Top things to do in Williamsburg VA in March 2024
There are quite a few annual events that fall in March that locals and visitors will enjoy. But Williamsburg is already in bloom so a simple walk on DoG Street (the main street in Colonial Williamsburg) is a wonderful thing to do in March. Here we go…keep scrolling….and check back we update it though out the month!
York County Restaurant Week
Now Serving: Great Meals and Deals at 16 York County Restaurants Feb. 26 to March 3
York County restaurants have put together scrumptious specials for you to enjoy all week long! Drop by local dining establishments February 26-March 3 to not only support these independent businesses, but also to enjoy an unforgettable (and affordable) meal! Participating Restaurants
Winter Markets on the Yorktown Waterfront have two more left this winter season: March 2 and March 16! Winter Markets offer one-of-a-kind art, homemade sweets, soups, gourmet chocolates, homemade candles, dog treats, local art and so more! March 16th is a special St. Patrick’s Day themed market so definitely don’t miss it. This is a rain or shine market – if weather is bad it will move to the lower level of the Parking Terrace. Learn more and see a list of vendors!
Busch Gardens – St. Paddy’s Day Celebration March 8th – 24th
March is a great month to visit Busch Gardens! Mardi Gras continues through March 3 and moves into St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations the following weekend on March 8. Yes, green beer is back! Come and enjoy your favorite rides, coasters, family-friendly fun, and authentic live entertainment, including an Irish rock band, performances by local dance schools, and more. Celtic Fyre®, the six-time winner of #1 Theme Park Entertainment by USA Today, returns to Abbey Stone Theatre. If you have little kids, they will love the themed scavenger hunt, snapping a photo with Clancy the Leprechaun, and saying hello to their favorite Sesame Street® friends in Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™. If you are looking for the latest coupons and discounts visit here.
2nd Sundays Williamsburg – 6 Blocks of Artisans, Live Music & Performing Arts
On March 10th from 11am to 5pm at 400 Block of Prince George Street, Williamsburg
Opening weekend! Shop unique handcrafts with 120+ artisan vendors, enjoy live music, street performances and food trucks. Fun, family friendly atmosphere. There’s something to be enjoyed by all! ADMISSION IS FREE. More info
Opens March 16th for 2024 Season – The Williamsburg Farmers Market returns for weekly markets on Saturdays from 8 am to noon for the 2024 Season beginning on Saturday March 16. So head down to DoG St. (Duke of Gloucester St) and shop your favorite vendors. Bring your family, friends and your dog. Grab a coffee and get some market shopping done! See this week’s vendors and music here.
Colonial Williamsburg Celebrates Women’s History Month & St. Patrick’s Day with Special Curated Menus
1. Christiana Campbell’s Tavern – Celebrates Women’s History Month
The special menu, available March 8th to 30th, pays homage to the legacy of women in the culinary world throughout history. Only $28 ala carte serves two. View menu.
2. King’s Arms Tavern – Celebrates Women’s History Month
Lunch and dinner specials, available from March 8th to 31st, inspired by Abby Fisher, one of the pioneering Black women authors in America. View menu.
3. Traditions – St. Patrick’s Day Specials
The Williamsburg Lodge will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 from 11am-2pm with some traditional Irish favorites with a southern twist. Special menu
As of mid march we should see lambs in the fields. Here is our post with pasture map indicating the best spots to find them!
Saturday and Sunday, March 16 – 17 at Jamestown Settlement – Make ready for centuries of military history – all in one weekend –Romans, Vikings, knights. Privateers, sailors, soldiers. patriotic music and artillery salutes – during Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored Military Through the Ages event. Bring the family to see hundreds of re-enactors depicting armed forces from 500 B.C.E. all the way to modern-day soldiers with the Virginia Army National Guard. As one of the most unique chronological displays of military history, you will explore military encampments and interact with re-enactors to learn how uniforms, weapons and tactics evolved through the centuries. Military through the Ages Schedule of Events here
Wednesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at Jamestown Settlement – Joseph McGill has a 30-year career in public history. He is founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, which allows people to sleep in extant slave dwellings to raise awareness and preservation of these often-neglected structures. His new book, “Sleeping with the Ancestors,” was released in 2023. Buy Tickets
March 23 from 10 am to 2 pm at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road – Don’t miss the PAW-TY! Grab the leash and get to the park with your furry friend for a fun time! Family and dog-friendly activities, entertaining demos, games, contests, fabulous food ($) and community vendors will also be present. Co-sponsor: Heritage Humane Society.
All dogs attending Fido Fest must be on a leash no more than 8′ long. No retractable leashes. Dogs must be current on vaccines. Admission is $5/car (cash or check). Visit here to see all the activities and events!
The park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk. The park visitor center, office, and gift shop are open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. This park has great events, dock for canoes and kayaks, fishing, horse trails, hiking trails and some challenging mountain bike trails too! Check out the big list of events for March here
Chippokes is one of the oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. A working farm since 1619, the park offers modern recreational activities and a glimpse of life in a bygone era. Visitors tour the historic area with its antebellum mansion and outbuildings, stroll through formal gardens, and view antique equipment at the Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum. They have a campground and four overnight cabins allow visitors to stay on the historic grounds. The park has a visitor center with a gift shop. It also provides opportunities to bike, hike, ride horseback and picnic. Did you know that Chippokes also offers wedding packages and meeting facilities? If you are coming from the Williamsburg side of the James River just hop on the free Jamestown Ferry. The ferry ride is part of the fun! Visit Here for this month’s long list of events!
Evening programs return in Colonial Williamsburg
There is a night life in Colonial Williamsburg with their evening programs! The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Evening entertainment includes signature favorites and new enchanting experiences!
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