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Williamsburg Events: July 31 – August 6, 2017

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Jamestown Jams – The Deloreans
August 4
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
August 2
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
August 4
Come and enjoy us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Whistle Belly
August 6
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.

Butterfly Festival
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
August 5
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!
August 5
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
August 5
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
August 5
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
August 5
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
August 5
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
August 5
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.

Campfire Social
Saturdays
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
August 1
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
August 2
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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Williamsburg Events: July 24 – 31, 2017

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Summer Breeze Concert Series: Good Shot Judy
July 26
Join friends in Merchants Square as local favorite Good Shot Judy takes the stage. Break out your dancing shoes as they’re sure to start a party in the Square. 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.

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.

Ice Cream Eating Contest at Yankee Candle
July 29
Grab your spoons and compete to eat! It’s Yankee Candle Village’s Ice ‘Burg Challenge! Get your team of up to 4 ready to devour a 20-scoop giant sundae of Hershey’s Ice Cream. The winning team of the Ice ‘Burg Challenge will receive a year’s worth of Ice Cream & Candles!

Public Lecture: “Studebaker Goes to War!”
July 25

In conjunction with the “AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built America” special exhibition, the Studebaker National Museum shares the story behind the carriage used by the Marquis de Lafayette during his 1824 visit to America and the museum’s long history of supplying vehicles to the military. The car show and evening lecture are free; lecture reservations recommended at (757) 253-4572.

“Pocahontas Imagined” Special Exhibition
Through January 2018
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 will present “Pocahontas Imagined,” a special exhibition opening July 15 through January 28, 2018, that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.

The Irish Session: A Living Museum Tradition
July 25
Kelly Kennedy and friend perform the lively dance tunes and haunting songs that have been part of Irish traditional music sessions for centuries. Enjoy singing along and stomping your feet to old and new reels, jigs and ballads from the shores of Donegal to the Irish American communities across America.

Scottish Stories
July 27
Come out of the heat for Gaelic stories designed to cool you off while having fun. Master storytellers Shel Browder and Donna Wolf invite audience members on stage to act out the stories. You might find yourself playing the role of a dashing Celtic warrior saving his true love from an evil ogre during this interactive program for children of all ages.

Women Belonging to the Army: Tag, Rag and Bobtail
July 26
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.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Story Tellers
July 24
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.

Summer Fireworks at Busch Gardens
Fridays through August 25
This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes.

Yorktown Sounds of Summer
Thursdays through July 27
“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!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us Thursday’s on the river for the annual concert series featuring beach music and more for all ages.

Paella Cooking Class with Chef Ika at La Tienda
July 27
Back by popular demand! Learn how to make Paella with Chef Ika! Chef Ika is just back from Spain where he picked up some very helpful hints and secrets on how to make the perfect Paella.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Mitch Burrow with Cliff Cash
July 29
Stand Up Comedians Mitch Burrow and Cliff Cash! Mitch Burrow placed second in the 2015 Seattle International Comedy Competition and was the winner of the 2015 Trial By Laughter Competition. At the DoubleTree by Hilton.

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.

That’s How Old
Thursdays through July 27
How do humidity, temperature, and other environmental factors affect the condition of objects? What can museum conservators do to keep priceless objects safe and looking their best? Learn the answers on this guided tour and discover the methods and materials used to help protect the paintings, textiles, furniture, glassware, metalware, and other items in our collections.

Yoga & Wine at the Williamsburg Winery
Saturdays in July
Yes, you read that correctly, wine paired with yoga, or maybe it’s yoga paired with wine – either way it’s going to be amazing!

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.

Colonial Williamsburg Collects
Tuesdays through July 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.

Busting Myths
Tuesdays through July 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 29

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays in July
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. For a full schedule and details, call 757.369.5644 or visit the website.

Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge
July 15 & 29
In June 1766, Virginia merchant Robert Routledge was stabbed in public by Colonel John Chiswell. Or was he? Was it murder or was it a tragic misfortune? Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia.

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.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
July 29
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.


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Williamsburg Events: July 17 – 23, 2017

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Scares That Care Weekend
July 21- 23
A three day horror based event, complete with fun activities, exciting celebrity guests and a spooky good time! Best of all – all proceeds raised from this event will go to help families with severely ill children, women fighting breast cancer, and those children suffering burn injuries! See also the 5K Run/Walk and the Children’s Trick or Trot Run.

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.

National Softball Association Youth Class A World Series
July 17 – 21
The 2017 NSA Girls Fast-Pitch “A” World Series sponsored by the National Softball Association, Sports Williamsburg and Busch Gardens is coming back to Williamsburg for another great tournament!

Christmas in July at Yankee Candle
July 22-23
It’s Christmas in July at Yankee Candle Village – Saturday and Sunday July 22nd and 23rd. 30% off ALL ornaments and collectibles in our Holiday Park including Dept 56, Byers Choice, and Jim Shore. Get a photo with Santa by Helen’s Place Photography, save up to 50% on Holiday Candles and much more! – one weekend only!

Christmas in July at KOA
July 21 – 23
Christmas in July: Have a holly jolly Christmas in July! The elves will be bringing the spirit of Christmas alive all across the campground. Enjoy the decorations, the lights, and the events as we bring some winter magic back to the Williamsburg KOA July 21st through July 23rd.

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.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Reno Collier with Roger Keiss
July 22
With a contagious laugh and friendly, almost intoxicating demeanor, Reno’s observations often find him recalling mishaps of his West Virginia cousins, his Scottish heritage, unruly in-laws and alien abductions. At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Inside James Fort: The Powhatan Indians
July 22
The archaeology from inside the fort site offers evidence that local Native tribes were frequent visitors during the earliest years of the settlement. Join Daniel Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people from Maryland’s Eastern Shore to learn about the material culture and lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians as well as their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown.

“Rock the Boat” Concert Series at Watermen’s Museum
July 23
Carrot Tree and Toby’s Dog House will be sponsoring a new concert series call “Rock the Boat”. Come and enjoy Sunday evenings with music, food and beer.  The restaurants will provide hot dogs and steamed spiced shrimp and craft beer for purchase.

Canoeing with the Stars
July 21
Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening with us looking at the night sky. For an added touch, we’ll enjoy it from a canoe! Whether you’re an expert on the stars and planets or a novice, you’ll still enjoy this peaceful trip on the creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required. Reservations are required

Night Hike at York River State Park
July 22
What roams the woods after dark?  Take a ranger guided tour with us to experience the sights and sounds after sundown.  Enjoy the cooler temperatures with the sounds of raccoons, owls, and other creatures.

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.

Live Music Summer Concert Series at Revolution
Fridays & Saturdays in July
Every Friday and Saturday join us for Live Music at Revolution Golf and Grille Every weekend this summer from 9pm-midnight. All musicians are local talent.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance
July 17
Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: Dharma Bombs
July 19
Join friends in Merchants Square as Dharma Bombs make their first appearance as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series. Bringing a truly original sound, this New Orleans/Dixieland band is sure to delight!

The People Who Forged Civilization
July 20
Join master storyteller Shel Browder for myths and stories about the men and women who forged the tools of war and peace, creating civilizations out of sweat and fire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron.

“Pocahontas Imagined” Special Exhibition
July 15 – 19
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 will present “Pocahontas Imagined,” a special exhibition opening July 15 through January 28, 2018, that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.

That’s How Old
Thursdays through July 27
How do humidity, temperature, and other environmental factors affect the condition of objects? What can museum conservators do to keep priceless objects safe and looking their best? Learn the answers on this guided tour and discover the methods and materials used to help protect the paintings, textiles, furniture, glassware, metalware, and other items in our collections.

Yoga & Wine at the Williamsburg Winery
Saturdays in July
Yes, you read that correctly, wine paired with yoga, or maybe it’s yoga paired with wine – either way it’s going to be amazing!

Summer Fireworks at Busch Gardens
Fridays through August 25
This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes.

Baroque Music Fridays
Fridays through July 21
Come in from the heat to experience the changing tastes and styles of the 18th century presented by members of the Governor’s Musick ensemble with a variety of Museum-inspired topical presentations.

Yorktown Sounds of Summer
Thursdays through July 27
“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!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us Thursday’s on the river for the annual concert series featuring beach music and more for all ages.

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.

Busting Myths
Tuesdays through July 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Live Music at Water Street Grille
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays in July
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. For a full schedule and details, call 757.369.5644 or visit the website.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 29

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
July 22
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.


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Williamsburg Events: July 10 – 16, 2017

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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.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: Bobby Blackhat Band
July 12
The Bobby Blackhat Band makes their Summer Breeze debut, bringing the very best blues musicians in Hampton Roads to the Merchants Square stage. Join us in the Square with a chair or blanket, grab some dinner at one of our local eateries, and enjoy the evening under the stars with the Bobby Blackhat Band.

“Pocahontas Imagined” Special Exhibition
July 15 – 19
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 will present “Pocahontas Imagined,” a special exhibition opening July 15 through January 28, 2018, that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.

Shark Day at the Virginia Living Museum
July 15
Swim, paddle, wade, or sail into this exciting day with sharky crafts, activities, and displays that will put a toothy grin on your face. Learn about these amazing animals and their relatives, and about the work being done to preserve their populations and habitats.

York River Floating Folk Jam at Watermen’s Museum
July 12
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.

Park to Park Bicycle Tour
July 15
Register for this annual self-guided bicycle tour! Choose from several different tours.

That’s How Old
Thursdays through July 27
How do humidity, temperature, and other environmental factors affect the condition of objects? What can museum conservators do to keep priceless objects safe and looking their best? Learn the answers on this guided tour and discover the methods and materials used to help protect the paintings, textiles, furniture, glassware, metalware, and other items in our collections.

Sea Shanties: 300 Years of Sailor’s Worksongs
July 11
Join in a musical adventure with Gabe Stone and Bill Weldon as they sing and play songs that kept ships running smoothly and sailors content while at sea. Capstan and forecastle shanties, whaling and paddling songs, and songs about life at sea will entertain the entire family.

Dynamic Baseball Tournament
July 14 – 16
Dynamic Baseball Organization will be hosting a Norfolk area youth Tournament for age groups 15u and 17u on the weekend of July 14th-16th at various facilities across the Tidewater region.

Summer Fireworks at Busch Gardens
Fridays through August 25
This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes.

Baroque Music Fridays
Fridays through July 21
Come in from the heat to experience the changing tastes and styles of the 18th century presented by members of the Governor’s Musick ensemble with a variety of Museum-inspired topical presentations.

Yorktown Sounds of Summer
Thursdays through July 27
“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!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us Thursday’s on the river for the annual concert series featuring beach music and more for all ages.

Colonial Williamsburg Collects
Tuesdays through July 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.

Busting Myths
Tuesdays through July 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Yoga & Wine at the Williamsburg Winery
Saturdays in July
Yes, you read that correctly, wine paired with yoga, or maybe it’s yoga paired with wine – either way it’s going to be amazing!

Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge
July 15 & 29
In June 1766, Virginia merchant Robert Routledge was stabbed in public by Colonel John Chiswell. Or was he? Was it murder or was it a tragic misfortune? Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 29

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

Next to Normal – Williamsburg Players
July 7 – 16 (Weekends)
Winner 2010 Pulitzer Prize, 2009’s triple Tony Award winning musical, Next to Normal, also made that year’s list of best shows in both the NY and LA times, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine. With book by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal derives its name from its window into the lives of an almost “normal” suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.

Are We Not One?
July 10
Two women, one black and one Irish, once related in heart and soul by circumstance, find that despite Ireland calling for its people to become abolitionists, the American press and government pitted the Irish against black people, in competition for jobs and a sense of belonging.

GPS Pirates at York River State Park
July 15
A new way to find treasure.  Geocaching makes use of the Global Positioning System to help you find caches of park information and small gifts.  We will supply you with a GPS unit and the ranger will help you hike off of the beaten path for a unique discovery.  Please call for reservations.

An All-American Tea
July 15
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.

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.

James River Association Interpretive Paddle
July 10
Kayak historic Powhatan Creek beside historic Jamestown Island. View and learn about birds and wildlife native to the Williamsburg area. Kayaks provided, and trips are guided by James River Association.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class at On the Hill Gallery
July 16
In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month.  Supplies are included. Reservations required.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
July 15
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yankees in the Streets: Williamsburg During the Civil War
July 14
Williamsburg is known for its 18th-century history, but what happened here during the Civil War? Join historian and author Carson Hudson for an illustrated lecture on a different aspect of Williamsburg’s history. Learn about the Battle of Williamsburg, which took place on May 5, 1862. Book signing to follow.


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Williamsburg Events: July 3 – 10, 2017

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Have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday!

Check out what’s happening this week in greater Williamsburg. And be sure to sign up for our weekly (or monthly) newsletter!


Independence Day Celebration in Yorktown
July 4
Family friendly celebration featuring an 8 am 8K run and 5K walk at York High School; a patriotic parade on Water and Main Streets; a Bell-Ringing Ceremony; Patriotic Concert; and the amazing fireworks show on the York River.

Fourth of July at Colonial Williamsburg
July 4
Celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s birth in the Revolutionary City! Join Colonial Williamsburg for a special militia muster. Enjoy a salute to the 13 original states, featuring music performed by the Fifes and Drums, flags of each state, the firing of muskets and cannon. The day concludes with fireworks visible from both Market Square and Palace Green.

Liberty Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
July 4
Salute the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: 504 Supreme
July 5
Kick-off your summer in Merchants Square with the Summer Breeze Concert Series, Wednesdays in July and August.  Concert begins at 7:00 PM. Bring a chair and enjoy music, dancing, and fare from your favorite Merchants Square restaurants. We’ll see you in the Square!

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.

Jamestown Jams: Affirmative Groove
July 7
Come and enjoy free live music at Jamestown Jams. On July 7, it will be 70s music featuring Affirmative Groove. See website for details.

Summer Fireworks at Busch Gardens
July 3 & 4; Fridays through August 25
Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 & 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes.

2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival
July 9
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. Festival is all ages friendly with caricature and henna artists, and children’s activities and an art project and proudly features the best of local & regional musicians!

Baroque Music Fridays
Fridays through July 21
Come in from the heat to experience the changing tastes and styles of the 18th century presented by members of the Governor’s Musick ensemble with a variety of Museum-inspired topical presentations.

Music for a New Nation
July 3
Join the Governor’s Musick ensemble of Colonial Williamsburg for patriotic music celebrating our nation’s fight for independence and the spirit of our new nation. Traditional songs tell the stories of our fight for independence, while concert music incorporates popular tunes in celebration of our new freedom.

A Grand Medley of Entertainments
July 5
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!

Yorktown Sounds of Summer
Thursdays through July 27
“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!  Put on your dancing shoes and join us Thursday’s on the river for the annual concert series featuring beach music and more for all ages.

Mr. Key’s Poem
July 4
“Oh say can you see” are the familiar and powerful first words of a poem written by 35 year old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814. The poem, inspired by the Battle of Baltimore eventually became America’s national Anthem.

Yankees in the Streets: Williamsburg During the Civil War
July 5
Williamsburg is known for its 18th-century history, but what happened here during the Civil War? Join historian and author Carson Hudson for an illustrated lecture on a different aspect of Williamsburg’s history. Learn about the Battle of Williamsburg, which took place on May 5, 1862. Book signing to follow.

1776 (film)
July 2 – 4
Summer of Love 50th Anniversary 4k restoration! Monterey International Pop Festival launched the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who and the Byrds.  With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his.

Water|Ways (last week)
Through July 9
The Water|Ways exhibit, located at the VLM changing exhibit area, 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.

New Lecture: 99th Anniversary of the Hilton Village
July 8
Hilton Village, established in 1918, in Newport News, Virginia, was the first public housing project built in the United States. Spurred on by Newport News Shipbuilding president Homer Ferguson, it was created to house shipyard workers during World War I.

Awesome Osprey Hike at the York River State Park
July 8
Our seasonal bird of prey returns to the Chesapeake Bay region. This ranger guided hike highlights the Osprey’s role in the estuarine ecosystem.

Fossil Frenzy Hike
July 8
Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. The hike is less than two miles round trip and begins with a description of some of the fossils that are found at the beach.

Revolution 3 Triathlon
July 8 & 9
There will be one transition area located at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The swim will take place in the Chickahominy river. The swim course will be reversible depending on the conditions.

Colonial Williamsburg Collects
Tuesdays through July 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.

Busting Myths
Tuesdays through July 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

George Washington’s Inauguration
July 6
Tony Williams, author of “America’s Beginnings,” will discuss the 1789 inauguration of George Washington.  How did it differ from modern inaugurations, and what presidential precedents did Washington establish? A book signing will follow.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Saturdays through July 29

Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

Next to Normal – Williamsburg Players
July 7 – 16 (Weekends)
Winner 2010 Pulitzer Prize, 2009’s triple Tony Award winning musical, Next to Normal, also made that year’s list of best shows in both the NY and LA times, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone Magazine. With book by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, Next to Normal derives its name from its window into the lives of an almost “normal” suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness.

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.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree
July 7
Come and enjoy us for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Six Mead Sundays
Sundays

Try ALL SIX of our meads, instead of only four. Every Sunday. Mead tastings are always free.

Suping Sisters
Mondays
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.

Come Let’s Dance
Saturdays through July 8
Join us for an evening of colonial dance, “a most charming entertainment” very much enjoyed by colonial Virginians. Virginians hosted public and private balls and assemblies to be sociable, to celebrate an occasion, or just for fun.

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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
July 8
Join us for the celebration of our 15th anniversary! 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.


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