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:
June 22 - 28, 2015


This Week Only
Food & Wine Festival At Busch Gardens®
Through
 Jun 28 (weekends)
LAST WEEKEND! Tickle those taste buds with the culinary delights at Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival. Enjoy authentic tastes from around the world while strolling through the world’s most beautiful theme park.
 
Canaan Smith at Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre
Jun 22,
7 pm
Free concert - "Hometown Homecoming with Canaan Smith. At Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, located at 121 Ukrop Way, Williamsburg VA. For VIP tickets, click here or visit the event page.. All ages welcome.
Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Concert Series
Jun 25,
6:30 - 9:30pm
Thursday nights, put on your dancing shoes and join us for this annual concert series featuring a variety of beach music for all ages to enjoy. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Free. 757.890.3500. This week: Carolina Soul Band.
A Stitch in Time at Jamestown Settlement
Jun 27 &
28, 9 am - 6 pm
As part of “Fashion in Colonial Virginia” theme month, take a special look at 1600s clothing styles as historical images are brought to life through fashion shows during the weekend.
A Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting Minty Fresh
Jun 27,
10 am - 12 pm
Wondering what to do with all of that tasty mint growing like crazy in your garden? Join Pastry Chef Rodney Diehl for a flavor-filled study of this delicious herb that pairs so well with other flavors.
Art in the Garden: ADULT PLEIN AIR PAINTING AND SKETCHING
Jun 27,
10 - 11:30 am
Bring your chair, an easel, a sketchpad, or a nature journal and get to know the seasons! Artist Linda Miller will kick off each session with a botany overview for artists.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Concert
Jun 25,
8 pm
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus – recognized throughout the country for its exceptional artistic quality and technical ability. Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson since 1996, LACC performs with such leading organizations as LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and more. At Bruton Parish Church.
Frogs Are Herpetiles, Too
Jun 27,
10 am - 4 pm
Frogs are “amphibians,” and turtles are “reptiles,” but there’s a single field of science that studies both, “herpetology.” Come to the Virginia Living Museum to learn about the Virginia Herpetological Society. Presentations, crafts, activities.
Summer Movies on Prince George Street
Jun 28,
8:30 pm
Summer Movies on Prince George Street – every Sunday night at Dusk. This week's movie: Into The Woods – with Meryl Streep!
Thursdays by the Lake Summer Concert Series
Jun 25
,  6 - 10 pm
Bring a blanket or favorite chair & enjoy live music by some of the area’s hottest bands on the banks of Lake Maury. The Mariners’ Museum Summer Concert Series is every Thursday night June – August.
Historic Organ Recital
Jun 27,
10 - 10:30 am
Rebecca Davy, organist at Bruton Parish Church, will perform on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel. This instrument is the gem of the Colonial Williamsburg 18th-century instrument collection and has been remarkably preserved.
Chris James & Matt Bergman at the Comedy Club of Williamsburg
Jun 26 &
27, 8 - 10 pm
Chris James had a role in the hit FOX show ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. Chris performed improv progressed to stand up comedy and soon was performing in all the Major Clubs in LA, including the world famous Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and The laugh Factory.

Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church

Candlelight Harpsichord Recital
Jun 23, 8 - 9 pm

Rebecca Willet, who is studying music performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, will perform a harpsichord recital.

Candlelight Handbell Concert
Jun 26,
8 - 9 pm
First Baptist Church Caryllons from Carey, North Caroline, will perform a Handbell Concert.

Candlelight Organ and Harpsichord Recital
Jun 27,
8 - 9 pm
Rebecca Davy will perform a program of French organ and harpsichord music.

Ongoing
Fashion in Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Jun 1 -
30 (see website for times)
Clothing, from single thread to whole garment, will be the focus of interpretive programs June 1-30 at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center during “Fashion in Colonial Virginia.”
Las Bicicletas Williamsburg #RideWithArt
May 1 -
Oct 31
“Las Bicicletas”(TM) is a traveling art exhibition by international artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro. The exhibition’s mission connects people and the environment and promotes health, happiness and art. Forty “bicicletas” sculptures are hosted by the City of Williamsburg from May through October. Can you find them all?
 
Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Jun 15 -
Sep 7
From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. Guests can see the evolution of coffee, from its origins in Ethiopia, to the hand-picked coffee berries in Costa Rica, all the way to roasting centers across the globe.
 
Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through
 Sep 26, 9 am - 1 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.
 
Paint a Summer Ornament!
Jun 6 -
Jun 20, 10 am - 4 pm
While visiting Art in the ‘Burg, pop into our studio to get creative glazing a ceramic ornament. In honor of the second Art in the ‘Burg, we invite families to glaze an ornament made in our Williamsburg studio.
Children’s Nature Hunt at Berkeley Plantation
Jun 1, 2015
 to Aug 31, 2015 at 9:30-4:30 daily

Bring the family to Berkeley and learn its amazing history, while searching for treasures along the river shore, gardens and grounds.
On the Hill Gallery Featured Artist – “Sharon Judkins – An Introspect”
May 19 -
 Jun 21, 11 am - 5 pm
Special exhibit featuring “Sharon Judkins – An Introspect.” Opening May 19. Reception on May 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibit ends June 21. Free.
Steal the Pint Nights at Berret’s Taphouse Grill
Thursdays through Jun 25, 6 - 9 pm

Every Thursday night from May 14 to June 25 2015!   Meet the brewers, enjoy the beer, keep the glass, hear live music.
RevQuest: The Kings Advance
Apr 7 -
Nov 29
Spies needed! The British have invaded Virginia and General Cornwallis is bringing more troops from the south. To thwart the enemy’s attack, Gov. Thomas Jefferson needs you to be his eyes and ears in Williamsburg.
 
Friday Nite Art
Fridays through
Aug 29, 6 - 8 pm
Bring yourself – or a group — for a 2-hour lesson with our artist-in-residence and make a ceramic birdhouse, mug and other project. This is a fun bonding time for friends, family or couples.
 
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
Mar 14 -
Sep 7
Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world! View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.
"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.
 “Working and Racing on the Bay: The Chesapeake Log Canoe” Special Exhibition – Jamestown Settlement
Through
Sept 2015, 9 am - 5 pm

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.
A Celebration of Quilts
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.
Mariners Museum: Coffee: The World in Your Cup
Through
Sep 7
From the plant to your mug, explore the world’s most popular beverage shipped by sea. This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story behind everyone’s favorite pick-me-up, coffee! Visitors can visit an 18th century coffeehouse replica and discover how coffee affects cultures, economies and habitats around the world.
A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South
Through
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.
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