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Williamsburg Community Appreciation Day Slated for July 3 

(WYDaily Media)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg, William & Mary, and Colonial Williamsburg will once again team up to host Community Appreciation Day Sunday, July 3.

The event, held on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg at 301 S. Nassau St., is now viewed as a new annual tradition hosted by “Williamsburg’s three pillar institutions,” according to a press release.

“Community Appreciation Day started last year as a way to recognize the community for their extraordinary efforts to get us through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Douglas Pons said. “This new tradition is one small way for us to show our gratitude for the community’s everyday commitment to make Williamsburg an excellent place to live, work, and play.”

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, with family-friendly lawn games including a giant Connect-4, giant chess and checkers, giant horseshoes, kick croquet, ring toss, and cornhole. Williamsburg Public Art Council will sponsor a community art project, providing large canvases for people of all ages to paint. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sno-to-Go will be on hand serving free sno-balls and ice cream throughout the event.

The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, part of the free Colonial Williamsburg American Music Concert Series, will close out the day. The concert series, produced in partnership with the City of Williamsburg, includes a musical performance each night, July 1-4. 

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