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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!


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Williamsburg Fall Arts

September 29-October 5

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Masterworks #1 Opening Night Sensation!
Sep 29
-30, 8:00 pm

Overture to Tancredi, Rossini; Poeme, Chausson, violinist Akemi Takayama; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Saint-Saens, violinist Akemi Takayama; Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Dvorak. Performances at the Kimball Theatre in Merchants Square.
4th Annual Gallery Crawl
Oct 2,
5-10 pm

An evening of art, wine tasting, meeting new friends and enjoying old friends as you are shuttled on deluxe chartered buses to locations in Merchants Square, City Square, the Bed and Breakfast District, The Arts District, and High Street.
Merchant Square Birthday Bash / Right On Band
Oct 3,
 6:00 - 9:00 pm

We had so much fun last year that we are going to do it again! Celebrate in Merchants Square with a blowout birthday bash on Duke of Gloucester Street! Music 7 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a free outdoor concert with Right On Band-the world’s greatest 70′s party band
An Occasion for the Arts
Oct 4
- 5, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Each year, on the first weekend in October, AN OCCASION FOR THE ARTS brightens the streets around Colonial Williamsburg with a celebration of the Visual and Performing Arts.Art Show & Music Festival. Two-day event in its 46th year will again showcase superlative regional, national and international visual and performing artists.
Free Admission to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Oct 4
- 5, 10:00 am - 7:00pm

In conjunction with the Occasion for the Arts, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum) will be open free of charge.
Yorktown Wine Festival
Oct 4,
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Best of Virginia in Yorktown. The event will showcase some of Virginia’s finest wineries and promises to be the one of the biggest and best festival in Yorktown. Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout the Commonwealth. Art and food vendors, plus entertainment, are also scheduled.
“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Concert Series
Oct 3,
6:30 -8:30 pm
York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown featuring this week: Boot Rooster.
Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream®
Oct 3-5,
10am - 10 or 11pm. (check website for schedule)

Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream® offers chills and thrills to guests brave enough to venture into this cursed park. Navigate through 
Wendigo Woods™, one of five Terror-tories™; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row™ or explore six haunted houses waiting for those daring enough to enter the park after dark.
Premium Outlets® Pink Event
Oct 1
-31,  Mon - Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-7pm

Williamsburg Premium Outlets®  is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs our community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Simon Information Center located in the Food Court to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores.
Yorktown Victory Center Fall lecture series – Revolutionary War – Why Yorktown: A Geologic Perspective
Sep 30,
 7:00 p.m.

 “Why Yorktown: A Geologic Perspective.”  Dr. Gerald H. Johnson, College of William and Mary Geology Professor Emeritus, will discuss how the location and layout of Yorktown – site of the decisive battle of the Revolution – was determined by geologic factors. 
Quirks of Art presents: Houston Llew & the Hark
Oct 2,

October 2nd, Williamsburg Gallery Crawl featuring Atlanta Artist Houston Llew and The Hark.
Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance – Featured Artist – Bob Oller
Oct 2,
Art Gallery 8:30am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri
Art Gallery Crawl Oct 2,5-10pm

Bob Oller is our featured artist at Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance lobby gallery this month!  Williamsburg based artist and Alliance member, Bob Oller, creates a variety of paintings from whimsical trees, landscapes, and people to animals.
The Corner Pocket – OKTOBERFEST!
Oct 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm

OKTOBERFEST  We’re doing it up right – with an Oompah band, Schnicklefritz & the Oompahs and German beers on Tap, and delicious German food on the Menu   It’s a rollicking good time on the patio. These oompahs know how to throw a party!
Williamsburg Farmers Market -Arts Month
Oct 4,
 8:00 am -noon

Music this week by Orion. Enjoy 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. 
Berkeley Plantation Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Nov 30, daily 9:30am – 4:30pm

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history. The corn Maze is included in Berkeley’s tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.
Live Music at Water Street Grille  – Riverwalk Landing
Oct 3-4,  8-11pm
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille.  Oct 3  -“Hector” – 8pm  Oct 4 – “Micha Fox” – 8 pm.
Senior Sketchbook Exhibition Opening Reception at Swem Library
Oct 3,

Join us for the opening reception of our Senior Sketchbook Exhibition displaying the artwork of William & Mary student artists. Enjoy conversation and refreshments. Open to the public; parking available in the lots behind the library.
Art in Historic Churches – Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Sep 30,
8:00 pm

Organ Recital   Rebecca Davy, Organist at Bruton Parish Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series.
GO APE! Announces Treetop Junior Nights at Height
Oct 3,
7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm.

Treetop Junior turns into a Haunted Forest at Freedom Park Go Ape Treetop Junior, an outdoor adventure course at Freedom Park in Williamsburg, VA, will open on select nights in October for Treetop Junior Nights at Height. Designed for ages 3 – 12.
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents John Knight with James Paulk
Oct 3
-4,  8:00pm

John Knight has been doing comedy for more than twenty years. He has been described as an every man storyteller with a deadpan cutting edge. He is a regular in Atlantic City, Vegas, and performs on the Major Cruise Lines.
Quirks of Art presents: Jazz singer – Leah Suarez
Oct 4,
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Art & Soul: Vintage Voices, 7-10PM. We are pairing Charleston Jazz Singer, Leah Suarez with Richmond artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold for a one-of-a-kind event under a tent on Prince George St. -tickets required.
Berkeley, Edgewood & Shirley Plantations present – Hauntings Tales & Tours
Oct 4,
3:30 at Shirley Plantation, continue to Berkeley and end at Edgewood

This unique tour of Edgewood, Berkeley and Shirley Plantations will give an insight of the spirits and mysteries of these three historic homes in Charles City, Virginia.
Riverwalk Restaurant’s Wine Festival Dinner
Oct 4,
 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Come celebrate the Yorktown Wine Festival at Riverwalk Restaurant’s wine dinner. Featuring eight Virginia wineries pouring for a multi-course dinner while enjoying Spohia Shedd on the harp for a wonderful evening of wine, food and fun.
Blue Talon Bistro’s Occasion for Taste!
Oct 4
- 5,  11:30am - 4:00pm

Explore the Art of Taste while you enjoy the Art Show all day Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4 & 5. From 11:30 – 4:00 both days you can sample over 100 wines, handmade beers from 8 local craft brewers and an awesome selection of Virginia based spirits for artisan distillers.
MAD about Chocolate features “FALLacy or Fantasy?”
Sep 30
-Oct 31,  Tues-Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Chocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters.
Cogan’s Deli & Sports Pub presents Runaway String Band
Oct 4,

Great Americana show from Runaway String Band’s Doug Austin, David Paddock & Lynn & Barry Trott!
Book Talk with Ron Schechter at Swem Library
Oct 5,

William & Mary associate professor of history Ron Schechter will be discussing his new graphic history, Mendoza the Jew: Boxing, Manliness and Nationalism. Book signings and refreshments to follow talk. Open to public; parking available in the lots behind the library.
Black Dog Gallery presents Southern Pottery Exhibit
Through Oct 31,
 Tues-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun Noon - 5pm

See traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by leading Southern potters. From face jugs and other whimsical figures to utilitarian, but decorative, plates and bowls, these items showcase a variety of styles. This special exhibit brings together works by potters from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
New Quarter Park – Wednesdays on Your Wheels
Oct 1, 5:30- 7:00pm

Wednesdays on Your Wheels, a youth mountain bike race series to be held at New Quarter Park, invites kids ages 3 to 18 to enjoy the park’s new mountain bike trail designed especially for children.
MAD about Chocolate features “Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy”
Through Oct 31, | Tues-Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
MAD about Chocolate features “Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy”, new art by Connie Desaulniers beginning Friday, September 19.   Bearing the color-saturated trademark of Connie’s art, the new paintings and sculptures include a series on Objects of Desire, plus other food and sculptural art.
City of Williamsburg Gallery presents – The Lost Horseshoes by Teddy Johnson
Through Oct 12, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

New Gallery at the Municipal Building opens in time for Williamsburg Fall Arts. The series is called, The Lost Horseshoes, and the paintings relate to the early settlement of Virginia and the Society of the Golden Horseshoe. The works are interesting in composition, colorfully painted, and the story is interesting.
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
A Celebration of Quilts
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.
 Oct 26, 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.
Jacques Callot Studies from the Permanent Collection
Showing through
Jan 11, 2015

This collection of etchings, by the 17th-century French printmaker Jacques Callot, represents a significant acquisition for the Museum. A variety of series that Callot completed over his career are on view, including a pristine impression of one of his best-known works, the etching of Saint Amond.
"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.
China of the Most Fashionable Sort Exhibition
Dec 31, 2014

China of the Most Fashionable Sort: Chinese Export Porcelain in Colonial America will open March 15 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum of The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. Chinese export porcelain played an important role in the lives of eighteenth-century colonists.
European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection of Francesco and Oletta Lauro. Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca Giordano.
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.
The Schooner Alliance in Yorktown
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.
Gallery at York Hall themed exhibits
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.

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.

The Schooner Alliance in Yorktown
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.
Eco Discovery Park’s – Kayak Paddle
Through Oct 25,  Times and Days vary -please visit website
Powhatan Creek, a tributary in the lower James River, is known for its exceptional biodiversity. This paddle begins at Eco Discovery Park in Jamestown and winds up the creek.
Kabuki Theater Woodcuts Exhibit
Jan 11, 2015

Kabuki (its name comprised of the Kanji characters for “sing”, “dance”, and “skill”) is a form of Japanese theatre known for its elaborate costumes, striking makeup, and intricate choreography. The ancient celebration of the beautiful and the bizarre is immortalized in this exhibition.
CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN SCENE: Painters of the Federal Art Program
Through Jan 11, 2015

The paintings and watercolors in this exhibition were commissioned by the Federal Arts Project (1935—1943), a sector of the Works Progress Administration that promoted the creation of hundreds of thousands of works of art around the country for display in schools, libraries, and other public buildings.
European Paintings from the Permanent Collection and Important Loans
Through Jan 11, 2015

This exhibition is comprised of a selection of European landscapes, portraits and religious images, from the Baroque and Renaissance periods. The paintings come from the permanent collection and loans from Thomas D. Dossett and Associates and the Collection of Francesco and Oletta Lauro. Works by Titian, Diego Velázquez, and Luca Giordano.
 “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Sept 2015 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Objects from The Mariners’ Museum are featured in this special exhibition at Jamestown Settlement tracing the evolution of the dugout canoe through the centuries, from the watercraft of the Powhatan people 400 years ago to multi-log trade vessels and work and racing boats. More than 100 objects from The Mariners’ Museum.

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