Events in Williamsburg, Va.

Greater Williamsburg has an event for every season. Visit us any time for year-round fun.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Pumpkinville Farm
Repeats Daily.
September 23 - October 29, 2017

Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA, part of the Greater Williamsburg area. Pumpkinville is operated by a local family farm. Your family can pick their own pumpkins from their patch or choose from our large selection of pre-picked pumpkins in the yard. In addition to pumpkins, there is a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 29, 2017
York County Historical Museum
Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 2 - 30, 2017

The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis, October 19, 1781!  After the Yorktown campaign, he returned to France, became embroiled in the French Revolution, was imprisoned for more than five years, was released, and was then entertained in the United States like a rock star, at the invitation of President James Monroe, on his visit Aug. 15, 1824 - Sept. 7, 1825.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, Thursday, Saturday, ends on Oct 30, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
October 21 - 31, 2017

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects. A solo exhibition of Lew’s extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery Oct. 7-31. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
October 19 - November 10, 2017

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group. In 2010, after showing in Chicago, St. Louis and New York City, the show culminated at the College of William & Mary. Fortunately we have the opportunity, again, to experience their work in The Andrews Gallery, located in our Art & Art History Department.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
April 29, 2017, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 14 - 28, 2017, 8am - 12pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days located on the Yorktown waterfront operates weekly on Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm with extended hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & 18, and Dec. 9 (No market May 6 & Oct 7).  Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
October 21, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, pumpkins, fresh apples, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by Audio Portrait from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Williamsburg National Golf Course is at the Chefs Tent. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
October 17 - 31, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children's author Sean Kenney. The sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 84,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long dragonfly and more.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 31, 2017
The Mariners' Museum and Park
October 7 - 21, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Camera clubs provide an opportunity for photographers to reach a wider audience and to have their work criticized on its artistic and technical merits. Beginning in 1948, The Mariners’ Museum and Park and the James River Camera Club co-hosted an annual juried exhibition of marine photography each spring, in which amateur and professional photographers submitted their prints illustrating man's relationship with the sea.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
The Mariners' Museum
Repeats Daily.
October 7 - 21, 2017, 9am - 5pm

In February 2007, Newport News City Council affirmed Greifswald, Germany, as its third official Sister City. Sister City relationships offer the flexibility to form connections between communities that are mutually beneficial and which address issues that are most relevant for each city. This photography exhibition will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Newport News–Greifswald relationship. These photographs were created by eight photographers who live and work in the region.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 21, 2017
The Mariners' Museum and Park
Repeats Daily.
October 7 - 21, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Camera clubs provide an opportunity for photographers to reach a wider audience and to have their work criticized on its artistic and technical merits. Beginning in 1948, The Mariners’ Museum and Park and the James River Camera Club co-hosted an annual juried exhibition of marine photography each spring, in which amateur and professional photographers submitted their prints illustrating man's relationship with the sea.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 21, 2017
York Hall
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 7 - 28, 2017, 10am - 4pm

Enjoy 'Yorktown Art' Exhibit by local artists and relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale.  Free.  757.890.4490

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
On the Hill Gallery
October 7 - 21, 2017, 11am - 5pm

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre.  His art is detailed, focused and believable.  Over 40 Years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects.  A solo exhibition of Lew's extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery October 7-31st.  Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show Saturday, Oct 7 at 6-8 pm.  Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d'oeuvres.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Blue Building
Every Tuesday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
October 19 - November 9, 2017, 11am - 3pm

The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center's inaugural regional juried show is open to the public through Nov. 9. Gulay Berryman, owner of the award-winning Williamsburg Art Gallery, judged the show-which includes 81 pieces from 59 local and regional artists-and presented cash awards to the winners at the artists' reception preceding the exhibit's opening.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Nov 09, 2017
La Tienda Tapas Bar and Market
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
July 29 - December 30, 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain's wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry. No reservation necessary - just pop in anytime between 1:00-4:00pm. Wine selections change weekly. Must be 21 to participate, valid ID required.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 30, 2017
Nelson House
October 14, 2017, 1pm - 2pm
October 14, 2017, 3pm - 4pm
October 14, 2017, 11am
October 21, 2017, 1pm - 2pm
October 21, 2017, 3pm - 4pm

National Park Services is hosting two dramatic performances with questions and answer afterwards at the Nelson House. Seating is limited.   

Saturday, Oct. 14 - "If We Plain Girls Should Become Heroines" at 11:00 AM, 1:00 & 3:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 21 - "Tag, Rag and Bobtail: Women Belonging to the Army" at 1:00 & 3:00 PM

In the event of inclement weather all programs will take place in the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Jamestown Beach Event Park
October 21, 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Enjoy a "day at the beach" with a Halloween twist! Costumes welcome. Trick-or-Treating onsite for ages 12 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also enjoy hands-on activities, pumpkin carving and decorating ($), first-come, first-served while supplies last. Event also features music, games, food for purchase and much more!

In the event of inclement weather, call the Activities Hotline at 757-259-3232 for any changes in schedules.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
Repeats Daily.
October 15 - 21, 2017, 1pm - 1:30pm

Special Wolf Enrichment daily, 1 p.m. Come howl with the Virginia Living Museum's red wolves during National Wolf Awareness Week. The week is designed to dispel misconceptions about wolves and to teach about the important role these predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Oct 21, 2017
Jamestown Beach Event Park
October 21, 2017, 1pm - 4pm

Enjoy a "day at the beach" with a Halloween twist! James City County Parks & Recreation is offering a new event - Boo Bash at the Beach on Saturday, Oct. 21, 1-4 p.m. at Jamestown Beach Event Park. The afternoon features hands-on activities, music, games and pumpkin carving and decorating (first-come, first served while supplies last).

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
October 13 - 27, 2017, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Explore the exhibit "Printed Fashions" and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Tour included in Museum Admission

Museum Admission included in your Good Neighbor Pass

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Virginia Living Museum
October 20, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
October 21, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This family Halloween celebration at the Virginia Living Museum returns for the 18th year. This is a not-too-spooky event for families with children ages 12 and under. Discover pumpkin carving secrets. Enjoy live animal shows featuring fierce and not-so-fierce Halloween critters in the amphitheater. Learn the ways of spiders large and small and see an assortment of creepy crawlies. Visit the tooth fairyland, magical cave and pirate cove. Take a nighttime hike along the outdoor boardwalk.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Jamestown Settlement
October 20, 2017, 6:30pm - 9pm
October 21, 2017, 6:30pm - 9pm

A Halloween-theme museum night for elementary-school-age children and families returns October 20-21 to Jamestown Settlement with trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted houses and ships, and grisly games. The event runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. each night.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Water Street Grille
Every Friday - Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
October 6 - 28, 2017, 7pm - 10pm

Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month.  Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm.

Friday, 10/6: Hector

Saturday, 10/7: Strida

Friday, 10/13: Billy Joe Trio

Saturday, 10/14: Blue Ribbon

Friday, 10/20: Alana and the Hot Mess

Saturday, 10/21: Mama Dukes

Friday, 10/27: Wampler Brothers

Saturday, 10/28: Good Shot Judy

Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017

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