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Williamsburg Events: May 2 – 6, 2018

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Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue in the ‘Burg, May 6
The Muscarelle Museum of Art invites you to the annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in the ‘Burg.  The event will feature traditional southern BBQ from five states, live music, and beer as far as the eye can see. Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque is open to the entire Williamsburg community, so don’t miss out! This event is a celebration of the 80th birthday of the Chamber and Tourism Alliance.

Yorktown’s Annual “Blues, Brews & BBQ” Festival, May 5
Sample more than 25 different craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ, and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing.

Pedal the Parkway, May 5
Enjoy the 21st Annual Pedal the Parkway on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cycle, run or hike along the shores of the scenic James River from Jamestown to Williamsburg, or vice versa. This event is FREE and will be held rain or shine. All participants must register and all cyclists must wear helmets.

Yorktown’s Art at the River Juried Art Show, May 6
Stroll the waterfront to admire the work of nearly 50 talented artists at the fifth annual Juried Art Show. Painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, and many other innovative and creative artists will be displaying their work and talking more about their techniques.

Mr. Jefferson’s Palace Garden Party, May 4
Join us on May 4 for an immersive 18th-century garden party at the Governor’s Palace. Hosted by President Thomas Jefferson, guests will enjoy traditional music, dancing, theatrics, games, libations, fireworks, and a special concert from Broadway legend Betty Buckley!

The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival, May 6
Great beer, good food and live music! The sixth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will features craft beers in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. he sixth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature over 50 craft beers in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards.

Free Comic Book Day!, May 5
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day at Comic Cubicle where you can pick up a free comic book and look around at their large variety of comic books, comic book supplies and much more!

Deadbolt Day 2018 at Virginia Beer Company, May 5
The 2018 release of Virginia Beer Co.’s original Double India Pale Ale, and this time it’s bringing an entourage. On Saturday, May 5th DEADBOLT DIPA returns to draft + 16 oz. cans, and for the first time ever BLOOD ORANGE DEADBOLT gets the aluminum treatment.

Wine & Run for the Roses, May 5
Trip the Derby light fantastic with Wine & Run for the Roses, the annual Williamsburg Derby Day party so grand it has come to define Williamsburg’s social season.

The Williamsburg Choral Guild Presents a Potpourri of Choral Classics, May 6
Please join us as we pay tribute to Artistic Director Jay BeVille in his final concert with the Guild. Come celebrate 16 years of his outstanding contributions to the cultural life of the Williamsburg community and wish him well in retirement.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree, May 4
Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Forest Explorers Walk & Talk, May 5
Join us on the first Saturday of every month this spring for a nature program and guided walk on the new Living Forest Interpretive Trail! At Freedom Park.

Roaming Ranger at York River State Park, May 6
You never know when a ranger will walk up to you, in the park, with a wild “critter”!  You will learn fascinating facts about the animal and may be able to touch or even hold the “friend”.

Artist Hazel Camp at the Gallery at York Hall, May 6
While you are visiting Art at the River, please come and meet local artist, Hazel Camp, and view her beautiful watercolor paintings. She will be doing demos and signing prints.

Destination: Dinosaur!, May 5 – 19
Roaring, stomping animatronic dinosaurs are back!  Journey back millions of years to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods as you visit the Museum’s changing exhibit gallery and throughout the Museum grounds and experience life-like dinosaurs around every turn. At the Virginia Living Museum.

Burning Off the Socks: Canoe & Kayak Season Kick Off, May 5
Celebrate the 2018 canoe and kayak season with a Chesapeake Bay sailing tradition. Take off your socks and burn them with the rangers.  Bring a new pair to donate to a local charity.  Then join us for a guided trip into Taskinas Creek and the York River.

CW Employee Arts & Crafts Show, May 5 & 6
Colonial Williamsburg employees, volunteers and retirees combine to present and sell handmade gifts. Fabulous jams and handmade jewelry are only a portion of the wonderful items available for personal enjoyment or as a special gift for that certain someone.

Proclamation Bicycle Ride, May 4
Join us in Richmond at the Capitol to collect the writ. From there, ride back to James City County where the proclamation will be presented to our local governments officials.

River Seining at York River State Park, May 6
Seine nets have been used for ages to catch fish and other creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.

Civil War Williamsburg – A Walking Tour, May 5
Join a Williamsburg Battlefield Association board member and certified Williamsburg guide Caitlin Bailey for walking tour down the main street of Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Battlefield Pop Up Tour, May 5
Did you know there was a Civil War battle here? Have you been to the Williamsburg battlefield? Come on out and hear all about it during the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg. This “pop up tour” will be led by Williamsburg Battlefield Association board members.

The State of USS Monitor’s Turret, May 5
Presented by Will Hoffman, Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator FREE with Museum admission. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does.

Inside James Fort: Built of “Pales, Posts, and Railes,” Saturdays through May 19
Building a fort proved to be a necessity for the colonists within a month of their arrival in 1607. In 1994 Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists found evidence of the trenches and post molds from the original palisade lines. Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar will demonstrate the tools and methods used by the first colonists to build everything from the fort walls to stools and chests. Stop by to learn more about this important trade!

Quilt Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through May 31
It’s the longest standing exhibit at the Gallery and you don’t want to miss the new additions for spring. Visit the Gallery to admire these beautiful handcrafted quilts. You’ll also find a collection of new art, jewelry, pottery, and much more for sale.

Bingo Night at the Satellite Taproom, Thursdays
Take a trip to the Premium Outlets for Bingo and Beer at the Alewerks Satellite location Thursday night! Bingo will be from 6pm til 7:30 and is free to play for all ages! Prizes, friends, and of course beer!

Williamsburg Farmers Market, May 5
Over 30 vendors will attend the Williamsburg Farmers Market this Saturday with strawberries, asparagus, Spring produce, prepared foods and baked goods, tulips, artisan chocolate, cheese, meats, peanuts and handmade soaps.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays
Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Local Live Music at Billsburg Brewery, Thursdays Through May
Join us in the Billsburg Event Tent every Thursday this Spring for live music. Grab your friends and join us at Billsburg Brewery to start your weekend early, enjoy live music and fresh cold beer at the only venue in James City County on the waterfront.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

In the light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums, Through May 13
In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums features important Caravaggesque paintings from the renowned collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, North Carolina Museum of Art, Speed Museum, Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, and Chrysler Museum of Art including recent acquisitions to the collection of the Muscarelle.

Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration. This exhibition features over thirty works by prominent women artists from the permanent collection and is comprised of a variety of media styles and time periods expressing their vision.

Guerilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Guerrilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World in the Herman Graphic Arts Room as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia. Since 1985 and even more stridently today, the Guerrilla Girls have been concerned with broader discrimination; particularly social oppression related to race, class, and gender.

Friday Brewmaster’s Pin, Fridays
Every Friday at 4 pm at The Virginia Beer Company, we tap a small but potent Brewmaster’s Pin. Centrally located on the bar top in our taproom, these weekly cask concoctions give our brewing team the chance to add a personal touch to our draft offerings.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

Williamsburg Comedy Club, Saturdays
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians! Located inside the DoubleTree Hotel.


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Williamsburg Events: April 9 – 15, 2018

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The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, April 12
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony featuring a 220 member combined chorus! The WSO will also perform Festive Overture, Op. 96, Shostakovich on the program.

Yorktown Market Days, April 14
Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Garden Symposium, April 14-15
Colonial Williamsburg’s 72nd annual Garden Symposium, ordinary to extraordinary. Speakers will share their landscaping techniques and plant choices for small gardens, patios, courtyards and containers. From perennials to pollinators to herbs, become inspired with ideas to show your own creativity in your home garden.

Smoke on the River: Yorktown Civil War Weekend, April 14-15
Battle of Yorktown 1862 history, exhibits, music, naval battles at the Watermen’s Museum. Exhibits and events held at other Yorktown locations. Civil War themed guided tours.

Dino on the Loose at the Virginia Living Museum, April 14
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!

Yorktown Kite Demo & Gathering, April 14
Join us at Riverwalk Landing after the kickoff to our Market Days season! Enjoy kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying. Bring your own or borrow one from Patriot Tours and Provisions.

Annual Alpaca Shearing Tours at Fox Wire Farm, April 15
Come and learn during the annual shearing of nearly 90 alpacas at Fox Wire Farm in Toano by taking a shearing tour! This annual event helps prepare the alpacas for the summer months by shedding their wool.

Star Party & Laser Evening at Virginia Living Museum, April 14
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.

19th Annual 2018 Williamsburg British & European Car Show, April 14
Open the 2018 car show season by visiting beautiful Colonial Williamsburg Virginia for the 19th Annual British and European Car Show sponsored by the Williamsburg British Car Club at The Shops of High Street on 4/14/18. We are very excited to announce our NEW VENUE, The Shops at High St.

Veterans Recognition Day, April 14
Sponsored by the Friends of York River State Park. All donations will go toward Wounded Warriors Project.Bring your mountain bike & join the guided group to cycle some trails. Trek with the Ranger-led group to Fossil Beach on the York River. At noon, enjoy a picnic lunch.

Yorktown Pub Sunday Brunch, Sundays in April
Sunday is special at the Yorktown Pub. Enjoy everything from old fashioned eggs and bacon to and delicious steak! Don’t forget the best shrimp and grits in the area! Delight yourself with friends and family with the beautiful view of the York River too! Come and enjoy Yorktown’s tastiest brunch menu!

Singletrack Maniac 50K, April 14
Experience Freedom Park in a whole new way with the Singletrack Maniac 50K! The generous 10-hour time limit (19 minute mile pace) for the 31-mile Ultra race is great for beginners, but the single track trails are technical and challenging with constant roots and elevation changes. This event takes place rain or shine.

Music Jam Session at Watermen’s Museum, April 11
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.

Robert Logen at the Gallery at York Hall, April 14
Come and meet local harmonic musician, Robert Logen.  He will be playing his harmonica and visiting with guest in a fun filled afternoon.

Civil War Lecture: Dupont’s Ironclad Attack on Charleston, April 14
On April 7, 1863, Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont sent a squadron of nine ironclads to destroy Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie at the entrance to the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. This enabled his command to reach the inner harbor.

Lecture: Sarah Fraser on “The Prince Who Would Be King,” April 12
Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales, was a prince of global vision. Though he never saw the sea until he was 10 years old, when he was given a ship in 1603, it was love at first sight. Hailed as “Protector of Virginia,” Henry invested in the 1607 expedition of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.

First 2018 members Co-op Show, Through April 27
Featuring artists with larger bodies of work, the Members Co-op Show offers a wide variety of 2D and 3D mediums and styles in the main and middle galleries. At the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center.

Inside James Fort: Built of “Pales, Posts, and Railes,” Saturdays through May 19
Building a fort proved to be a necessity for the colonists within a month of their arrival in 1607. In 1994 Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists found evidence of the trenches and post molds from the original palisade lines. Carpenter Paul Zelesnikar will demonstrate the tools and methods used by the first colonists to build everything from the fort walls to stools and chests. Stop by to learn more about this important trade!

Stream to Sea Stroll, Tuesdays April 4 – 18
What is the difference between a woodland stream and a marsh? What creatures are found in a pond compared to those in a river? Are there similar birds in both ecosystems? Take this ranger guided adventure hiking from the forest to the shoreline to discover life in four aquatic communities within a mile and a half of each other.

Quilt Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Through May 31
It’s the longest standing exhibit at the Gallery and you don’t want to miss the new additions for spring. Visit the Gallery to admire these beautiful handcrafted quilts. You’ll also find a collection of new art, jewelry, pottery, and much more for sale.

Bingo Night at the Satellite Taproom, Thursdays
Take a trip to the Premium Outlets for Bingo and Beer at the Alewerks Satellite location Thursday night! Bingo will be from 6pm til 7:30 and is free to play for all ages! Prizes, friends, and of course beer!

Local Live Music at Billsburg Brewery, Thursdays Through May
Join us in the Billsburg Event Tent every Thursday this Spring for live music. Grab your friends and join us at Billsburg Brewery to start your weekend early, enjoy live music and fresh cold beer at the only venue in James City County on the waterfront.

In the light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums, Through May 13
In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums features important Caravaggesque paintings from the renowned collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, North Carolina Museum of Art, Speed Museum, Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, and Chrysler Museum of Art including recent acquisitions to the collection of the Muscarelle.

Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration. This exhibition features over thirty works by prominent women artists from the permanent collection and is comprised of a variety of media styles and time periods expressing their vision.

Guerilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Guerrilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World in the Herman Graphic Arts Room as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia. Since 1985 and even more stridently today, the Guerrilla Girls have been concerned with broader discrimination; particularly social oppression related to race, class, and gender.

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.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Comedy Club, Saturdays
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians! Located inside the DoubleTree Hotel.


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Williamsburg Events: March 5 – 11, 2018

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Riverwalk Restaurant Wine Expo, March 10
Sample more than 50 different wines, artisanal cheeses, local oysters, and sweets-all for a great cause! Proceeds from Riverwalk Restaurant’s Spring Wine Expo will benefit the Victory Peninsula YMCA of Yorktown.

2nd Sunday’s Art & Music Festival, March 11
Williamsburg, Virginia’s only ALMOST Year ‘Round Arts & Street Festival! On the second Sunday of every month, you can stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and take in unique arts, handcrafts, and live music in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.

Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend, March 9-11
Join The Mariners’ Museum as we commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads. Experience Living History encampments, an interactive iron pour, a Civil War beard competition for all ages, enjoy family programs and games, educational lectures, and more!

The Beatles Tribute Show, March 10
Join us for a night of Beatles Mania! CultureFix proudly presents area musicians Matt Thomas & Kim Person, Skinner Box, and The Folly playing your favorite Beatles tunes. At the Kimball Theatre.

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, March 6
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio Tuesday evening, March 6 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the  Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority, experience, energy, and passion.

Auntie M’s American Cottage Workshops, March 10
Come join Auntie M’s fun and unique workshop. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art program to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshop.

Brackets and Beer at Billsburg Brewery, March 11
Join us in the Billsburg Taproom and fill out your brackets! We will have all the final games on the TVs, plus all the coverage for Selection Sunday and the analysis after the selections.

Saint Barbara Beer Release, March 10
Brass Cannon Brewing’s spring seasonal is making its return on Saturday the 10th! The lightest color beer we offer, St. Barbara is crisp and refreshing with a floral tone of heather tips and lemon peel.

Sip and Sculpt, March 9
A new Battle of Hampton Roads (BOHR) event where guests can enjoy a glass of their favorite adult beverages while creating their own iron-cast molds. The molds will then be used to turn the design into a work of art using traditional iron-casting techniques during iron pour demonstrations throughout the weekend. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Civil War Lecture: The Age of Iron, March 10
Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below. Following the American Civil War a number of improvements were made to ironclad vessels to better project the imperialistic interests of world nations.

Lecture at Grace Church Parish Hall, March 11
Steve Ormsby of Watermen’s Museum will speak on sunken ships and The Maritime Reserve Initiative.

History Bites, March 10
Join The Mariners’ Museum as top restaurants and caterers in Hampton Roads compete in a food-tasting event of historic proportions. Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastings from all contestants who will prepare their best interpretations of a selection of traditional 19th century dishes representing the North, the South and the Navy.

Elegant Accomplishments: Women in Early Music, Fridays in March
Discover the varied roles of music in women’s lives as you enjoy representative music by and for some talented European women.

Star Party & Laser Evening at Virginia Living Museum, March 10
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.

In the light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums, Through May 13
In the Light of Caravaggio: Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southeastern Museums features important Caravaggesque paintings from the renowned collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, North Carolina Museum of Art, Speed Museum, Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, and Chrysler Museum of Art including recent acquisitions to the collection of the Muscarelle.

Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection in conjunction with William & Mary’s 100 Years of Women celebration. This exhibition features over thirty works by prominent women artists from the permanent collection and is comprised of a variety of media styles and time periods expressing their vision.

Guerilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World, Through May 13
The Muscarelle Museum of Art is proud to present Guerrilla Girls: Conscience of the Art World in the Herman Graphic Arts Room as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation at William & Mary and in Virginia. Since 1985 and even more stridently today, the Guerrilla Girls have been concerned with broader discrimination; particularly social oppression related to race, class, and gender.

Middle School Art Show at On the Hill Gallery, Through March 17
Come out and support our local youth “Artist in the Making”, an art exhibit by selected York County Middle School students. Celebrating our annual York County Middle School Art Show, March 4th thru 17th at On the Hill Gallery. The work will be hung and displayed the same as in a professional gallery.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features W & M Studio Art Majors Exhibition, February 20 – March 6
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is featuring the William & Mary Studio Art Majors Exhibition through Mar. 16. The exhibit, including exciting selections from the W&M Senior Capstone course, was curated by Brian Kreydatus, Professor of Printmaking and Life Drawing at W&M.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in March
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

“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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Williamsburg Comedy Club, Saturdays
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians! Located inside the DoubleTree Hotel.


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

Williamsburg Events: February 26 – March 4, 2018

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The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert, February 26 & 27
At this concert, the audience will step into the world of French baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist François Couperin for an evening of enchanting music. At the Kimball Theatre.

Run with the Dragon 8K, Dragon Fun Run and 2-Mile Run, March 3
Come Run with the Dragon in New Town Williamsburg with this wonderful inaugural race. Get timed in the 8K or simply bring your friends and families to enjoy the Dragon Fun Run or 2 mile fun run.

2017 Wessex Hundred Dry Rose Release at the Williamsburg Winery, March 3
Join us at The Williamsburg Winery for the unofficial beginning of spring on Saturday, March 3rd as we release the 2017 Wessex Hundred Dry Rosé. Rosé embodies the warmth and spirit of Spring not only in it’s color but its bright berry fruit notes and crisp refreshing acidity. This Cabernet Franc based Dry Rosé will be available on all tastings as well as by the glass and bottle at the Gabriel Archer Tavern and at our Colonial Williamsburg Tasting Room & Wine Bar in Merchants Square.

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Family Concert (for all ages), March 4
If you enjoyed “Carnival of the Animals,” you will love “Ady’s American Adventure!” The Williamsburg Symphony brings to life the fictional story of Ady, a young boy who immigrates to the United States in the 1920’s.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Yorktown Story Slam, January 26
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.

Lecture – The Comeback: How Oracle Team USA Won the 2013 America’s Cup, March 3
This is a new lecture series presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Park staff. Go behind the scenes of the Museum and explore our collection while learning about the work the staff does. Learn how the Oracle Team USA Won the 2013 America’s Cup. Presented by Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, Director of Collections.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Features W & M Studio Art Majors Exhibition, February 20 – March 6
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center is featuring the William & Mary Studio Art Majors Exhibition through Mar. 16. The exhibit, including exciting selections from the W&M Senior Capstone course, was curated by Brian Kreydatus, Professor of Printmaking and Life Drawing at W&M.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in March
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a schedule.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class at On the Hill Gallery, February 26
In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month. Children will enjoy drawing, painting and other media in classes designed for children.

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.

“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.

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.

High School Art Show at On the Hilly Gallery, February 18 – March 3
Come out and support our local youth “Artist in the Making”, an art exhibit by selected York County High School students.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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Williamsburg Events: February 20 – 25, 2018

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Craft Beer Dinner at the Water Street Grille in Yorktown, February 22
Water Street Grille, an intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, is offering 20 micro brews and a delicious menu.  Your evening will feature a four course dinner menu prepared by the culinary team while overlooking the York River.

Paint & Pint Night at Alewerks Brewing Company, February 22
Meet in the Brewery Taproom for a fun painting event. $25 includes your canvas, art supplies, and a two hour step-by-step painting session. No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome!

Dino on the Loose at the Virginia Living Museum, February 24
Join our walking T-Rex for dinosaur parades, photo ops and a roaring good time on the Dinosaur Discovery Trail!

Spring Lecture Series: American Dunkirk, February 22
When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Black History Month Series Anansi and other African Folktales, February 25
Throughout the ages, Africans have used storytelling to teach life lessons, entertain, and explain the workings of the world. In this entertaining and educational program, the audience will listen to some of these stories and learn how African storytellers incorporated music to tell their tales. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Annual Open House at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Williamsburg, February 24
It’s our Annual Open House time at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Williamsburg. This is a day where we like to celebrate our loyal and local customers and invite everyone out for a fun filled day with free tastings and in-store specials!

“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.

Hilton Village Lecture Series: Homer Lenoir Ferguson, February 24
This is the second of three lectures in our Historic Winter Speaker Series, titled, “Chartering the Course to Greatness: The Huntington Family”. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Rain Barrel Workshop, February 24
In partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the City of Newport News Natural Resources Division, and the City of Newport News Recycling Office, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is hosting a rain barrel workshop! Participants will be guided through rain barrel assembly and will get to take home a finished product after this two-hour workshop.

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.

“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.

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.

High School Art Show at On the Hilly Gallery, February 18 – March 3
Come out and support our local youth “Artist in the Making”, an art exhibit by selected York County High School students.

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!

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.

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.


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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.


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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.