Tourism Top 10

Posted on: January 23, 2018

How Will You Enjoy the Weekend?

Jan. 26

  • It’s Williamsburg Restaurant Week! This event is in full swing and runs through Wednesday, Jan. 31. Enjoy lunch and dinner specials at a variety of County restaurants.
  • Warm up with some winter fun on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center. Come join James City County for an indoor carnival and see if you can earn a prize playing carnival games, hit a lucky streak during BINGO, marvel at the shapes a balloon can take or watch as faces are transformed into pieces of art! Enjoy games with family and friends, smell the popcorn in the air and dance to the DJ sounds! This event is free. Registration not required. The Center is in the same building as the James River Elementary School - use door #7. For more info, call 757-259-5372.
  • Take a guided hike on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. until noon at York River State Park. The Taskinas Creek Trail is one of the most beautiful and challenging hikes in eastern Virginia. Experience the elevation changes of rollercoaster like ravines. Keep an open eye for eagles in flight and muskrat taking a swim. Take in the panoramic views of the marsh and observe the wildlife.
  • Laugh at the annual Comedy Weekend at Kingsmill Resort on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27. Performances are from 8-10:15 p.m. each night. There will be a lineup of some of the nation's funniest comics, who perform live to keep you hilariously entertained and rolling in the aisles. Don't miss out on all the LOLs and ROFLs delivered during these two family-friendly shows! This will be reserved table seating, and a full bar and limited food menu will be available.
  • Attend a comedy show at the Comedy Club of Williamsburg on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. featuring Joy Julian, Coach Holaday and Von Michaels. Cost is $21.  
  • Attend the last weekend of the special exhibit “Pocahontas Imagined” 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." 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. Local residents of the Greater Williamsburg area receive free admission to Jamestown Settlement. 

Special Interest

  • Enjoy the annual Family Health Fair sponsored by The Arc of Greater Williamsburg and James City County Parks & Recreation on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. until noon at the James City County Recreation Center. There will be activities for all ages, vendors, healthy recipes with demonstrations, dance and fitness demonstrations and giveaways.
  • Nautical Dog will be hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Get a free Nautical Dog tote bag filled with lots of free merchandise when you spend $50 plus get an additional bonus gift when you spend $100 or more! We will have lots of promotions and deals throughout the store as well. This is a one day only event and bags will not be given out prior to the Saturday, Jan. 27. It is recommended to leave pets at home due to long lines and the amount of customers in the store.
  • There will be a Teen Tech Lab featuring circuits and coding on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the James City County Library. Gizmoes presents a hands-on workshop on soldering circuit boards and coding using Arduino for teens (ages 11-18). Registration required by calling 757-259-4050.
  • Stress less and find ease with a DIY eye pillow class at Bdefined on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 2-3:30 p.m. Join to learn how to use therapeutic grade essential oils to lower stress levels and attain great sleep. Different techniques to find ease and relaxation will also be taught. Cost is $23 and includes class, eye pillow and essential oil sample. Reserve your spot by emailing

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