Things to Do at Night in Williamsburg

When the sun sets in the Historic Triangle, the stars come out and light the way to fun and entertainment. We have concerts, dining and shopping — so save the best of your day for the best of Williamsburg.

Schooner Alliance at sunset
Schooner Alliance at sunset
Water Street Grille
Water Street Grille
Shopping in Yorktown
Shopping in Yorktown

Even though the weather cools off on Williamburg evenings, the variety of things to do stays hot. From live concerts to outdoor dining, find your favorite way to unwind.

The Comedy Club presents Williamsburg’s best live entertainment featuring performance artists who serve up laughs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Take a beautiful sunset cruise aboard the tall ships Schooner Alliance or Schooner Serenity on the York River from the Riverwalk Landing Pier, and enjoy the breathtaking evening views of the village overlooking the York River.


Join us for the annual Summer Breeze concerts in Merchants Square. These open-air concerts feature a variety of bands performing music from pop to dance to party. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music every Wednesday evening.

Put on your dancing shoes and join us at Riverwalk Landing for the annual Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series featuring a variety of beach music. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for this free event on Thursday evenings.


The Water Street Grille, a new restaurant featuring artisian pizza, seafood, tapas and 20 microbrews on tap, is a casual, fun atmosphere sure to put you in the swing of summer.

Colonial Williamsburg offers new evening historic dining and entertainment opportunities. Families will enjoy discovering what goes on “below stairs” with High Life Below Stairs, a special dinner at Shields Tavern. Then why not top off the evening at Chowning’s Tavern for some light refreshment and 18th-century entertainment?

Special Entertainment

Perhaps you would like a special remembrance of your trip — we have plenty of shopping available in the evenings. Our diverse shopping venues include Williamsburg Premium Outlets, Merchants Square, High Street and Riverwalk Landing. Make it a night by building up your appetite, then stopping at one of our fabulous restaurants in New Town, High Street or Merchants Square.

Or perhaps enjoy a movie? We have it all here in Williamsburg.

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