What You’ll Do: July 23-26

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Shagging on the Riverwalk will feature Band of Oz this Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Shagging on the Riverwalk will feature Band of Oz at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Though the temperatures may be scorching hot, there are plenty of ways to keep cool this weekend. Catch a movie, head to the pool or check out a museum. This edition of What You’ll Do is all about summertime fun.

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Unleash Your Inner Foodie

A Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting is all about melons this Saturday. As usual, a 45-minute walk through the historic Kings Arms & Wythe House garden will begin at 10 a.m. Participants will learn about how melons played a role in colonial cooking and then take part in a tasting of creative melon dishes prepared by a sous chef from the Williamsburg Lodge. The tour and tasting are $33.50 a person and tickets can be purchased here.

Yorktown Market Days continue this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Water Street. Shoppers can pick from vendors’ extensive selection of fruits, vegetables, breads, fish, flowers and art.

The Williamsburg Farmers Market has all your summertime picnic needs covered, so don’t forget to stop by between 8 a.m. and noon Saturday. Vendors will be fully stocked with fresh corn, fruits, baked goods, flowers and more. The market accepts cash, major credit cards, William & Mary Express and SNAP.

WYDStop by the Toano Farmers Market on Saturday to pick up all your produce for the week. While you’re there, peruse the variety of items available at Bob’s Sausage Company, Rainbow Eggs and Heidi’s Home Grown. The market will begin at 8 a.m. and wrap up around noon.

The Williamsburg Lodge is hosting a patriotic salute to “pints and pairings” at 2 p.m. Saturday. For $45.50 per person, guests can partake in an inspirational tasting menu featuring local produce and artisanal food creations paired with American-made summer ales. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the best food and drinks the area has to offer.

Bring The Kids

The Williamsburg Regional Library will be screening the movie “Genevieve” on Thursday afternoon. This 1950s British comedy is the hilarious tale of a young couple who take their old car “Genevieve” to participate in a veteran car race from Brighton to London. The movie will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday and is free and open to the public.

Band of Oz is taking the stage at this week’s edition of Shagging on the Riverwalk. This Raleigh, North Carolina-based party band features a full horn section makes up the dynamic eight-member group. Bring your picnic blanket, lawn chairs and dancing shoes to Yorktown for this free concert, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Frog lovers won’t want to miss FrogWatch USA’s upcoming visit to the Virginia Living Museum. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, visitors to the museum can stop by and talk to citizen scientist volunteers to learn about amphibian conservation and frog identification. In addition to learning helpful tips about how to be “frog-friendly,” guests can also take part in special frog themed crafts and activities. Admission to the event is included in museum admission.

Come on out to the Family Splash Party at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park on Saturday to enjoy a fun night at the pool. In addition to fun in the water there will be games and prizes on hand. This event is free for pool pass holders, otherwise regular pool rates apply. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Everything Else

Whether you’re in the market for a new house or just some new art, you won’t want to miss the New Homes + Art Tour in Ford’s Colony on Sunday. Works of art from the Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery will be on display in six brand new custom-built Ford’s Colony homes for an open house event from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour is free and there will be a raffle to benefit the Williamsburg Symphonia.