Throughout the year the Greater Williamsburg area hosts many community events. From ongoing farmers markets to fun festivals to local charity races, there are many ways to keep busy in the Historic Triangle. Below is a sampling of popular events coming up this year. Choose how you experience Williamsburg at your own personal pace.
Almost Year Round: 2nd Sundays Art & Musical Festival
Stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg for this street fair with more than 115 artisans, musicians, performers and food vendors. The festival is on the second Sunday on every month—except January and February—from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m and is a lively, family-friendly atmosphere. Colonial Williamsburg. 2ndSundaysWilliamsburg.com.
April 28-June 12: Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival
Enjoy internationally inspired culinary treats and refreshing beverages at Virginia’s largest spring food festival, which runs on weekends. Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. 757-229-4386. BuschGardens.com.
May 8: Art at the River Juried Art Show
The ninth annual show will feature unique artwork created by local artists from paintings and photography to items made with glass, wood, clay and much more. Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. VisitYorktown.org.
July 4: July 4 Celebration
Celebrate our nation’s birth with a full day of activities including musical performances, readings of the Declaration of Independence and fireworks in the evening. Colonial Williamsburg. 888-965-7254. ColonialWilliamsburg.com.
Fall 2022: An Occasion for the Arts
Admire various forms of art in this long-running arts extravaganza, showcasing outstanding local artists and musical performers. This event, which includes a Youth Art Show, will be entertaining for everybody, including budding artists. Event details to be announced closer to the event. Merchants Square, Colonial Williamsburg. 757-565-7585. Aofta.org.
December 3, 10 and 17: Grand Illumination
Join the winter festivities at Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination, and delight in its decorative setting, musical performances and fireworks displays. Event details to be announced closer to the event. Colonial Williamsburg. 888-965-7254. ColonialWilliamsburg.com.
All dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online before attending.