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Jamestown Jams – The Deloreans
Come and enjoy free live music at Jamestown Jams. On Aug. 4, it will be 80s music featuring The Deloreans. At Jamestown Beach Event Park.
Summer Breeze Concert Series: Truetone Honeys
Join friends in Merchants Square as the Truetone Honeys make their first appearance as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series. Bring your dancing shoes as this 40’s Andrews Sister-style jazz group is sure to have you swinging. Bring a chair or blanket and grab some dinner from one of our local eateries and spend the evening under the stars in Merchants Square.
Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree
Come and enjoy us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.
Presented by the JWCW, A Virginia Beer & More Festival crafted by DoG Street Pub. 30 breweries, delicious eats and an early access VIP time! A charitable event in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month.
Mead Up – Mead Day Weekend
August 4 – 6
National Mead Day is quickly approaching and we know you want to celebrate it properly. Enjoy some great food, music, and of course mead when you join us for Mead Day weekend.
August 5 – 6
Interact with over 200 butterflies at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden! Drop in anytime during the two-day event to visit the butterfly tent with live specimens, and to participate in fun educational programs.
An All-American Tea
You’re invited to a very special tea with Christiana Campbell! Join Mrs. Campbell in a private dining room for an exclusive blend of tea as you dine on a special menu of muffins, scones, sandwiches, and other treats to share with your favorite doll.
Grace Church Summer Concert Series
Sundays through August
Well known musicians and bands perform each Sunday including contemporary and country music, bluegrass, classic rock, modern hits, jazz quartet, Celtic music, traditional barbershop melodies and more. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack a picnic supper. See website for schedule.
Brass Cannon Brewing Company Celebrates One Year in Williamsburg!
Brass Cannon Brewing Company is celebrating One Year in Williamsburg, Virginia. On August 5th we are hosting a celebration with delicious craft beer, food, and two music acts.
Past Plantations Tour
Take a ride through the remains of Taskinas Plantation. Our staff archaeologist has made discoveries of forts, slave quarters, workshops, and relics of the colonial past.
Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites!
Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Dusty Slay with Andy Forrester
Live Stand Up Performance by Dusty Slay! Dusty has a smooth southern style that will make you feel so comfortable you have to laugh. It’s like cornbread telling you jokes. He’s clever, quick witted and relatable. Located in the DoubleTree Hotel.
Explore the Declaration of Independence
Saturdays through August 26
Explore the exciting events leading to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution! How did our Founding Fathers create the Declaration? Did Thomas Jefferson really do it all? A guided tour for ages 10 and up.
Williamsburg Farmers Market
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.
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.
Captain Brewster’s Kids
Thursdays through August 10
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!
The Fifes and Drums of York Town
Sundays in August
See website for details on performances at Yorktown Battlefield and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown.
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.
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.
Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks
July 22 – November 26
Nature Connects is an award-winning, record-breaking exhibition now touring North America. Created with over a half million LEGO pieces, this show features larger-than-life sculptures built with LEGO bricks by Brooklyn artist and children’s author Sean Kenney. At the Virginia Living Museum.
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.
Summer Fireworks at Busch Gardens
Fridays through August 25
This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes.
Summer Nights at Busch Gardens
Saturdays through August 26
In July and August, Busch Gardens® becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings. See website for schedule.
Fiddle Music from Jamestown to Yorktown
What kind of music would the Jamestown settlers have enjoyed? What were Virginians listening to at the end of the Revolution? Take a walk through 174 years of music and history with David Gardner. The award-winning fiddler and music historian has an entertaining story to tell on a collection of historically appropriate instruments.
Printed, Painted, Stained and Dyed
Thursdays in August
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.
Folk Art Fridays
Fridays in August
On a guided tour be inspired by innovative and imaginative folk art, then create your own work of art to take home. How were the folk artists inspired, and how will that inspire you?
Live usic at Water Street Grille
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays in August
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. For details call 757.369.5644 or visit the website.
A Dog’s Life
Wednesdays in August
Take a guided tour of dog-related art and explore the lives of dogs as pets and workplace helpers in the 18th century. Learn about our folk art dog, Prince; artist William Hogarth’s canine companion; and other dogs in art.
From Revolution to Restoration
What happened in Williamsburg after the Revolution? Discover how the town survived hard times until it was restored to its former glory in the early 20th century. Program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Architectural Clues to 18th-century Williamsburg.”
Colonial Williamsburg Collects
Tuesdays through 31
During this guided tour, learn how and why objects have been collected for Colonial Williamsburg over the years, and discover the circumstances that lead to the creation of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.
Photography Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
July through August
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.
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