Weekend event cancellations due to Hurricane Matthew

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(Courtesy NWS)
(Courtesy NWS)

Several events have been cancelled or postponed in the Historic Triangle due to expected rain and strong winds this weekend.

Virginia will likely experience weather from the outer fringes of Hurricane Matthew throughout the weekend.

According to a forecast graph provided by the National Weather Service, rainfall is expected to hit the Historic Triangle early Saturday morning and last through Sunday morning.

The storm is expected to first impact South Carolina and North Carolina before moving northeast, toward Virginia.

WYDaily staff will be updating the following list of closures and cancellations throughout the duration of the storm.


The College of William & Mary has canceled the lecture “The Reparatory Justice for Global Black Enslavement” by Sir Hilary Beckles. The Reves Center for International Studies will announce when the event will be rescheduled.

The James City County Police Department has canceled its Shred-A-Thon event scheduled for Saturday. A new date for the event will be announced here.

The York County Fall Festival has been postponed due to “a rainy weather forecast,” according to a York County news release. The Fall Festival has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, the Market Days portion of the event will continue as scheduled this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lower level of the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace.

According to an announcement posted on the City of Williamsburg Facebook, the Williamsburg Fire Department Open House scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

The James City County Parks & Recreation Department has cancelled the Capital Color Ride bicycle event and the Williamsburg Fall Classic Pickleball Tournament, scheduled for Saturday. The Williamsburg Pickleball rain date for Sunday has also been canceled. Any participants registered for the two events have been notified. The events are being rescheduled for next fall.

The annual Reenactment of the Yorktown Tea Party of 1774, scheduled for Sunday has been canceled due to the weather.

The Tidewater Virginia Historical Society has cancelled its Sunday lecture due to anticipated high winds on the Bay Bridge and Tunnel.

All York County athletic fields and parks will be closed Sunday. McReynolds Athletic Complex (MAC) will be open until 8 p.m. for residents in low-lying areas to park their vehicles.

Williamsburg’s Second Sundays Art and Music Festival has been cancelled for Sunday.

To add an event cancellation to this list, email wyd@wydaily.com.