Seasonal Events

Visit Williamsburg has an event for every season and every taste in your travel group or family! Check out the event calendar to make sure you and yours take full advantage of what the Visit Williamsburg area has to offer!

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Friday, November 08, 2019
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Rd WILLIAMSBURG 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 6 - November 22, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

The Jamestown Get Down at Billsburg Brewery brings you live music every Friday night this fall from great local and regional bands. Every Friday, Sept. 6 – Nov 22 from 6-9pm, enjoy great live music outdoors on the waterfront of the James City County Marina at your favorite local brewery, Billsburg Brewery. Our taproom opens at noon, brewhouse garage door opens at 5pm for full pours of your favorite brews.

Friday, November 8, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Nov 22, 2019
Harrison Opera House
160 W Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk 23510
November 8, 2019, 8pm - 11pm
November 10, 2019, 2:30pm - 5pm
November 12, 2019, 7:30pm - 10pm

Based on the 1994 Oscar-winning film of the same title, this universal story of love longed-for and won recalls the imagined life of exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, as he provides his love-struck postman, Mario, with the words to reveal his heart to the woman of his dreams.

Composed by Daniel Catán Directed by Crystal Manich

Sung in Spanish with English Supertitles

The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, November 8, 2019 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 9, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Watermen's Museum
309 Water St. Yorktown 23690
November 9, 2019, 11am - 3pm

Come and sample the competitors' chili and vote for the People's Choice. Additional chili may be purchased, if available.

Call for rules and forms to enter. Watermen's Museum. Admission. $ 757.887.2641

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Living Museum Newport News 23601
November 9, 2019, 3pm - 6pm

Enjoy all-you-can-eat fresh Virginia oysters, fried seafood, chowder, dessert buffet, craft beers, wine, full bar, DJ/live music, raffles & more at the Virginia Living Museum’s eighth annual Oyster Roast! 3 to 6 p.m., Nov. 9. Voted "Best of the 757 Gold for Outdoor Festivals" four years in a row by Coastal Virginia Magazine, this event is always a sell-out and will be held rain or shine.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Downtown Williamsburg
Francis Street Williamsburg 23188
November 9, 2019, 5pm - 9pm

Back by popular demand, Noktoberfest will take place on Sat. November 9th from 5-9pm. This festival is part of "A Wonderful Williamsburg Weekend" in partnership with American Evolution Customs Cultures & Cuisine Festival. Your $20 ticket will allow you to experience an authentic Octoberfest event with endless pretzels and Specially brewed beer from our  Williamsburg Breweries. All served by beer maids and men in traditional lederhosen.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 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.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
420 Prince George Street Williamsburg 23185
November 10, 2019, 11am - 5pm

Be sure to join us for a special 2ND Sundays Williamsburg - Art & Music Festivals on November 10th, 2019 from 11am-5pm. This event will close out A Wonderful Williamsburg Weekend. 2ND Sunday's features over 70 local artists, 4 stages of music and will host special guest Steve Prince, Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. Steve Prince will create a hands-on, community-based art project for this special finale weekend.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
July 14 - August 11, 2019, 5pm - 7pm
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
September 8 - December 8, 2019, 9am - 11am

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. Space is limited, so please register in advance to let us know you are coming.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the second Sunday of the month, ends on Aug 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
November 11, 2019, 12pm - 1pm

Join the York County WWI & WWII Commemoration Committee and Yorktown churches as we participate in a national bell-ringing ceremony on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.  The WWI armistice between the Allies and Germany took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.  On this day we will honor veterans not only of WWI, but all veterans who have served our country. 

Monday, November 11, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - December 30, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am

Maritime Mondays are fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.

Monday, November 11, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Billsburg Brewery
2054 Jamestown Rd WILLIAMSBURG 23185
Every Friday. Repeats Weekly.
September 6 - November 22, 2019, 6pm - 9pm

The Jamestown Get Down at Billsburg Brewery brings you live music every Friday night this fall from great local and regional bands. Every Friday, Sept. 6 – Nov 22 from 6-9pm, enjoy great live music outdoors on the waterfront of the James City County Marina at your favorite local brewery, Billsburg Brewery. Our taproom opens at noon, brewhouse garage door opens at 5pm for full pours of your favorite brews.

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Friday, ends on Nov 22, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Williamburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 1pm - 5pm

Celebrate the first day of autumn at the Williamsburg Winery's inaugural Fall Oyster Roast! Chef David McClure and our Culinary Team will create a "grapevine fire pit" and roast some of Virginia's finest oysters over the open fire. The event will also feature an oyster bar where we'll serve raw oysters with a myriad of homemade toppings.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 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.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News 23601
August 11, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 27, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 17, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
December 15, 2018, 1pm - 1:15pm
January 12, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
February 23, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
March 30, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
April 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
May 18, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
June 22, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
July 27, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
August 17, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
September 21, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
October 26, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm
November 16, 2019, 1pm - 1:15pm

Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! The trail also includes a Paleo camp, dig pits for amateur paleontologists, and displays of dinosaur fossils, including an actual whale specimen from Hampton Roads.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, November 18, 2019
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
Every Monday. Repeats Weekly.
June 24 - December 30, 2019, 10:30am - 11:30am

Maritime Mondays are fun for both children and parents! Join us every Monday morning for engaging activities with your children as they learn how we are all connected to the world’s waters with story time and a craft. This program is designed for children from 18 months to 8 years.

Monday, November 18, 2019 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Monday, ends on Dec 30, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Williamsburg Library Theatre
515 Scotland Street WILLIAMSBURG 23185
November 19, 2019, 8pm - 10pm

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Harlem Quartet Tuesday evening, November 19 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. The Harlem Quartet enchants audiences with their "fresh, bracing, and intelligent" perspective on classical music and its missions to provide diverse programming, a collaborative approach to performance through partnerships with other musicians, and a commitment to educational outreach.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019
The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606
November 21, 2019, 7pm - 8pm

Larry Saint & Karla Smith are co-authors of Screwpiles: The Forgotten Lighthouses. The James River lighthouses first exhibited their lights in 1855 in response to increasing steamship traffic. The newly invented screwpile foundation supported a cottage-style residence & cupola to house the light. The lightkeepers, dedicated men & women, lived in often harsh conditions as they maintained their light. On duty around the clock, they seldom had the opportunity to be home.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Williamsburg Community Chapel
3899 John Tyler Hwy Williamsburg 23185
November 21, 2019, 7:30pm - 9:45pm

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents the third Masterworks concert of the season featuring Music Director candidate, Steven White. The musical program will include Mozart’s Overture to Die Zauberflöte, KV 620; Strauss Oboe Concerto in D Major featuring Frank Rosenwein; and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.Tickets start at $38.00 at www.williamsburgsymphony.org.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:45pm
Friday, November 22, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

For more information, visit christmastown.com/va.

Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town starting Nov. 16 select days through Jan. 5, 2020. 

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm

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