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Special Events



August  2014

Saturday, August 30: Freedom Stories & More, noon-5 p.m. at Freedom Park.
Join Williamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as ‘The Storyteller’ along with other Virginia Black Storytellers (VirBS) as they share with you Freedom Stories at Freedom Park! The Free Black Settlement area is the backdrop for this special event. Also featured are unique crafts for kids, music and food available for purchase.


September 2014

Saturday, August 30: Karaoke in the Park, 7-9 p.m. at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Free! Sing the night away while enjoying the park! All ages welcome. 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Weather/Activities Hotline: 757-259-3232.


Saturday, September 6: Drool in the Pool, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. $10/dog. Let your dog make a splash at Drool in the Pool. Pool passes for your dog will be available for purchase online beginning August 1. This popular dog swim day is eagerly anticipated each year and is great fun for you and your dog. Music provided by Philip Newbery of WMBG radio. All proceeds benefit the animals of Heritage Humane Society. For more information, visit the Heritage Humane Society. Weather/Activities Hotline: 757-259-3232.


Saturday, September 6: Black Settlement Presentation & Book Signing, 3-4 p.m. at Freedom Park. Join Lafayette Jones Jr., a descendent of those that lived on the Free Black Settlement at Freedom Park, for a presentation and book signing. Come experience 18th century life more than 60 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. All ages welcomed!


Saturday, September 20: Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Admission: $5/car, $15/scarecrow (includes all supplies).
Come enjoy quality family time with various sights and activities at our annual Harvest Festival! Arts and crafts, food, games, inflatables and much, much more! Our featured activity, Scarecrow Stuffing, will be back again! Make the biggest, the best, and maybe the only scarecrow in your neighborhood! First come, first served while supplies last. Cash/checks only on site. Don’t forget your camera! Weather/Activities Hotline: 757-259-3232.




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