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Celebrate the summer solstice with outdoor activities in James City County

Jamestown Beach Event Park (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
Jamestown Beach Event Park (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)

The longest day of the year is June 21, and James City County is marking the occasion with a day full of fun activities.

To celebrate the summer solstice, James City County has organized active family programs from sunrise to sunset, according to the county’s website.

The activities will begin a various times and locations. For the early riser, there are a number of morning activities to choose from:

There are also events that continue into the evening for those that don’t intend to rise with the sun:

Going into the evening, the county has also planned a series of fun activities:

All events are free and open to the public. Outdoor activities are weather permitting, for updates on any weather cancellations call the hotline at 757-259-3232. For more information visit James City County online or call 757-259-5355.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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