What’s Happening in Williamsburg…

Below is a list for what’s happening the remainder of 2015 in the greater Williamsburg area. Get this information straight to your inbox by signing up for one of our e-newsletters (weekly or monthly).


February 1 – 7

Let Freedom Ring
February 1- 15
This Black History Month join Colonial Williamsburg and First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA for a February-long celebration featuring live performances and storytelling, an African American Quilts exhibition at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, events at The College of William & Mary, services at First Baptist Church, and daily ringing of the bell. Come ring the bell for the soul of the nation. Ring for all those who couldn’t. Ring for change.

National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 1
To celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Day and to thank our loyal guests, we are giving away 6 ounces of frozen yogurt to every guest who visits our store between 4pm and 7 pm on Monday February 1st, 2016. Come see us and help us celebrate the special day.

Through Their Eyes: The Palace Tour
February 2
Lord Dunmore has just fled the Capitol in fear of his life and left all his belongings, including his enslaved and free servants. What could they do? How would they move on? Take a tour and be given the opportunity to make those decisions for yourself.

A Gathering of Hair
February 3
Despite living in a world where most enslaved persons had little time to themselves and for family, they still found ways to continue their rich culture and strong relationships. Meet Elizabeth, a free black woman, and her enslaved friends, Agnes and Lydia, as they prepare for a gathering.

Yorktown’s Cabin Fever Concert Series
February 4
Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. This month: Little Bit of Swing (Big Band, Oldies & Swing).

Spring Lecture Series: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
February 4
John Warren is the author of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel volume in the popular Images of America series. His research on the Bridge-Tunnel—an icon of the Hampton Roads landscape—has led him to some unexpected places. Please join the Mariners’ for an enlightening discussion on the history of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, a deeper look into its construction and the research that went into his book.

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Thee
February 5
Founded by enslaved men and women in 1776, First Baptist Church has a rich and varied history. Join us on a journey through the history of the Church and meet many of the leaders who helped it flourish through the centuries.

The Penguins in Paradise Winter Dance Party
February 5
Shake off the winter blues at the Watermen’s Museum Fifth annual winter dance party. Raffles, awards and many more surprises. All proceeds to benefit the Watermen’s Museum educational programs.

Virginia Living Museum: Bacchus Wine & Food Festival
February 5
Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, craft beer, local restaurant fare and an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment. The main event is 7-10pm. Tickets are $60 by Jan. 31, $70 after. Restaurants include: Chef by Design, Colonial Heritage Golf Club, Harpoon Larry’s, Nawab Indian Cuisine, Pearl 703, Schlesinger’s/Opus 9, Smoke BBQ, Starbucks, The Catering Company, The Point at Phoebus, Trader Joes, Travinia Italian Kitchen, Tucanos, Whole Foods, Wild Side Café , Zoe’s Kitchen and a variety of desserts and beverages.

Costumed Interpreters
February 6
Sailors, cooks, surgeons, signalman’s mates and more from the 17th and 18th century will roam the galleries at The Mariners’ Museum on select dates throughout the year. Enjoy learning about life aboard the USS Monitor or CSS Virginia, join in singing songs of the American Civil War and sea shanties and explore the world of an 18th century ship’s surgeon, just to name a few.

Girl Scouts “It’s Your Story” Storytelling Day
February 6
Girl Scout troops and their families are invited to join The Mariners’ Museum for a day of storytelling. Girl Scouts will enjoy hearing stories told in the galleries and have the opportunity to tell their own stories through presentation and art.

Taskinas Trek
February 6
The Taskinas Creek Trail is gaining a reputation as one of the most scenic and challenging hikes east of I-95. This three mile trail has a series of steep ravines that wind down to secluded bogs. There are also gorgeous overlooks of the Taskinas Creek Marsh which is home to various birds, fish, and mammals.

One Day Only Trunk Show Event with Local Jewelry Artist Lynn Harrisberger
February 6
Quirks of Art is excited to host Award-winning Virginia Beach artist Lynn Harrisberger for the first time! Lynn is best know for her one-of-a-kind gem stone jewelry pieces set with precious metals. Her look is distinctive, western, and nature inspired jewelry created to “Celebrate Your Inner Spirit.”

Live Entertainment at Water Street Grille
February 6
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout February. Saturday, February 6th: StridaFriday February 12th: Mike DeMoss Saturday, February 13th: Ron Fetner Saturday February 20th: Tom Vinick

‘Mixed Media and Wildlife’ Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
Runs through March 26
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque ‘Mixed Media and Wild Life’ art exhibit. 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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