Friday, December 8, 2023

Virginia Symphony Returns to Perform Under the Stars at Yorktown Waterfront

(York County Public Affairs)

YORKTOWN — The Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to Yorktown on Saturday, Sept. 3 for its 24th annual outdoor concert under the stars.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Under the baton of Adam Turner, each year the Virginia Symphony presents a series of classics, pops and family concerts in places like Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.

The free concert is presented by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation, with support from York County, York County Arts Commission, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, as well as community contributors from organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Visitors are encouraged to pack picnics, bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating, and arrive early. The award-winning Fifes and Drums of York Town take the stage at 6 p.m. for a festive performance, and blue ribbons will be awarded to the most creative picnic set-ups prior to the event.

A large crowd is expected, and visitors are reminded:

  • Parking is available in the two-level parking terrace on Water Street, with handicapped parking located on the lower level.
  • Additional parking can be found at York Hall, County Administration Building, York County Courts & Office Complex, and other designated lots throughout town. For this evening only, guests may also park at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown beginning at 5 p.m.
  • To ease the flow of traffic, no loading of any equipment, chairs, coolers, etc. into vehicles will be permitted during or at the conclusion of the concert at the corners of Water and Ballard Streets and Water and Buckner Streets.
  • The Yorktown Trolley will not be available during and after the concert. Service that evening ends at 5:30 p.m.

For additional event info visit or find Visit Yorktown on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The rain date for the event is Sept. 7. Contact the York County Weather Event Hotline at 757-890-3520.

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