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Free Fishing Days
June 2, 3, and 4, 2017 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat! There are a variety of places to fish in James City County and you can also fish at York River State Park. A great location with tons of different fish is Little Creek Reservoir Park.
Historic Trades Fair
A “Historic Trades Fair” will take place at Jamestown Settlement on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4. A variety of historical trades and crafts will be showcased from flint-knapping, blacksmithing and leatherwork to spinning, quillwork and pottery. Many of the exhibitors will be selling their wares if you are interested in purchasing items.
Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Have you ever wanted to take the ultimate culinary exploration throughout a variety of countries all at once? The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is a great place to explore cuisines from all over the globe while enjoying the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park. Food & Wine Festival is available to enjoy every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through July 2.
National Get Outdoors Day
June 10 is National Get Outdoors Day and York River State Park has numerous activities throughout the day. As always, parking is less than $5 at York River State Park and most events are free. Reservations and equipment rental fees are required. Call 757-566-3036.
Uncorked and Unplugged at the Williamsburg Winery
Bring in the summer with wine and music! 94.9 The Point presents Uncorked and Unplugged live from The Williamsburg Winery on Saturday, June 10 from 3-7 p.m. Sip on delicious Virginia wine in the beautiful Williamsburg Winery vineyard while enjoying live music from LeAnn Rimes.
All ages and experience levels welcome to participate in Skate Jam on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11! Skateboards, bikes, food, live local music and of course, prizes make this skateboarding and BMX competition one not to miss! Participants will be divided into experience categories and judged on style, flow and difficulty of the run. Registration and warm-ups begin at 10 a.m. each day. Spectators are free and welcomed. Preregistration is recommended but not required. All participants must be registered with the County.
Jamestown Triathlon Events
On June 10, the annual Jamestown Triathlon will take place and on June 11, the annual Jamestown Sprint will occur. Both events take place at Jamestown Beach Event Park and surrounding locations. Both events are hosted by Virginia - Maryland Triathlon Series.
Summer Solstice at the Williamsburg Winery
The Williamsburg Winery presents the fourth annual Summer Solstice Celebration and Seafood Festival, Friday, June 16 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dress in white and gold cocktail attire and celebrate the release of the Winery’s 2016 A Midsummer Night’s White while you enjoy fresh, sustainable, local seafood and live music. Make a weekend of it with overnight accommodations at Wedmore Place. Admission includes (2) glasses of wine, samples of culinary inspired seafood creations by Wessex Hundred Executive Chef Ian Robbins and live music by 504 Supreme! Tickets are available at the Winery or online. Guests must be 21 or older and IDs will be checked at the door.
Grab your kids, your friends, your neighbors, your team and light up the night at the 5K or 1-mile Glow Run! Take to the streets in New Town in Williamsburg dressed in all things bright and shiny. Flash and sparkle your way around the course, and then cool your heels at the post-run party. Before we send everyone off glowing around the course, we will be handing out special prizes for Glow runners who are the brightest, most flashy, and most reflective. Register today for this annual fun event.
New Town Summer Fest
The fourth annual New Town Summer Fest is happening Saturday, June 17 from 12:30-5 p.m. showcasing 15 breweries featuring 30 craft brews to benefit Meals on Wheels. Enjoy your drinks while listening to live music from Johnny St. Clair and Julius Pittman & The Revival. Early access for all pre-sale tickets sold beginning at 12:30 p.m. Pick them up at will-call the day of or pick up a physical ticket prior to the event. You will be e-mailed about this option once purchased. Cash sales begin at 1:30 p.m. the day of the event. Food is available from food vendors, Center Street Grill, The Corner Pocket, or Cogan’s Deli. Everyone must present an ID to enter. No pets please. Event goes rain or shine. No refunds. No outside food or drink.
Freedom Stories & More at Freedom Park
Join Williamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as ’The Storyteller’ along with Baba Jamal Koram as they share with you Freedom Stories at Freedom Park! The Free Black Settlement area is the backdrop for this special event on Saturday, June 24 from noon until 3 p.m. Also featured are unique crafts for kids, music and food available for purchase. For more information, please call 757-259-4022.
Spencer’s Ordinary Ceremony and Lecture at Freedom Park
The Williamsburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will conduct a memorial service on Monday, June 26 in honor of the valiant Americans who gave their lives in the Battle of Spencer’s Ordinary on that day in 1781. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until noon. A series of skirmishes occurred in the woods and meadows of Freedom Park between units of Lord Cornwallis and those of the French general, Marquis de Lafayette. Immediately following the Spencer’s Ordinary wreath ceremony, discover the realities of Revolutionary War combat! Historian Chris Bonin, MA, a Revolutionary War expert, will examine the action at Spencer’s Ordinary through detailed drawings and first-hand accounts of the men who fought on both sides of the battle. For more information, please call 757-259-4022.
For other events, please visit our weekly list of top things to do in JCC.