HISTORIC TRIANGLE — Welcome to our weekly column where we will provide a round up of events happening this weekend in and around the Historic Triangle! Below, you will find a handful of the many events happening.
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Friday, June 4
- Jurassic Giants at the VLM, Virginia Living Museum (Newport News), 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Roaring, stomping, animatronic dinosaurs are back at the Virginia Living Museum! In this summer’s “Jurassic Giants” exhibit, journey back millions of years to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods as you visit the Museum’s changing exhibit gallery and throughout the Museum grounds and experience life-like dinosaurs around every turn. Experience an almost 13-foot-tall Giganotosaurus in the Conservation Garden, accompanied by a water-spitting Suchomimus to help you stay cool in the prehistoric heat. Indoors, see other robot dinosaurs like Deinonychus. The Virginia Living Museum truly is your place for Jurassic Giants. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through September 6, 2021. Included in museum admission.
Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, Opera in Williamsburg Performing Outdoors, West Porch of the Williamsburg Community Building (Williamsburg), 7-8:30 p.m.: Opera in Williamsburg presents: Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, performing outdoors. Fully staged, with world-class cast. Conductor: Maestro Jorge Parodi. Stage Director: Marco Nistico. Audience in reserved socially-distanced seats on the lawn of the Williamsburg Community Center, 401 North Boundary Street, Williamsburg. The use of masks is requested. Details and tickets at: www.operainwilliamsburg.org.
Coastal Virginia Bluegrass & Brew Festival, The American Theatre (Hampton), 8 p.m.: Celebrating its fourth year, the Coastal Virginia Bluegrass and Brew Festival returns for what has become one of the region’s most anticipated musical events. Experience a trio of genre-defining bluegrass acts and some of Coastal Virginia’s finest local breweries, cideries and distilleries.
Saturday, June 5
Williamsburg Farmers Market, Francis St. W. (Williamsburg), 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: Visit the Williamsburg Farmers Market in our new location in the Francis Street parking lot, 401 W. Francis Street! This Virginia producer-only market offers a variety of local products, including fresh seasonal produce, a variety of meats and seafood, herbs, potted plants, baked goods, confections, honey, cheese, coffee, peanuts, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy live music and demonstrations, participate as a family in the Power of Produce (POP) Club, and learn while you shop! Saturdays April 3 through December 18 8:00 am -12:00 pm. The Market accepts cash, credit cards, SNAP, and W&M Express. See website for music, entertainment and vendor information. Free parking available. Live music performed by Jack Enea from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Yorktown Market Days – Saturday Farmers Market, Riverwalk Landing (Yorktown), 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Enjoy spectacular views of the York River, live music at select markets, food trucks, and a variety of vendors! Shop for seasonal produce; fresh seafood and meats; breads; fresh-cut flowers; handmade soaps and candles; honey; gourmet dog treats; and a beautiful display of work from local artists and artisans. Free. EBT/SNAP cards accepted. Come see why we are the GOLD winner of Best Farmers Market in all of Hampton Roads for the second year in a row, by the readers of Coastal Virginia Magazine. Per the updated Executive Order 72, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask at the market. Those individuals who are not vaccinated should continue to wear a mask. *Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2021 events are subject to change including times, dates, and locations.
- Anniversary of Lord Dunbar’s Escape to H.M.S. Fowey, Gallery at York Hall (Yorktown), 10 a.m.: *Featured in WYDaily!* Hosted by the Watermen’s Museum and held at the Gallery at York Hall, this all-day event will commemorate the 1775 event of when Lord Dunbar escaped to the H.M.S. Fowey, hastening tension between the British and the Virginia Colony. The event will feature reenactors and a Colonial-era market.
Free Canine Lumps & Bumps Check, Nautical Dog (Williamsburg), 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Bring your dog by The Nautical Dog on Saturday, June 5th from 11-2 for a Lumps & Bumps check with Dr. Andrew MacDougall, DVM. Learn about FETCH a cure and get a chance to win raffle prizes. Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death in pets? FETCH A Cure provides financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.
Saturday Beers & Beats, Virginia Beer Company (Williamsburg), 4-7 p.m.: Live music season is here! Welcome the area’s finest music makers to The Virginia Beer Company‘s beer garden every Saturday from 4-7 pm! Brewery + Beer Garden open from 12-9:30 pm! Featuring live music and bites from some of the area’s best food trucks too.
Sunday, June 6
Going-in-Seine, York River State Park Visitors Center (Williamsburg), 1-3 p.m.: Come to the Seining Beach, the river access point just past Shelter #3 left of Woodstock Pond. Rangers will use seine nets to discover the various fish and shellfish who make their home in the brackish waters of the York River. Other details: No extra fees, children are welcome. Call (757) 566-3036 or email YorkRiver@dcr.virginia.gov for more information.
Roaming Ranger, York River State Park Visitors Center (Williamsburg), 4-5 p.m.: With over two thousand acres, the park has a wide variety of life in the wetlands and woods. Meet with our naturalist/ranger who will help you discover the aquatic, insect, mammal, and plant life in the park’s ecosystems. Other details: No extra fees, children are welcome. Call (757) 566-3036 or email YorkRiver@dcr.virginia.gov for more information.
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