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There is a good mix of in person and virtual events this weekend so there is something for everyone and all ages - kids thru adults!  Make sure to to visit our Daily Calendar for all the events!

Calendar Highlights

Sounds of Summer is tonight - it's virtual and its LIVE! Thurs., July 30th at 7 pm

Yorktown's Sounds of Summer have gone virtual for now and Slapnation is performing tonight!   So grab a drink and your streaming device and get ready for the 7 pm start.  Maybe you will be at the pool, the porch or your living room...we don't know, all we know is who you will be enjoying listening to...


Tips for Making Distance Learning Easier - Thursday, July 30th at 7pm, for Facebook LIVE with School Crossing.

Join School Crossing's Sherry Phipps on Thursday, July 30th at 7pm, for Facebook LIVE. They will be sharing tips to help you make distance learning easier on your family this fall. Follow the More Info link below! 


Volunteers Needed to at the Williamsburg Farmers Market!

Would you like to volunteer at the market this Saturday? Sign up at https://williamsburgfarmersmarket.com/volunteer/ Thank you!


Academy of Dance at WISC auditions for their All Pro Dance Team Sat., Aug 1st from 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

 WISC Dance has merged with Academy of Dance to form The Academy of Dance at WISC!   Auditions will be held at their NEW STUDIOS in the WISC facility in Williamsburg on August 1st!  Register....

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YMCA Bright Beginnings School Supply Drive - Sat., Aug 1, 9 am-12 pm & Sat., Aug 8, 9 am-12 pm

All you will need to do is drive up to the front of the YMCA, and pop your trunk. Staff will be wearing PPE at all times and will retrieve the items from your trunk. The YMCA Bright Beginnings program is moving forward - click more info button to see items they are collecting! 

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Macramé Plant Holders- Fri., July 31 from the Williamsburg Regional Library

 Macramé Plant Holders 

Create your own macramé plant holder with all supplies provided. They will be airing a Facebook Live video on July 31st at 10 am showing you how it’s done! If you miss it you can watch the video anytime after air time. Here is how to get your craft..

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Created Equal - Fri., July 31 & Sat., Aug 1 at 4 pm - at the open-air stage behind R. Charlton’s Coffeehouse

There are only 2 shows left this Season! Don't miss "Created Equal" - outdoor live theater at Colonial Williamsburg this Fri and Sat. Use your Good Neighbor Pass and it is free! Learn more by clicking below!


Live Music, Food & Drinks on the Social Terrace - Fri., July 31st - 5 - 8 pm

Love patio life? Come enjoy the the huge patio on the back of Williamsburg Inn overlooking the golf course. Come enjoy an evening on the Social Terrace with Live Music from Mike DeMoss and don't forget about the delicious menu and drinks! 


Williamsburg Farmers Market - Sat., Aug 1, 8am - 12pm

You know what keeps you well? Fresh fruits and veggies and you can get them right off the farm at the Williamsburg Farmers Market!  Looking forward to the farmers market Saturday with lots of local fruit and veggies, fresh baked pastries, seafood, so many goodies. See vendor list and learn more 


Live Music at Sweet Tea & Barley - Fri., July 31 and Sat., Aug 1 from 5 pm - 8 pm

Come enjoy the great food and drink at Sweet Tea and Barley and welcome back your favorite musicians.  Timeline Jazz plays on Friday nights and Smith and Wade are live on Saturday nights.  It's patio season - learn more at button below!

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Yorktown Market Days is on the Waterfront Sat., Aug 1st from 8 am - 12 pm

Sweet Temptations by Teresa will be one of the awesome vendors at this weekend's farmers market at the Yorktown Waterfront!  Teresa will once again be serving delicious and refreshing treats like this Mango, Strawberry Banana, and Strawberry Kiwi, and Old Glory Ice, Key Lime cake , Mango Cake, Espresso Brownies, Fudge Brownies and more!! And the Market will have all the delicious fruit and veggies of the season! Support your local small businesses!  Rain or shine (they move into the lower level of the parking garage if needed) learn more...


Fossil Frenzy from 10 am ‚Äď 12 pm Sat., Aug 1st at York River State Park

Long before there was a York River State Park, or even a York River, 6,000 plus years ago, marine creatures swam here in a shallow sea. 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. This program is limited to no more than 10 guests. Reservations must be made in advance.  Follow More Info button below!


Love Letters are returning to the Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown! Sun., Aug 2nd - Sat., Aug 8th - perfect photo op!

To help celebrate¬†National Farmers Market Week, August 2-8, York County is excited to once again host the Virginia Tourism Corporation‚Äôs¬†16 feet long and 6 feet high LOVE artwork‚ÄĒthis time for the entire week leading up to the¬†August 8 market that runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m


Mercy Creek LIVE at Virginia Beer Company on Sun., Aug 2nd Sunday at 12:30 PM ‚Äď 3:30 PM

Snag a table and get ready to tap your toes (from a socially responsible six feet apart) from 12:30-3:30 pm! Plus: Half Price Fills and Food Trucks with Matchsticks BBQ Co.


"Better visit, the Tiny Titans Exhibit is closing soon at the Virginia Living Museum," says the Otter.

Make a visit to the Virginia Living Museum this weekend...why? Because The Tiny Titans - Dino Eggs Exhibit is closing in just a few weeks! The Main Museum Building, Outdoor Boardwalk Trail (including the Dinosaur Discovery Trail to foot traffic) and Conservation Gardens are open, the otters, the fish, the seahorse miss you and your kids and they say, "Hi!" ...plus Wild Things gift store has reopened...


There are some GREAT Summer Camps going on!

There are a bunch of great options - image above is from Virginia Living Museum's Camps!  Here are links to camps going on now :

Baeplex, Camp Horizons Sleep-away Camp, CLUB Z tutoring, Creative Critters Learning Center, Dream Catchers (Inclusion Camps),  James City County Parks & Recreation (tons of camps!), Kaleidoscope Day Camps, King of Glory Summer Camps, New World VR Camps, Sylvan Learning Center K-12 Camps Triple R Ranch Summer Camps, Virginia Living Museum,  Virginia Stage Company, Williamsburg Montessori Summer Camps, WISC Kids Club Summer Program

Click MORE INFO below so see the Summer Camp Directory!



Coaster & Craft Brew event at Busch Gardens on Aug 6 - 16

The park is not yet open for general admission but this ticketed event will wet your whistle for more Busch Gardens fun!  It includes coasters, local brew and yummy eats...and a bit of normality!  Learn more by clicking the button below! 


Experiences to Try!

Here is an One Day Schedule for Families at Colonial Williamsburg - an Hourly Itinerary - Easy Peasy!

It is right in our backyard and when was the last time you actually went on a tour?  If you just don't know where to start here is a GREAT post on how to spend one day at CW - it is broken down hourly and even tells you how long it takes to walk to the next place.  Grab your Good Neighbor Pass so your entry is free and you get shopping and food discounts too.  If you have friends and family in town you can purchase their tickets at a discount with your GNP too! Click button below to see this One Day in CW itinerary!

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Take the family to Nauticus! Check out their NEW Small Group Adventures

Nauticus has added NEW Small Group Adventures to their options.  They have COVID protocols in place like advanced online ticketing for timed entry.  But these Small Group Adventures are really cool and something that you might want to check out before they are gone! 


Haunted Williamsburg (the official ghost tour of CW) - Reserve your spot! Nightly at 7 & 8:30pm

Wait till the evening for this one - which is good because it cools down just enough! Walk through Colonial Williamsburg at night with a ghost teller relaying authentic ghost stories from the 1700s? Perhaps they will mention a few creepy recent encounters too... Reserve your spot here 



Want to take advantage of the local and regional museums we have to pick from? Well, here is a list of a few of them.  We are continuing to add to them and include other surrounding cities!  But here are a bunch to keep you busy! 


Shopping Therapy!

How about a chair that is the size of your water bottle?

CLIQ Chair  - The bottle-sized chair for anywhere - the beach, the baseball and soccer games...it is unmatched in its design and comfort.  Learn about them on our partner link here

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Face coverings are now required in VA...Disney, Etsy and Zulily have some cool ones!

As of Friday, face coverings are now required for any person age 10 at all times while entering, exiting, traveling through and spending time in indoor public settings so if you are looking for stylish ones Disney, Etsy and Zulily have got you "covered".  See the selection and for Disney you have to pre-order! Click link below...

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In Case You Missed These...

CDR’s Mud Puddle Challenge! - June 1 though September 7, 2020

Because of the issues associated with the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, CDR has canceled the August 2020 SuperHero 5K. BUT … they still need your help to raise much needed funds! So, instead of running, they invite you, your family, and friends to … get muddy! Learn more!

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

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! Make sure to have it this July 4th weekend!

Local Residents enjoy free admission every day at Jamestown Settlement & the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

This July 4th weekend don't forget that local area residents get free admission everyday to the Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown!   Here is how to get your free admission... 

What to Read This Week While Social Distancing...

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! 

Looking for Live Music, Outdoor Concerts and More....

Live music is coming back!  We have the live performances at local bars, restaurants, outdoor venues, wineries and breweries listed on our calendar so make sure to check it out! 

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Our Daily Calendar still has great things to do - most of them online but not all!

Events are back!  Check out our Daily Calendar and find fun things to do! 

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