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What to do in Williamsburg VA April 7-13, 2014

Vote for Williamsburg!
Williamsburg is a contender for the "Best Historic City" in America in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards by USA Today and 10Best! Be sure to cast your vote today (and tomorrow) through April 28! Click here for more info.

April 7 – 13

BUSCH GARDENS Opens for Spring Break
Through Apr 21
Ditch the scarves and mittens and celebrate the return of spring at Busch Gardens. The park has an action-packed line-up of events scheduled for spring break.  See website for info.

Jack Hanna visits Busch Gardens
Apr 12 – 13

Experience the naturally fun wild side of Busch Gardens when animal expert Jack Hanna brings his animal menagerie to the park on April 12 and 13.

Spring Fling Week at Yankee Candle Village
Apr 5 – 13, check website for special event times
Enjoy daily activities, Easter Bunny photos, our NEW Exotic Escape candles, and summer home dcor ideas and much more.

WARA Iron Chef/Wine & Food Expo 2014
Apr 12, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

9 regional chefs battle it out in an Iron Chef competition.  Enjoy the excitement and thrill of the rivalry.  Feat. chefs from Williamsburg, Richmond & VA Beach.

Opera in Williamsburg, Don Pasquale
Apr 9 & 11, 7:30 pm

DON PASQUALE by Gaetano Donizetti.  Fully staged, with chamber accompaniment.  In Italian, with English supertitles. At the Kimball Theatre.

Celebrating our Second MAD Birthday with free samples of Birthday Brownie cake
Apr 8 – 12

Celebrating its opening in April 2012.  See website for details.

Wine, Wit & Wisdom Searching for the Perfect Pinot
Apr 12, 2 pm

Celebrate the travels of Pinot Noir, Burgundys most celebrated grape. Wine lovers will enjoy this unrehearsed presentation of great information. Open to Public.

Second Sundays Art & Music Festival
Apr 13, 11 am – 5 pm

Fun, eclectic gathering of diverse, unique talented artists & musicians on 2 stages on Prince George Street in Williamsburg,VA. Monthly Street Festival in Downtown Williamsburg with 2 stages of live music!

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winning Clybourne Park caps off William & Marys 2013-2014 Season
Apr 10 – 13, Thurs-Sat, 8 pm; Sun, 2 pm
Completing its season of award winning plays, William & Mary Theatre will present Bruce Norris Tony  Award, Olivier Award, and Pulitzer Prize-winning.

Boathouse opens for season at the Mariners Museum
Apr 12 – Aug 31

The boathouse is now open! Whether a die-hard fisherman or just in need of a relaxing day, visit us and start creating your own memories of Lake Maury today. Boats are  available for rental.

Revolutionary War Lecture: The Tyranny of the People: A Loyalist Perspective of the American Revolution
Apr 10, 7 pm

Featuring Holger Hoock. At the Yorktown Victory Center.

VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event at Williamsburg Premium Outlets
Apr 12 – 13

VIP Shopper Club members are invited to attend a VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event. Enjoy special savings and free gifts at participating stores!

Mars Madness Star Party & Laser Light Shows
Apr 12

The VLMs Star Party for April features An Evening of Mars Madness. NASA is coming with free exhibits, activities and giveaways about Mars. See website.

Yorktown Kite Demo & Gathering
Apr 12, 1 – 5 pm

Join us at the Yorktown beach front for kite demonstrations and an afternoon of kite flying. Bring your kite or borrow one of ours. Free.  For more info, call Patriot Tours and Provisions at 757. 969.5400

Rough Crossing Williamsburg Players
Through Apr 12

Tom Stoppards hilarious play has been freely adapted from Ferenc Molnars classic farce. See website for tickets and a complete schedule.

Spring Break in the Planetarium
Apr 5 – 20
The Virginia Living Museums Abbitt Planetarium is open daily with four shows during spring break.  See website for complete schedule info.  

Birds !! Childrens Program at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden
Apr 12, 10 am

Are your children interested in the birds in your backyard, those you see in the sky or by the side of the road while you are driving?  We will look at bird shapes and listen to their songs and calls.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Pat ODonnell with Ed McGonagle
Apr 11 – 12, 7:30 pm

Patrick ODonnell has been seen on Comedy Central, A&Es Comedy On The Road and was a $10,000 winner on ABCs Americas Funniest People. At the DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg.

Canoe & Kayak Kick Off/Burning of the Socks
Apr 12, 10 am – 12 pm

Celebrate the 2014 canoe and kayak season with a Chesapeake Bay sailing tradition.  Take off your socks and burn them with the rangers.  Then join us for a guided trip into Taskinas Creek and the York River.

Girls Volleyball Tournament hosted by Williamsburg Parks & Recreation Department
Apr 12 – 13

Old Dominion Regional Volleyball Association girls tournament hosted by City of Williamsburg Parks and Recreation at Quarterpath Recreation Center.

John Quarstein Speaking Engagement
Apr 7, 7 pm

Join us as we hear John Quarstein speak about Camp Patrick Henry from World War II. The meeting is sponsored by the York County Historical society.

Pinhole Camera Workshop at Mariners Museum
Apr 12, 2014 at 9 am – 3 pm

Families will enjoy learning about the basics of photography from start to finish during this fun family workshop. 

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Apr 12, 8 am – 12 pm

Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. See website.

 


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