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).
August 22 – 28, 2016
National Park Service Birthday
Celebrate with NPS with free admission to National Parks and other Federal sites throughout the country.
Military Band Concert Series at Riverwalk Landing
A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. This week’s featured group is Jazz Combo with the TRADOC Band.
Summer Breeze Concert Series: USAF Heritage Brass Ensemble
Returning to Merchants Square this summer, the United States Air Force Heritage Brass Ensemble. Bringing their mix of jazz, vocals, and percussion to the stage, this Summer Breeze Concert is a must-see.
Summer Concerts at Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Sundays through August 28
Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free. See website for schedule.
Movie Night on Prince George Street
Sundays through September 4
Dust off your lawn chair, grab the kids and come down to Prince George Street every Sunday night.
Children Broken by War
Explore the inner working of community matriarch Edith Cumbo as she uses her “Mother Wit” to provocatively enliven and engage children and families who are broken by the war.
Unique 18th-Century Musical Instruments
Enjoy an hour with Stephen Christoff and hear some of the more unusual instruments the colonists used to make music. He’ll even perform with a musical saw and musical bottles!
Becoming Mrs. Washington
Reflecting on her life before becoming Mrs Washington, she questions whether she will be able to create a home for her new family without forgetting her past.
Thursdays by the Lake at Mariners’ Museum and Park
Bring a blanket or favorite chair & enjoy live music by some of the area’s hottest bands on the banks of Lake Maury. The Mariners’ Museum 13th Annual Summer Concert Series is every Thursday night June – August.
Captain Brewster’s Kids
In the Defense of Jamestown: Join in the ranks with Captain Brewster and train to defend Jamestown! As a new recruit, learn the manual of arms for the halberd-“a most ancient and honorable pole arm”-and then march in the “Grand Parade” inside James Fort!
Oyster Wednesdays at Wedmore Place/Café Provencal
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.
Thunderbirds: Jewelry of the Santo Domingo Pueblo
Through September 5
Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico has the longest jewelry-making tradition of any of the Southwest pueblos. More than 100 examples of the necklaces and earrings that were produced in the first half of the 20th century are included in the exhibition that also explores the techniques used to make the jewelry and the families who created the pieces.
Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through October 29 (excluding Oct 1)
Located on the Yorktown waterfront, the market begins its 10th season and will operate weekly on Saturdays through October 29. The market hosts more than 35 local farmers, vendors and artists throughout the season with a variety of homegrown favorites and local art. The market features fresh produce, meat and seafood; baked goods, cut flowers, coffee, and live entertainment.
For all events visit the Main Calendar (Visit Williamsburg).
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