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 18
*Note: Many government offices and facilities in the Historic Triangle will be closed on Friday, June 18 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. For a full list, please click here.*
- BurgerFi Williamsburg Grand Opening, 6610 Mooretown Rd., Ste. F-G (Williamsburg), 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.: *Featured in WYDaily!* BurgerFi, the nation’s fastest-growing ‘better burger’ brand, is opening its doors in Williamsburg on Friday, June 18th! They will be hosting their grand opening on Thursday, June 24th! Join the BurgerFi team at 10:30 AM, as they cut the ribbon to officially open the doors. Following the ribbon cutting, dine in and enjoy photo-ops, free BurgerFi frozen custard samples, free fries with a purchase when you download the BurgerFi app, and more. From Friday, June 18th to Monday, June 28th, BurgerFi will also be offering a $10 BurgerFi TriFi deal, which includes a Cheeseburger, Fries and Coca Cola Freestyle Beverage. All week, BurgerFi will also have a collection box benefiting Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. Join BurgerFi and enjoy a chef-inspired menu with a variety of signature burgers, delicious sides, and creamy custard shakes. Afterall, life is better with burgers!
- 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.
- Williamsburg Greek Festival – DRIVE-THRU, St. Demetrios Orthodox Church, 4900 Mooretown Rd. (Williamsburg), 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Located in Williamsburg, VA, St. Demetrios Greek Church hosts an annual Greek Festival every year. Members of the church hope to bring food, culture, and faith together for the community to experience. There will be homecooked Greek cuisine as well as traditional Greek music, dancing, and vendors.
- Williamsburg Live! Featuring Chris Thile, The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 326 Francis St. W (Williamsburg), 7:30 p.m.: *Featured in WYDaily!* Williamsburg Live! returns to the Historic Triangle for the 2021 season! The three-night music festival will kick off on Friday, June 18 with a special performance by award-winning musician, Chris Thile. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website for Williamsburg Live!, hosted by the Virginia Arts Festival.
Saturday, June 19
- 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.
- 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.
- Juneteenth Special Programming, Colonial Williamsburg Historic area, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.: *Featured in WYDaily!* Colonial Williamsburg will join with community partners for this special day-long celebration of Juneteenth. Events scheduled include a keynote address given by Hampton University Professor Robert Watson, a special cookout at Chowning’s Tavern with food by award-winning food historian Chef Michael Twitty, musical and theatrical performances, with the day concluding with a special multimedia presentation given by the members of Historic First Baptist Church. For more information and how to purchase tickets, visit the event’s website.
- Angela’s Story, Historic Jamestowne, 1368 Colonial Pkwy. (Williamsburg), 12 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.: Meet Angela, one of the first Africans who lived on Jamestown Island. Listen as she recalls her former home in Angola, her capture, and her new life in Virginia. For more information and admission, please visit the website for Historic Jamestowne.
- Freedom Stories & More, Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Rd. (Williamsburg), 12-3 p.m.: *Featured in WYDaily!* This event is free. Join Williamsburg native Dylan Pritchett, best known as “The Storyteller,” along with other Virginia Black Storytellers (VirBS) as they share with you Freedom Stories at Freedom Park! The Free Black Settlement area is the backdrop for this special event. Also featured are unique crafts for kids, music and food available for purchase. This event is sponsored by James City County Parks & Recreation.
- Commemorate Juneteenth – an American celebration that marks the end of slavery in the United States, Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road (Williamsburg), 2 p.m.: Although Juneteenth springs from events that happened in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, the event celebrates liberation from a system of slavery with origins in Jamestown, Va., as the place where the first recorded Africans in 1619 were brought after landing at Old Point Comfort and where the first slave laws enacted in the mid-17th century impacted the lives and status of Africans and their descendants. Christy S. Coleman, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Executive Director, will lead Juneteenth events, offering opening and closing remarks. In this thought-provoking 90-minute program of performance, music and dance, visitors will encounter stories of African Americans from three centuries who fought against those laws until freedom came. Among the first-person portrayals, meet Elizabeth Key, who sued for her freedom in Virginia’s 17th-century courts and won; an 18th-century Black soldier who claimed his freedom by enlisting in the Continental Army’s integrated Rhode Island Regiment; and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who self-emancipated and became one of the 19th century’s most famous abolitionists. Presentations will feature Claves Unidos of Richmond, Va., performing “Our Hearts Beat Freedom” through dance, African drums and original interpretive choreography, while Lisa Reid-Williamson and All 4 Christ will provide interludes of song. Juneteenth programs will be held in the Robins Foundation Theater. Juneteenth programs are included with Jamestown Settlement admission, but tickets to this limited-capacity event must be purchased in advance to reserve a seat. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg can access the online ticket portal to reserve a seat at no cost. Buy Tickets.
- 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.
- Wiliamsburg Live! Featuring Leyla McCalla, The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 326 Francis St. W (Williamsburg), 7:30 p.m.: *Featured in WYDaily!* Williamsburg Live! returns to the Historic Triangle for the 2021 season! The three-night music festival will continue on Saturday, June 19 with a special performance by acclaimed musician, Leyla McCalla. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website for Williamsburg Live!, hosted by the Virginia Arts Festival.
Sunday, June 20
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- Sunday Beers & Beats, Virginia Beer Company (Williamsburg), 12:30-3:30 p.m.: Live music season is here! Welcome the area’s finest acoustic acts to The Virginia Beer Company‘s beer garden every Sunday from 12:30-3:30 pm! Brewery + Beer Garden open from 12-9:30 pm! Featuring live music, Half Price Fills to-go, and bites from some of the area’s best food trucks too.
- Wiliamsburg Live! Featuring The Lone Bellow, The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 326 Francis St. W (Williamsburg), 7:30 p.m.: *Featured in WYDaily and 92.3 The Tide!* Williamsburg Live! returns to the Historic Triangle for the 2021 season! The three-night music festival will conclude on Sunday, June 20 with a Americana Music Award-winning group, The Lone Bellow. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website for Williamsburg Live!, hosted by the Virginia Arts Festival.