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Celebrate Fall in the Historic Triangle

 If you’re looking for a vacation spot that delivers in every season, then come celebrate fall in the Historic Triangle! Here are the best events going on in Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown this September. 

If you have never been to Williamsburg, Virginia, there is a whole world yet to discover in this small historic American town. Art, music, culture, recreation, entertainment are all here, a stone’s throw from King’s Creek—your home-away-from-home. 

Opera in Williamsburg presents: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Saturday, September 9, 2:30-5 p.m.
Monday, September 11, 7:30-10 p.m.
If you’re looking for something classy to do this fall with a friend or a date, grab your faux mink stole and opera glasses and head to the Crosswalk Auditorium in Norge to see Die Fledermaus (The Bat). Very often small towns don’t get the credit that larger cities do when it comes to artistic performances, but we promise you this live, fully-staged opera with a world-class cast will knock your socks off. Tickets and details here.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
410 W Francis Street
The Williamsburg Farmers Market is both a local and tourist favorite for good reason—there’s no better way to celebrate fall in the Historic Triangle. Every Saturday, downtown Williamsburg hosts an amazing array of local, high-quality produce, bread, and meat vendors, plus much more. Enjoy live music while you shop for a lovely little Saturday.

Yorktown Market Days
Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown
Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you’re a farmers market aficionado, don’t skip Yorktown Market Days. For an added layer of ambiance, head down to the beautiful waterfront in Historic Yorktown and visit produce, bread, meat and artisan booths. Free parking, food trucks, restaurants and local stores surround the market, making it a must-visit.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Free Outdoor Concerts
Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free outdoor concerts? Yes, please. Bring a lawn chair, blankets, your dancing feet and your favorite peeps to celebrate fall in the Historic Triangle. Food trucks will be present. See all the details and info on each band here.

Colony Auto Enthusiast Annual Car Show
Merchants Square
September 10
Do you love a good car show? On September 10, there’s a very good one happening from Duke of Gloucester Street at Henry Street to Nassau Street. Featuring 1930-40’s era cars including four Woodies, a display of early Porsche cars, and a display of new, all-electric cars, this one will definitely impress car enthusiasts.

Fall Sidewalk Sale
Merchants Square, Williamsburg
September 8 – 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Believe it or not, the Christmas shopping season has officially begun. Support your favorite small business merchants during Merchants Square’s Fall Sidewalk Sale! With offers ranging from 25% -75% off select merchandise, you’ll find unique gifts, accessories and fashion items for all your friends and family (and maybe even yourself).

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg
Select nights September 10 – October 31
When the sun goes down at Busch Gardens, the Howl-O-Scream’s Halloween horrors emerge to take over the entire park. Make your way through five haunted houses, four terror-tories, four sinister shows, two party zones and many unsuspecting horrors. You can even test your mettle with seven coasters at night, offering a completely different ride experience. Learn more here!

Halloween Spooktacular at Busch Gardens
Saturdays and Sundays
September 23 – October 29
The Halloween Spooktacular at Busch Gardens is family-friendly and includes themed activities every weekend for little Halloween enthusiasts. Explore a festive hay maze, the fan-favorite pumpkin scavenger hunt, join a special costume parade for kids under age nine, and enjoy trick-or-treating and rides throughout the park! 

2nd Sundays Arts & Music Festival (FREE)
September 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This monthly event includes live music at various stages set up in Downtown Williamsburg amongst artisan booths that sell handmade items from soaps, t-shirts, home accessories, to art, jewelry and food! It is free, family-friendly, and most importantly, dog-friendly. and really the best way to spend the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Yorktown Art Stroll
Freight Shed & Riverwalk Landing
Sunday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you appreciate art, don’t miss an opportunity to see how creators master the art of their craft at the Yorktown Art Stroll. More than 35 artists will showcase acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings as well as glass, photography, pottery, jewelry, and painted furniture. Live music will play from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab a coffee and have a perfect Sunday!

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