Thank you for visiting Williamsburg Weekends!

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 28-August 3

This Week Only
Glory at the Gardens Busch Gardens® presents Steven Curtis Chapman
Aug 3,
 at 7:00 pm
Steven Curtis Chapman rocks the stage at Glory at the Gardens on August 3. Glory at the Gardens returns to Busch Gardens® with a sensational lineup of chart-topping contemporary Christian and Gospel artists.
DoG Street Pub Craft Beer Festival
Aug 3, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Join us  for the Virginia Craft Beer Festival! Tickets include beer tastings and unlimited food. Many breweries are participating. Live music and a raffle will take place benefit charities.
The Summer Breeze Concert Series
Jul 30,
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 for Slapnation (formerly the original Slapwater Band).
“Arms & Artillery” Theme Month – Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Aug 1 -31,  9:00 am - 5:00 pm (until 6 p.m. through August 15)
Explore weapons and tactics of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Arms & Artillery” theme month, August 1-31, at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
Williamsburg Premium Outlets The Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale
Jul 31 -
Aug 4,  Mon - Sat 10am-9pm | Sun 10am-7pm
Don’t miss the annual Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale. Enjoy extra savings on top of our everyday savings of 25% to 65%.
Historic Jamestowne Commemorates “First Assembly Day”
Jul 30,
 at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3 .pm
A special program held that will allow visitors to meet three people from Jamestown’s past who will share stories of Virginia’s government during the colony’s earliest years.
Jul 31, at 7:00 p.m.
Music Under the Stars at Magnolia Park is presented by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band and features various configurations of that ensemble. The concerts take place 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park.
Riverwalk Restaurant – Seafood Boil
Aug 1,
 at 6:00 p.m.
Relax on the patio with us and enjoy an old-fashion seafood boil! Featured items: Raw Oyster Bar, Crab legs, Shrimp, Clam, Corn, Potato’s and Hushpuppies. Dessert, Strawberry Shortcake. Enjoy Craft Beer courtesy of AleWerks.
Captain Brewster’s Kids
Jul 31 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.
Locke – Kimball Theatre
 Jul 30 - Aug 10, at 4:45 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. Movie
Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores.
Williamsburg Premium Outlets Sales Tax Holiday
Aug 1-
Aug 3, Fri - Sat 10am-9pm | Sun 10am-7pm
Visit Williamsburg Premium Outlets® during the Virginia Sales Tax Holiday and enjoy tax free shopping on clothing, footwear and backpacks under $10 in addition to everyday savings of 25% to 65% at 135 designer and name brand outlets.
The Gallery at York Hall Art Exhibit
Aug 1
- Aug 31,  Tues- Sat 10 am - 4 pm | Sunday 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. Featured in August: ‘Pine Needle Basket’ Exhibit, featuring Joseph Jennings.
The Fifes and Drums of York Town at Yorktown Victory Monument
Jul 30,
 at 5:00 pm
Enjoy a performance as the The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown perform at the Yorktown Victory Monument.
The Gallery at York Hall Arts Exhibit 
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.
Runaway String Band at Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Aug 3,
 at 5 - 6 pm
Singing bluegrass, county, folk and contemporary selections, this popular group will entertain you. Bring a chair or blanket and pack a picnic supper. Free.
Williamsburg Farmers Market – Farmers Market Week
Aug 2,  at 8:00 AM -Noon
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.
“no reason why the Collonie should not thrive”
Aug 2, at 10:30, 1 & 3 pm
With the recent marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe, Capt. Edward Brewster meets with an emissary of Chief Powhatan to discuss maintaining the current peace.

New Town Art Gallery Guest Artists

Last Week! 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.

Wine Tastings at Riverwalk Restaurant
Last week through Aug 29, 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.

Virginia NSA Fastpitch – Williamsburg Busch Gardens Classic
Aug 2
- 3
Williamsburg Busch Gardens Classic “A” and Williamsburg Busch Gardens Classic “B”
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.

Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep Exhibition at the Mariners’ Museum

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.

Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America, 1700 – 1830

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.

The World of Pocahontas, Unearthed

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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