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What to do in Williamsburg VA September 22-28 , 2014

 

Click for area events during Williamsburg Fall Arts

September 22 – 28

ShinDIG at Jamestown
Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00pm
Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue and beautiful views of the James River Thursday, on Jamestown Island at the third annual ShinDIG at Jamestown. The event benefits the Jamestown Rediscovery Project at Historic Jamestowne.

A Taste of the James
Sep 27, 2-6pm
This event will feature many different tastes including delicious seafood and other great food, a full bar, including local beer and wine, water/nature themed art, history, unique auction items, and lots of fun and educational childrens activities.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Sep 26– 28, 10am – 10 /11pm. (check website for schedule)
Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream offers chills and thrills to guests brave enough to venture into this cursed park. Navigate through Wendigo Woods, one of five Terror-tories; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp on Ripper Row or explore six haunted houses.

Third Annual Yorktown Art Stroll
Sep 28, 11 am – 6 pm
This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series
Sep 26, 6:30 -8:30 pm
Featuring: The Kevin Mac Experience. York County is proud to offer the Tenth Annual Rhythms on the Riverwalk concert series each Friday in Sept. and also Oct. 3 at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage overlooking the York River. 

Colonial Williamsburg Speaker Series presents General Anthony Zinni
Sep 22, 11am – 2pm
How and when should America use force on the worlds stage? Retired four-star general and CEO Anthony Zinni discusses the decision-making process for taking military action, our current national ideology, and the interwoven relationship between politics and the military at this special luncheon and lecture event.

Calling All Parrot HeadsPIPE Concert, benefit for Housing Partnerships Inc., at Lake Matoaka
Sep 27, 7pm | Doors open at 5pm
Parrots of the Caribbean #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act in the CountryBar None. Buy your tickets online and save! Food and beverages will be available on site.

Pipa Solo Concert Williamsburg Regional Library
Sep 26, 7:30- 8:30 pm
Bring your friends and come listen to the enchanting sounds of pipa , a traditional Chinese music instrument. With over 2000 years of history in China, the lute-like pipa has the shape of half a pear and takes its name from pi and pa, plucking forward and plucking backward, respectively.

Fall Native Plant Sale at the Virginia Living Museum
Sep 27-28, Sat: 9 am – 4pm|Sun: noon to 4pm.
Choose from an incredible array of beautiful plants and many other native trees, shrubs and perennials for a variety of gardening sites and styles. The Virginia Living Museums horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg presents Scott Long and Friends
Sep 26 & 27, 8:00 pm each night
Nationally touring comedian Scott Long has been working non-stop for 2 decades. Seen on NBC and Fox TV and heard on 100?s of radio shows including the Bob and Tom Show, ESPN, Fox Sports, and the XM comedy channel.  For 10 seasons he was a writer of the sketches for the NFL pregame show.

Yorktown Market Days
 Sep 27, 8:00 am- 12:00 pm
Music by "Phil Poteat" this week. Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, entertainment and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days.  Free.

Williamsburg Farmers Market Arts Month
Sep 27, 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Producers of locally grown: produce, seafood, cut flowers, organic vegetables, herbs, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, cheeses, herbal and goats milk soap, fresh bread, pumpkins, honey and eggs. Music by Orion.

Colonial Williamsburg presents A Palace Concert: From the Collection
Sep 23, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation.  Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia. A special evening of music featuring The Governors Musick and original instruments from Colonial Williamsburgs collection.

Colonial Williamsburg presents Music for Viols in Concert
Sep 24, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia . A rare musical event with members of The Governors Musick with music for one, two and more viola da gambas with harpsichord. 

Colonial Williamsburg presents Thomas and Sally or the Sailors Return
Sep 25, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Events in Colonial Virginia running September 23-26. Enjoy this 18th-century musical comedy first performed in Williamsburg in 1770. 

Colonial Williamsburg Pints & Pairings Oktoberfest
Sep 27, 2 4 pm
Oktoberfest What is fall without Oktoberfest? Start your celebration a little early with this unrehearsed, fun-filled installment of Pints & Pairings. Join Beer Barons Anthony Frank and Ken Clasen for a journey through the tastes of German brews and Bavarian foods. Join our experts for a lively session.

Berrets Taphouse Grill presents 4th Annual Virginia Oyster/Wine/Beer Tasting
Sep 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Featuring oysters from across our area and wine and beer from across Virginia. Oyster shucking demonstrations, oyster tasting lessons. Oyster shell recycling, music and other food available for sale.

Berkeley Plantation Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Daily | 9:30am 4:30pm
Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore, exhibits and tours, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze, all while learning Berkeleys amazing history.

Paint Night at Riverwalk Restaurant
Sep 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
We provide all supplies. You will be using non-toxic, acrylic paints on a 16″ x 20″ canvas, We provide step-by-step instructions from professional artists. Take home your masterpiece at the conclusion of the event. Admission. Tapas menu and wine & cocktails offered at happy hour prices.

ART MUSEUMS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Sep 27, 1:30am-8:00pm
Happy 200th Birthday, Star-Spangled Banner! Join us for a special day of concerts, lecture, and film celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. Therell be something for everyone, including an interactive concert for families. Event ticket required; some events also require Colonial Williamsburg admission.

Art in Historic Churches Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Sep 23, 8:00 pm
Organ Recital  John Cannon, Organist from Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series.

New Quarter Park Wednesdays on Your Wheels
Sep 24 5:30- 7:00pm
Wednesdays on Your Wheels, a youth mountain bike race series to be held at New Quarter Park, invites kids ages 3 to 18 to enjoy the parks new mountain bike trail designed especially for children.

Holiday Open House at Williamsburg Celebrations
Sep 26-27, 8:00am – 9:00pm
Get a jump on your holiday decorating and explore the new seasonal offerings at WILLIAMSBURG Celebrations. Stop by for demonstrations of ways to decorate your home in the spirit and style of WILLIAMSBURG. Find out about apple fans, bow making, tablescapes, and more. Meet Mr. Greenhow and a representative of our collectibles vendor Byers Choice.

Colonial Williamsburg presents Palace Concert: The 1766 Concert in Fredericksburg
Sep 26, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Join us for a very special evening presentation. Part of the Colonial Williamsburgs Early Music Festival: From Britain to America: Music, Musicians & Musical Event in Colonial Virginia. The Governors Musick and guest artists recreate a concert featuring strings, flutes, oboe, horn and harpsichord with a reception to follow.

WILLIAMSBURG BOTANICAL GARDEN Plant Sale
Sep 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Art of the Garden Fall Perennials and Shrubs, Butterfly-friendly plants, Mums, Garden Artists & Crafters Native Plants, Perennials, Daffodils & Bulbs, Iris, Fall Mums, Garden Books & More! Cash, check, credit cards accepted. All proceeds to benefit the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.

Pick Your Paddle at York River State Park
Sep 27, 10:00 a.m. To 12:00 p.m.
Explore the beautiful wetlands or river with us.  You may even encounter a variety of wild creatures!  Learn something new and exciting  as you paddle up the creek or down the river; and dont worry, we provide you with a paddle of your choice (canoe or kayak).


 

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