe Daniel along with DJ Kudlz on Memorial Day Monday from 3-7 pm. The Virginia Beer Company will be opening at NOON for the day - plus Suck On This BBQ ALL DAY - so come out early, stay late, and enjoy some brews & tunes!

Monday, May 28, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
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, May 28, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 29, 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, May 29, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 30, 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, May 30, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, May 31, 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, May 31, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, June 01, 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, June 1, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 02, 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, June 2, 2018 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Sep 29, 2018
Freedom Park
5537 Centerville Rd Williamsburg 23188
June 1, 2013
June 2, 2018, 9am - 11am

Are you up for a trail adventure with your dog? Join us and the Heritage Humane Society for this self-guided adventure which starts off at one of the eight trails open for your exploration throughout the summer. June 2 is National Trails Day – get active with your pet! Pets and children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit heritagehumanesociety.org.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kingsmill Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
June 2 - 3, 2018, 10:30am - 9pm

Dates: June 2-3, 2018

Start Times:

Saturday 2-Day Route Richmond/Smithfield to Williamsburg: 7:30 AM

Saturday 1-Day Williamsburg Route: 10:30 AM

Sunday 2-Day Route Williamsburg to Richmond/Smithfield: 7:00 AM

Ready for the ride of a lifetime?

Saturday, June 2, 2018 -
10:30am to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Jun 03, 2018

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