Things to Do: July 18 – 24

Free to Dream: New Songs for the American Journey
July 22-23, 8pm (2pm on Sat.)
Specially adapted for Colonial Williamsburg. Showcases the people and places that make up America. Ft. an all-star Broadway cast!

Busch Gardens Live Concert Series
July 23 – 24
This week: Colbie Caillat!  Concert included with park admission. In the Royal Palace Theatre.  See website for details.

Virginia Shakespeare Festival – Hamlet
July 21 – 31
The festival continues with one of the Hamlet’s most well-known plays – that hasn’t been performed at the VSF for 15 years! See website for complete info.

A Very Happy Yappy Hour
July 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Join the Nautical Dog for a sampling of beers and wines while the pups can enjoy Bowser Beer! Door prizes, plus a raffle to benefit the Ring Dog Rescue!

Ladies Night at Opus 9
July 21, 5 – 8:30 pm
Ladies Night is back!  Come out for fabulous door prizes, a special light fare menu (feat. appetizers, desserts & more) – and great specials all evening long! 757-645-4779

Teachers Open House at Colonial Williamsburg
July 22 – 24
Free single-day admission for those who can show teacher ID — plus discounted admission for friends and family members!  See website for call 800-228-8878 for complete info.

Movie Under the Stars – Shrek Forever After
July 23, 8 pm
Enjoy this family-friendly movie under the stars and Chickahominy Riverfront Park! Bring lawns chairs and snacks.  Free.  Call 757-259-4200 for more information.

Digging the Roots of Virginia’s Family Tree
July 23, 3 pm
Genealogist Char McCargo Bah shares her techniques of ancestry research, teaching guests how to trace family history this Sat. at Bruton Heights School. 800-HISTORY

“Revealing Surfaces: Conserving a Southern Painted Room” Lecture
July 21, 5:30 pm
Shelley Svoboda discusses the history, ongoing conservation treatment and current research on a rare painted room from 1836.  At the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.

Football University – Top Gun Event
July 21 – 23
The nation’s premier football training camp is bringing 1000+ athletes back to Williamsburg for its second year. Participating athletes are hand-selected from 40 regional camps.  See website.

Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series
Thursdays, 6:30 pm
This week: Band of Oz!  Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes as the Colonial Shag Club will again provide lessons!

20th Annual Summer Breeze Concert Series
Wednesdays in July, 7 pm
This free summer concert series returns to Merchants Square this Wednesday! This week, hear Sharon Rae North! See website for complete information.

Movies on Prince George Street

Sundays, Dusk
This Sunday, head over to Prince George Street, adjacent to Merchants Square and see the film Megamind!


New Town Summer Concerts

Thursdays, 6 pm
At Sullivan Square in New Town.  See website for complete details.  This week, see Cheap Thrills!

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays, 8 am – 12 pm
The Market Days are back, featuring fresh produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, cut flowers, live entertainment and more! Riverwalk Landing.
Williamsburg Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8 am – 12 pm
Peak season for corn, tomatoes, blackberries and cut-flowers at producer-only market!  Entertainment from 9 – 11 am.  On Merchants Square.

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