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Virginia-The Oyster Capital of the East Coast

Oysters are celebrated all along Virginia’s Coastal Region including two major annual oyster festivals.

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The town’s streets are closed to vehicle traffic and become filled with oyster booths, seafood dishes, music and crafts. The festival highlight is the oyster shucking contest which draws spectators from around the world.

Each November, the lovely town of Urbanna, found on the Rappahannock River, throws the country’s largest and longest-running oyster festival called the Urbanna Oyster Festival. The Official Oyster Festival of the Commonwealth!

Come by BOAT or come by LAND and enjoy everything oyster and more!  The charming Town of Urbanna closes it’s streets for this big celebration of oysters and the heritage that surrounds it.

Over 50 food vendors with of course, OYSTERS!!  Raw, Steamed, Roasted, Rockefeller, Fried, Stewed, but also lots of festival food fare as well.

Unique Arts and Crafts along Community Row takes you the town marina to see historical boats and exhibits on the conservation of the bay, watermen and the oyster industry.

7:00 pm on Friday is the Fireman Parade and 2:00 pm on Saturday is the Oyster Festival Parade, home town fun with the shiners, marching bands, cool cars, beauty queens and floats.

Check out the historic 1766 Old Tobacco Warehouse/Scottish Factor Store museum, learn all about the history of oysters and boats and the Mitchell Map

In the village find the Antique Auto Show, children’s activities and music concerts!

Don’t miss the Oyster Shucking Contest on Saturday behind the Firehouse.  Somebody has to eat those shucked oysters – be in the audience!

Local Virginia Wine Tastings and boutique oyster samples from local Rappahannock River Oysters available for 21 years old and over for $10 on Friday and Saturday.

Admission Fee: Parking Fee $10/Friday and $20/Saturday $2/Water Taxi

Dates/Time:
Friday, November 06, 2015 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Saturday, November 07, 2015 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)

 

Directions

 

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Other Upcoming Virginia Oyster Festivals

Urbanna – Nov. 6, 7 – Urbanna Oyster Festival

Wachapreague – Nov. 7 – Island House Oyster Roast

Saxis – Nov. 7 – Saxis Island Oyster Roast

Gloucester – Nov. 7 – TOGA Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting

Warsaw – Nov. 8 – Fall Oyster Crawl on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail

Suffolk – Nov. 8 – Passion for Paws Picnic, Whiskers Wine Tasting, & Oyster Roast

Topping – Nov. 14 – From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock: Oysters for Life

Lancaster – Nov. 14 – MBW Museum Oyster Roast: Shuckin’ & Jivin’ on the Lancaster Green

Machipongo – Nov. 14 – Merroir & Terroir – Oyster Extravaganza

Afton – Nov. 14 – 15 – Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery

Melfa – Nov. 14 – Oysters a la Carte

Reedville – Nov. 14 – Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Oyster Roast

Newport News – Nov. 14 – Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast

Onancock – Nov. 20 – 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster & Wine Lovers’ Weekend

Machipongo – Nov. 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast

Chesapeake – Nov. 21 – Oyster & South Festival

Irvington – Nov. 21 – Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts & Ale

Cape Charles – Nov. 28 – Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast

Heathsville – Dec. 5 – "Oysters and Oldies" Christmas Oyster Roast

Chincoteague Island – May 7 – Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

Chincoteague Island – Oct. 8 – Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

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Love Sport? Love Art? Love music?

The City of Williamsburg, a known "bicycling community" and a designated "Bike Friendly Community" by The League of American Bicyclists, is a perfect location for Spoke & Art, a one-week long combination sport, art and culinary event that will take place on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street (formerly the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum) beginning today through Sunday, September 27, 2015. 326 West Francis Street in Colonial Williamsburg. image

Under the Spoke & Art tent you will find a pop-up sports bar, The HandleBar, with a big screen TV to watch the races in real-time; fresh, local restaurant food and beverage for purchase and a gallery of sports paintings, sculptures and photography curated by John Lee Matney, owner of Linda Matney Art Gallery, plus a large display of Las Bicicletas bicycle sculptures in three sizes to purchase and enjoy.

Come out for lunch everyday and watch the race LIVE.

There are many more events like morning yoga sessions, business night, and the Williamsburg Celebrates Art Contemporary Artisans Show. A list of all the events can be found at www.spoke-n-art.com.

Spoke & art kickoff night

Monday 9/21 from 5-9 PM

 

imageCome on out to kickoff this week of fun and excitement.  The DOG Street Pub Running Club will be ending their weekly 5K run under the tent. Legend has it that they love to drink a beer or two when they’re done, so why not join them?

Live music by The Hark.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from the Dog Street Pub.

More events here

July 4th Independence Day Celebration-2015- Williamsburg VA

 

july 4th williamsburg va fireworksThere’s no better place to celebrate independence than the town where so much history was made.(Williamsburg VA)  Bring your family and spend the holiday with us this July 4th.

As darkness falls, high flying aerial fireworks visible from much of the Historic Area in Williamsburg celebrate our nation’s birthday. The best places to see these spectacular fireworks are from Market Square, Palace Green, or the Public Hospital grounds. Parking is available at the Visitor Center but, due to heavy traffic, shuttle bus service to the Historic Area is not available from 8:45 until 10:45. Shuttle bus service is available with or without tickets on the 4th of July.

Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m., and a whole day of special programming precedes them.

LIGHT UP YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY AT AMERICA’S BIRTHPLACE

Join us in Williamsburg for a vibrant and patriotic Fourth of July celebration. With a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a leisurely picnic in the Palace Garden and a dazzling display of fireworks—you’ll want to come early and stay late into the evening.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN “THE REVOLUTIONARY CITY”

Begin your Independence Day celebration with our special morning militia muster in “The Revolutionary City” and a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence. Spend your afternoon touring the city before the  evening Independence Day Celebration.  Our stunning fireworks display—and your participation with glow sticks—finishes out the night.

JULY 4TH, 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG VA

Colonial Williamsburg’s programs begin with “Salute to the States” at 10 a.m. on July 4 on Market Square behind the Courthouse. A special militia muster in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of our nation salutes the 13 original colonies. The Fifes and Drums perform, flags of each state are displayed, and music and cannons celebrate the event.

The Declaration of Independence is our nation’s founding document and announces a vision of a new society in which “all men are created equal.” A special interpretation at noon at the Capitol gives voice to “the People’s” document.

During “Music for the Fireworks” at 8 p.m. behind the Courthouse on Market Square, Colonial Williamsburg’s Fifes and Drums perform a concert of patriotic music. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. and can be enjoyed on Palace Green or from Market Square.

Parking is available at the Visitor Center. Due to heavy traffic, shuttle bus service to the Historic Area is not available between 8:45 and 10:45 p.m. Shuttle bus service is available with or without Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and park at the Visitor Center and take Colonial Williamsburg’s buses to the Historic Area. No ticket is required to enjoy this program.

Event Schedule July 4th, 2015

10 a.m.
Salute to the States behind the Courthouse

11 a.m.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence on Courthouse steps

11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Colonial Faire at various locations including tomahawk throwing, cannons, drills, 3-legged races, quoits, and crafts (admission ticket required)

1:30–3 p.m.
Colonial Auction at Market Square

5–9 p.m.
Historic Tavern dining available
Reservations required

8:15–8:45 p.m.
Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums Perform

8:45–9:15 p.m.
Illuminations of Market Square and Palace Green

9:10 p.m.
Salute to the Nation: A special tribute to our Armed Forces

9:20 p.m.
Fireworks begin

Parking and Transportation

Take advantage of free parking at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, where you can purchase admission tickets and use our shuttle bus service. Please note that the pedestrian bridge to the Revolutionary City will be closed to traffic from 9:15 to 10 p.m.

Shuttle Schedule

9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Every half hour from the Visitor Center to all regular stops

8–9 p.m.
Express service ONLY from the Visitor Center to the Palace stop

9–11 p.m.
NO SERVICE*

11 p.m.
Regular service to all stops

Free Movies in Colonial Williamsburg start June 14,2015

Enjoy FREE movies each summer Sunday evening outdoors on Prince George Street in Colonial Williamsburg. . Movies start  June 14, 2015 and run through August.

Many thanks to the folks at  Blue Talon Bistro with help from the City of Williamsburg, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and local businesses for making this happen.

Are you feeling motivated yet?  Well, good.  Dust off your lawn chair, grab the kids and come down to Prince George Street every Sunday night – starting June 14 with "Maleficent"!

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2015 Summer Sunday Movie Schedule

  • June 14: Maleficent
  • June 21: Paddington Bear
  • June 28: Into the Woods
  • July 5: The Box Trolls
  • July 12: Alexander and the Terrible, No-Good, Really Bad Day
  • July 19: THE GRINCH – XMAS IN JULY!! (Toys for Tots fundraiser)
  • July 26: Hook (Robin Williams)
  • Aug 2: Big Hero 6
  • Aug 9: To Have & Have Not – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart
  • Aug 16: Cinderella
  • Aug 23: Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • Aug 30: Hunger Games: MockingJay

Traffic Alert -Run for the dream this weekend in Williamsburg VA

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, and Sunday, May 31, 2015, Williamsburg will host the fourth annual Run For The Dream 8K & Half Marathon to benefit the Achievable Dream Academy.

To ensure runner and pedestrian safety, the City of Williamsburg Police Department will manage changes in traffic patterns and reroute traffic for the race. Motorists should expect traffic delays and drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to their destination.

Both races will start at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitors Center and finish on the campus of the College of William & Mary. Primary roads of the course include: Bypass 60, Capital Landing, Colonial Williamsburg, Scotland, Richmond, York, S. England, Newport, S. Boundary, and Jamestown.

Click the link below for specific traffic notification information:

Run for the Dream Traffic Impact 2015

 

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Free admission for Military to Colonial Williamsburg for Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Tomorrow through Monday, May 22-25. 2015 — Colonial Williamsburg offers free admission tickets to active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen and their immediate dependents. 

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The “Honoring Service to America” ticket provides admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City, including the daily “Revolution in the Streets” program, the Capitol and the Governor’s Palace, 30 historic trades sites and the military encampment, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and Bassett Hall, the Williamsburg home of founder John D. Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller. The tickets also include an Orientation Walk, a tour that provides an overview of Colonial Williamsburg and its restoration, free shuttle bus service to and from the Regional Visitor Center, a viewing of the movie, “Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot,” and free parking at the Visitor Center.

The service member need not be present, and free “Honoring Service to America” tickets will be provided to dependent family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, form DD 214, as identification of service. These weekend-long admission tickets are available at the Visitor Center. 

A Memorial Day commemorative program begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25 on the Palace Green. Wreaths will be placed at the Palace, Bruton Parish Church and the French gravesite to honor those interred on or near those sites from the American Revolution, the Civil War and other conflicts. A procession with Fife and Drum support will begin at the Palace and proceed to each site, where prayers will be recited and volleys fired. This service is free and open to the public.

More info here

Happenings in Williamsburg VA May 11-17-2015

Kingsmill Championship
May 11 – 17

Come see the best women golfers in the world play at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia in the 2015 LPGA Kingsmill Championship. 

Family Fun Fest
May 16, 11 am – 4 pm

Enjoy petting animals, inflatable rides, hands-on activities, family entertainment with music and contests too! Touch-a-Truck is back for all ages! 

Runaway String Band
May 15, 7:30 pm

Brings together 4 long-time area musicians whose mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, old time, and swing music builds on the spirit of the old time string bands.

Williamsburg Womens Chorus 50th Anniversary concert
May 15, 7:30 pm

WWC celebrates its 50 years of choral music with a spring concert featuring two commissioned pieces for this event.

A Chefs Garden Tour & Tasting -Vegetable Variations
May 16, 10 am – 12 pm

Take a tour through our historic gardens; experience a tasting of historic flavors that come from our garden to your table.

Bridles & Bow Ties
May 16, 5 – 9 pm

Riverside Health System is proud to sponsor the Dream Catchers 8th Annual fundraising event. Event includes tours, riding demonstrations, cocktails, oysters and champagne.

Endangered Species Day at the VLM
May 15, 1 – 4 pm
View endangered species items from the museums non-live collection and enjoy crafts, 1-4 p.m.

Healthy, Wild and Well Day at the VLM
May 16, 10 am – 4 pm

This special day of health and wellness at the Virginia Living Museum highlights the importance, and fun, of healthy living! 

Salute to the Military Red, White and Blue 5K
May 16, 8:30 am

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, in partnership with local merchants and area military installations, invite military and civilian runners of all ages to participate in the 9th Annual Armed Forces Red, White and Blue 5K.

Art Workshop Water Media, Color, and Pattern with Vera Dickerson
May 14 – 16, 9 am – 4 pm
This special 4-day workshop will give attention to learning how to construct a strong, connected composition, how to break those rules we learned and take chances to make our art memorable and personal.

Regional Musical Traditions
May 14, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Explore the differences between music of the Tidewater, Piedmont, and back country regions of Virginia with visiting scholar and fiddler Nikos Pappas.

Artist Reception Art Wolz at York Hall
May 16, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Celebrate Spring Come and meet local artist, Art Wolz, and view his wood carving and water color demos. He will be demonstrating and print signing.

Choral Evensong
May 17, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The beautiful service of Choral Evensong will be sung at Bruton Parish as part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of their historic church building. 

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm

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.

Gone with the Wind Showing
May 17, 4:40 pm

The Kimball Theatre is hosting a special screening of Gone with the Wind as part of their Classic Film Series.

Smith and Wade
May 16, 7 pm

Enjoy an evening of live music featuring Dick SMITH and Cabot WADE of the SMITH-WADE Band. Youll hear everything from acoustic ballads to Top 40.

Take Your Kid Mountain Biking
May 16, 9 am
Members of the Eastern Virginia Mountain Biking Association will be on hand to instruct on basic safety, skills and lead family friendly rides on the take your kid mountain biking segment of Kids to Parks Day.

Stargazing
May 16, 7:30 – 11:45 pm
Join the Virginia Peninsula Astronomy Stargazers for a night of wonder and discovery. Away from the city lights, the broad cliffs above the York River are perfect for observing planets, and other features in the night sky 

Tyke Hike
May 16, 10 am
Is your toddler ready to explore the woods and get in touch with the natural world? Join us on Kids to Parks day on a hike for 2-4 year old children to make friends with the outdoors.

Historic Organ Recital
May 16, 10 – 10:30 am

An informative and engaging organ recital will be given by Sarah Bland on the 18th-century English chamber organ in the Wren Chapel.

Candlelight Choral Concert
May 16, 8 – 9 pm

Choirs of Christ Church School, directed by Mark Parsons, will perform a varied program of choral music 

Candlelight Organ Recital
May 14, 8 – 9 pm

Stephen Henley, Jr., Organist from Bon Air Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, will perform