President’s Day Weekend 2022 -Things to Do in Williamsburg
Got kids who are out of school this President’s Day. Here are a bunch of fun things to do including a family roadtrip for those adventurous families!
1. Presidents Weekend events at Colonial Williamsburg!
This year, take advantage of the long weekend to visit the place where it all began. Before they were presidents, Virginians George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison were shaped by their experiences in Williamsburg. Meet them and discover the roles that each played in Virginia’s colonial capital and how that prepared them to be Commanders in Chief. Also meet Martha Washington the first First Lady of our Nation. You can see all these special programs with your Good Neighbor Pass, day tickets or annual pass! See special Presidents’ Weekend programs here.
Winter Carnival, Jigsaw Puzzle Competition and Slim – events this President’s Day weekend through the Library
❄️Winter Carnival – Friday, February 18, 2022 – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter weather got you down? It’s a perfect time for a carnival! Join us for an after-hours family party at the library, with homemade mini-golf, a Candyland cakewalk, crafts, and a magic show with Jonathan Austin….Learn more
🧩Jigsaw Puzzle Competition and Puzzle Swap – Saturday February 19th – 1 pm – 4 pm
Event will be held on Feb 19th from 1 pm – 4 pm, created by the Williamsburg Regional Library, this event will be held at the Stryker Center 412 N. Boundary St, Williamsburg. Come and test your jigsaw puzzle skills in a competition for prizes and glory! And while at this even bring your puzzles you have already done to swap out! Learn more and Register
⛹️♀️Mad Science presents Slime Time! – Sun, February 20th – workshops: 10:30 am. & 12 pm
Learn about the science of polymers and create ooey-gooey slime. In this workshop, varied concoctions of slime will stir up in scientific style, and the properties of slime will be tested in a team-spirited Slime Olympics. This event is to be held at Abram Frink Jr. Community Center 8901 Pocahontas Trail Williamsburg. Learn more and Register
2. Back Yard Adventures – at the Virginia Living Museum! This exhibit opens February 5th so President’s Day weekend is a great time to come down and see it. Step into a garden, complete with gnomes, ants and a giant spider that will engage visitors with science and technology and enable them to continue discovering in the future! Featuring: Garden Golf, Night Vision, Augmented Reality Garden Bed, Nectar Collector, Paver Puzzle, Food Web Pond, The Garden Shed, Critter Calls and more! Details
3. Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens – Love this event! Busch Gardens hosting a Mardi Gras event in January & February! This President’s Day weekend they are open on Monday too (since it is a holiday). So grab the kids and celebrate Mardi Gras!
4. President’s Homes Tour for the Family: It is the perfect weekend for a road trip and this one includes spots right here in the Burg as well as ones just a short drive away. Visit President’s Homes in our area (there are quite a few). Check out this great trip guide by local writer Brandy Centolanza: All the President’s Tours