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).


July 25 – 31, 2016

Virginia Shakespeare Festival – 38th Anniversary Season!
June 29 – August 7 (select dates)
This year’s line-up includes: ROMEO & JULIET (June 29 – July 10), CYMBELINE (July 14 – 24), and THE GRAVEDIGGER’S TALE (July 26 – Aug 7). At Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall. Visit the website for complete information.

Summer Breeze Concert Series – Blind & Dirty
July 27
Enjoy the classic rock sounds of Williamsburg’s own Blind & Dirty on Wednesday, July 27 at 7PM as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series.

Tarzan at the Williamsburg Players
July 29 – 31
The king of the apes and his lady love swing to the stage in this adaptation of the Disney film. Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang.

Hair of the Dog Tastings
July 29
Every Friday at 5:00 pm the Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop hosts a free tasting. Featured breweries and styles vary from week to week so stop by every Friday to see what is highlighted.

“Steal the Pint Night” at Water Street Grille
July 28
Featuring New Belgium Brewing Company.  Buy the beers and “steal” the glass.  While supplies last, one per customer.

First Assembly Day at Historic Jamestowne
July 30
Join costumed interpreters portraying Governor Sir George Yeardley and Secretary John Pory as you recreate the major events of the historic first meetings of the House of Burgesses- 397 years ago.

Thursdays by the Lake at Mariners’ Museum and Park
July 28
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.

‘Photography’ Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
July 2 – 30
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy beautiful and picturesque ‘Photography’ exhibit.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Wedmore Place/Café Provencal Oyster Wednesdays
July 27
Wednesdays are now OYSTER WEDNESDAYS at Wedmore Place and the Café Provençal!

An Irish Session: A Living Musical Tradition
July 26
Enjoy singing along and stomping your feet to old and new reels, jigs and ballads from the shores of Donegal to the Irish American communities across America.”

Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge
July 28
Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia.

Live Music at Water Street Grille
July 27, 29 & 30
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout July. This week: Brian Schultz (Wednesday), Hector (Friday), and Jonny Cardigan (Saturday)

Captain Brewster’s Kids
July 29
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!

Canoeing with the Stars
July 30
Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening with us looking at the night sky.

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.

Lafayette in Two Worlds
July 25
Come and meet Lafayette in 1802 as he talks about his experiences in both Revolutions. What failed and what succeeded in this time in history as they strive for “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity!

The Fifes and Drums of York Town
Sundays through July 31
Check website for locations and times.

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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