WILLIAMSBURG EVENTS

WILLIAMSBURG EVENTS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Art on the Square
    5/30/2018
    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
    7/4/2018
    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
  • Liberty Celebration
    7/4/2018
    Salute the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe artillery firings drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, and see a rare July 1776 broadside of the world-changing document surrounded by the signatures of those who proclaimed America's independence. Included with paid admission. American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water St., Yorktown 757-253-4838  www.historyisfun.org
  • 43rd Annual Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival
    7/21/2018 - 7/22/2018
    Enjoy the many exhibits that highlight Surry County's three main products - Pork, Peanuts & Pine. You will find peanuts in all forms, see wood carving demonstrations and explore tastes from the numerous food vendors.Various one-of-a-kind items items are available from arts & crafts vendors and there are ample activities for the kids. Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Chippokes Plantation, 695 Chippokes Park Rd., Surry 757-294-3728  www.porkpeanutpinefestival.org
  • First Assembly Commemoration
    7/29/2018
    Join in this interactive program, taking roles and recreating the events that occurred during the historic first meeting of the House of Burgesses. The program will take place at 10:30 am. 1:00 pm & 3 pm inside the Memorial Church, which was built on the site of the church where the first meeting took place in 1619. Included with cost of admission. Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Pkwy., Jamestown 757-856-1250  historicjamestowne.org
  • Bier Fest
    On-Going Event: 8/1/2018 - 9/30/2018
    On select dates in August and September, toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beer at this German beer festival. More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to Busch Gardens this fall. Sample traditional German food, listen to live music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. Additional cost may apply in addition to regular admission. Go online for more information.  Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg 757-229-4386  buschgardens.com/williamsburg
  • Military Band Concert Series
    8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
    This free outdoor concert series brings the community together to enjoy live music from our nation's heroes! A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from U.S. Fleet Forces Band, Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. 6:30-8pm. Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
  • Howl-O-Scream
    On-Going Event: 9/1/2018 - 10/31/2018
    The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 6 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims. Make your way through haunted houses, scare zones and thrill rides. Included with paid admission. Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg 757-229-4386  buschgardens.com/williamsburg
  • Virginia Symphony Concert
    9/1/2018
    The Virginia Symphony Orchestra will take to the Riverwalk Landing stage for this outdoor concert. Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and try to get there early for this amazing night of music. Free. 7:30-9:30pm. Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water St., Yorktown 757-890-3500  www.visityorktown.org
  • Nottaway Tribal Powwow
    9/15/2018 - 9/16/2018
    Intertribal dancing, arts, crafts, storytelling, foods, and more introduce visitor's to the culture of the Nottaway Tribe. $5 Admission. Surry Parks & Recreation Center, 205 Enos Farm Dr., Surry 757-686-8502  www.nottowayindians.org
  • Hampton Cup Regatta
    9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018
    Beginning in 1926,the Hampton Cup Regatta is the oldest continuously-run motorsport event In America! I!t's also host to drivers from all over the US and Canada. Featured boats race in Mill Creek at the entrance of Fort Monroe. These boats can reach speeds up to 150 mph. Free! Fort Monroe, 1091 E Mercury Blvd., Hampton   www.hamptoncupregatta.com
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