Tourism Top 10

Posted on: February 26, 2018

Need Weekend Plans?

March 2

  • See all 9 Oscar® nominated Best Picture films back on the big screen at Regal Cinemas New Town 12 with Regal's Best Picture Film Festival! You can see all nine Academy Award-nominated Best Pictures for only $35. There is also a special $5 popcorn combo available each time you go. The festival runs through Sunday, March 4.
  • Drop the kids off at The WISC on Friday, March 3 from 6-10 p.m. for a Parents Night Out. Kids will enjoy open swim, aqua volleyball, basketball and water polo in the Aquatics Center. Please come dressed to swim. A pizza dinner and drinks are included. This is for children ages 4-12. Register online.
  • Come Run with the Dragon in New Town Williamsburg with this wonderful inaugural race on Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Get timed in the 8K or simply bring your friends and families to enjoy the Dragon Fun Run or two mile fun run. Dragon Fun Run receives finishing medal, technical t-shirt and swag bag with goodies. Register online.
    • 8:30 a.m. - Dragon Fun Run (0.2 Miles, Not Timed)
    • 9 a.m. - 8K Run (Chip Timed)
    • 9 a.m. - 2 Mile Run (Not Timed)
  • Spend your day in the Jamestown Rediscovery artifact museum on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. during Archaearium Artifact Adventures. Meet colonists, participate in archaeological activities and explore the world of the first permanent English colony in the New World. Activities include touching and feeling artifacts, sorting and washing artifacts, mending pottery, coloring a ceramic, Ecology: the Environment at Jamestown and Conversation with a Colonist: Meet Anas Todkill. These activities are free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne.
  • Attend a Freshwater Fishing Clinic on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. until noon. Before you hit the water, learn and practice the skills needed to fish in fresh water. Practice casting with a spin-casting rod and reel combo. Learn how to use bobbers, sinkers and the knots most often used by anglers. There will be a "backyard bass" contest as well. Participants will receive a Junior Angler certificate.
  • Join The Williamsburg Winery for the unofficial beginning of spring on Saturday, March 3 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. as they release the 2017 Wessex Hundred Dry Rosé. Rosé embodies the warmth and spirit of spring not only in its color but its bright berry fruit notes and crisp refreshing acidity. This Cabernet Franc based Dry Rosé will be available on all tastings at The Williamsburg Winery as well as by the glass and bottle at the Gabriel Archer Tavern.
  • The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Family Concert is on Sunday, March 4 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the Williamsburg Community Chapel. If you enjoyed “Carnival of the Animals,” you will love “Ady's American Adventure!” The Williamsburg Symphony brings to life the fictional story of Ady, a young boy who immigrates to the United States in the 1920s.  As he makes his way from Carnegie Hall to the middle of Texas, Ady encounters a wide variety of music and an even wider variety of musicians. When he realizes that there is no single kind of American music, he learns what it truly means to be an American! This exciting production celebrates diversity with a fully immersive experience for all ages.  Conducted by music director, Janna Hymes and narrated by the story creator Ellen Riccio Cockerham.  The concert will feature artistic projections above the orchestra (artwork by Bob Oller and images by Greg Moquin), dancers from Virginia Regional Ballet and a combination of the most famous and recognizable classical, jazz, ragtime, and blues music of America. After the concert, stay for the “Instrument Petting Zoo!” Ticket prices vary.
  • Have you visited the Williamsburg Tasting Trail? There’s no better time than the present! Stops in James City County include the 8 Shires Distillery, Billsburg Brewery and the Williamsburg Winery.

Community Events

  • The annual King of Glory Consignment Sale is on Friday, March 2 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 8-11 a.m. On Friday, early admission at 10 a.m. is available if you bring a peanut butter jar donation for FISH, Inc. The consignment sale sells new and gently used seasonal clothing for expectant parents and growing children (newborn to teen), maternity clothing, costumes and dress up, nursery and children’s furniture, room accessories, baby equipment, toys, books, videos, puzzles, games and bikes. There is a teen area that includes all kinds of trendy clothes and room décor for middle and high school age children.
  • Attend a class about the Basics of Essential Oils at the James City County Library on Saturday, March 3 from 1-3 p.m. Learn how to use essential oils to improve your well-being.

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