Skip to main content
Snowy lake

Things to Do Around Town this Spring

Posted by: Mira Roberts

Springtime in Williamsburg is in full bloom, and local landscapes are transforming into beautiful outdoor venues for festivals, events and community fairs. When the weather warms up, so do our social calendars, and we get excited just thinking about all of the fun, local activities to get into this spring.

Start saving your weekends for days spent outdoors with your neighbors, friends or family at the James City Marina, Historic Jamestown, Kingsmill Resort and on the Governor's Palace Green. You can always carve out quiet time just exploring the neighborhood by foot or by bike, but when you want to get into local events this spring, you've got options, abounding.

Here are 5 things to do around town this spring that are designed for you and every member of your family. Get out on the water, explore history and watch world-class athletes compete for the ultimate prize. There's something for everyone, so mark your calendars and enjoy getting out this spring!


  • James Riverfest. On Saturday, April 30th, head to James City County Marina for the 4th Annual Riverfest. Enjoy free boat rides, kayaking paddles, bike tours and a slew of hands-on, educational activities for the entire family. Learn about the James River, firsthand, and develop a sense of environmental stewardship in each member of your family.
  • Jamestown Day. Celebrate the 409th of the founding of Jamestown on Saturday, May 14th with interpretive programs, military displays, family-friendly activities, traditional music and entertainment. Visit Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement from 9 am to 5 pm and experience history at its most fun.
  • LPGA Kingsmill Championship. From May 16-22, the top women golfers in the world will compete in this 72 hole, stroke play tournament at the Kingsmill Resort River Course. Kids under 17 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket, and every member is sure to want to witness these incredible female golfers compete for a 1.3 million purse.
  • Memorial Day Commemorative Program. This Memorial Day, spend the morning at the Governor's Palace Green for a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country. Complete with a procession with Fife and Drum, this important experience aims to honor and respect those who have given their lives for their country. 
  • Historic Trades Fair. Journey back to Jamestown for a remarkable, historic trades fair on Saturday, June 4 or Sunday, June 5, featuring blacksmiths, potters, turners, carvers and spinners. Purchase unique crafts or wares for sale, and experience historic crafts and techniques in the making.

Photo | By Guido Gerding - Personal photograph taken by Author, URL: Ex :: Natura - Freies Portal für Umweltbildung (Environmental Education), CC BY-SA 3.0, 

About the Author
Mira Roberts Gravatar
Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


comments powered by Disqus