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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Events in July

July events

Fireworks Spectacular at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens® celebrates our independence, July 3 and 4. This event inspires park-goers through fireworks and moving original soundscapes. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Event is included with park admission. Parking is required. There will also be fireworks every Friday in the month of July at 9:45 p.m.

Jamestown Jams

Summer concerts return to Jamestown Beach Event Park on July 7 with Jamestown Jams. The concert will feature Affirmative Groove, who will play a selection of music from the 70s. Affirmative Groove is a high-energy, 8-piece party band hailing from Richmond, VA. With a charismatic leading man, two standout female vocalists, and polished choreography, this band is sure to turn up the heat at Jamestown Jams!

Park to Park Bicycle Tour

Join James City County on July 15 for the 19th Annual Park to Park Bicycle Tour! Choose from four routes: 50 miles, 30 miles, 15 miles or the family ride (ride as little or as much as you’d like). All routes begin and end at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Entry fee includes maps, support vehicles, refreshments, pool admittance and lunch! Free T-shirt, while supplies last. For age 10 and up; children under 10 are free and must be on a tandem bike or trailer. Helmets required! To register, call 757-259-4200 or register online. Offered in partnership with Williamsburg Area Bicyclists.

Pocahontas Imagined Special Exhibition at Jamestown Settlement

Four hundred years after the 1617 death of Pocahontas in England, her image and legend live on. Using depictions of Pocahontas from across the centuries, Jamestown Settlement will present "Pocahontas Imagined," a special exhibition opening July 15. The exhibition illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art. The renowned Powhatan Indian who befriended English colonists in Virginia in the early 1600s has been immortalized in art, song and story. Born about 1596, Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan, chief of more than 30 tribes in coastal Virginia. Several years after converting to Christianity and marrying Englishman John Rolfe, Pocahontas became ill and died in March 1617 in Gravesend, England.

REV3 Triathlon

REV3 Triathlon returns to Chickahominy Riverfront Park July 8-9. New this year, the weekend will include a sprint and a kids dualthon for children aged 6-14. The kids dualthon is free, so sign the kids up!

Scares that Care Weekend

Enjoy a three day horror based event, July 21-23, complete with fun activities, exciting celebrity guests and a spooky good time! Best of all - all proceeds raised from this event will go to help families with severely ill children, women fighting breast cancer and those children suffering burn injuries! (Children 10 years of age or younger are free with a paid adult admission.) Activities also include a 5K and fun run.

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens

In July, Busch Gardens ® becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights, presented by Coca-Cola®. Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings. Summer Saturdays will be even more special with the Summer Nights Concert Series, featuring popular rock, pop, country and contemporary Christian performers live under the stars in the Royal Palace Theatre. Concerts are free with park admission.

  • July 8 – Chase Bryant and Cassadee Pope
  • July 15 – Josh Turner
  • July 22 – Jeremy Camp and Rend Collective
  • July 29 – Mercy Me

Yoga & Wine at The Williamsburg Winery

Yes, you read that correctly, wine paired with yoga, or maybe its yoga paired with wine - either way it’s going to be amazing! The Williamsburg Winery is proud to partner with Mary Robinson from Body Balance Studio to bring you a yoga and wine program unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. After the one hour class, participants will enjoy a glass of the featured wine in our all-new Westbury Hall Cellar Room!

Classes are $25 per session. Space is very limited. The experience includes a 1-hr guided yoga class, a glass of wine and a 15% discount voucher off lunch at the Gabriel Archer Tavern.

Dates: July 15, July 22, July 29

For other events, please visit our weekly list of top things to do in JCC.

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