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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:

This Week Only
Spring Native Plant Sale
Apr 19,
9 am - 4 pm
Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard.
Easter Egg Extravaganza
Apr 19,9:30 - 11:30 am (Warhill Sports Complex); 1 - 2 pm (Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (formerly James River)
With over 10,000 eggs for the hunts, these events are ones to see! Hunts are divided by age and will be held in the Wanner Stadium and at the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center. Also enjoy face painting, refreshments for purchase and more! Bring your Easter basket and your camera!
National Junior Ranger Day at Historic Jamestowne
Apr 19, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Children’s Games and Activities, Living History and Special Tours, and a Bird Walk As part of National Park week and National Junior Ranger Day, special children’s programs will be offered free of charge on Saturday, April 19 at Historic Jamestowne.
Williamsburg Lodge Easter Brunch
Apr 20, 10 am - 2 pm
Bring your family’s Easter celebration to our table. This spectacular Easter Brunch Buffet features everything from pastries to pasta, salmon to salad, and carving stations to cupcakes
BUSCH GARDENS® opens for Spring Break
Apr 21

Ditch the scarves and mittens and celebrate the return of spring at Busch Gardens®. The park has an action-packed line-up of events scheduled for spring break including a celebration at Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™,  appearances by Jack Hanna and his animal ambassadors, entertaining shows, great food and of course, soaring roller coasters.
The William & Mary select choral group — “The Botetourt Chamber Singers”
Apr 16, 10 am
Coffee & Conversation at 10 a.m. Program at 11 a.m. Purpose: To bring together people interested in music for informal musicales presented by its members or other musical performers; to encourage various musical pursuits throughout the greater Williamsburg community; to establish and maintain a Grants-in-Aid fund providing annual distribution of awards to deserving young musicians.
Spring Break in the Planetarium
Through Apr 20, Mon - Sat, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 - 5 pm
The Virginia Living Museum’s Abbitt Planetarium is open daily with four shows during spring break.
Easter Hours at Williamsburg Premium Outlets
Apr 20, 12 - 6 pm
The Williamsburg Premium Outlets will be open Easter Sunday, April 20, from noon to 6 pm.
Environmental Event in New Town
Apr 19, 9 am - 4 pm
Environmental Outreach in New Town in front of Regal New Town Cinema. Visit the trailer to learn more about the effects of… cigarette litter, car washing, roadside litter, graffiti, ‘scoop the poop’, public water systems, stormwater runoff, ‘Adopt-a-Spot’, the Virginia litter law, and recycling. April is litter prevention month.
Birding on the Boardwalk
Apr 15,
7:15 - 8:30 am
It’s spring! What birds are coming to Virginia? Before the Virginia Living Museum is open to the public, take a morning walk with Assistant Education Director and avid birder Rock Moeslein around the boardwalk to see what kind of bird life activity is happening here. Are birds setting up territories, nesting or just passing through?
Why Aren’t They Smiling: A New Look at Old Civil War Photographs
Apr 19, 12:30 pm
Every photograph tells a much bigger story. In this illustrated lecture on how to look at Civil War Photographs and understand the moment, historian Carson Hudson examines several interesting and unusual wartime photographs and tells the stories behind the photographic moment. This event is free with admission.
All About Herbs – “Learn and Grow” Educational Series, Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Apr 19, 10 - 11:30 am
Jacqui Winther, member of the Colonial Triangle Unit of the Herb Society of America  will talk about herb garden maintenance, basic culinary herbs, and herb growing tips for the Williamsburg area.  Contact Jacqui at  757 293 8172 for information. Open to the public.
Special MAD Easter Baskets created all week
Apr 15 - 19, 11 am - 6 pm
Visit during Easter Week to see the special MAD Easter Baskets created. Marcel Desaulniers, award-winning chef and author of Death by Chocolate, opened MAD about Chocolate April 2012.
Fossil Frenzy – York River State Park
Apr 14 & 18, 10 am - 12 pm
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 find as fossils. 
Marsh March – York River State Park
Apr 15 & 17,
10 am - 12 pm
What plants and animals are found in an estuarine marsh?  Explore the salt meadow hay and capture fiddler crabs in the wetlands at the Taskinas Creek/York River confluence.  Call for reservations to secure a pair of waders if you wish.
Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Chris Coccia with Jimmy Merritt
Apr 18 - 19, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Chris flows seamlessly between material and improvised interaction with the crowd, he is phenomenal at pulling the audience into a shared recognition of their own hilarious human-ness. Chris was the winner of the National Purina Pet Comedy Challenge with a $10.000 prize.
Williamsburg Farmers Market
Apr 19, 8 am - 12 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.
Stewardship Virginia – York River State Park
Apr 19, 10 am - 12 pm
The York River is a unique waterway in our commonwealth.  We all should take some time to maintain its beauty and help protect the creatures that make their home here.  We invite you to come to our shoreline, marshes, and trails for clean-up projects that will benefit the health of the ecosystem.
REVQUEST: The Old Enemy- Colonial Williamsburg’s Latest Interactive Alternate Reality Game
Mar 31 -
Nov 30
It’s game on, starting March 31 when on-site play begins in the latest episode of the “RevQuest: Save the Revolution!” series
New Guest Artists at New Town Art Gallery
Mar 1 -
May 31, 11 am - 5 pm (Tue - Sat), 12 -5 pm (Sun), or by appointment

New Town Art Gallery is happy to welcome three talented visiting artists. Caesar Monturano, whose  paintings and prints have been featured at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation since 1986. He will be showing a selection of paintings and prints of Colonial Williamsburg and other  Virginia marine and landscape scenes.
Student/Educator Appreciation Month at Williamsburg Premium Outlets
Student’s and Educator’s are invited to show their school identification card at the Information Booth located in the Food Court to receive a complimentary VIP Coupon Book valued at $5.00.
Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper
Through Apr 27
Virginia Living Museum Changing Exhibits. The whimsical and delightfully colorful works by master illustrator and artist Charley Harper (1922-2007) are returning to the Virginia Living Museum March 15 – April 27, 2014.
Linda Matney Fine Arts Gallery New Works / Spring Exhibition
Mar 19 -
Jun 20, Open Tues - Sat 10:30 am - 12 pm & 2 pm - 5pm; special viewing appointments available
The Linda Matney Gallery is an exhibition venue dedicated to bringing in contemporary works of art to Williamsburg through creative events and exhibits.
New Art by Connie Desaulniers at MAD about Chocolate
Mar 19 - Jun 21, 11 am - 6 pm, Tues - Sat
Stop by and enjoy new art by Connie Desaulniers. A Chocolate Cafe’ by Marcel Desaulniers. Marcel Desaulniers, award-winning chef and author of Death by Chocolate, opened MAD about Chocolate April 2012.
Boathouse opens for season at the Mariners’ Museum
Through Aug 31
The boathouse is now open! 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  vailable for rental, including paddle boats, jon boats, and canoes.  The boathouse is open on weekends through the summer.
Exhibition Opening–Between The States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House
Mar 1 - Apr 27, 9 am - 5 pm (Mon - Sat); 11 am - 5 pm (Sun)
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of “Mr. Lincoln’s War, “Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War presents a selection of facsimile photographs of historical Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner.
 At the Mariners' Museum.
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.
Workshop: Greg Lily: The Artist’s Way
Mondays through May 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Another exciting workshop from Auntie M’s American Cottage every Monday from Feb 10 – May 5. $. For more information, call 757.369.8150 or visit website.
"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.
"Threads of Feeling" Exhibit
Through May 26, 2014
In the cases of more than 4,000 babies left at London’s Foundling Hospital between 1741 and 1760, a small object or token, usually a piece of fabric, was kept as an identifying record. The fabric was either provided by the mother or cut from the child’s clothing by the Foundling Hospital's nurses. Attached to registration forms and bound up into ledgers, these pieces of fabric form the largest collection of everyday textiles surviving in Britain from the 18th century. A selection of the textiles and the stories they tell us about individual babies, their mothers and their lives form the focus of the Threads of Feeling exhibition. The exhibition also examines artist William Hogarth’s depictions of the clothes, ribbons, embroidery and fabrics worn in the 18th century as represented by the textile tokens.
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.

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