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:
October 27 - November 2


This Week Only
Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation
Nov 2,
Noon until 4 pm
Celebrate the First English Speaking Thanksgiving in the New World     Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment. See website.
Colonial Williamsburg – Chocolate Symposium
Nov 2
Guest scholars and artisans join our Historic Foodways staff in this exploration of the customs, tastes, and history of this magical, revered food. Learn all the delicious details in the 400 Years of Chocolate: Aztec to Artisanal. Of course, you’ll also get plenty of opportunities to taste your share!
Yorktown Victory Center Fall lecture series – Revolutionary War – The Loyalist/Patriot Divide Among the Merchant Elite in Marblehead, Massachusetts
Oct 28, 7 pm
In a fully illustrated talk, Judy Anderson, social, architectural and cultural historian, will tell the story of fishing industry magnates and brothers-in-law Robert “King” Hooper and Colonel Jeremiah Lee – whose homes were outstanding and whose loyalties were divided during the American Revolution.
The Schooner Alliance in Yorktown
Through
Nov 2 - LAST WEEK

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.
The Pamunkey Indians of Virginia
Oct 30,
5:30 pm
Join members of the Pamunkey Tribe as they explore the past and present of Virginia’s native peoples during a special roundtable discussion. The 2014 World of Pocahontas programming commemorates the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ marriage and the seventeenth-century cultural exchange of the emerging Atlantic world.
 
Williamsburg Library presents – Free Chamber Music Concert
Oct 29,
7:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of Chamber Music in a free concert  in the Williamsburg Library Theatre TRADOC’s Fall Chamber Music Series makes a stop at the library for an evening of Chamber music performed by TRADOC’s Chamber Winds Ensemble This concert is free of charge and tickets are not needed. Visit wrl.org/events/concerts for more information.
The Indigenous Chesapeake
Nov 1, 10 am
Explore the material culture and historical life ways of the Tidewater Algonquians during this daylong special event. Historical interpreters examine the Powhatan peoples’ seventeenth-century politics and early relationships with the colonists of James Fort.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Oct 31, 5 - 7 pm
Costumed children 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in a fun, family-friendly environment. Visit our Information Center located in the Food Court for a list of participating stores. While supplies last. Williamsburg Premium Outlets.
This Century Art Education Center – Art Workshop – VMFA Oil Painting Basics Workshop
Nov 1, 10 am -
4 pm with a break for lunch
SPECIAL WORKSHOP with Marjorie Perrin! This program was organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is funded, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment.
A Touch of Earth Featured Artist of the Month – Bob Oller
November, Mon- Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm | Sun noon - 5 pm
Come see the works of artist Bob Oller on display all month. Bob Oller is an artist specializing in paintings and sculptures. Touch of Earth is an award winning gallery celebrating 34 years, offering a collection of the very finest in American crafts and art by regional as well as nationally prominent contemporary working American artists.
Beyond the Edge of the Sea
November, Mon - Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun, noon - 5 pm
Explore the diversity of life deep in the ocean’s wilderness in “Beyond the Edge of the Sea.” The exhibit at the Virginia Living Museum highlights work by scientific illustrator Karen Jacobsen, who accompanied Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover on many expeditions to deep-sea locations across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering
Nov 2, 10 am - 3 pm
Car Shows in the beautiful setting of Merchants Square have become a crowd pleaser.  Sponsored by the Colony Auto Enthusiasts, Merchants Square will showcase the inaugural Williamsburg Jaguar Gathering with a collection of antique and special cars lining both sides of Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square.
Premium Outlets® Pink Event
Through October 31 - LAST WEEK

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 Art’ Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
Oct 21 -
31 - LAST WEEK
Enjoy ‘Yorktown Art’ Exhibit by local artists and relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale.  Free.  757.890.4490
Southern Pottery Exhibit at the Black Dog Gallery
October
- LAST WEEK
See traditional and innovative ceramic pieces by 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.
Black Dog Gallery presents Southern Pottery Exhibit
Through Oct 31,
 Tues - Fri 10 am 5 pm; Sat 10 am -4 pm; Sun 12 - 5 pm - LAST WEEK

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.
MAD about Chocolate features “Chromatherapy Meets Chocotherapy”
Through Oct 31, Tues-Sat 9 am - 6 pm - LAST WEEK
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.
Steal the Pint Night” at Water Street Grille
Oct 30,
5 - 11 pm
Featuring the Smartmouth Brewery.  Buy the beers and “steal” the glass. Like us on Facebook and get notices. Call for more information.
 
Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Comedian “Landry” and Friends
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 8 pm each night
Comedian Landry: Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Landry first hit the stage in 2006, and has been on the fast track ever since. His charismatic style is kind of what you’d get if you mixed Charlie Chaplin with somebody who spoke; it would be just as physical, but in color.
Ongoing
Berkeley Plantation Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Through 
Nov 30, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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.
Williamsburg Farmers Market
Saturdays through November 29, 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.
 
MAD about Chocolate features “FALLacy or Fantasy?”
Through
Oct 31,  Tues - Sat 9 am - 6 pm

Chocolate will be paired with fall fruits and vegetables, including apple, bacon and bittersweet chocolate tarts, and dark chocolate pumpkin shooters.
Toshi Yoshida exhibit at Muscarelle Museum of Art
Oct 16 -
 Jan 11, 2015, see website for museum hours
Toshi Yoshida, 1911-1995 October 16, 2014 — January 11, 2015 Whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth, a visit to the Muscarelle is always an invigorating and  unique experience  in Williamsburg.
REVQUEST: The Old Enemy- Colonial Williamsburg’s Latest Interactive Alternate Reality Game
Through
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
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.
LONDON ROCKS™ at BUSCH GARDENS®
Through
 Oct 26, 10 am - 9 pm

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
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.
Jacques Callot Studies from the Permanent Collection
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
Through 
Dec 31

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
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.
Gallery at York Hall themed exhibits
Through  Dec 30
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

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.

Kabuki Theater Woodcuts Exhibit
Through 
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
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.
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