Tourism Development Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week as Two Popular Events Return to Yorktown this Weekend
Yorktown’s Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is tomorrow – Saturday, May 1 – and tickets have been selling fast! In fact, the 3:30 shift is SOLD OUT, but tickets remain for the first one from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., perfect for a lunch of BBQ, seafood and other festival favorites along with brews from a dozen local craft breweries. Four of the hottest blues bands in Hampton Roads are set to perform. More details are available online. And on Sunday, stroll down the Riverwalk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the eighth annual Art at the River Juried Art Show! Incredible, one-of-a-kind work will be on display and artists will gladly chat with you about their items and sell you a piece or two. Forty-three local and regional artists were carefully selected to participate and Juried Art Show prizes will be awarded, so don’t forget to cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award. Food and beverages will be available from Coastal Thirst and all Historic Yorktown restaurants will be open. The Fifes and Drums of York Town perform at 10 a.m., followed by music until 3. This event is FREE! Visit the website for details. These events are a great way to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week – May 2-8 – and experience the work of our Tourism Development staff. The week spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry and the critical role that travel will play in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America. Cheers to everyone in Tourism Development who are dedicated to promoting Yorktown.