Events in Williamsburg, Va.

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

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
December 9, 2018, 9am - 11am
January 13, 2019, 9am - 11am
February 10, 2019, 9am - 11am
March 10, 2019, 9am - 11am
April 14, 2019, 9am - 11am
May 12, 2019, 9am - 11am
June 9, 2019, 5pm - 7pm
July 14, 2019, 5pm - 7pm
August 11, 2019, 5pm - 7pm
September 8, 2019, 9am - 11am
October 13, 2019, 9am - 11am
November 10, 2019, 9am - 11am
December 8, 2019, 9am - 11am

FREE with $1 admission!

Have a family member, friend, or loved one that needs a tailored museum experience? Join us for Friendly Hours on the second Sunday of each month. Friendly Hours is an inclusive time where guests with mobility, cognitive, or physical challenges can experience the Museum in a less crowded environment with reduced sound and lighting.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, August 12, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Repeats Daily.
June 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020, 9am - 5pm

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom.

Monday, August 12, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Mar 22, 2020
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Monday, August 12, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, March 22, 2019
Alewerks Brewing Company
189B Ewell Rd Williamsburg 23188
Every Tuesday. Repeats Weekly.
February 12, 2019 - December 29, 2020, 5pm - 9pm

Every Tuesday we bring out the turntable and flood the Taproom with sweet nostalgic tunes. Bring in your favorite vinyl records, and we'll give them a spin! It's a great way to hang out and talk music and memories with other aficionados and vinyl fans. Oh, and there's delicious beer on tap too. We start spinning at 5 pm in the Brewery Taproom, so grab your wax and head our way!

Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Tuesday, ends on Dec 29, 2020
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Repeats Daily.
June 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020, 9am - 5pm

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Mar 22, 2020
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
April 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 7, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
May 21, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 4, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 18, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
June 25, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 2, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 9, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 16, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
July 23, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
August 13, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 17, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
September 24, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 1, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 8, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 22, 2019, 10am - 11:30am
October 29, 2019, 10am - 11:30am

Join Jamestown Rediscovery's Emeritus Directory of Archaeology and Research, Dr. Bill Kelso, for an exclusive visit to the James Fort site. Listen as Dr. Kelso shares 25 years of historic finds and monumental moments that have made Jamestown a world-class archaeology site. Dr. Kelso will be available at the end of the program to sign and personalize his latest book, "Jamestown, the Truth Revealed," which will be available for purchase. Additional ticket required.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Repeats Daily.
June 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020, 9am - 5pm

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Mar 22, 2020
Bassett Hall
522 E Francis St Williamsburg 23185
Every Wednesday, Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
June 19 - August 31, 2019, 10am - 12pm

Come make your own theorem piece of folk art in the cottage at Bassett Hall. Tour the House and see the theorems, a favorite folk art form collected by Abby A. Rockefeller. Family members will have an opportunity to create a piece of folk art to take home. Tour Bassett Hall and then drop in at the cottage to learn about theorems and make your own to take home. Theorems were a favorite form of folk art that Abby Aldrich Rockefeller chose for this special home.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Wednesday, Saturday, ends on Aug 31, 2019
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 10, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
April 24, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
May 8, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
May 22, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
June 12, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
June 26, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
July 10, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
July 24, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
August 14, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
August 28, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
September 11, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
September 25, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
October 9, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm
October 23, 2019, 3pm - 4:30pm

This behind-the-scenes tour provides an exciting opportunity to visit Jamestown Rediscovery's archaeological laboratory and collection facility. Learn how artifacts are cataloged, analyzed, researched, and stored. This 90-minute program will focus on the archaeological collection consisting of more than three million artifacts that have been recovered since 1994. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, August 15, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Repeats Daily.
June 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020, 9am - 5pm

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Mar 22, 2020
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
June 1 - September 2, 2019, 11am - 4pm

The education "Ed Shed" is an interactive space where kids and families can share in the moment of discovery and examine real artifacts found at the site. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, such as pottery mending or screening for artifacts, to learn more about the importance of archaeology and conservation.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
425 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Thursday. Repeats Weekly.
June 6 - August 29, 2019, 7pm - 9:30pm

Join us all summer long for free outdoor concerts by the river. That's right! This year, we've extended the series from June through August. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers, and stay until the sun sets! You'll get to jam to some of the area's top acts playing beach favorites, Motown, disco, funk, R&B, Pop & more.

June 6   En' Novation             

June 13  Right On Band          

June 20  Tidewater Drive Band     

June 27 The Main Event Band

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Thursday, ends on Aug 29, 2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Repeats Daily.
June 29, 2019 - March 22, 2020, 9am - 5pm

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom.

Friday, August 16, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Mar 22, 2020
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg 23185
September 3, 2018, 10am - 7pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 16 - 18, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 23 - 25, 2019, 10am - 10pm
August 30 - September 1, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 2, 2019, 10am - 7pm

Summer may be coming to a close, but Busch Gardens® Bier Fest is ready to showcase some of the country's best beers to enthusiasts. Park guests can toast the final few weekends of summer with some refreshing frosty beverages.

Friday, August 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081
April 5, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 3, 2019, 10am - 11am
May 17, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 7, 2019, 10am - 11am
June 21, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 5, 2019, 10am - 11am
July 19, 2019, 10am - 11am
August 16, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 6, 2019, 10am - 11am
September 20, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 4, 2019, 10am - 11am
October 18, 2019, 10am - 11am

Learn about the history and archaeology of Jamestown's churches and the crucial role women played in the excavations since 1897. This program includes an indoor lecture followed by a visit to the Jamestown Memorial Church (weather permitting) to view current dig sites. Additional ticket required. Tickets coming soon to historicjamestowne.org. Tickets also available for purchase in person or by calling 757-856-1250.

Friday, August 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am

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