September

Williamsburg Events: September 18 – 24, 2017

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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Weekends from September 22 – October 29
Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

Yorktown Art Stroll
September 24
This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.

Village Festival at Yankee Candle
September 23 – 24
Join us for a weekend of fun for the whole family! Search our classic fragrances only found here in the Village. – 40% off select fall tableware and decor! Enjoy VA’s Finest! Food sampling by Gunther’s Gourmet Groceries, LLC, The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, Blue Crab Bay Co. Specialty Foods Saturday will include live music by the Indigo Boys, face painting & balloon art by Ashley Pickin the Face Painter , raffles, and more!

The Tempest at Jamestown Settlement
September 21 – 23
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement’s re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort.

Virginia Living Museum’s Fall Plant Sale
September 23 – 24
Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles at the Virginia Living Museum’s annual fall plant sale.

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.

Canoeing Under the Stars at York River State Park
September 22
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.

A Taste of High Street
September 23
High Street Festival (Plaza Azteca, Orange Theory, Movie Tavern and many others). Come out to have “taste” preview all the incredible shops at High Street. Kids activities, live music, beer and wine tastings, and more!

“Treasure Chest” with Green Flash at Water Street Grille
September 21
An intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, offering 20 micro brews and a delicious tapas menu. Your evening will feature Green Flash’s Treasure Chest Beer, a Hibiscus IPA, and for every pint sold, Green Flash will donate a dollar to breast cancer . This promises to be an evening filled with conversation and libations overlooking the York River.

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services 2017 Earl Tuggy Young Golf Tournament
September 23
Join Us for the 2017 Earl “Tuggy” Young Golf Tournament As Bacon Street Youth and Family Services celebrates our 46th year of service to the youth and families we are gearing up for the annual golf tournament! In memory of Earl “Tuggy” Young, this golf tournament is coming soon, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9 am at Ford’s Colony Country Club.

A Cook’s Walking Tour
September 20
Guests visiting our historic sites see lovely, pristine homes in fair order. But, did you ever wonder about the messy parts of life? Take a guided tour with a member of Historic Foodways to explore the often private world of food preparation in an 18th-century city.

The People Who Forged Civilization
September 21
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.

Photographer David Mitchell at the Gallery at York Hall
September 24
We invite you to meet wildlife photographer, David Mitchell. David has a unique eye for photographing wildlife such as eagles, ospreys and many more animals.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
September 2-30
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.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance
September 18
Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.

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.

Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge
September 23
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.

Night Hike at York River State Park
September 23
njoy the cooler temperatures with the sounds of raccoons, owls, and other creatures.  After the hike, enjoy stargazing with the Virginia Penisula Astronomy Club.  Please call the office for reservations.  Note:  Hikes in September and October begin at 7:30 pm.

Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop
September 23
In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding.

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.

Costumes & Jewelry in Memoriam
Thursdays Through September 28
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?

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting
Saturdays
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.

Hands-On Craft Workshop
Mondays through September 25
Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!
Mondays through September 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.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
September 23
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: September 11 – 17, 2017

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Virginia Symphony Concert at Yorktown (Rescheduled date)
September 13
Virginia Symphony Concert, 7:30 pm. Pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and picnic judging, 6 pm.  Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the performance under a canopy of stars.

Williamsburg Contemporary Artisans Festival
September 16
Contemporary artisans take over Duke of Gloucester Street for a day-long festival to demonstrate their crafts and sell their handmade wares.

The Tempest at Jamestown Settlement
September 14 – 16
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement’s re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens
September 16 – 17
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!

Mr. Shield’s 18th-Century Pig Roast
September 15
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation. You will gather for family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern, where Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing
September 16
Come enjoy the sights and activities at this annual event! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and more! Scarecrow Stuffing will be back again! At Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

Watermen’s Museum Annual Oyster Roast
September 16
Enjoy fresh roasted or raw oysters sourced from multiple local sources.  Chowder, side dishes, and desserts included. Watermen’s Museum.

The Mariners’ Museum Gallery Crawl: The Secret Life of Objects
September 16
Experience many rare artifacts up-close, and enjoy delicious bites and spirited beverages as your Gallery Crawl passport transports you through each gallery and into another time.

Bacon’s Rebellion Evening Walking Tour
September 16
During this special evening walking tour, guests will be led through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfold through the eyewitness account of Thomas Matthew, a Burgess in 1676. Controlled fires re-create the burning of Jamestown as it occurred on September 19, 1676.

Virginia Living Museum’s Fall Plant Sale
September 16 – 17
Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles at the Virginia Living Museum’s annual fall plant sale.

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.

York River Floating Folk Jam at Watermen’s Museum
September 13
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.

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg
September 12
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Miró String Quartet at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting
Saturdays
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.

Costumes & Jewelry in Memoriam
Thursdays Through September 28
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?

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Mike Stankeiwicz with John Kensil
September 16
Winner of the prestigious “Best of Philly”
award presented by Philadelphia Magazine, Stank takes
you down a road you didn’t expect to travel with a
conversational style that makes you feel like you’re
riding the bar stool next to him. At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class On the Hill Gallery
September 17
In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month.  Supplies are included. Reservations required.

The Burning of the White House
September 17
Hear from author Jane Hampton Cook and from President Madison and his First Lady as they discuss her latest book “The Burning of the White House: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812.”

Woodturner, Tom Duke at Gallery at York Hall
September 17
Come and visit our first time featuring a professional wood turner. You will be impressed with Tom Duke’s creations of vases, jars and bowls. His creations make a unique gift for that someone special.

Custer’s First Stand: George A. Custer at Williamsburg
September 13
Everyone has heard about General Custer and his “Last Stand” at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. But have you ever heard of Lt. Custer at the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862? Join with historian Carson Hudson and learn about his surprising activities in and around Williamsburg.

Public Lecture: “Reel Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film”
September 13
In conjunction with the “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will present a public lecture, “Reel Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film.”

Hands-On Craft Workshop
Mondays through September 25
Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!
Mondays through September 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.

Foolish Songs and Ballads
September 12
In the early days of the 18th century, the great Puritan theologian Cotton Mather observed “that the minds and manners of many people about the country are much corrupted by foolish songs and ballads.”

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.

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.

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.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
September 2-30
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.

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.

In Memoriam
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?

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
September 16
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: September 5 – 10, 2017

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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
September 8
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
September 9
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
September 10
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
September 9
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”
September 5
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
Saturdays
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
September 10
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
September 9
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
September 9
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
September 9
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
September 6
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
September 5
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
September 2-30
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
September 9
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

In Memoriam
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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Williamsburg Events: August 28 – September 4, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)

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Virginia Symphony Concert at Yorktown (NOTE: THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 13)
September 2
Virginia Symphony Concert, 7:30 pm. Pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and picnic judging, 6 pm.  Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the performance under a canopy of stars. 

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens
September 1-4
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!

Jamestown Jams: Party of Four
September 1
Come and enjoy free live music at Jamestown Jams. On Sept. 1, it will be 90s music featuring Party of Four, America’s #1 Tribute to Jangle Pop.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree
September 1
Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Story Tellers
August 28
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 Breeze Concert Series Presents USAF Heritage Brass Ensemble
August 30
Returning to Merchants Square this summer, the United States Air Force Heritage Brass Ensemble. Bringing their mix of jazz, vocals, and percussion to the stage, this Summer Breeze Concert is a must-see.

Military Band Concert Series”
Tuesdays in August
A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Spy Craft
September 2
Calling all families to save the Revolution! See what sort of codes and ciphers General Washington and his army used to send messages to each other and thwart the British army. Drop in and try your hand at reading and writing secret messages just like Revolutionary spies.

Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour
September 2
There is no better way to enjoy the full moon than from a canoe on the beautiful Taskinas Creek. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the marsh at night as we paddle slowly up the placid creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required.

Awesome Osprey Hike
September 2
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.

Movies Under the Stars
September 1
Enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. All ages welcome. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Movie subject to change. Weather permitting. Sept. 1 – Annie (2014) (PG)

Karaoke in the Park
September 2
Sing the night away while enjoying the park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. At Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting
Saturdays
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.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Mike Easmeil with Chris Allen
September 2
Live Stand Up Comedy Performance! Mike, a Palestinian-American comedian living in Virginia Beach is a favorite in comedy clubs all over. His comedy revolves around life as an Arab American and having fun with the absurd realities we take as normal everyday. A regular at the New York Arab American Comedy Festival, Mike has also performed internationally in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and on some of America’s most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Fantastic Beasts: Let’s Go Find Them
Mondays in August
Learn about magical beasts in art on this guided tour, then illustrate a book to take home with your fantastic discoveries.   What sort of creatures were depicted during colonial times?

Virginia’s Music: From the Sea to the Mountains
August 29
Travel the varied terrains of the Commonwealth through music that features its geography, history and nature. Enjoy tunes from ‘East Virginia,’ ‘The Falls of Richmond,’ ‘Shenandoah,’ and ‘Cumberland Gap’ to the adventurous ‘Hiking in the Highland Firs’ and ‘Paddle with the Kingfishers.’  On hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, flutes and more, Timothy Seaman takes you on this musical journey west from the coast to the mountains and valleys of the Blue Ridge.

To Be Seen as an American
August 30
Meet three black women who didn’t accept society’s limits on what they could accomplish. Lydia rose from slave to entrepreneur; Katie Marie was educated but lacked resources; Clara Byrd Baker fought for equal rights in the 20th century. The work of these Williamsburg women spanned three centuries, opening doors and providing new opportunities for the next generation to build on.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
September 2-30
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.

Ben Franklin and the hot Air Balloon
August 28
Historian and author Tony Williams explores the invention of hot-air ballooning in Paris during the time when Benjamin Franklin led negotiations for a peace settlement to end the Revolutionary War. A book signing will follow.

Past Plantations Tour
September 2
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.

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.

Live Music 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.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
September 2
Kick off your Labor Day weekend celebration at the Williamsburg Farmers Market! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps.

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.


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