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Williamsburg Events

Williamsburg Events

Check out our special events happening around town. Anything from live music, festivals and art shows to special holiday celebrations. There is plenty to do for the entire family while vacationing in Virginia's Historic Triangle.

Second Sundays Art Festival
On-Going Event: 4/13/2018 - 12/9/2018
A monthly street festival of art, music & a whole lot more! This fair has over 75 unique artisans & musicians in 4 areas along Prince George Street in downtown Williamsburg. Presented on the 2nd Sunday of every month from April to Dec. Free to attend!  400-500 Block, Prince George St., Williamsburg 757-879-3029  www.facebook.com/2ndsundayswilliamsburg
Market Days
On-Going Event: 4/14/2018 - 10/28/2018
Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors. 8am-12pm.  Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
Williamsburg Taste Festival
4/22/2018 - 4/26/2018
The Williamsburg Taste Festival is not only an invitation to experience the soul of our city, but it's also a celebration of the food traditions of our nation. Come discover our mouthwatering cuisines, enjoy a craft cocktail or sommelier-paired glass of wine, and meet the chefs, brew masters and vintners making one of America's oldest foodie destinations one of the newest.   Williamsburg, Various Locations 757-476-7324  www.williamsburgtastefestival.com
Pirates Invade Yorktown
There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Explore our pirate encampment, attend pirate school, and witness a pirate trial! Sing along with the sea shanties and don't miss the exciting cannon demonstrations. Free.  Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival
The fifth annual Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is a fun day to sample craft beer, taste great food and listen to live music all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. Go online for tickets. 12-5pm.  Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N Boundary Street, Williamsburg   williamsburgbeerfest.com
Wine & Food Festival
On-Going Event: 5/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
On select dates in May and June, a tasty adventure awaits culinary explorers. We invite you to unleash your inner foodie with a variety of authentic food and drink from around the world not normally served at the park. Sample international dishes from different kiosks around the park. Included with park admission.   Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg 757-229-4386  buschgardens.com/williamsburg
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Sample more than 25 different craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ, and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing. $35.  Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-877-2933  www.visityorktown.org
Otter Ball
Celebrate the Virginia Living Museum and enjoy an elegant evening beginning with cocktails and lively entertainment followed by dinner and a live auction! Black tie suggested. Tickets $150. 6pm.  Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News 757-595-1901  thevlm.org/events/museum-events
Jamestown Day
Mark the 411th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown, America?s first permanent English colony. Discover Jamestown's legacy through a variety of maritime and interpretive programs and artillery firings. Included with paid admission.  Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd. Williamsburg 757-253-4838  www.historyisfun.org
Military Through the Ages
Re-enactors and modern-day units show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved through the centuries. Experience a chronological display of military history with weekend artillery firings and a Sunday military pass-in-review. Included with paid admission.  Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg 757-253-4838  www.historyisfun.org
LPGA Kingsmill Championship
5/14/2018 - 5/20/2018
Get ready to see the world's best women golfers compete on the renowned River Course at Kingsmill Resort. Veteran players will return to one of their favorite tournament sites while the LPGA's bright new stars will test themselves against this challenging layout for the first time.   1010 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg 757-253-3985  www.thekingsmillchampionship.com
Water Country USA's Opening Day
Visit Virginia's largest waterpark on their (tentatively set) opening day Water Country USA's Opening Day to check out epic water slides, a giant wave pool, kid-friendly splash areas and a relaxing lazy river. Tickets required   176 Water Country Pkwy., Williamsburg 757-229-4386  www.watercountryusa.com
Art on the Square
Art on the Square is a juried show that is dedicated to providing original, high quality, handcrafted and diverse mediums of art.The event features more than 170 artists and is free and open to the public.  Merchants Square, 134 North Henry St., Williamsburg    www.williamsburgjuniors.org/art-on-the-square
Blackbeard Pirate Festival
6/1/2018 - 6/3/2018
Set sail for Hampton's Pirate Festival where living history and family fun goes hand in hand. Immerse yourself in early 1700s Hampton with live entertainment, pirate camp, children's activities, sea battles, fireworks and more, as Hampton reenacts and celebrates the infamous pirate. Free. Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 12-6pm.  Hampton Bayfront, 710 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton 757-727-8311  www.facebook.com/blackbeardfestival
31st Annual Cock Island Race
6/15/2018 - 6/16/2018
Since 1988, called one of the "Best Sailing Events on the East Coast" by landlubbers and sailors alike, this waterfront sailing classic features Friday and Saturday night live entertainment. Saturday is Race Day on the Elizabeth River. Free. Check online for more information.  Portside, 2 Harbor Ct., Portsmouth 757-393-8481  www.portsvaevents.com
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
On-Going Event: 6/21/2018 - 8/2/2018
Join us on Thursdays this summer at Riverwalk Landing for free outdoor concerts by the river! Bring your lawn chairs and coolers; and stay until the sun sets! You'll get to enjoy some of the area?s top acts. Free! 7-9:30pm.  Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
Hampton Jazz Festival
6/22/2018 - 6/24/2018
Hampton Jazz Festival brings the best of jazz, pop, blues, soul, and R&B to the region and presents the opportunity to appreciate the many artists who showcoase American music at its best. This annual gathering has become a celebration a friends, family, culture, music, and life. Tickets and more information online.  Hampton Coliseum, 1000 Coliseum Dr., Hampton 757-838-4203  www.hamptonjazzfestival.com
Virginia Arts Festival
6/22/2018 - 6/24/2018
The Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the cultural scene in southeastern Virginia, presenting great performers from around the world to local audiences and making this historic, recreation-rich region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world.  At various locations throughout Hampton Roads 757-282-2800  www.vafest.org
Summer Nights
On-Going Event: 7/1/2018 - 8/30/2018
After a full day of fun on rides and rollercoasters, sing and dance with famous performers on select nights with Hot Summer Nights. Afterwards a fireworks display will conclude the evening. Included with park admission.   Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg 757-229-4386  buschgardens.com/williamsburg
Independence Day
Celebrate America's Independence in a place where democracy was formed. Events throughout the historic area for ticketed visitors begin on July 1 and conclude with free fireworks on the night of the 4th.   Colonial Williamsburg, 101 Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg  888-965-7254  www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
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