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This site will help you plan your perfect weekend getaway to America's Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Each week, we'll feature different events and programs happening in our area. Whether you're planning a romantic escape, family adventure or relaxing retreat, the Williamsburg area offers something for every want, need and desire! Need help planning your trip? Contact us!


What's Happening:

July 21-27

This Week Only

Busch Gardens® Live presents Leann Rimes

Jul 26, at 7:00 pm

LeAnn Rimes rocks the stage at Busch Gardens on July 26. Busch Gardens® Live is bringing the heat with a sizzling summer line-up. Concerts will be held at the Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre, start at 7 p.m. General admission seating tickets are included with park admission.

Christmas in July at Yankee Candle® Williamsburg

Jul 26 - Jul 27,  10am-9pm | Sunday 10am-6pm

Start making your list… and checking it twice! It’s time for Christmas in July! Join Santa for an exciting weekend filled with Summer Holiday events! Santa’s workshops for all ages, daily activities, plus naughty deals that are nice for your wallet!

The Summer Breeze Concert Series

Jul 23, 2014 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm

The annual Summer Breeze concerts in Merchants Square return to Duke of Gloucester Street for the 23rd season. Join us this  Wednesday at 7 p.m. for "not-to-be-missed" party band Karnival. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music. Kids' activities will start at 6:30p.m.

“ 9th Annual Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Series

Jul 24, at 6:30  -9:30 pm

Join us for Shagging on the Riverwalk with The Holiday Band. The Colonial Shag Club will again provide shag lessons, demonstrations, club information, and will answer questions related to this popular form of dance. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.

Weeknight Wine Dinner at Trellis – With a Twist

Jul 24, at 6:30 pm

Join us for a blind tasting that will put the Old World up against the New… The one and only Clement Brown will be leading diners in four rounds of tasting. Voss Vineyards vs Maison Foucher Buehler vs Chateau Gerbeaux Sivas Sonoma vs Domaine Vercheres Chasing Lions vs Chateau des Periliques.

First Assembly Day Commemoration

Jul 26, at 10:30 am, 1 & 3 pm

Join in the commemorations of First Assembly Day, the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Programs will explore the development of government in Virginia and the significance of the first meeting of elected officials in the colony in 1619.

Peter Pan, The Musical! – Williamsburg Players

Last Weekend - Jul 24- 27,  Thur, Fri & Sat - 7:30 pm | Sat & Sun - 2 pm

The perfect family – friendly musical! Only Nine Performances This ever-popular musical adaptation of Peter Pan brings to life all the charm of J.M. Barrie’s original story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up!

Pick Your Paddle at York River State Park

Jul 26,  at 10am -12pm

Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us. You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures! Learn something new and exciting as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and don’t worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak).

Williamsburg Farmers Market

Jul 26, at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goat’s milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs.

TRADOC Brass Quintet at Grace Episcopal Churchyard

Jul 27,  at 5 - 6:30 pm

TRADOC “Colonial Brass” quintet often appears at military ceremonies and public events and offers formal or casual entertainment featuring two trumpets, a trombone, a tuba and a french horn. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper.

 Through Aug 3, 9 am - 6 pm
A 1730s portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, enslaved for a time in the North American colonies, is on exhibit at the Yorktown Victory Center June 14 through August 3, 2014. The portrait was recently acquired for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, opening in late 2016.
 Through Jul 31, 2014 : Tues - Sat 10 am- 4 pm | Sun 1 - 4 pm
A welcome center for visitors and gathering place for residents, The Gallery features artwork for show and sell year-round. In addition, limited engagement shows are presented, displaying themed exhibits.

The Fifes and Drums of York Town at Yorktown Battlefield

Jul 27,  3:45 pm

Enjoy a performance as the The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown play.

Paint Night at Riverwalk Restaurant

Jul 27,  5:30  - 8:00 pm

Bring some friends for a fun relaxing evening! We provide all supplies. You will be using non-toxic, acrylic paints on a 16″x20″ canvas. We provide step by step instructions from professional artists. Take home your masterpiece at the conclusion of the event.

New Town Art Gallery Guest Artists

Until  Aug 31, Tue -Sat 11am - 5pm; Sunday 12-5pm

New Town Art Gallery is happy to announce that watercolor artists Richard DePaul and Holly Etheridge will be our new guest artists for three months beginning in June 2014.

Through Aug 29, 2014 at 6 - 8 pm
In our lobby, every Friday, sample delicious wines from various vineyards and regions. Free. Call 757.875.1522 or visit Riverwalk Restaurant for more information.

Yorktown Market Days

Jul 26,  at 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days. Free.

Captain Brewster’s Kids

Jul 24,  at 11:30 am

Come face to face with Captain Brewster, one of the early English settlers and learn about the hardships he and the other colonists faced at Jamestown. He’ll put you and other new recruits through your paces as you muster and prepare for a Spanish or Indian attack. Along the way, you’ll see the actual sites.

REVQUEST: The Old Enemy- Colonial Williamsburg’s Latest Interactive Alternate Reality Game
Nov 30
It’s game on when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series
Through Jun 30, 2016
Take in this new exhibition in the McCarl Gallery that features dozens of quilts that represent the diversity of quilts made in American from the 18th through 20th centuries. Several of the quilts are new to the collection and have never before been seen by the public.
Through  Oct 26, 2014 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (check daily for closing times)
Busch Gardens’ newest show, London Rocks™, will premiered at the park’s Globe Theatre on May 23. An international team of more than 500 artists and craftsmen worked on London Rocks, which takes guests on a musical journey to explore the roots of British rock-and-roll .
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
Dec 31, 2015
This wide-ranging new exhibition celebrates the remarkable objects that were created in or imported to the Chesapeake, the Carolina low country, and southern backcountry. Created in conjunction with several sister institutions, the exhibition will highlight the aesthetic diversity brought to the region by the varied cultures and ethnic groups.
Boathouse opened for season at the Mariners’ Museum
Through Aug 31
Whether a die-hard fisherman or just in need of a relaxing day, visit us and start creating your own memories of Lake Maury today. Various boats are  available for rental, including paddle boats, jon boats, and canoes.  The boathouse is open on weekends through the summer.
"Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America" Exhibit
Through June 30, 2015
A new exhibition at Colonial Williamsburg’s Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates the highly decorative and intricate records created by a diverse German-speaking population in early America. “Paper Trail: Recording Rites of Passage in German-Speaking America” is a collection of 17 frakturs — all created in Virginia and Pennsylvania — opening Saturday, June 29 in the Mary B. and William Lehman Guyton Gallery.
Through  Sep 1, 2014 at 9 am.-5 pm
A new gang of dinosaurs are coming to town this summer at the Virginia Living Museum! Roaring, stomping robotic prehistoric creatures have been a popular attraction every time they’ve been featured at the Newport News museum.
Painters and Paintings in the Early American South
Through September 7,  2014
This ground-breaking exhibition will bring together paintings by artists working in the 18th-century South and others produced abroad for southern patrons. Location: DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.  800-HISTORY
Harry & David Samplings
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 1 - 5 pm
Sweet, salty, savory and tasty gourmet treats sampled every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 - 5 pm.  Located at Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Call 757-221-7089 for more info.
Visit through Nov 2, 2014
Set Sail for a By-Gone Era Step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Lend a hand at setting sail, take the helm and steer the ship, or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River.
Through  Dec 30, 2014                                                                                           In its 13th season, the Gallery is located in York Hall and features a variety of themed exhibits that changes every six to eight weeks.
Through  Jan 5, 2015: Mon- Sat 9 am- 5 pm.; Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
Venture into the deep, dark pre-historic world of carnivorous marine reptiles, gigantic flesh-eating fish, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived.
Until  Sep 7, 2014  10:00 am-5:00 pm
Notch or chip carving required few tools and little training. In the most common form of tramp art, notches were carved into the edges of cigar box wood, usually with a penknife, and the carved wood was then stacked and fastened with small nails or glue to create detailed, three dimensional designs.
Visit through  Sep 7, 2014
Explore the evolution of spinets, harpsichords, and pianos in the 18th century in this exhibition of more than 25 instruments. Examine the differences in the various types of keyboards as well as the evolution of the instrument over time. At the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. 800-HISTORY.
Through Dec 31, 2014 - Weekly Recurring
The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed, an exhibit at the Voorhees Archaearium, reveals new details about the material world of Virginia’s Native peoples and their interaction with the English settlers. The exhibit draws from thousands of archaeological artifacts found at James Fort.

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