Williamsburg Events: August 14 – 20, 2017

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

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.

Summer Breeze Concert Series: USAF Heritage of American Concert Band
August 16
Join friends in Merchants Square as the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band returns to Summer Breeze Concert Series stage.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Andy Beningo with Kate Brindle
August 19
Andy Beningo, named “Best Comedian” by the Detroit Metro Times, is a regular guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. He has been heard on XM Sirius Radio, and overseas on the American Forces Network. At the DoubleTree.

GPS Pirates at York River State Park
August 19
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.

Are We Not One?
August 14
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.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class at On the Hill Gallery
August 20
In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month.  Supplies are included. Reservations required.

Night Hike at York River State Park
August 19
What roams the woods after dark?  Take a ranger guided tour with us to experience the sights and sounds after sundown.

To Be Seen as an American
August 16
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 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.

Watermen’s Museum Seafood Market
August 17
Join us for our first seafood market for the summer season.  We will host local vendors carrying fresh oysters, clams, crabs and other local delights.

Colonial Taekwondo Festival
August 18 – 20
Celebrate with us at Williamsburg’s premier martial arts and wellness center Baeplex. Reconnect with the members of the taekwondo community in the Historic Triangle. We’ll have workshops for the mind, body and spirit. As well as local food, music, and sightseeing opportunities.

Drum to the Beat
August 15
Come experience the fun of drumming in a group. For centuries, communities around the world have strengthened unity and friendship through rhythm. Join Drum Major Lance Pedigo for this unique experience for all ages and abilities.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites!

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.

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.

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?

Williamsburg Farmers Market
August 19
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.

Celebrate Yorktown Committee Summer Concert Series
Sundays through August 27
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.

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.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree
Fridays in August
Come and enjoy us every Friday evening in August for an evening of traditional and original folk music along the beautiful York River.

Campfire Social
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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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