Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, there is never a shortage of things to do in Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s an area rich in history and heritage that offers something new for visitors and life-long Virginians alike – all within close proximity to Edgeworth Park at New Town. Below, we’ve listed some of the fun, educational and unique experiences residents can enjoy as part of the Williamsburg, Virginia community. Explore the city, show friends and family around, and maybe even learn a thing or two about the rich history of Williamsburg!
With the onset of spring, the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market opens its doors on Merchants Square on Saturdays, April through October from 8am – noon. The farm stands will overflow with local produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, honey, and unique handmade products. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Market, a series of forums will be held to discuss the food we eat and grow.
Are you a lover of the arts? Then consider a trip to Merchants Square for Art on the Square, held every April. This juried art show features 170 artists displaying original, high quality hand crafted and diverse mediums. Proceeds from this event stay in Greater Williamsburg and go to support local visual and performing arts organizations.
No summer would be complete without a trip to the beautiful sandy beaches of Virginia Beach. Whether you’re there to explore or put your feet in the sand and relax, you’ll leave refreshed from the sea air and awed by the dolphin you likely spotted.
The Muscarelle Museum is host to The Bones of the Earth: Scholars’ Rocks and the Natural World in Chinese Culture exhibit through August 13. Since 960 A.d., these sculptures have been regarded as artifacts of the sacred relationship between man and nature and often used for contemplation and inspiration. The museum boasts over 5,000 works of art and can be enjoyed with a public or private docent-led tour. For those not inclined or able to wander the museum, the museum offers virtual exhibitions where art can be enjoyed in the comforts of home with just the click of a button. The Muscarelle Museum is located on the beautiful campus of William & Mary.
For the more adventuresome, an excursion to Water Country is in order. Virginia’s largest water park boasts water slides, raft rides, a lazy river, and of course, swimming pools. Those more comfortable on dry land might enjoy a trip to Busch Gardens for a ride on a roller coaster, a stroll through the beautiful grounds, world-class dining and daily entertainment. To satisfy your inner foodie, Busch Gardens hosts a Food & Wine Festival May 26 – July 2.
Williamsburg Celebrates Fall Arts with more than 100 opportunities to experience the arts and culinary delights from day into night during the fall season. An Occasion for the Arts (AOFTA) kicks it off the first weekend of October and is a celebration of visual and performing arts and literacy in and around Merchant Square right in Colonial Williamsburg. Other options include an experience with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the American Indian Intertribal Powwow, and the Tucker-Arnold Storytelling concert, just to name a few.
Nothing completes a crisp, fall day like college football. Don your green and gold and make your way to Zable Stadium for an afternoon of cheering the Tribe to victory. Click here for the full schedule.
Chase away the winter blahs with an outing to Busch Gardens’ ChristmasTown. It’s the largest light display in North America with over eight million Christmas lights. If the lights aren’t enough to get you in the holiday spirit, the festive food, shopping and heart warming shows certainly will.
The Christopher Wren Association at William and Mary supports lifelong learning and offers many options for campus involvement. It’s a fantastic way to revisit past interests, pursue new knowledge or meet like-minded people.
No matter what the season, Williamsburg, Virginia offers an array of historical experiences, art appreciation, culinary delights and good, old-fashioned family fun. Be sure to find something each season to put on your calendar and share with visiting friends and family for a memorable visit.
For more information regarding the services offered at Edgeworth, visit our Contact Us page, or call 757-663-5677.