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Main Events in Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown 2024

Photo Courtesy Of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Open-air markets, live music, art displays, holiday festivities and much more—the Greater Williamsburg area hosts a variety of entertaining events all year long. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss these popular events.

2nd Sundays Art & Musical Festival
March—December, Almost Year-Round
Head to Merchants Square on the second Sunday of the month from March to December and enjoy an amazing fair covering six blocks with more than 150 artisans, musicians, performers and food vendors. Colonial Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
March—October and Select Winter Dates
Shop for locally grown produce and a great selection of products from 40 vendors on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, March 16 through October 26, 2024 for the regular season and then off season at special holiday and winter markets. Merchants Square (Duke of Gloucester Street, between Henry and Nassau), Colonial Williamsburg.

Yorktown Market Days
April—October and Select Dates Throughout Year
Check out the award-winning market by the York River offering seasonal produce, fresh seafood, breads and handmade goods. Also view local artwork displays. The regular season runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, April 13 through the end of October 2024, plus don’t miss the special themed and winter markets.

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
April 25—June 9
Enjoy tasty internationally inspired cuisine and refreshing beverages. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, 757-229-4386.

July 4 Celebration
July 4
Celebrate our nation’s birth with a lineup of interesting activities involving history, music, fireworks and more. Colonial Williamsburg. 888-965-7254.

Colonial Williamsburg July 4

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Sept. 6—Nov. 3, Select Nights
Join the frightful fun at Busch Garden this Halloween season. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. 757-229-4386.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Nov. 15, 2024—Jan. 5, 2025, Select Dates
Visit Christmas Town for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience featuring more than 10 million twinkling lights as well as festive shows and fun rides. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. 757-229-4386.

Grand Illumination
Throughout the Month of December, Select Dates
See firsthand why Grand Illumination is a beloved Williamsburg holiday tradition with spectacular festivities, such as musical performances and fireworks displays. Colonial Williamsburg. 888-965-7254.

All dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online before attending.

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