Things to do in Williamsburg VA September 2017

Here are a number of things to do brought to you by Williamsburg Weekends, Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance

September 1 – 4, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend)
Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, September 1-4

More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall at Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. Raise a glass to toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beers from around the globe. Sample traditional German food, listen to live music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. Prost!

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree, September 1

Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Spy Craft, September 2

Calling all families to save the Revolution! See what sort of codes and ciphers General Washington and his army used to send messages to each other and thwart the British army. Drop in and try your hand at reading and writing secret messages just like Revolutionary spies.

Mysterious Moonlight Canoe Tour, September 2

There is no better way to enjoy the full moon than from a canoe on the beautiful Taskinas Creek. We’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of the marsh at night as we paddle slowly up the placid creek. One experienced canoeist per canoe required.

Awesome Osprey Hike, September 2

Our seasonal bird of prey returns to the Chesapeake Bay region. This ranger guided hike highlights the Osprey’s role in the estuarine ecosystem. Guests are encouraged to bring cameras and viewing gear.

Movies Under the Stars, September 1
Enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. All ages welcome. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Movie subject to change. Weather permitting. Sept. 1 – Annie (2014) (PG)

Karaoke in the Park, September 2

Sing the night away while enjoying the park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. At Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Mike Easmeil with Chris Allen, September 2

Live Stand Up Comedy Performance! Mike, a Palestinian-American comedian living in Virginia Beach is a favorite in comedy clubs all over. His comedy revolves around life as an Arab American and having fun with the absurd realities we take as normal everyday. A regular at the New York Arab American Comedy Festival, Mike has also performed internationally in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and on some of America’s most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. At the DoubleTree Hotel.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, September 2-30

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Past Plantations Tour, September 2

Take a ride through the remains of Taskinas Plantation. Our staff archaeologist has made discoveries of forts, slave quarters, workshops, and relics of the colonial past.

Ceramics Up Close, Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, September 2

Kick off your Labor Day weekend celebration at the Williamsburg Farmers Market! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

September 5 – 10, 2017
Art Escape Weekend, September 8 – 10
2017 marks another anniversary – 10 years of Art Escape Weekend! Started by the region’s 30-plus art galleries in 2007, in this 10th year, restaurants, regional breweries, distilleries and wineries will join Art Escape by hosting artists and musicians.David Everett’s 7th Annual Farm to Table Dinner, September 8
There is no other event like Chef David Everett’s Farm-to-Table Dinner. It is incredible to walk up to Duke of Gloucester Street and see what looks like miles of beautifully dressed long tables under soft globes of light, surrounded by so many happy people, right in the middle of Merchant’s Square.Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast XXXVIII, September 9

The annual Williamsburg Kiwanis Club Shrimp Feast XXXVIII featuring “All You Can Eat” shrimp, hot dogs, hush puppies, baked beans, coleslaw, beverages and Virginia Beer Co. beer. Wine will be available for purchase.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, September 9 – 10

More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall at Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. Raise a glass to toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beers from around the globe. Sample traditional German food, listen to live music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. Prost!

2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival, September 10

Williamsburg’s almost year ’round Art, Music and Street Festival featuring over 75 varied Artists, Artisans, Authors and at least 8 unique live music performances and performing arts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown, Fridays through October 6

Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Yorktown Market Days and Paws at the River Pet Day, Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
In addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and entertainment, Paws at the River Pet day event brings awareness to rescue pet adoption.  Shop the market and make your way to the Paws at the River section and enjoy demos and information from a variety of pet exhibitors.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Beatty Barns with Dylan Vattelana, September 9
Comedian, thespian, storyteller extraordinaire! Beatty ‘s highly visual performance, and characterization of everyday events, turns the ordinary into the extraordinary! At the DoubleTree Hotel.
Public Lecture: “Pocahontas in Image and Myth”, September 5

In conjunction with the “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, Karen Sherry, art historian and former curator of American Art for the Portland Museum of Art in Maine and associate curator of art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, will present a public lecture, “Pocahontas in Image and Myth.”

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Artist Hazel Camp at the Gallery at York Hall, September 10

Come and meet local artist, Hazel Camp, and view her beautiful watercolor paintings. She will be doing demos and signing prints.

Drool in the Pool, September 9
This popular dog swim day is eagerly anticipated each year! Pool passes for your dog will be available at the gate. Music, refreshments and goodies featured!

Fossil Frenzy Hike, September 9 & 16

Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. At York River State Park.

Black Settlement Presentation and Book Signing at Freedom Park, September 9

Join Col. Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendant of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park for a presentation and book signing.

Patriot’s International Triathlon, September 9
Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA the Patriot’s International is a must do event. After a 1,500 meter swim in the James River athletes will ride through 24 miles of rural countryside on mostly flat terrain and good pavement.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Watching Over My Girls, September 6

On May 6, 1943, the USO opened in Merchants Square as the “home away from home” for servicemen stationed nearby during World War II. Senior Hostess Dorothy Tully shares stories of the Williamsburg USO and the girls who would be her Junior Hostesses. Discover what it took to be a USO Hostess.

Age of Sail, September 5

Join us for an Age of Sail-themed concert with Colonial Williamsburg’s Balladeer Kent LaRue and Emmy Award-winning composer and violinist Wayne Hill. Instrumental and vocal selections are included from the golden age of piracy through the Napoleonic Wars, with tunes from the War of 1812.

Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”, September 7 – 21

A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, September 2-30

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Ceramics Up Close, Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, September 9
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

In Memoriam, Thursdays in September
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

September 11 – 17, 2017
Virginia Symphony Concert at Yorktown (Rescheduled date), September 13

Virginia Symphony Concert, 7:30 pm. Pre-concert performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town and picnic judging, 6 pm.  Pack a picnic supper, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the performance under a canopy of stars.

Williamsburg Contemporary Artisans Festival, September 16
Contemporary artisans take over Duke of Gloucester Street for a day-long festival to demonstrate their crafts and sell their handmade wares.

The Tempest at Jamestown Settlement, September 14 – 16

An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement’s re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort.

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, September 16 – 17

More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall at Busch Gardens® Bier Fest. Raise a glass to toast the end of summer with a variety of craft beers from around the globe. Sample traditional German food, listen to live music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer. Prost!

Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing, September 16

Come enjoy the sights and activities at this annual event! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and more! Scarecrow Stuffing will be back again! At Chickahominy Riverfront Park.

Watermen’s Museum Annual Oyster Roast, September 16

Enjoy fresh roasted or raw oysters sourced from multiple local sources.  Chowder, side dishes, and desserts included. Watermen’s Museum.

The Mariners’ Museum Gallery Crawl: The Secret Life of Objects, September 16

Experience many rare artifacts up-close, and enjoy delicious bites and spirited beverages as your Gallery Crawl passport transports you through each gallery and into another time.

Bacon’s Rebellion Evening Walking Tour, September 16

During this special evening walking tour, guests will be led through the colonial town site and see the dramatic events unfold through the eyewitness account of Thomas Matthew, a Burgess in 1676. Controlled fires re-create the burning of Jamestown as it occurred on September 19, 1676.

Virginia Living Museum’s Fall Plant Sale, September 16 – 17

Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles at the Virginia Living Museum’s annual fall plant sale.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown, Fridays through October 6

Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

York River Floating Folk Jam at Watermen’s Museum, September 13

Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg, September 12

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Miró String Quartet at the Williamsburg Regional Library.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Mike Stankeiwicz with John Kensil, September 16

Winner of the prestigious “Best of Philly”
award presented by Philadelphia Magazine, Stank takes
you down a road you didn’t expect to travel with a
conversational style that makes you feel like you’re
riding the bar stool next to him. At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Third Sunday Children’s Art Class On the Hill Gallery, September 17

In this Third Sunday Children’s Art event, we will have a different art medium every month.  Supplies are included. Reservations required.

The Burning of the White House, September 17

Hear from author Jane Hampton Cook and from President Madison and his First Lady as they discuss her latest book “The Burning of the White House: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812.”

Woodturner, Tom Duke at Gallery at York Hall, September 17

Come and visit our first time featuring a professional wood turner. You will be impressed with Tom Duke’s creations of vases, jars and bowls. His creations make a unique gift for that someone special.

Custer’s First Stand: George A. Custer at Williamsburg, September 13
Everyone has heard about General Custer and his “Last Stand” at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. But have you ever heard of Lt. Custer at the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862? Join with historian Carson Hudson and learn about his surprising activities in and around Williamsburg.

Public Lecture: “Reel Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film”, September 13

In conjunction with the “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will present a public lecture, “Reel Indian: The Portrayal of Native Americans in Film.”

Hands-On Craft Workshop, Mondays through September 25

Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!, Mondays through September 25

Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Foolish Songs and Ballads, September 12

In the early days of the 18th century, the great Puritan theologian Cotton Mather observed “that the minds and manners of many people about the country are much corrupted by foolish songs and ballads.”

Fossil Frenzy Hike, September 9 & 16

Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. At York River State Park.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, September 2-30

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”, September 7 – 21

A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.

In Memoriam, Thursdays in September
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?

Ceramics Up Close, Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, September 16

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

September 18 – 24, 2017
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Weekends from September 22 – October 29

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

Yorktown Art Stroll, September 24

This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.

The Tempest at Jamestown Settlement, September 21 – 23

An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement’s re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort.

Virginia Living Museum’s Fall Plant Sale, September 23 – 24

Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles at the Virginia Living Museum’s annual fall plant sale.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown, Fridays through October 6

Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Canoeing Under the Stars at York River State Park, September 22

Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening with us looking at the night sky. For an added touch, we’ll enjoy it from a canoe! Whether you’re an expert on the stars and planets or a novice, you’ll still enjoy this peaceful trip on the creek.

A Taste of High Street, September 23
High Street Festival (Plaza Azteca, Orange Theory, Movie Tavern and many others). Come out to have “taste” preview all the incredible shops at High Street. Kids activities, live music, beer and wine tastings, and more!

A Cook’s Walking Tour, September 20

Guests visiting our historic sites see lovely, pristine homes in fair order. But, did you ever wonder about the messy parts of life? Take a guided tour with a member of Historic Foodways to explore the often private world of food preparation in an 18th-century city.

The People Who Forged Civilization, September 21

Join master storyteller Shel Browder for myths and stories about the men and women who forged the tools of war and peace, creating civilizations out of sweat and fire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron.

Photographer David Mitchell at the Gallery at York Hall, September 24

We invite you to meet wildlife photographer, David Mitchell. David has a unique eye for photographing wildlife such as eagles, 0spreys and many more animals.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, September 2-30

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance, September 18

Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge, September 23

In June 1766, Virginia merchant Robert Routledge was stabbed in public by Colonel John Chiswell. Or was he? Was it murder or was it a tragic misfortune? Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia.

Night Hike at York River State Park, September 23

njoy the cooler temperatures with the sounds of raccoons, owls, and other creatures.  After the hike, enjoy stargazing with the Virginia Penisula Astronomy Club.  Please call the office for reservations.  Note:  Hikes in September and October begin at 7:30 pm.

Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop, September 23

In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding.

Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”, September 7 – 21

A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.

In Memoriam, Thursdays in September
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Hands-On Craft Workshop, Mondays through September 25

Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!, Mondays through September 25

Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Ceramics Up Close, Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, September 23
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

September 25 – 30, 2017
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Weekends from September 22 – October 29

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

ShingDIG at Jamestown, September 28

Join us on Thursday, September 28, for the Sixth Annual ShinDIG at Jamestown! Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue, and beautiful views of the James River.

James Riverfest, September 30

Do you know how long a great Atlantic Sturgeon can grow to be, what the original Jamestown Settlement looked like or how to calculate your water footprint?

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert 1, September 25 & 26

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its first Masterworks Concert of the 2017-2018 season, “From the New World.” Music Director, Janna Hymes. Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin. Program includes Bounce (2013) by Adam Schoenberg, Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius, and Symphony No. 9 in E minor: “From the New World” by Antonin Dvorak.

African-American Artists, September 29

Discover the talent and explore the accomplishments of African-American artists and artisans in the 18th-20th centuries. This guided tour of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg showcases a variety of the folk and decorative arts they created, as well as art that depicts their lives.

Watermen’s Museum Story Tellers, September 25

Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.

Fossil Frenzy Hike, September 30

Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. At York River State Park.

Two Races, One Family, September 30

Three members of an extended Granville County, North Carolina family describe their personal ancestry journeys, the DNA tests that brought them together as cousins and research partners, and the emotional aspects of finding the slave/master family tie.

Meet the Curator/Conservator, Mondays through October 20

In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.

Printing Fashion, Mondays through October 27

Explore the exhibit “Printed Fashions” and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Rob Brackenridge with Joy Julian, September 30

Always the class clown (and spending most of his formative years in the principal’s office), Rob Brackenridge was destined to become a comedian.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

The Irish Session: A Living Musical Tradition, September 26

Kelly Kennedy and friend perform the lively dance tunes and haunting songs that have been part of Irish traditional music sessions for centuries.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown, Fridays through October 6

Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Hands-On Craft Workshop, Mondays through September 25

Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!, Mondays through September 25

Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, September 2-30

Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”, September 7 – 21

A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.

In Memoriam, Thursdays in September
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Ceramics Up Close, Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, September 30
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays through October (except for Oct 7)
Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

About mrwilliamsburg

I love Williamsburg !
Being “Mr. Williamsburg” and starting my web site in 2004 has been a great way for me to help people looking for homes for sale, communities and an “insider knowledge.” of the area.
Turned out I was onto something. Because I offer in-depth information and up-to-the-minute blogging, even international clients have found me. One couple, moving back to the States from France, told me that a post I wrote blog about grocery shopping in Williamsburg convinced them that Williamsburg was the place to be, and that I was the best source by far that they found on the web.
I’m happy to say that I hear similar comments from many of my clients looking for homes throughout Williamsburg and Hampton Roads.
I grew up in Virginia Beach, Va, After attending college, I worked at a number of positions including manager of a land development and construction company and business manager of a cut flower business that we grew in sales from $300,000 to $15 million (we were supplier to Whole Foods and one of the first cut flower suppliers to Costco).
In 2004, it seemed like a good time to simplify my life. I moved my family from Annapolis to Williamsburg. I went into real estate with Liz Moore and Associates, and was one of the initial agents when Liz opened her Williamsburg branch.
My sons Zach and Josh attend Lafayette High School and Hornsby Middle School and are crazy about sports and the outdoors.
I feel lucky to be living the dream, and saving two to four hours by not driving on the DC beltway every day. So, I can now spend my time with family while concentrating on learning — and sharing — information about living in Williamsburg.
In real estate, no two people or transactions are the same. Everything’s a challenge, and I’m rewarded every time in close a transaction and have the opportunity to see the smiles on clients’ faces.
Please email or call me for assistance with any real estate questions about the area
John@MrWilliamsburg.com or 757 254 8136