Sorry it took so long. But, our calendar link got fixed today. You should now be able to see all of the upcoming activities from our web pages’ right side border. And, if there is extra information available, you can click on the “More Details…” link to give you the rest of the story.
As you will notice, there are so many upcoming activities that we could write a novel. I encourage you to take the time to scan through for your favorite topics and events. But, there are a few that are ‘headline events.’
- July 14 – Come to the Museum for a great concert. From 6-7 PM ShantyGrass will thrill you with their own mix of Folk and Maritime musical genres. Then, the headline act will be our old friends Brackish Water Jamboree. From 7-9 PM, you will be enthralled with their blend of Contemporary String Band, Country Blues and Original hits. The price is merely $5 per person. How can you pass that up?
- July 20 – Seafood Market – If you like fresh or prepared oysters, clams, crab, or other seafood, you gotta stop by on Thursday night between 4 and 7:30 PM. Viola from VA Blue Crab Company, and Julie Anne from Julie Anne Seafood Company will be here. We also plan to have Kathi’s Clam Chowder and Carrot Tree Kitchen’s available to serve you. So, whether you want to buy food to take home or get something to eat while you enjoy York County’s FREE concert, this is the place to come.
- July 23 – Rock the Boat Concert Series – Sponsored by our friends at Carrot Tree Kitchens. This concert series features multiple local and regional headliners and music for the ‘younger crowd.’ Bands include: Feral Conservatives, Lady Empire, Black Plastic and many more. Gates open at 5 PM. and tickets are only $10 (a $3 food credit can be applied toward purchase). Come out for an evening of fun.
- August 4 – Our last Summer Concert – ShantyGrass will entertain you from 6-7 PM with Folk and Maritime music. Following them, from 7-9 PM, will be a fun evening of Maritime, Folk, and Blues music from the the Billy Joe Trio. The concert is only $5 per person. So you really don’t have a good monetary reason to miss it.
- August 13 – Come join us for Museum Family Appreciation Day. All our Members and Volunteers are invited. And, if you haven’t joined as a member yet, besides free museum admission and use of our pier and beach for a year, here’s another great reason to join. The Museum will provide grilled food and sides, sodas, and water. We’ll have beer and wine available for sale to members and guests. And, the Museum’s newly formed Bubba Bay Yacht Club will be here in force. So, bring your boat and plan to sail or motor the river for a day.
- September 16 – Our annual Oyster Roast. We’ve been presenting this roast for more than a decade and we believe it is the best Oyster Roast in the area. We work directly with local oyster harvesters and growers to provide you with raw and/or roasted oysters from the James, York, Rappahannock and other locations. So, whether your palate tends to lean toward the salty or the buttery fresher water flavors, we will have the oyster for you. And, if you are not an oyster lover, we have a discounted ticket for you. Besides oysters, we’ll offer homemade clam chowder (with or without bacon), hot dogs, BBQ, side dishes, and desserts. One beverage of any type (you are legally allowed to consume) will be included with you ticket. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets will be available soon.
- September 23-24 – The Annual Folk Festival. This FREE festival, in it’s fifth year, features multiple bands, on multiple outdoor stages, playing various genres of music. Our goal with this festival is provide the public with entertainment in the form of the wide variety of music that has played a role in the shaping of our county and its culture.
- October 14-15 – Maritime Heritage Festival. come join us as we celebrate the rich maritime history of our Chesapeake Bay location. There will be music, vendors, food and more as we celebrate the rich history of the Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay.
- November 11 – On Veteran’s Day, we will conduct our annual Chili Cook-Off. Come join us for great chilies made by local professional and amateur teams. Although chili serving and judging will only be from 12-3, our museum and grounds will be open from 10-5 for family fun. All Veterans and their families tour the Museum fro FREE. Cook-Off tickets will be available in October.
- Of course, don’t forget all the other activities that happen at our little museum. We have monthly Monday painting, swing dance and story teller events. We also have the second Wednesday Folk Jams and the Fourth Friday Member TGIF events.
Our little museum is a great place to be a part of and to just visit. Thank You to all of the volunteers, the staff, and the donors that make the Watermen’s Museum so wonderful. Whether you’re a member or not, come by and see us. Tour the museum. And, enjoy what we have to offer….it’s a lot!