Events

We celebrate the history and the diversity of the many peoples that have and continue to inhabit our area through our many educational and special events.  Our educational programs include information and hands-on activities about American Indian culture, historical portrayals and reenactments, Commercial Watermen activities, and environmental or natural habitat issues. Take a look at our Education Program pages and our Summer Program page for information on programs specifically designed for kids.  We also have many Special Events throughout the year.  Some of these events focus on historic dates, other focus on elements of local culture.  But, all of them are just plain fun!

Spring Grand Re-Opening – April 1st.  FREE

Easter Vigil – Saturday, Easter Eve.  FREE

Pirate Invasion (working with York County) – Late April.  FREE

Wheels and Waves Event – Cars and Boats Displays. Mid-May.  FREE

Memorial Day Celebration – Friday through Sunday.  FREE

Military Appreciation, War of 1812 and USRC Surveyor Weekend – Mid-June.  FREE

Independence Day Celebration – Friday through Sunday closest to July 4.  FREE

Williamsburg Jaycees Cardboard Boat Regatta – Early August.  FREE

Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser – Mid-September. TICKETED

Annual Folk Festival – Late September.  FREE

Yorktown Battle / Maritime Heritage Celebration – Mid-October.  FREE

Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser – Early November. TICKETED

 

Monthly Folk Jams – 2nd Wednesday of Every Month, 5:30-9 PM. FREE

Monthly Swing Dances –  3rd Monday of Every Month, 7:30-8 PM Lesson, 8-10 PM Dance. $5

Monthly Storytellers Events – 4th Monday of Every Month, 7-8:30 PM.  FREE

Monthly TGIF Events (Museum Members and Guests Only) – 4th Friday of Every Month.  FREE.

Summertime Weekly Concerts –  Selected Friday Evenings from June through September.  TICKETED

Summertime Shrimp Boils or Crab Pickin’ – Selected Friday Evenings Supporting outdoor events June – October.  FOOD COST

Summertime Artist Open-Air Showings – Selected Friday Evenings from April – October.  FREE

Seasonal High Tea Events – As Scheduled between October and March. TICKETED with RESERVATIONS

Contra Dances – As Scheduled between April and November. TICKETED (At Gate)

Lecture Series – As Scheduled between October and March. TICKETED with RESERVATIONS

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The Watermen’s Museum has a nondiscrimination policy that the organization, our staff, and our working volunteers will not, by policy or practice, discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.