Best things to do in Williamsburg in April 2024


Best things to do in Williamsburg and surrounding towns in April 2024

Our Daily Calendar will give you the run down on what is happening everyday of the week but if you want a list of top events you don’t want to miss in April in Williamsburg, Yorktown, James City County and surrounding cities – this is your list! Events are listed chronology. Come back throughout the month because we are always adding to it!

Trader Joe’s Kids Tours – FREE (but you have to register)

Sign up the kids for Trader Joe’s Kids Tours! They are free and they are back right in time for Spring Break! Find foods to match the rainbow, kids will love the behind the scenes tour, and shop around the world! All tours start at either 9:30 am or 11 am! Tours are on the following dates at the Williamsburg Trader Joe’s:
Monday, April 1 at 11 am
Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 am
Thursday, April 4 at 11 am

Registration is required and they do fill up so call TJ’s Williamsburg to sign up at 757-259-2135


Little Shop of Horrors at the Williamsburg Players – April 5 – 21

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B- singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it, with his BLOOD. A trio of girl group singers narrate this tale of Seymour, Audrey, and a memorable turn by her sadistic dentist boyfriend. The situation spins slowly out of control as Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination…More Here

Scares That Care presents AuthorCon III – Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14

AuthorCon III (a Scares That Care charity event) is coming to Williamsburg! Enjoy a fantastic weekend with authors, vendors and celebrity guests. Special on-site events including workshops, film festival, Readings, and more! Purchase weekend ticket for only $30. All funds raised are for Scares That Care, a nonprofit organization that raises money for three recipients each year: a burn victim, a breast cancer fighter, and a child with cancer. More Info


Williamsburg Farmers Market – Saturdays April 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 8 am – 12 pm

This market boasts produce, meat, seafood, plants, soaps, specialty condiments, baked goods and so much more. Bring the family, bring the dog…or just bring yourself. Grab a coffee and wander DoG St. (Duke of Gloucester St.) and the adjacent parking lot where you will be met with smiling facing and market treats! See this week’s vendors and live music here.


Go Green Market at Yorktown Market Days – Saturday, April 13 from 8 am to 12 pm

This market launches the 2024 weekly Yorktown Market Days Saturday Markets! Be sure to bring your reusable bags or pickup a free reusable bag from the information tent. There will also be a limited supply of free giveaways on site that day. Look for special exhibitors and educational children’s crafts, activities, and games.  Shop for seasonal produce; fresh baked goods; meats; fresh-cut flowers; handmade soaps and candles; honey; gourmet dog treats; and a beautiful display of work from local artists and artisans. More Info

Summer Camp Fair – JCC Parks & Recreation – Saturday, April 14 from 11 am – 3 pm

😀Make sure to attend the 11th Annual Summer Camp Fair! (FREE) at the JCC Recreation Center – Sunday, April 14 from 11 am to 3 pm. What do you do at the Fair?

📍Plan you kid’s summer in 30 min or less!
📍Meet with camp and program staff and ask your questions.
📍Register your kids for camps, sports, arts and other summer programs.
📍Be one of the first 200 families and get a great SWAG BAG!
📍Camps for kids from Pre-K to 18 years old! Yes camps for teens too!

📌Mark your calendars and don’t forget the kids – there will be live animals from Heritage Humane Society and Busch Gardens! Learn more and see the list of attending camps here


2nd Sunday Arts & Music Festival – Sunday April 14 from 11 am – 5 pm

Head down to downtown Williamsburg (Prince George and Boundary Street to start) and then get ready to stroll, shop and listen to music – and maybe grab some food! Great artist & music lineup planned! There’s something to be enjoyed by all! Learn more here.


Spring Sidewalk Sale in Merchants Square – Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21

Don’t miss the opportunity to find unique gifts, accessories and fashion for everyone in the family at this year’s Spring Sidewalk Sale, April 19 – 21, 2024. Also enjoy outdoor dining and a mouth-watering selection of savory foods you won’t find anywhere else.

This weekend support your favorite merchants during their Fall Sidewalk Sale! With offers ranging from 25% -75% off select merchandise, you’ll find unique gifts, accessories & fashions for everyone in the family. More info

Williamsburg Artist guild

Williamsburg Artists Group (WAG) to Hold Sale at Bruton Parish House

Spring Brings New WAG Art Sale to Bruton Parish House
Friday, April 19, 2024 – 4 pm – 8 pm
Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 10 am – 3 pm

A new selection of fine art by 20 artists will be on display at Bruton Parish House this month as the Williamsburg Artist Group returns for its popular spring show. Artists will show their original two-dimensional works on easily accessible tables, easels, and grid walls in the large open space of Bruton Parish House.  More Info

Sister Cities French Market at Yorktown Market Days – Saturday April 20 from 8 am to 3 pm

Enjoy French music, wine, and featured traditional market products such as fresh-baked bread and pastries, chocolates, macarons, crepes, and authentic beignets (just to name a few!)

Also shop for seasonal produce; fresh baked goods; meats; fresh-cut flowers; handmade soaps and candles; honey; gourmet dog treats; and a beautiful display of work from local artists and artisans. More Info

Pirates Invade Yorktown Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28

Beware of pillagers as pirates invade Yorktown Market Days (Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm)! At this special extended farmers market you can shop for fresh produce and choose from a variety of fresh breads and pastries. See the list of all the events on this Pirate Weekend Read more here

Ye are invited to travel back to the Golden Age of Piracy as Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen’s Museum are invaded by seafaring marauders.

We know all those mini-marauders are bound to work up an appetite as they explore the nearby festival and hunt down treasures on their maps. Take advantage of the Historic Yorktown restaurants as well as food vendors and food trucks that will be serving up lunch, snacks, and cold drinks

bikes out of hibernation 2024

Bikes Out of Hibernation

Williamsburg Area Bicyclists, James City County Parks & Recreation and BikeWalk Williamsburg will be offering the Bikes Out of Hibernation Event and it will be held in conjunction with Pedal the Parkway! It will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Jamestown Settlement Parking Lot, adjacent to the Colonial Parkway. What a great way to kick off May is Bike Month! So get that neglected bike out of your garage and get it ready for Spring! Free tire pumping and minor adjustments will be given by several local bicycle shops. FREE helmets and helmet fittings! FREE refreshments! Then take your bike for a spin on the adjacent Virginia Capital Trail or the Jamestown Island loop! NO REGISTRATION – just come on down!

Ongoing Events all April


Baby Lambs at Colonial Williamsburg

It is so simple and yet one of the most fun things to do – especially with little kids. You can learn about all the animals in Colonial Williamsburg’s rare breeds program but in April it is all about the lambs. We have a Pasture Map and list of places to find them on our article: where to find the lambs

Busch Gardens Kids Weekends Sesame Street Forest of Fun every Friday – Sunday, March 29 – April 21

Join your Sesame Street Friends for a fun-filled celebration! Discover a new theme each week with dance parties, games, crafts, Storytime, and other exciting activities. Take your first coaster ride on Grover’s Alpine Express. Try the scavenger hunts, sing along to Let’s Play Together, snap a family photo, and more! If you have 5 and unders you have until May 31st to get the 2 Park Preschool pass for unlimited entrance all spring and summer to Busch Gardens & Water Country USA. Visit HERE to see each weekend theme for Kid’s Weekends!

Easter Egg Hunts & Spring Break Fun 2024

If you are staycationing or visiting Williamsburg this is a post with Easter events like Egg Hunts and fun events that kids and families will enjoy during Spring Break! See the big list here


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