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Find fun family activities and events to fill your weekend. If you don't find the perfect fit below then visit our Daily Calendar for all the events! 

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We ate and drank our way through Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival - Thursday May, 25 - Sunday, May 28 - We have a big list of great choices!

Experience foodie paradise during Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This is a great opportunity to sample cuisine from around the world and we do mean cuisine – this is not your ordinary amusement park fare. Check out our review and get the inside scoop... More Info

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Erik Gaines & Kudlz - Two Drummers Smokehouse - Thursday, May 25 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

We know your love Two Drummers so why not head there on Thursday night when you will get to hear some great live music too?.. More Info

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Drop In D&D - Williamsburg Library - Thursday, May 25 from 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Dungeons & Dragons players of all experience levels are invited to drop-in to play and learn this classic tabletop roleplaying game. For ages 9-18. More info

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Children’s Choral Concert - Bruton Parish - Thursday, May 25 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Children’s Choral Concert - Rushingbrook Children’s Choir from Greenville, South Carolina, David Rasbach, Director - All Concerts are non-ticketed and open to the public. Freewill offerings are gratefully received.  More info

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Memorial Day Weekend - May 26 - 29, 2023

It's the weekend also known as the unofficial start to summer.  We have some Memorial Day events as well as "it's summer' events like pools opening, new ride at Water Country USA and more. See the big list here

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FREE Admission to Colonial Williamsburg for Military from Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29

FREE admission during Memorial Day weekend to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents. More info

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Ghost Walk Junior Returns! - Colonial Williamsburg - Friday, May 26 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Calling guests of all ages! Ghost Walk Jr. is returning to the Historic Area to bring an exciting new interactive storytelling experience for those seeking less fright and more fun! Enjoy this 45-minute ghost tour of traditional spooky stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. INFO

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Time Line Jazz Live Music at Sweet Tea and Barley at the Williamsburg Lodge - Friday, May 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of styles such Latin, Brazilian, Funk, Rock and more on the patio along with great food & drink specials. More info

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Immersive Escape-Room Murder-Mystery: “Who Conspires” at Jamestown Settlement After Dark - Friday May 26 & Saturday, May 27 from 8-9:15 p.m.

Explore three re-created 17th-century buildings, solving puzzles, questioning suspects, and seeking clues to stop a murderer and protect the fort. There are new storylines based on the hardships in early Jamestown, three new suspects and even a few new puzzles which makes this an experience you don't want to miss. Space is limited, recommended for ages 12 and up. TICKETS

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Yorktown Market Days - Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

You can't beat the view at the Yorktown Market Days. Nearly 50 vendors will be setup by the river with your favorite fresh flowers and produce, baked goods, handmade art, and more! Grab everything you need for Memorial Day Weekend gathering...More Info

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đź’š Williamsburg Farmers Market đź’š Merchants Square - Saturday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon

Start your Saturday morning at the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Shop for baked goods, plants, veggies, meat and even that much needed cup of delicious coffee.  Bring your friends, your family, and your dog...  More Info

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Seining on the James at Chippokes State Park on Saturday, May 27 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Take a closer look at what swims in the James River. Seine with a Ranger to catch, identify and release different animal species.  INFO

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Historic Area Auction - Market House (CW) - Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.

Historic Area Auctions include historic reproductions, one-of-a-kind objects from Colonial Williamsburg, souvenirs, collectibles, folk art, jewelry, and so much more. You never know what we'll have, but it's sure to be something special you can only find here!

Auctions are held outdoors at the Auction Stage next to the Market House and are free to attend. A list and pictures of items up for bid are posted to our Historic Area Auctions page at the link below a few days before each auction.  More Info

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Opening Day of the JCC Parks & Recreation Outdoor Pools - Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

It’s time to kick off summer! Come out to one of James City County's two outdoors pools – Upper County Park and Chickahominy Riverfront Park – to celebrate the start of the season. Pool fees apply. More Info

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80’s Prom Prom Night with Barry Manilow’s Wardrobe at Revolution Golf and Grill on Saturday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

Barry Manilow’s Wardrobe will play the best New Wave and Alt 80s music. Best dressed 80’s dress crowned Prom King and Prom Queen. More info

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Family Market on the Edge at Catalillies Play Cafe - Sunday, May 28 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Local vendors and service providers with activities, and crafts, etc. for kids to enjoy for free. Open play ($) is from 9am-3pm that day as well – Play sessions beginning at 9, 11, and 1pm. Reservations strongly encouraged. Sign up for open play slot More info

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Upper Mattaponi Pow Wow on Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

34th Annual Pow Wow celebration and Spring Festival. Native American dancing, drumming and vendors. Admission is FREE, donations accepted at the gate. More info

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Jocelyn at Williamsburg Winery on Sunday, May 28 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Enjoy your Sunday with a performance by Jocelyn Oldham paired with a glass or bottle of your favorite wine, and relax while overlooking the vineyards here at Wessex Hundred. INFO

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Fireworks at Busch Gardens on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 at 9 p.m.

Turn your eyes towards the sky and end your evening with a beautiful firework display. This spectacle of light will ignite the night. More info

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Memorial Day Storewide Sale at The Shops | Colonial Williamsburg (Online Only) - Through Monday, May 29

Please Note: This sale started at 12 am EST on Wednesday, May 24th. Purchases made before this time will NOT receive the discount.

The 20% Off Storewide Memorial Day Sale offer applies to purchases online at This offer excludes certain merchandise - visit here for info

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Free Admission to The Virginia War Museum - Monday May 29 starting at 9 am

Honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country by visiting the Virginia War Museum on Memorial Day. Admission is free on this day.   More info

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Memorial Day Events in Yorktown on Monday, May 29

Grace Church Memorial Day Ceremony from 10am – 11:30am

Fifes and Drums of York Town will march to York Hall 11:45am

York County Memorial Day Ceremony at Noon

Learn more about each event HERE

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Memorial Day Weekend Events at Colonial Williamsburg

Honor all the courageous Americans who died in active military service during these events in Colonial Williamsburg...

Memorial Day Commemoration on the Palace Green from 10 – 10:30a.m.

A Salute to the Fallen from 4:40 – 5:00p.m. 

Both events are free and open to the public. More information 

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52nd Annual Memorial Day Celebration at Williamsburg Memorial Park on Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

There will be speakers, wreath laying, 1300 small American Flags place at Veteran's graves, singers performing and more. See all events and details plus parking info HERE

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Riptide Race - NEW RIDE opens at Water Country USA on Monday May 29

This ride opens to Members on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 10 AM – 4 PM. and to the general public on Monday May 29th.

Bring your family and go down side by side in a watery competition of speed and thrills! Riptide Race™ will get your addrenaline going as it pits teams against each other as riders take their mark- way up high on a 54-foot tower! More Info

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Top Things to Do in May in and around Williamsburg

Looking for a quick run down on events you don't wan to miss this May?  Here is our big list!  INFO

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Upcoming Events

Yorktown Sounds of Summer at the Riverwalk – Thursdays Concerts Season Starts June 1, 2023

Sounds of Summer Concerts
Thursday Evenings
6:30-9 p.m.
June 1 through August 10, 2023

Summer in Yorktown wouldn’t be summer without the sound of live music and dancing feet on the Riverwalk Landing every Thursday night. This annual outdoor concert series is free and open to the public and runs from June through August. Each show runs 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the lineup features an eclectic mix of Beach Music, Motown, Pop, and R&B.  More info

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Bodacious Bazaar - Spring Show - Hampton Convention Center - June 2, 3 & 4

Gold Winner for 2023 Best Local Event/Festival in the Coastal Virginia Magazine Best of Readers’ Choice Awards. Over 250 vendors, artists, crafters and several of Virginia’s finest wineries at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, where there is something for everyone! .... More Info

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“Action at Wilson’s Warf” at Fort Pocahontas - June 3-4, 2023

Here is some pivotal American History that happened in our own backyard that we may not even know about.  On Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, 2023, the May 24, 1864 victory of United States Colored Troops over attacking Confederate Cavalry comes to life in the “Action at Wilson’s Wharf” at Fort Pocahontas on the James River.... More Info

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$2 Regal Summer Movie Express starts June 20th at Regal New Town! Here is the full schedule:

Family fun movies playing on Tuesdays & Wednesdays for the summertime at our local Regal Theatre.  Here is the full schedule including Kiln Creek Regal  HERE

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces Summer Nights Concert Series 2023

The Summer Nights Concert Series returns this summer to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Concerts take place outdoors at the Royal Palace Theatre with popular artists from Country, to R&B and Classic Rock, to Christian and Pop. Concerts are included with park admission More info

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Summer Camps!

Summer Camp Directory for 2023 - Williamsburg and Beyond!

If you came to Summer Camp Fair on you probably met many of the camps on this list (it was a huge fair)! But there are camps that were not at the Fair that are on this directory.  Sit down with your family calendar and start planning your summer! ..More info

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Deals & Special Offers

FREE 2 Park Preschool Pass! Make sure you register and redeem by May 31

FREE 2 Park Preschool Pass is for kids ages 5 and under.  This will get them unlimited visits to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. You have to register and redeem in the park by May 31, 2023 More info

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Good Neighbor Pass - best local deal around - but here is what you may not know...

As you may have noticed this pass is mentioned in many of the above events.  If you are wondering more about it and how to get one....well follow this post.  Your Good Neighbor Pass offers discounts on food and beverage and shopping in Colonial Williamsburg stores and resort eateries. If you are a local resident or you teach or work in the area (see post for details) you may qualify for the Good Neighbors pass which gives you unlimited entrance to Colonial Williamsburg museums, historic trade house and discounts on tickets you purchase for friends and family. Here are all the benefits of this pass! 

Free Admission for Locals* to the Jamestown Settlement & American Revolution Museum in Yorktown

To show appreciation for their neighbors and to honor their commitment to the area, local residents receive free admission to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with proof of residency. Who is eligible?* visit here for zip codes and details! 


Enter to win 2 tickets to The Spitfire Grill at Williamsburg Players on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m.

Williamsburg Players will present The Spitfire Grill June 2- June 18!  We are giving away 2 tickets to the performance. We will select 2 winners each receiving 2 tickets. What is the Spitfire Grill? Learn more and enter the contests here

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We Stayed in the Firefly Lane House - An Airbnb Adventure

If you have been watching the Firefly Lane Netflix Series based on the book by the same name you have undoubtedly noticed the home that the main character lives in...well, we stayed there once and....(read more)

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From fiction to non-fiction we are bringing you a list of curated books that may be just what you were looking for...Kristy, our resident bookworm has been updating this list with more and more titles! If you have a recommendation let us know!   Find more here


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