UPDATE — Due to the heat advisory and the potential for thunderstorms, Community Appreciation Day has been postponed to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20. According to the city, the event remains largely the same, though the musical performer will be Good Shot Judy as part of the Summer Breeze Concert Series. The musical performance begins at 6 p.m.
WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg, William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will host the third annual Community Appreciation Day on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on Thursday, July 20.
Started in 2021 as a thank-you to the community for its collective strength and resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Appreciation Day is now an annual tradition hosted by Williamsburg’s three pillar institutions.
Community Appreciation Day begins at 5 p.m. with family-friendly lawn games.
The Williamsburg Public Art Council will also be sponsoring a community art project. Ahead of the event, Silas Baker, artist of the City’s Papilio Glaucus mural in Midtown Row, will paint a Williamsburg gardenscape. The public is invited to create its own butterflies to adhere to the mural.
Throughout the event, Sno-to-Go will serve free sno-balls and ice cream, and the day ends with a performance from Good Shot Judy.
This event is free and open to the public.