January

Williamsburg Events: January 29 – February 4, 2018

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Groundhog Day Ceremony at the Virginia Living Museum, February 2-3
Ground Hog Day Ceremony – Long winter or early spring? Join local meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler in a noon-time ceremony for the annual prediction from our very own Chesapeake Chuck.

Superbowl Sunday Party at Billsburg Brewery, February 4
Join us on Superbowl Sunday for tailgating, corn hole in the parking lot and the big game! We will have The German Snack Shack serving up amazing food and special pricing on our beers throughout the day and throughout the game. See also: 1st Annual Superbowl Growler Fill Event this same day!

Trunk Show at On the Hill Gallery, February 3 – 11
Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Five jewelers will display, sell and demonstrate how they create their work.

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” at the Virginia Living Museum, Saturdays through February 24
“Follow the Drinking Gourd” takes us back to the days when freedom was nothing more than a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American family’s desperate flight to freedom and how they used constellations to guide the way.

Fresh Powder DDH DIPA Release at Virginia Beer Company, February 3
Fresh Powder returns to the taproom at The Virginia Beer Co. This Double Dry-Hopped 100% Citra Double India Pale Ale brewed with potent Lupulin Powder will be available on draft and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans starting at Noon.

My Story; My Voice, Wednesdays & Thursdays in February
Witness a compelling moment in the life of an 18th century person. Then join the discussion as the actor interpreter shares how they brought the character to life.

Toano Icy 8K, Frosty 5K and Fun Run, February 3
Great course in Toano (fairly flat loop) with a 10 a.m. start time. This event is available in three different lengths – Icy 8K, Frosty 5K and a one-mile fun run.

Fossil Frenzy at York River State Park, February 3
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. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach.

Restaurant Week, January 21 – 31
Loosen those belts and clear your schedule because Restaurant Week has returned to Greater Williamsburg. It begins Sunday January 21, giving patrons the chance to visit favorites or turn to new restaurants for special deals. One of the new additions to the Williamsburg area Restaurant Week is the inclusion of breakfast specials.

Riverwalk Restaurant Participates in Restaurant Week, Through January 31
It’s a deal to satisfy both your appetite and your wallet! Stop by Riverwalk Restaurant to celebrate Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association’s big week to enjoy delicious lunch and dinner specials.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show 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 winter hours.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features High School Student Show, Through February 9 (see website for dates)
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is currently featuring the 2D and 3D artwork of students from six Williamsburg area high schools through Feb. 9. This exciting 2018 exhibition is WCAC’s 15th annual High School Student Show and includes 131 pieces by 93 students.

Yorktown’s Cabin Fever Concert Series, Thursdays through March 1
Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. Sponsored by York County.  Limited seating, no tickets or reservations, first come-first served.

A Perfect Adornment Tour, Fridays through February 23
As you are guided through the opulent home of Peyton and Elizabeth Randolph, a heart-wrenching narrative unfolds exploring the complicated relationships between gentry women and their enslaved maidservants.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

The Art & Science of Arachnids, January 19 – February 2
Explore the connections between arachnids (spiders) and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history, in the largest, touring arachnid exhibit in the United States, featuring three-themed, live spider cubes. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Karaoke Idol at Revolution Golf & Grille, Wednesdays through March 21
See if you have what it takes to be Williamsburg’s KARAOKE IDOL! 10 weeks Event! Tryouts are on Wednesdays (January 10th and 17th). Top 20 continue on to the 8 week elimination!

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

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.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
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 many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


To add your event to the Williamsburg Weekends and main event calendars, you must register for an account.

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Williamsburg Events: January 22 – 28, 2018

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Yorktown’s Cabin Fever Concert Series, Thursdays through March 1
Wipe the winter blues away with a free concert in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. Local musicians engage and interact with the audience during this unique experience. Sponsored by York County.  Limited seating, no tickets or reservations, first come-first served.

Pocahontas Imagined at Jamestown Settlement (LAST WEEK!), Through January 28
Four hundred years after the 1617 death of Pocahontas in England, her image and legend live on. Using depictions of Pocahontas from across the centuries, Jamestown Settlement presents “Pocahontas Imagined,” a special exhibition that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.

Restaurant Week, January 21 – 31
Loosen those belts and clear your schedule because Restaurant Week has returned to Greater Williamsburg. It begins Sunday January 21, giving patrons the chance to visit favorites or turn to new restaurants for special deals. One of the new additions to the Williamsburg area Restaurant Week is the inclusion of breakfast specials.

Riverwalk Restaurant Participates in Restaurant Week, Through January 31
It’s a deal to satisfy both your appetite and your wallet! Stop by Riverwalk Restaurant to celebrate Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association’s big week to enjoy delicious lunch and dinner specials.

The Magic of Benny Goodman, January 23
“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) twin brothers Peter & Will Anderson celebrate the King of Swing exploring Goodman’s repertoire to share the interesting evolution of American music through many decades.

Comedy Weekend at Kingsmill Resort, January 26 – 27
You have the power to combat winter’s chill with body-warming, gut-busting laughs throughout Kingsmill’s Comedy Weekend.  On Friday and Saturday night, a lineup of some of the nation’s funniest comics will perform live to keep you hilariously entertained and rolling in the aisles.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features High School Student Show, Through February 9 (see website for dates)
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is currently featuring the 2D and 3D artwork of students from six Williamsburg area high schools through Feb. 9. This exciting 2018 exhibition is WCAC’s 15th annual High School Student Show and includes 131 pieces by 93 students.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Yorktown Story Slam, January 22
Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.  7 PM – Storytellers Presentation.  8 to 8:30 PM – Audience Stories.

Taskinas Trek at York River State Park, January 17
The Taskinas Creek Trail is gaining a reputation as one of the most scenic and challenging hikes east of I-95. This three mile trail has a series of steep ravines that wind down to secluded bogs.

Dino on the Loose, January 27
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail! At the Virginia Living Museum.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show 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 winter hours.

The Art & Science of Arachnids, January 19 – February 2
Explore the connections between arachnids (spiders) and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history, in the largest, touring arachnid exhibit in the United States, featuring three-themed, live spider cubes. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Karaoke Idol at Revolution Golf & Grille, Wednesdays through March 21
See if you have what it takes to be Williamsburg’s KARAOKE IDOL! 10 weeks Event! Tryouts are on Wednesdays (January 10th and 17th). Top 20 continue on to the 8 week elimination!

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

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.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
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 many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

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.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


To add your event to the Williamsburg Weekends and main event calendars, you must register for an account.

Williamsburg Events: January 16 – 21, 2018

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Restaurant Week, January 21 – 31
Loosen those belts and clear your schedule because Restaurant Week has returned to Greater Williamsburg. It begins Sunday January 21, giving patrons the chance to visit favorites or turn to new restaurants for special deals. One of the new additions to the Williamsburg area Restaurant Week is the inclusion of breakfast specials.

The Art & Science of Arachnids, January 19 – February 2
Explore the connections between arachnids (spiders) and literature, art, folklore, paleontology, science, and history, in the largest, touring arachnid exhibit in the United States, featuring three-themed, live spider cubes. At the Virginia Living Museum.

iPhone Photography Workshop, January 20
Learn how to shoot like a pro with tips and tricks for smartphone photography with Photography Instructor Steven J. Canale. At the Mariners’ Museum. See also: Android Photography Workshop.

First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show 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 winter hours.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

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.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
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 many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

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.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


To add your event to the Williamsburg Weekends and main event calendars, you must register for an account.

Williamsburg Events: January 8 – 14, 2018

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Fourth Annual Winter Blues Jazz Fest, January 11 – 14
We are excited to announce that the 4th Annual Winter Blues Jazz Fest will take place January 11-14,2018. Mixology & Music is on Friday night this year. We have added an after party on Friday night based on the popularity of our late night gallery event, which will be on Saturday this year. See website for details!

Cabaret & Cocktails Featuring Byron Stripling’s “What a Wonderful World: Tribute to Louis Armstrong,” January 13
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its fourth annual “Cabaret & Cocktails” concert at the Williamsburg Lodge. Janna Hymes, Music Director. Featuring the nationally acclaimed Byron Stripling.

MarsCon, January 12 -14
Go to the longest running science fiction/fantasy convention in Hampton Roads – MarsCon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg. The convention runs Jan. 12-14. This is the 28th year of MarsCon.

Bitter Valentine Can Release at Alewerks Brewing Company, January 13
January 13 at noon in the Brewery Taproom, it’s the return of our highly-acclaimed Double IPA, Bitter Valentine. Consistently regarded as one of the best beers in Virgina since it’s debut, Bitter Valentine for 2018 is in 16 oz cans for the very first time.

A Multi-Cultural Celebration of Music, Song and Dance, January 14
Your eyes and ears are in for a special treat when Accordion Renaissance presents a multi-cultural performing arts celebration of music, song and dance. At the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Civil War Lecture Series – Confederate Pirates: The Capture of the St. Nicholas, January 13
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center.The daring capture of the steamer St. Nicholas on June 2, 1861, in the Potomac River was the Union’s first charge of Confederate piracy during the Civil War.

Star Party – Laser Evenings, January 13
The Virginia Living Museum offers free star gazing beginning at sunset on the second Saturday of every month. The evening also includes a planetarium program and several laser shows.

Music Jam Session at Watermen’s Museum, January 10
Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.

First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

Self-Guided Interpretive Hikes, Through January 15
Take a self-guided adventure along two interpretive trails. The half mile Bluebird loop is the paved walk way surrounding the Visitor Center. This trail allows all park guest to enjoy some of the most dramatic vistas of Taskinas Creek and the York River.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show 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 winter hours.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

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.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
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 many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

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.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


To add your event to the Williamsburg Weekends and main event calendars, you must register for an account.

Williamsburg Events: January 2 – 7, 2018

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First Hike Virginia, January 6 – 20
We will kick off the New Year with a trek to a distant, hidden gem in the park. The Pamunkey Overlook is at the bottom of a steep bluff along the York River. At York River State park.

Dominion Presents Liberty’s Ice Pavilion, Through February 18
Enjoy a family-friend activity this holiday season on historic Duke of Gloucester St. Join us at Liberty’s Ice Pavilion sponsored by Dominion.

Self-Guided Interpretive Hikes, Through January 15
Take a self-guided adventure along two interpretive trails. The half mile Bluebird loop is the paved walk way surrounding the Visitor Center. This trail allows all park guest to enjoy some of the most dramatic vistas of Taskinas Creek and the York River.

“Mixed Media” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through March
Come and enjoy Mixed Media Art Show 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 winter hours.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

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.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
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 many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

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.

Riverwalk Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Sundays
Join us Sundays at Riverwalk Restaurant overlooking the York River as Chef Brian Hines at the helm creating a savory menu using fresh, local seafood, natural meats, and more.


To add your event to the Williamsburg Weekends and main event calendars, you must register for an account.