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Art Escape Weekend
September 8 – 10
2017 marks another anniversary – 10 years of Art Escape Weekend! Started by the region’s 30-plus art galleries in 2007, in this 10th year, restaurants, regional breweries, distilleries and wineries will join Art Escape by hosting artists and musicians.
David Everett’s 7th Annual Farm to Table Dinner
There is no other event like Chef David Everett’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. It is incredible to walk up to Duke of Gloucester Street and see what looks like miles of beautifully dressed long tables under soft globes of light, surrounded by so many happy people, right in the middle of Merchant’s Square.
Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast XXXVIII
The annual Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast XXXVIII featuring “All You Can Eat” shrimp, hot dogs, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw, beverages and Virginia Beer Co. beer. Wine will be available for purchase.
Bier Fest at Busch Gardens
September 9 – 10
More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall at Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. Raise a glass to toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beers from around the globe. Sample traditional German food, listen to live music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. Prost!
2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival
Williamsburg’s almost year ’round Art, Music and Street Festival featuring over 75 varied Artists, Artisans, Authors and at least 8 unique live music performances and performing arts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg.
Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown
Fridays through October 6
Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.
Yorktown Market Days and Paws at the River Pet Day
Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
In addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and entertainment, Paws at the River Pet day event brings awareness to rescue pet adoption. Shop the market and make your way to the Paws at the River section and enjoy demos and information from a variety of pet exhibitors.
Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Beatty Barns with Dylan Vattelana
Comedian, thespian, storyteller extraordinaire! Beatty ‘s highly visual performance, and characterization of everyday events, turns the ordinary into the extraordinary! At the DoubleTree Hotel.
Public Leture: “Pocahontas in Image and Myth”
In conjunction with the “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, Karen Sherry, art historian and former curator of American Art for the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and associate curator of art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, will present a public lecture, “Pocahontas in Image and Myth.”
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! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.
Artist Hazel Camp at the Gallery at York Hall
Come and meet local artist, Hazel Camp, and view her beautiful watercolor paintings. She will be doing demos and signing prints.
Drool in the Pool
This popular dog swim day is eagerly anticipated each year! Pool passes for your dog will be available at the gate. Music, refreshments and goodies featured!
Fossil Frenzy Hike
September 9 & 16
Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. At York River State Park.
Black Settlement Presentation and Book Signing at Freedom Park
Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing.
Patriot’s International Triathlon
Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA the Patriot’s International is a must do event. 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.
Williamsburg Before and After Tour
Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.
Watching Over My Girls
On May 6, 1943, the USO opened in Merchants Square as the “home away from home” for servicemen stationed nearby during World War II. Senior Hostess Dorothy Tully shares stories of the Williamsburg USO and the girls who would be her Junior Hostesses. Discover what it took to be a USO Hostess.
Age of Sail
Join us for an Age of Sail-themed concert with Colonial Williamsburg’s Balladeer Kent LaRue and Emmy Award-winning composer and violinist Wayne Hill. Instrumental and vocal selections are included from the golden age of piracy through the Napoleonic Wars, with tunes from the War of 1812.
Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”
September 7 – 21
A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.
“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists. In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.
Ceramics Up Close
Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.
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.
Thursdays in September
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time? Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?
Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.
Live Music at Water Street Grille
Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.
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