Events

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Saturday, May 27, 2017 (4:00 - 4:30 PM)

Nelson House, 501 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Nelson House.  Free.  757.898.9418

5/27/2017 4:00 PM

Grace Church Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017 (10:00 - 11:00 AM)

Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

Ceremony followed by the playing of “Taps” and replacement of flags “with Honors” of the 83 known veterans. Grace Episcopal Church. Free. 757.898.3261

5/29/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Monday, May 29, 2017 (11:45 AM to 12:45 PM)

York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 11:45 am. Memorial Day Ceremony, York Hall, 301 Main Street. Free. 757.898.9418

 

5/29/2017 11:30 AM

York County Historical Committee Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2017 (12:00 - 1:00 PM)

York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA (map)

Posting of colors, historical re-enactors, guest speaker, and the placing of flowers. Free. 757.890.3500

5/29/2017 12:00 PM

Watermen's Yorktown Music Jamboree Concert Series

First Fridays thru August 4, 2017 (6:00 - 9:00 PM)

Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Join us for Yorktown Music Jamboree First Friday Concert Series.  The concert is every first Friday of the month through August 4th.  Featuring local bands and musicians.   $  757.887.2641

6/2/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, June 4 - 25, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
Yorktown Waterfront, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Schedule Sundays thru June:
3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission.
4:45 pm at the Yorktown waterfront. Free.
June 4, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Included with admission. 757.898.9418

6/4/2017

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Wednesdays, June 7-28, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 4:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418
 

6/7/2017 4:45 PM

Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend

Sat & Sun, June 10 & 11, 2017 (times vary)

Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Join us for a patriotic salute to our armed forces, including living history, music, dancing, cannon firing, hands-on drills, crafts and vendors.  Sat: 10 am to 8 pm & Sun: 12 to 5 pm. Dance $10, other activities free. 757.887.2641
 

6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017

"Afterward" Exhibition at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

June 10 thru November 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s inaugural special exhibition: “AFTERWARD” – When the battle ceased at Yorktown, it was just the beginning. Follow the incredible stories of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown and how they went on after the war to help shape the America we know today. A series of public lectures and plays will take place on June 10, September 17, September 29-30, October 18, and November 11 and 15.  $  888.593.4682

6/10/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Wednesdays, June 7-28, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 4:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418
 

6/14/2017 4:45 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, June 4 - 25, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
Yorktown Waterfront, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Schedule Sundays thru June:
3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission.
4:45 pm at the Yorktown waterfront. Free.
June 4, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Included with admission. 757.898.9418

6/18/2017

Watermen's Museum Swing Dance

Monday,June 19, 2017 (7:30 - 10:00 PM)

Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.  7:30 - 8 PM for instructions and 8 - 10 PM dancing!  $  757.887.2641

6/19/2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Wednesdays, June 7-28, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 4:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418
 

6/21/2017 4:45 PM

"Afterward" Exhibition at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

June 10 thru November 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s inaugural special exhibition: “AFTERWARD” – When the battle ceased at Yorktown, it was just the beginning. Follow the incredible stories of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown and how they went on after the war to help shape the America we know today. A series of public lectures and plays will take place on June 10, September 17, September 29-30, October 18, and November 11 and 15.  $  888.593.4682

6/24/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Wednesdays, June 7-28, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 4:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418
 

6/28/2017 4:45 PM

Children Camps for grades 1 & 2 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

June & July (dates & times vary)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

For children who have just completed grade 1 or 2, two day camp
Attention Soldier - Discover some of the reasons men, and some women, joined the Continental Army. After your enlistment, learn the basic marching techniques General von Steuben used to maintain order and discipline among the troops. Discover how soldiers wrote home to their loved ones during the war..
....

6/29/2017

Children Camps for ages 4-6 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

June & July (dates & times vary)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

Pig Tales and Sheep Yarns two day camps Ages 4 – 6
Some chores on the farm are all about the animals. Learn about soap from pigs and wool from sheep. You’ll get to make soap of natural, gentle ingredients, as well as craft a fuzzy sheep to take home to your own “farm.”.....
 

6/29/2017

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, July 2, 9, 23 & 30, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Schedule Sundays thru July: (except Sun, July 16)
3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.  
July 2, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Included with admission. 757.898.9418
 

7/2/2017

Yorktown Liberty Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

Salute the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe tactical and artillery drills, take part in military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document.  Admission. $ 757.253.4838

7/4/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Yorktown July 4th Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (9 AM - 9:30 PM)

Historic Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Yorktown July 4th Celebration  Independence Day in Yorktown is a family friendly celebration featuring an 8 am Yorktown Independence Day 8K run and 5K walk at York High School and a patriotic parade along Water and Main Streets at 9 am.  During the day, activities cease to give families time to enjoy the beach, visit our shops and museums, or head on home for their Independence Day cookout.  Come back for our evening activities including the 7 pm Bell-Ringing Ceremony, 8 pm Patriotic Concert, and the amazing fireworks show on the York River at 9:15 pm.  Bring your flags, wear red, white, and blue, and celebrate America! Yorktown Waterfront. Free  757.890.3500   4th of July website

7/4/2017 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Wednesdays, July 5, 19 & 26, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town. 4:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418

7/5/2017 4:45 PM

Watermen's Yorktown Music Jamboree Concert Series

First Fridays thru August 4, 2017 (6:00 - 9:00 PM)

Watermen's Museum, 309 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Join us for Yorktown Music Jamboree First Friday Concert Series.  The concert is every first Friday of the month through August 4th.  Featuring local bands and musicians.   $  757.887.2641

7/7/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Afterward" Exhibition at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

June 10 thru November 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown’s inaugural special exhibition: “AFTERWARD” – When the battle ceased at Yorktown, it was just the beginning. Follow the incredible stories of veterans of the Siege of Yorktown and how they went on after the war to help shape the America we know today. A series of public lectures and plays will take place on June 10, September 17, September 29-30, October 18, and November 11 and 15.  $  888.593.4682

7/8/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, July 9, 23 & 30, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Waterfront, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown at the Yorktown Waterfront. Free. 757.898.9418

7/9/2017 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Wednesdays, July 19 & 26, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town. 4:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center. Included with admission. 757.898.9418

7/19/2017 4:45 PM

Children Camps for ages 4-6 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

July 20-21 or 24-25, 2017 (9:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 3:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

Pig Tales and Sheep Yarns two day camps Ages 4 – 6
Some chores on the farm are all about the animals. Learn about soap from pigs and wool from sheep. You’ll get to make soap of natural, gentle ingredients, as well as craft a fuzzy sheep to take home to your own “farm.”.....
 

7/20/2017

Children Camps for grades 1 & 2 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

July 20-21, or 24-25, 2017 (9:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 3:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

For children who have just completed grade 1 or 2, two day camp
Attention Soldier - Discover some of the reasons men, and some women, joined the Continental Army. After your enlistment, learn the basic marching techniques General von Steuben used to maintain order and discipline among the troops. Discover how soldiers wrote home to their loved ones during the war..
....

7/20/2017

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, July 9, 23 & 30, 2017 (4:45 - 5:15 PM)

Yorktown Waterfront, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown at the Yorktown Waterfront. Free. 757.898.9418

7/23/2017 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Children Camps for ages 4-6 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Monday & Tuesday, July 24-25, 2017 (9:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 3:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

Pig Tales and Sheep Yarns two day camps Ages 4 – 6
Some chores on the farm are all about the animals. Learn about soap from pigs and wool from sheep. You’ll get to make soap of natural, gentle ingredients, as well as craft a fuzzy sheep to take home to your own “farm.”.....
 

7/24/2017

Children Camps for grades 1 & 2 at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Monday & Tuesday, July 24-25, 2017 (9:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 3:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

For children who have just completed grade 1 or 2, two day camp
Attention Soldier - Discover some of the reasons men, and some women, joined the Continental Army. After your enlistment, learn the basic marching techniques General von Steuben used to maintain order and discipline among the troops. Discover how soldiers wrote home to their loved ones during the war..
....

7/24/2017

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, July 23 & 30, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Schedule Sundays thru July: (except Sun, July 16)
3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.  
July 2, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Included with admission. 757.898.9418
 

7/30/2017

Curator camp at American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Monday thru Friday, July 31 - August 4, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 (map)

Open to young people who have just completed grade 6, 7, or 8, five day camp.
Jump right into history as you work with Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation staff at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to discover if you have what it takes to teach the public about Virginia’s role in the American Revolution. ..
....

7/31/2017

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, August 6 thru 27, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Schedule Sundays thru August:
The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.
August 6, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Included with admission. 757.898.9418

8/6/2017 - 8/13/2017

Military Band Concert Series

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (Map)

A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. This week's featured group is "U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band".  Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 

Aug 15 - Blue Aces
Aug 22 - Rhythmn in Blue
Aug 29 - Premium Blend Jazz Combo

 

8/8/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, August 6-27, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.

August 6, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Included with admission. 757.898.9418

8/13/2017

Military Band Concert Series

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (Map)

A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. This week's featured group is "Blue Aces".  Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 

Aug 22 - Rhythmn in Blue
Aug 29 - Premium Blend Jazz Combo

 

8/15/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, August 6 thru 27, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Schedule Sundays thru August:
The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.
August 6, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Included with admission. 757.898.9418

8/20/2017 - 8/27/2017

Military Band Concert Series

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (Map)

A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. This week's featured group is "Rhythmn in Blue" .  Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 

Aug 29 - Premium Blend Jazz Combo

 

8/22/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

National Park Service Birthday

Friday, August 25, 2017 (9 AM - 5 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Free admission to National Parks and other Federal sites throughout the country. Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown. 757.898.2410

8/25/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Fifes and Drums of York Town

Sundays, August 6-27, 2017 (times vary)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, 200 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

The Fifes and Drums of York Town, 3:45 pm at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center.

August 6, 2:30 pm at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Included with admission. 757.898.9418

8/27/2017

Military Band Concert Series

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (6:30 - 8:00 PM)

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (Map)

A different ensemble performs each week presented by musicians from Langley Air Force Base and Ft. Eustis, VA. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. This week's featured group is "Premium Blend Jazz Combo" with the TRADOC Band. Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500 

 

8/29/2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

"Before the Siege: The British Army in Yorktown"

Sat & Sun, September 2 & 3, 2017 (9:00 am - 5:00 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Experience the village of Yorktown as it might have appeared in 1781, under the occupation of His Majesty's forces.  Watch British soldiers drill, and execute their daily duties.  See local town folk of the day going about their business under the watchful eye of the administration of Lord Cornwallis. Demonstrations, martial and domestic will delight visitors, offering a glimpse into a period in our history long past. Yorktown Battlefield. $ 757.898.2410

9/2/2017 9:00 AM - 9/3/2017 5:00 PM

Yorktown Day

Thursday, October 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Ceremonies, a parade, fifes and drums performances, and special programs commemorate the 236th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield. Free. 757.898.2410

10/19/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Holiday Open House Weekend

Sat and Sun, November 18 & 19 , 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

Soak up the ambiance of historic Yorktown.  Special events, festive decorations, special sales, discounts, door prizes, strolling entertainment, and more await you as you start or finish your holiday shopping.  Hours of operation vary by business. Free. 757.890.4490

11/18/2017 9:00 AM - 11/19/2017 5:00 PM

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 1, 2017 (7:30 - 8:30 PM)

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690 (map)

 A tradition that began in 1945 continues with the Yorktown Tree Lighting. Evening highlights include a 7 pm performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town at the Victory Monument, festive music at Riverwalk Landing, the procession of lights through the historic village, and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. 757.890.3500

12/1/2017 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Christmas Market on Main

Saturday, December 2, 2017 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Main Street, Yorktown, VA 21690 (map)

Whether you are searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself, you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main. The market features arts and crafts vendors, strolling entertainment, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Historic Main Street. Free. Vendor information VillageEvents@cox.net 757.877.2933

 
12/2/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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