Top 5 May 2023 Events

Here are our top five events happening in Greater Williamsburg during May.

Mark Your Calendar for these May Events around Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown areas.

The month of May 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 a goWilliamsburg Visitors Guide for even more events happening throughout the year.

Throughout May on Thursday-Sunday: Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival

Flavors are in bloom at the Food & Wine Festival featuring internationally inspired tastes & sips to savor.

Embark on a culinary adventure from cork to fork with over 25 international flavors – including 8 ALL-NEW dishes and beverages. From Hawaii to Asia, the festival will take guests on a savory, sweet and scrumptious culinary trip around the world.

Enjoy sampling various specialty spirits during expert-led tasting experiences throughout the park, including Scotch Whisky & Bourbon at Acadia Traders and Wine at La Belle.

May 1-Sept 5: “Reign & Rebellion” Special Exhibition

This special exhibit at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolutions Museum at Yorktown spans the centuries. It explores Virginia through the lens of the Stuart monarchy, whose royal foothold impacted and influenced early America and shaped the struggles and determination of those who lived in the colony in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Click here to read more and purchase tickets to the “Reign & Rebellion” Special Exhibition.

May 6: Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival in Yorktown

Sample dozens of local craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ, and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing.

Admission also gets you into the wine garden with limited tastings and more great music! Every year, the proceeds benefit the York Foundation for Public Education.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival.

May 7: Annual Art at the River

Come joins us for the 10th Annual Art at the River juried Art Show on May 7, 2023. An array of talented artists will add a touch of creative flair to the Yorktown waterfront at the 10th Annual Art at the River Juried Art Show on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Stroll along the scenic Riverwalk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to marvel at the incredible one-of-a-kind work on display!

May 27-29: Memorial Day Weekend in Colonial Williamsburg

Join us over Memorial Day Weekend to explore America’s founding ideals and honor the men and women who died defending them.

Click here to read more about visiting Colonial Williamsburg.

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Check out our calendar of events to help plan your activities while in Williamsburg!