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Summer Events in Williamsburg, Virginia

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 27, 2019

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The Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, area hosts numerous events and festivals throughout the year. If you’re still looking for a summer getaway, check out these summer happenings in and around Williamsburg.


July 4th Events

Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown host a variety of special events and programs for Independence Day. Kick off the day in Williamsburg with a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the courthouse steps. There will be a fireworks show at 9 p.m. at the Governor’s Palace. Yorktown hosts 8K and 5K races in the morning, followed by a patriot parade. That night, head to the Riverwalk Landing for a concert.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg Summer Nights 

June 28–Aug. 11, take part in the theme park’s summer concert series. The series includes a pyrotechnics show and performances by stars of America’s Got Talent.


Origins of American Democracy 

This month-long program in Jamestown includes interactive experiences and exhibits honoring the 400th anniversary of the first representative legislative assembly in 1619. The program is available throughout the month of July.


Summer Getaway Offer 

The Colonial Williamsburg Hotel offers a Summer Getaway package, perfect for experiencing the region’s theme parks. The offer includes nightly accommodations, daily breakfast, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA three-day tickets and resort outlet coupons worth up to $350 in savings.


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