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Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens, Weekends through July 1
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.
Anheuser-Busch Williamsburg Beermaster Tour, June 1 & 2
On the Williamsburg Beermaster Tour you will stimulate your senses and satisfy your curiosity as you explore the art of brewing. The tour provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at brewing Budweiser.
Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree, June 1
Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.
300th Anniversary Everard Tour, Select Days through June 13
Come celebrate the Everard’s 300th Anniversary. Learn about the restoration of one of the oldest houses in town. Visit the Everard House, one of the oldest houses in Williamsburg, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018.
Brewed Awakening! Sunday Brunch & Music at Billsburg Brewery, June 3
Join us every Sunday this summer for Brewed Awakening, a brunch and live music experience featuring special Billsburg Brewery beers, live local music from the Iota Creative Collective local artists, local food trucks serving a brunch menu from 11AM to 3pm, and fresh locally roasted coffee from Mandela Coffee.
Wildlife Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, June 2 – July 31
An avid outdoors man and naturalist, local artist Jim Wilson has been in the midst of charging elephants in Africa, ventured down the Amazonian head waters, and trekked in the Peruvian Andes! His work is included in private and corporate collections, and can be seen in select galleries across the U.S. and Canada.
Free Fishing days in Virginia, June 1 – 3
June 1-3, 2018 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat!
Kids Fishing Derby, June 2
Grab a fishing pole and some bait and head to Waller Mill Park for a chance to catch some fun! Williamsburg Parks & Rec Kids Fishing Derby promises to be a “reel” good time with fish themed activities, fish tattoos, angler educational.
The Fifes and Drums of York Town, Sundays & Wednesdays through June 27
At varied locations in Historic Yorktown. See website.
Treasures of the Museums Photo Negative Collection at the Mariners’ Museum, June 2
Presented by Jay Moore, Librarian and Archivist at the Museum FREE with Museum admission. In 2015, archivist, Jay Moore, and retired Curator of Photography, Tom Moore, secured funding for a three-year project to catalog several “hidden collections” of photo negatives in the Museum’s cold storage vault.
Art Class at On the Hill Gallery, June 3
Do you have a piece of furniture that is in need of a face-lift? Come learn how to update and breathe new life into a piece that needs love – and make it look like it came from a home decor magazine!
Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads, June 2 & 3
Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. Cyclists will enjoy the beautiful roads winding through the heart of Virginia as they pass historic sites and rustic farmlands.
Gilded Splinters/Alison Stinely, Through June 23
ALISON STINELY’S GILDED SPLINTERS In “Gilded Splinters,” Alison Stinely utilizes various types of sculpting in collaboration with oil painting in order to create impactful pieces that are independent of a traditional frame. Stinely’s work exudes a breath of life that it is everlasting, fantastical, and honest.
Summer Camps at Watermen’s Museum for All Ages, May 22 – June 2
Join the Watermen’s Museum this summer for several different fun summer camps for kids from kindergarten thru 12th grade.
Tails on the Trail, June 2
Are you up for a trail adventure with your dog? Join us and the Heritage Humane Society for this self-guided adventure which starts off at one of the eight trails open for your exploration throughout the summer.
Art-Related Yard Sale at Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, June 2
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is holding its first indoor/outdoor art yard sale by WCAC members. Anything art-related goes, from unused art supplies and frames to artwork inventory, from hand-made jewelry to pottery, from art books to magazines … plenty of treasures to choose from at yard-sale prices!
Forest Explorers Walk & Talk, June 2
Join us on the first Saturday of every month this spring for a nature program and guided walk on the new Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature guides will present a nature program on a different topic each month, then lead children and their parents on a trip through the forest to learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter!
Roaming Ranger at York River State Park, May 20 – June 10
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”.
Second 2018 Members’ Co-Op Show, Through June 8
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center’s second 2018 Members Co-op Show opened on May 1 and is now underway through June 8. Featuring bodies of work of member artists and artisans, the show offers lots to see and take in – a variety of mediums and styles in the main and middle galleries.
Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays
Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.
Williamsburg Farmers Market, June 2
Over 40 vendors will attend the Williamsburg Farmers Market this Saturday with Spring produce, prepared foods and baked goods, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, meats, peanuts and handmade soaps.
Quilt Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through May 31
It’s the longest standing exhibit at the Gallery and you don’t want to miss the new additions for spring. Visit the Gallery to admire these beautiful handcrafted quilts. You’ll also find a collection of new art, jewelry, pottery, and much more for sale.
Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.
Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.
Williamsburg Comedy Club, Saturdays
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians! Located inside the DoubleTree Hotel.
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