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Yorktown Sounds of Summer Concerts (formerly Shagging)
Thursdays through June 29
“Yorktown Sounds of Summer Concerts” (formerly Shagging), 7 pm to 9:30 pm. We’ve got everyone’s Sounds of Summer here at Riverwalk Landing guaranteed to get you on your feet and swaying to the beat! See website for schedule.
“Afterward: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” Special Exhibition
June 10 – 24
The Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown in 1781 was just the beginning for the ranks of soldiers who fought for America’s independence. Follow the incredible stories of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown – George Washington, Charles Cornwallis, Henry Knox, Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette and James Lafayette – and discover how they went on after the war to help shape the America we know today.
Uncorked & Unplugged at the Williamsburg Winery: LeAnn Rimes
Bring in the summer with wine and music! Enjoy 94.9 The Point’s Uncorked and Unplugged live from the Williamsburg Winery on Sunday, June 10 will feature two-time Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes! Sip on delicious Virginia wine in the beautiful Williamsburg Winery vineyard. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend
June 10 -11
Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend, 10 am to 8 pm Sat., 12 pm to 5 pm Sun. Join us for a patriotic salute to our armed forces, including living history, music, dancing, cannon firing, hands-on drills, crafts and vendors.
June 10 & 11
All ages and experience levels welcome! Skateboards, bikes, food, live local music and of course, prizes make this skateboarding and BMX competition one not to miss!
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens
Weekends, May 26 – July 2
A tasty adventure awaits culinary explorers at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. Busch Gardens invites guests to unleash their inner foodie with a variety of dishes and wines not normally served at the park.
On the second Sunday of every month from 11a to 5p, March to December, you can stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts and live music in a fun and family friendly atmosphere.
It Was a Very Good Year: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Starring Tony Sands
This show is a must-see for any Sinatra fan! A multimedia extravaganza for the eyes and ears! Tony Sands has incorporated stunning graphics that entice you the moment the stage lights dim, and the music begins. At the Kimball Theatre.
Dug! The Cleaner Side of Archaeology
June 5 – 15
A rotating schedule of hands-on activities and special guests make “DUG!” the perfect complement to “DIG!” offered earlier on the same site Monday-Saturday. If your knees aren’t quite what they used to be, this is the way to embrace archaeology.
100 Years of Glorious Technicolor: Singin’ in the Rain (film)
It’s the Singin’ Swingin’ Glorious Feelin’ Technicolor Musical! Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed.
Grand Opening of Revolution Golf and Grille
Join us at our Grand Opening Event!. Inside our restaurant you will find five rooms equipped with HiDef Golf Simulator Bays and one private HiDef Golf Simulator room used for private events.
Dig! Kids, Dirt & Discovery
June 6 – 17
Do you have a future archaeologist in the family? Work alongside some of Colonial Williamsburg’s experts as we excavate the cellar of Archibald Blair’s 18th century store on Duke of Gloucester Street.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (film)
June 7 & 14
Enjoy this on the big screen one last time before it’s locked away in the Disney vaults! A group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. At the Kimball Theatre.
Fossil Frenzy Hike
Long before there was a York River State Park, or even a York River, 6,000 plus years ago, marine creatures swam here in a shallow sea. Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils.
SUPing Sisters is for ladies only! Sorry fellas!! We will meet every Monday at 6:00pm and paddle together for an hour and a half. Each week will be a different place to paddle and explore. This is a great way to work on your paddling technique and also to enjoy some company while paddling. This is NOT A LESSON so if you have never paddled before you will need to attend one of my paddle lessons before signing up for this event.
Women Belonging to the Army: Tag, Rag and Bobtail
The war for American Independence rages on! Join two women belonging to the army as they discuss loyalty to their country, their duty to their family, and what they are willing to sacrifice for everything they hold dear.
Book Signing at the Gallery at York Hall
Come and meet local author, Andy Lightner. He wrote an entertaining children’s book called “Gavin’s Goggles”.
Boat Design Family Workshop
In this workshop, we’ll explore how the boats go so fast, with demonstrations of hydrofoiling drones and catamaran hull designs. We’ll finish by building and racing our own mini catamarans!
Live Music at Water Street Grille
June 3 – July 1 (select dates)
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Wednesday Nights, 7-10pm, Friday and Saturday Nights, 8-11pm. For schedule and details, call 757.369.5644 or visit the website.
National Theatre Live: Peter Pan (film)
All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas this summer. At the Kimball Theatre.
Canada During the Civil War
Canadian-born, USS Monitor Center Conservator Kate Sullivan will discuss the impact of the American Civil War on the country that would become Canada.
Jamestown International Triathlon
June 10 – 11
After a 1,500 meter swim in the James River athletes will ride through 24 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement. Once you have laced up your running shoes you’ll be treated to a flat and fast 6.2 mile run on a combination of bike paths and jogging trails. Aquabike will be available. Relay team option as well.
Roaming Ranger at York River State Park
You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild “critter”! You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the “friend.”
Awesome Osprey Hike
Our seasonal bird of prey returns to the Chesapeake Bay region. This ranger guided hike highlights the Osprey’s role in the estuarine ecosystem. Guests are encouraged to bring cameras and viewing gear.
Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour
There is no better way to enjoy the full moon than from a canoe on the beautiful Taskinas Creek. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the marsh at night as we paddle slowly up the placid creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. Canoes are $13/person or $8/person (family 4+). Prepayment required with reservation.
A Quiet Passion (film)
June 9 – 22 (select dates)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. At the Kimball Theatre.
“A Music and Medicine Lecture-Concert”
Sentara Neurosciences Institute and Sentara Music and Medicine Center, in collaboration with The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, present a lecture and concert featuring Sentara neurologist Dr. Kamal Chémali with pianist Prisca Benoit joined by WSO principal flutist, Jennifer Debiec Lawson.
Venus Tells All
Meet Venus, a most inspiring comical, singing 18th-century storyteller that will leave you in stitches as she tells thought provoking stories derived from her life about living, relationships and yo momma! Fun for the young and young at heart! Audience participation is a requirement!
Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Observing the Natural World in the 18th Century
June 7 – 30
Explore the growth of interest in natural history during the 18th century through period illustrations. With the settlement of the New World, many Englishman and colonists became fascinated by the plants and animals that were native to the region.
Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and Home
June 7 – 30
Colonial Williamsburg has not previously showcased its superlative collection of printed textiles that range in date from the late 17th century into the 19th century. With their stunning designs and bright colors, the objects in this exhibit will be a feast for the eyes.
Foolish Songs and Ballads
In the early days of the 18th century, the great Puritan theologian Cotton Mather observed “that the minds and manners of many people about the country are much corrupted by foolish songs and ballads.” Join Brian Forsman and Bill Weldon for music that brought frivolity and sweetness to the lives of our forbearers.
Lock, Stock and Barrel
June 7 – 30
Lock, Stock, and Barrel is an early British weaponry exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. The exhibit features outstanding displays of military and civilian weapons exploring muzzle-loading firearms, ignition systems, and the evolution of the standing British infantry musket before 1800.
The World Made Small
June 7 – 30
Dollhouses are some of the most popular miniature versions of the real world. On view is a museum favorite–the enormous Long Island Dollhouse made around 1900 which is fully furnished.
Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art. Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment. Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.
‘Stained Glass’ Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
Come and enjoy the ‘Stain Glass’ Exhibit at The Gallery at York Hall. You can relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale. See website for gallery hours.
Member Art Show at On the Hill Gallery
Saturdays through July 3
On the Hill Gallery members will host a “Blue” theme art show. The gallery will be filled with art media with variations of blues created by members.
Sunset Serenade Weekly Live Music
Fridays through September
Join friends on Friday nights in the garden of Colonial Williamsburg’s Chowning’s Tavern for Sunset Serenades, our weekly live music event featuring the best local folk, Americana, blues, and bluegrass bands. Good food, good friends, and colonial-style libations.
Printed, Painted, Stained and Dyed
Thursdays through June 29
Join a curator to learn about printed textiles for fashion and home on this interactive tour. How were printed fashions made in the 18th century? Discover some of the latest fashions for home back then.
A Grand Medley of Entertainments
Mondays through June 12
Owen Murdock’s Company gamely tries to present an 18th-century traveling variety show, but their misfortunes provide a comedy of errors for the entire family to enjoy. A colonial entertainment so amusing that even Colonel Washington would have laughed!
Six Mead Sundays
Try ALL SIX of our meads, instead of only four. Every Sunday. Mead tastings are always free.
Saturdays through June 24
Come celebrate summer with a good old fashioned campfire gathering at Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Enjoy s’mores, activities, storytelling and more around the campfire overlooking beautiful Gordon Creek.
Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 1
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.
The Fifes and Drums of York Town
Sundays through June 25
At both the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center (included with admission), the Yorktown waterfront, and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (included with admission). See website for schedule.
Water|Ways at the Virginia Living Museum
May 27 – June 9
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), in cooperation with the Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is bringing the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, Water|Ways, to make a splash at the Virginia Living. The Water|Ways exhibit will consist of engaging panels and kiosks where guests will be able to learn about the five major concepts: Introduction, Source, Flow, Quench, and Water is Eternal?
Their Finest (film)
Through June 8 (select days)
In 1940 London, as the nation is bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). As bombs are dropping all around them, the colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. At the Kimball Theatre
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