Maritime History Comes Alive in Yorktown!
Purchase some of the best seafood in the area from favorites like Shore Bites, Coastal Thirst, Salty Bottom Blues Oyster Farm, and Kathi's Clam Chowder.
Enjoy living history demonstrations, shop nautical-inspired art, and beware of pirates!
That's right. Pirates will once again invade the waterfront on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for this year's Maritime Market. Loose Cannon Company will set up a Pirate Encampment in the green area in front of the Riverwalk Landing fountain to talk to folks of all ages about seafaring life.
The Fifes & Drums of York Town will perform at 10 a.m. followed by live sea shanties and maritime music from Clan MacCool Band on the Riverwalk Landing Concert Stage.
The steps of the Freight Shed will serve as the starting location of a re-enactment of the 1774 Yorktown Tea Party around noon. Join in a rousing protest of "No More Taxation!" before marching to the Riverwalk Landing Pier and throwing tea into the York River. (Eye patches are optional; face masks are not. Please remember to also social distance).
Inside the Freight Shed, a special Maritime Heritage Fair will take place from 9 to 2. This temporary exhibit is sponsored by the York County Historical Museum and the Watermen's Museum and features the history of the USS Yorktown.
Visitors can also catch a blacksmith in action and enjoy other fun demos!
It's going to be an exciting day to pay tribute to Virginia's history and heritage by honoring, celebrating, and preserving the proud traditions of the men and women who have made a living for centuries on the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries, including the York River.
We'll Meet You…. at the Market.