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Yorktown Market Days Kicks Off For 2013

The 7th Annual Yorktown Market Days season kicks off with more than 35 local farmers and producers, over 20 local artist and vendors throughout the season with a variety of local favorites. Fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, coffee, specialty cut flowers, quality art, live musical entertainment provided by Susan & Lloyd (Folk/Americana) and much more await you at the Saturday morning Market Days.

The 3rd Annual Fitness market is designed to help residents understand the resources available in the area to aid in living a healthy lifestyle. Shop the market and make your way to the fitness section for free giveaways, information and classes.  Activities include numerous vendors, fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, free health screenings and information. View the press release. Sponsored by York County Parks and Recreation. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757-890-3500.  For more detailed information on Yorktown Market Days at the River, visit theMarket Days website.

Happenings in Yorktown this summer

May 23,2012-With the onset of warm weather, Historic Yorktown is the place to be for popular events such as Shagging on the Riverwalk, Yorktown Market Days and new this year, Yorktown Maritime Weekend.

      Memorial Day weekend is packed with fun for the whole family. York County is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and will host numerous events throughout the weekend. Yorktown Battlefield presents Civil War Weekend featuring tactical demonstrations, encampments, and a Confederate field hospital interpreting the role Yorktown played during the Civil War Peninsula Campaign.Additionally, The Civil War 150 HistoryMobile, an interactive “museum on wheels” housing a 53-foot expandable tractor-trailer, will be onsite Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, presenting individual stories of the Civil War from the perspectives of those who experienced it. Also taking place at the Yorktown Battlefield is the Civil War Balloon Observation Exhibit featuring Kevin Knapp, retired Army Officer, professional balloon pilot, and Civil War Balloon Corps enthusiast. On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the   

A local favorite returns on Thursdays in June with the annual “Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Concert Series from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. And don’t miss the many Fifes and Drums of York Town performances to be held in various locations including the Victory Monument, Yorktown Battlefield and the Yorktown Waterfront.

Riverwalk Restaurant will host live music on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June through August, in the High Tide Bar & Grill Outdoor Courtyard, weather permitting.

     Carrot Tree in Historic Yorktown announces the opening of its Wine Garden every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. serving specially priced beverages, small plates of Carrot Tree appetizers and bushels of Virginia peanuts.

     July will feature the annual Yorktown 4th of July Celebration full of entertainment, a parade, and spectacular fireworks at 9:15 p.m., all held on the Yorktown waterfront. The Liberty Celebration held at the Yorktown Victory Center is a must-see July 3-4 and includes tactical drills, military exercises and demonstrations to salute the anniversary of America’s independence.

     The Celebrate Yorktown Committee kicks off its Summer Concert Series at Grace Church beginning July 8 with a performance by Stephen Bennett. Other line-ups for the series include Peninsula Concert Band, Lana Puckett & Kim Person, The Magic of Harmony Show Chorus, and Poisoned Dwarf.

     The 4th annual Bastille Day Wine Dinner will be held on July 14 featuring a five-course French dinner paired with acclaimed wines from France.

     Summer events wrap up with the Military Band Concert Series to be held on Tuesdays in August featuring a different ensemble each week from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

     River Fruit Tropical Wines shop will offer free wine tastings daily, offering over 25 varieties of fruit wine, made from 100% fruit juice. No grapes are used in the making of the wines. 

     Patriot Tours & Provisions offers guided Segway tours and bicycle rentals in historic Yorktown. Visit our store for a great selection of kites, flags, beach supplies, and sundries.

     Step back into history when you join the crew of the Yorktown Schooners Alliance and Serenity. Lend a hand at setting sail, take the helm and steer the ship, or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River. You will relive sailings Golden Age as you cruise past the Victory Monument and Battlefield where our country won its independence.

Operating from the beautiful York River, York River Charters offers guest both fishing and sightseeing on Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay.

     While in Yorktown, don’t miss the opportunity to take a ride on our free Yorktown trolley. The trolley is a great way to tour the entire town at no cost.

     Event parking is available at Riverwalk Landing in the two-level parking terrace. Additional parking is available in Yorktown at York Hall, the County Administration Building and the Courthouse/Finance Building Complex, which are all within two blocks of the waterfront.  

     For more information on these activities or any other events in York County, visit www.visityorktown.org.

Yorktown VA cruise ship stop

Yorktown will again play host to a number of cruise ships this fall, including one high-end luxury ship that has chosen to feature the village as a stop on its Historic Atlantic cruise.

Travel Dynamics International’s newly refurbished Clelia II will be docking at Riverwalk Landing’s T-Pier on Sunday, Oct. 4. The 290-foot boat will likely attract attention as it unloads 100 passengers into the Riverwalk area.

riverwalk yorktown vaYorktown is one of six stops on the Clelia II’s “America’s Historic Atlantic Shores” itinerary. The 11-day cruise travels the Atlantic Coast from Nova Scotia to West Palm Beach, FL and, in addition to Yorktown, includes stops in Portland, Newport, Annapolis, Charleston, and Savannah.

Travel Dynamics International bills the cruise as an educational journey. Their Web site says that “This unique voyage offers a wide-ranging, thoughtful and delightful rejoinder to the critique—often made by Americans themselves—that their nation is without its history.” 

  cleliaIIThis unique voyage offers a wide-ranging, thoughtful and delightful rejoinder to the critique—often made by Americans themselves—that their nation is without its history. Departing from Halifax, we sail first to the charming shoreline city of Portland, then on to Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, and the naval heritage of Annapolis, Maryland en route to the birthplace of our nation, Yorktown VA  and Colonial Williamsburg, America’s premier living museum. In Charleston, South Carolina, we will take in the enchanting atmosphere of Palmetto trees and wrought-iron balustrades during the perfect October weather, and we will tour Savannah, Georgia’s oldest city, saved by Lincoln from Sherman’s predations and by more recent preservationists from the advances of “modernization.”

The stop at Riverwalk Landing will afford guests the opportunity to visit Yorktown and other points of interest in the HisRiverwalkYorktown-Landing-from-rivertoric Triangle.

The Clelia II is just one of several dockings at Yorktown’s pier during the autumn months.  Yorktown continues to gain popularity as a small-ship cruising port-of-call, which in turn helps to boost tourism throughout the area. 

The tentative Yorktown port call schedule for the fall is as follows:
        *9/27/09  – American Eagle
        *10/4/09  – American Eagle
        *10/4/09  – Clelia II
        *10/11/09 – American Eagle
        *10/18/09 – American Eagle
        *10/26/09 – American Star
        *11/2/09  – American Spirit
        *11/8/09  – American Spirit

“Rhythms on the Riverwalk” Yorktown VA

RiverwalkLandingConcertSeries The fifth annual “Rhythms on the Riverwalk” concert series kicks off this weekend at Riverwalk Landing in historic Yorktown. The weekly concert series will take place on the performance stage at Riverwalk Landing, overlooking the York River in historic Yorktown.
This five-week concert series will once again feature some of the area’s finest in jazz, big band and swing. The series will be held on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 11 and running through Oct. 9.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

•    SEPTEMBER 11– THE KINGS OF SWING
•    SEPTEMBER 18 – GLEN BOSWICK & THE SOUNDS OF SWING
•    SEPTEMBER 25 – CHARLES DARDEN GROUP
•    OCTOBER 2 – TERRY CHESSON ORCHESTRA
•    OCTOBER 9 – THE TOP HATS ORCHESTRA

This series is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Food will be available for purchase. Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown. Signage to direct motorists to parking lots will be in place.
No rain dates are scheduled for “Rhythms on the Riverwalk.” In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520. For more information on “Rhythms on the Riverwalk” or any other events in York County, call the York County Parks and Recreation Office at 890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism  . Sponsored by York County.

More info on Riverwalk here

Yorktown, VA- "Shagging on The Riverwalk" 2009

shaggingatriverwalk Shagging on the Riverwalk is a  summer concert series held at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown and features some of the area’s finest beach music, Motown, oldies and more. Guests have the opportunity to practice the “shag” on the large outdoor dance floor, and all are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. The event is free and open to the public.

This gathering is truly fun and exciting for anyone who really appreciates the shag. Back by popular demand for a fourth straight year, York County is excited to offer the 2009 Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series. Entertainment will take place on the performance stage at Riverwalk Landing, overlooking the York River in historic Yorktown.

shaggingyorktown The series will be held on Friday’s from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 5, and continuing through June 26. Following a two-week break, the series picks up on July 17 and continues through August 7.

The Colonial Shag Club will once again provide shag lessons, demonstrations, club information, and answer any questions related to this popular form of dance. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes, as one of the area’s largest outdoor dance floors will give you the opportunity to practice your shagging.
For the kids, a clown will be present each week to provide free face painting and balloons.
SCHEDULE OF ENTERTAINMENT
June 5 – TFC Band
June 12 – The Main Event Band
June 19 – Fatback and The Cadillacs
June 26 – The Original Rhondels
– – – – – 2 Week Break – – – – –
July 17 – Coolin’ Out
July 24 – FAB
July 31 – The Band of Oz
August 7 – Ron Moody and the Centaurs

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs for seating. Food will be available for purchase. Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration
Building, and other designated public parking lots throughout Yorktown.

YorktownRiverwalkLanding1 No rain dates are scheduled for Shagging on the Riverwalk. In the event of inclement weather, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520. For more information on Shagging on the Riverwalk or any other events in York County, call the York County Parks and Recreation Office at 890-3500 or visit www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism  . Sponsored by York County, VA.

If you don’t know what " Shagging or Beach Music is watch this medley showcasing Local Musician Bill Deal and the Rhondels. Bill Deal passed suddenly in 2003 and we lost one of the great Beach singers of his time..Most Folks think the Rhondels were one-hit wonders but the truth is that they had 3 Top 40 hits to their credit; "I’ve Been Hurt", "May I" and Who Do You Think You Are.

I guess I am showing my age as I remember him playing at a high school prom when I was growing up in VA Beach.

Location Map for Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, VA

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THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY ANNUAL Williamsburg VA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE and other Christmas Acitivities

THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY ANNUAL Williamsburg VA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m. Big doings this year for the annual Greater Williamsburg VA Chamber and Tourism Alliance Community Christmas Parade sponsored by Busch Gardens.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg, a contingent of the corps will lead the parade with Stewart Pittman as the Drum Major. The Grand Marshals will be Tim Sutphin, Lance Pedigo and Amy Miller. Honorary Marshals will be members of the original corps from 1958: John “Evans” Harbour, Linc Peters, Jim Teal and Chuck Miller. The alumni corps will also participate, as usual. You won’t want to miss cheering on this celebrated corps of fifers and drummers who have traveled the world representing our community. Yes, Virginia, Santa will be there too!

Click here for a map to the parade route 2008-Williamsburg VA christmas-parade-map-route

Parade route: Duke of Gloucester Street turn right onto Richmond Road, then turn left onto Brooks Street (continue marching) to end at William & Mary Hall Parking lot..

   Colonial Williamsburg’s Holiday Season
November 26 – January 1
Nothing quite compares to spending the Christmastime in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Special programs, dining, entertainment, workshops, decorations and much more.

The Gift of the Magi at the Kimball Theatre
December 2, 5, 12, 19 7:30 pm; Dec. 9 and 16 at 3 pm; and Dec. 10 and 17 at 5 pm. 
The Virginia Premiere Theatre, the Kimball Theatre’s resident professional company, presents a stage adaptation of O. Henry’s classic holiday tale.  Set in New York in the early 1900s, The Gift of the Magi is a story of love, devotion and the true meaning of giving.  A holiday treat for the entire family.  Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/students and $10 for children under 12. 

 

Yorktown VA Celebrate Christmas:  Illumination and Tree Lighting
December 5 at 7 pm
The holiday lights go on and the festive season begins at 7 pm with entertainment at the Victory Monument followed by the Procession of Lights through Historic Yorktown to Riverwalk Landing.  The tree lighting ceremony, which includes holiday entertainment and a visit from Santa, begins at 7:30 pm and concludes at 8:30 pm.  Free.   
From Dec. 6 through Jan. 1, the statues will be on display in the lobby of the Museum.  Would-be parents are invited to come in and touch them for FREE during regular hours. 

 

The Mystery of the Christmas Star Holiday Planetarium Show  Newport News VA
December 6 – 31
Experience a totally new version of the “Star of Wonder.” The Virginia Living Museum has presented the “Star of Wonder” since its inception, but never like this — all around you in the museum’s new state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater! Become immersed in the majesty and mystery of the scientific puzzle that is the Star of Bethlehem. See website for schedule details.

Yorktown VA Christmas Market
December 6 from 10 am – 4 pm
Join us for Yorktown’s 3rd annual Christmas Market. This event features demonstrations, musical entertainment, living history exhibits, roasted chestnuts and hot cider, arts and crafts and much more!

Williamsburg VA Symphonia Holiday Pops Concert
December 6 & 7, 1:30 and 3:00 pm
Williamsburg’s professional orchestra presents its annual program of holiday favorites sure to please the whole family.  Admission is $20.  Tickets are available through the Williamsburg Symphonia website or call 757-229-9857. 

Yorktown VA Lighted Boat Parade
December 6 at 6 pm
Decorated in holiday spirit, area boaters parade the York River in competition for “Best of Show.”  Waterfront events begin at 6 pm.  Enjoy hot cider and musical performances in the glow of a beach bonfire while awaiting the magnificent parade of lights.  Free. 

 Grand Illumination Colonial Williamsburg
December 7 from 4:45 pm – 7 pm
Grand Illumination is Colonial Williamsburg’s festive way of marking the beginning of the Holiday season, complete with music and fireworks throughout the Historic Area.

Merchants Square Holiday Markets
December 13 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Located on Duke of Gloucester Street in Merchants Square.

A Kid’s Holiday Weekend
December 13 & 14, 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, from 9 am – 4 pm
On three weekends in December, Colonial Williamsburg welcomes children and their families for a journey back in time. During this time, sites around town will be focused on sharing fun, food preparation and festive entertainments.

Christmas in Williamsburg VA: A Magical Night on Duke of Gloucester Street
December 13 & 14, 2 and 5:30 pm (Dec. 13), 2 pm (Dec. 14)
A comforting blend of holiday classics with a modern-day story line to capture your heart!  Student from the Institute for Dance, company members of Williamsburg Ballet Theatre and local performers and artists, young and old, bring the melodies of the classics to life once again.  Join us for a night of music, dancing and celebration.  Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/children. 

A Colonial Christmas
December 20 – January 4
Holidays of centuries past are recalled through activities based on historical accounts. Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Celebrate the Season: Don Irwin in Concert
December 20, 7:30 pm
Popular pianist and Steinway artist, Don Irwin returns to Williamsburg for his annual holiday concert.  Don’s unique style and passionate piano performances are known all over the world.   His holiday concerts are the crown jewels of his talented career, and this is sure to be one to remember!  All seats are $25.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Colonial Williamsburg
December 24
Colonial Williamsburg and the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg co-sponsor the lighting of an evergreen on Duke of Gloucester Street in the Historic Area.

First Night Celebration Williamsburg VA
December 31
Williamsburg welcomes the new year with a variety of entertainment at Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary, concluding with a grand finale of fireworks at midnight. .

 

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