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Top 5 September Events in Williamsburg

Here are our top five events happening in Williamsburg during September.

Mark Your Calendar for these September Events in Williamsburg

The month of September is full of fun and exciting events all across Greater Williamsburg. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose. Be sure to pick up the goWilliamsburg Visitors Guide for even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 September Events in Williamsburg

Here are our top five events happening in Williamsburg during September.

Virginia Spirits Month

In Virginia, September is designated as Virginia Spirits Month. The month-long holiday is dedicated to educating consumers and travelers about Virginia’s distilled spirits.

“Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits, and our 70 licensed distilleries are a part of the fastest growing sector of the beverage business,” says Governor Ralph Northam. “September is the ideal time to celebrate the rich history and important economic impact of this vital industry.”

Celebrate Virginia Spirits Month in Williamsburg by visiting one of the local distilleries or by having a drink made with Virginia spirits.

Click here to read more about Virginia Spirits Month.

Click here to read about the distilleries on the Williamsburg Tasting Trail.

Sept. 7: Coddiwomple Local Music Festival

Celebrate the region’s local artists at the Coddiwomple Local Music Festival. On Saturday, Sept. 7, at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum, local artists from across the region will share their music. Coddiwomple is a “celebration of community, social good, music and the people who make it possible.”

Sept. 7–8: Patriots Triathlon Festival

End Greater Williamsburg’s race season with the Patriots Triathlon Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7–8. Right next door to Jamestown Settlement, this race features a long course, Olympic and sprint options. The swim will take place at Jamestown Beach and the bike course will be along the Route 5 Cap-Cap bike trail.

Beginning Sept. 14: Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Fall officially begins at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with the park’s annual Howl-O-Scream. This frightful, month-long event features haunted houses with monsters lurking around every corner, themed scare zones, escape rooms and entertaining live shows. All of Howl-O-Scream’s attractions and activities are included with your admissions ticket to Busch Gardens.

Click here to read more about Howl-O-Scream.

Sept. 14: “Season of the Witch”

Get into some frightful fun at Jamestown Settlement during “Season of the Witch.” This is an immersive theater experience from 7:30–9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Visit a recreated James Fort and watch, right before your eyes, the witchcraft trial of Jane Wright. Wright was accused in the first recorded witchcraft trail in Virginia. There will be additional performances Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19–21.