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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:
May 18 - 25, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend)


This Week Only
Food & Wine Festival At Busch Gardens®
May 22, 2015
 to Jun 28 (weekends)
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.
 

The Virginia Arts Festival presents Festival Williamsburg!

Cantus
May 20, 8 pm

The nine-member men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century.

Andre-Michel Schub, piano
May 21,
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
“Pianistically flawless,” said The New York Times of Andre-Michel Schub, who has repeatedly performed with the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

Eileen Ivers
May 22, 8 pm

Tisn’t often a red-headed Irish female fiddler woman is called “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” (The New York Times) – but that title and more have been bestowed upon this devilishly deft artist.

Coffee Concert V: Quicksliver Ensemble
May 22,
10:30 am
Quicksliver Ensemble brings together America’s leading historically-informed performers to explore the rich chamber music repertoire of the early modern period.

The Handel & Haydn Society
May 23, 8 pm

Step back in time….and hear music of the 17th and 18th centuries, performed on period instruments, in the historic setting of Williamsburg!
 

McGegan Conducts Handel
May 24,
7 pm

In the world of superstar conductors, there is none so engaging as Nicholas McGegan.

Yorktown’s Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 -
24, 9 am - 5 pm

Tactical demonstrations, encampments, and a Confederate field hospital interpret the role Yorktown played during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. On Sunday, special Memorial ceremonies will take place at the Yorktown National Cemetery and Confederate Cemetery. Yorktown Battlefield.
Art Escape is a Paris Picnic
May 23,
1 - 4 pm

The artists at Prince George Art & Frame are holding a “Paris Picnic” themed open house. They will be demonstrating their techniques in painting, pottery, sculpting all while snacking on French Picnic snacks.
 
PechaKucha Night
May 23,
7 - 9 pm

PechaKucha Nights are a fun evening of creative sharing. Friends from the community are invited to share their stories, passion, talent in a fast and fun format showing 20 images for 20 seconds each.
 
Hermione Gala at the Yorktown Victory Center
May 20,
6:30 - 9:30 pm

A gala to celebrate the arrival of the Hermione in Yorktown June 5-7, 2015. Includes heavy hors d’oevures, wine and entertainment. Remarks by Nicolas Valcour, Honarary Consul of France for Hampton Roads, Thomas G. Shepperd,Jr.; Chairman of the York County Board of Supervisors, and a welcome by Belinda Willis, President of Sister Cities Yorktown.
Pints & Pairings Suds and Buds
May 23, 2 - 4 pm

Spring is coming, and it’s time to enjoy the first harvest from the garden. Join Executive Chef Anthony Frank & Chef Ken Clasen in this spirited tasting.
 
Harris Simon Trio -Final Performance for the Season
May 19,
7 - 9:30 pm

Join us for the final performance of the Harris Simon Trio at Aromas in Williamsburg, Virginia. Enjoy a delightful dining experience with delicious food, perfectly poured coffee drinks and spirits blended with a smooth accompaniment of jazz from the renowned Harris Simon Trio.
 
A Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting The Mighty Melon
May 25, 10 am - 2 pm

Take a 45-minute walking tour through our Kings Arms & Wythe House historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table.
Memorial Day Ceremony at York Hall
May 25, 12 - 1 pm

Includes the posting of colors, historical re-enactors, a guest speaker, and the placing of flowers. York Hall, 301 Main Street.
Lafayette – Lessons in Leadership From the Idealist General (Free Public Lecture)
May 24, 3 - 5 pm

The Marquis de Lafayette is an icon of American–and French–history. In 1777, he traveled to the colonies at his own expense to fight in the American Revolution.
Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble
May 22,
7:30 pm

Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble Small Groups for a night of chamber music at the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
A Chef’s Garden Tour & Tasting- Amazing Asparagus
May 23, 10 am - 12 pm

Take a 45-minute walking tour through our Kings Arms & Wythe House historic gardens; then experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table.
Art in the ‘Burg
May 23
, 10 am - 4 pm

Art in the ‘Burg, a new bi-weekly art fair in the Williamsburg Arts District featuring Historic Triangle artists and craftsmen. New artists and craftsmen are always being sought.
 
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.
Indian Cuisine Benefitting Literacy for Life
May 19,
5 - 10 pm
25% of proceeds from dinner sales on Tuesday, May 19th at Nawab Indian Cuisine on Monticello Ave, will be given to Literacy for Life.
“Letters to the Spanish King”- Don Pedro de Zuniga and the Spy Map of Jamestown
May 23,
10:30 am, 1 & 3 pm

Meet Don Pedro de Zuniga, the Spanish ambassador in London as he relates to his king information from his spy network about the English colony in Virginia.
Auntie M’s American Cottage May Workshops
May 23,
9 am - 12 pm

Come join Auntie M’s fun and unique workshops. The workshop moderator leads you through various fun filled art programs to enhance your creativity through one-of-a-kind workshops.
 
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.
Historic Organ Recital
May 23,
10 - 10:30 am

An informative and engaging organ recital will be given by Thomas Marshall, William & Mary organ professor, on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel.

Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church:

Youth Orchestra Concert
May 19, 8 - 9 pm

The evening’s Candlelight Concert will feature the Peninsula Youth Orchestra of Hampton Roads, directed by Rebecca Nixon.

Candlelight Choral Concert
May 23, 8 - 9 pm

One Voice Chorus will perform a varied repertory of choral music in historic Bruton Parish.
 

Ongoing
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?
 
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.
 
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.
Oxen: Source of Power
Mar 18
- Jun 10, 11 am- 12 pm

Oxen played an important role in the lives of 18th-century Virginians. They provided the power to pull plows and move heavy loads. Oxen were preferred for long-distance moves, because they were hardier than horses and better able to find food along the way.
"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.
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.
 “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.
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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