What’s Happening in Williamsburg…

Below is a list for what’s happening this week in the Greater Williamsburg area. Get this information straight to your inbox by signing up for one of our e-newsletters (weekly or monthly).

Williamsburg Fall Arts is officially underway! Any item you see below that is marked with this symbol arts icon - small is a fall arts event! Learn more


September 26 – October 2, 2016 

An Occasion for the Arts arts icon - small
October 1 & 2
Each year, on the first weekend in October, An Occasion For The Arts (AOFTA) provides a splendid two-day celebration of visual, literary and performing arts in and beyond Merchants Square of Colonial Williamsburg.

Yorktown Wine Festival arts icon - small
October 1
Sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled. Rain or Shine.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
September 23 – 25
Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. Busch Gardens becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Williamsburg Book Festival arts icon - small
October 1
Discover your next favorite author! Meet local and regional authors, both emerging and nationally-renown, as they talk about and sign their books.

American Indian Intertribal Powwow arts icon - small
October 1 – 2
Jamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and a film presentation.

Pumpkinville!
September 24 – October 30
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.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series arts icon - small
September 30
The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.No rain dates are scheduled for Rhythms on the Riverwalk. Free.  This week: Dave Cynar Band.

Bartering for a Continent Lecture Series: “What Do I Get for a Buck? The Social and Economic Value of Trade in the 17th Century”
September 29
As part of the “Bartering for a Continent” special exhibition lecture series, Jamestown Settlement historical interpreters Carol Wiers and Vincent Petty will examine how the value of objects and labor was determined in Anglo-Indian exchanges.

Sister Cities Yorktown Present: “Soiree en Blanc”
September 29
Visit www.sistercitiesyorktown.org for location 2 days prior the event. “Soirée en Blanc,” or a diner in white, is based on a 30-year tradition that began in Paris.

Inside James Fort: The Powhatan Indians
October 1
The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement.

Dewey Decibal Concert Series Presents: Dikon and Vallet arts icon - small
September 30
Enjoy the musical stylings of Tom Dikon as he performs an acoustic show with guitarist and vocalist Jon Vallet and special guest Ollie “OT” Adcock as part of the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Dewey Decibel Concert Series in the Library Theatre.

Revolutionary War Lecture Series: “Digging Yorktown’s Past: An Archaeological View of 18th-Century Yorktown
September 27
In the last of four public lectures highlighting themes in the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown exhibition galleries opening mid-October, Historian Ed Ayres will provide an overview of several key archaeological excavations in Yorktown in the 1970s.

Music to Get Out the Vote arts icon - small
September 30
In the 18th and 19th centuries campaigns often meant distributing alcoholic beverages and singing songs set to pre-existing traditional tunes.

Polynesian Voyagers – New Exhibition Opening Celebration arts icon - small
October 1
Explore the remarkable culture of Polynesian navigators, whose time-honored navigational skills relied solely upon knowledge of waves, winds, stars, and nature.

The Irish Session: A Living Musical Tradition arts icon - small
September 27
Kelly Kennedy and friend perform the lively dance tunes and haunting songs that have been part of Irish traditional music sessions for centuries.

Homeschool Morning at the Virginia Living Museum
September 30
The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students ages K through grade 12 a morning of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts.

Women’s Mountain Bike Ride at Freedom Park
October 1
Ladies, join the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association’s Dirt Divas on a women’s-only mountain bike ride!

Beginner’s Mountain Bike Ride
October 1
Are you new to mountain biking and looking to ride with a group? Join the Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association on this beginner’s ride!

Forest Explorers Walk at Freedom Park
October 1
Join us on the first Saturday of every month this fall for a free guided walk on the new Freedom Park nature trail!

Oyster Wednesdays at Wedmore Place/Café Provencal
September 28
Wednesdays are now OYSTER WEDNESDAYS at Wedmore Place and the Café Provençal! In addition to our regular Happy Hour specials from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, we’ll be serving up delicious Virginia Oysters for $1.00 all night long each and every Wednesday.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall arts icon - small
September
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

For all events visit the Main Calendar (Visit Williamsburg). 

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