Tourism Top 10

Posted on: January 29, 2018

What Will You Do This Weekend?

Feb. 2

  • Enjoy the Fossil Frenzy at York River State Park on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until noon. Long before there was a York River State Park, or even a York River, 6,000 plus years ago, marine creatures swam here in a shallow sea. Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. There is no cost for this event, but please make a reservation by calling 757-566-3036.
  • Take a break from the cold and spend your day in the Jamestown Rediscovery artifact museum on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. during Archaearium Artifact Adventures. Meet colonists, participate in archaeological activities and explore the world of the first permanent English colony in the New World. Activities include touching and feeling artifacts, sorting and washing artifacts, mending pottery, coloring a ceramic, Ecology: the Environment at Jamestown and Conversation with a Colonist: Meet Anas Todkill. These activities are free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne.
  • Attend the Opening Reception for Transposition: Asian Cultures on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Linda Matney Fine Art Gallery. This new exhibit brings artists from China whose work is not usually shown in the United States, to present a meaningful cultural expression and explanation of contemporary Chinese art and to promote cross-cultural understanding and awareness through art and travel. This exhibit is through April 7, 2018.
  • Have you ever visited the Norge Depot Museum at the James City County Library? The Depot is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and 2-4 p.m. on Sundays. See railroad and local historical exhibits including artifacts, photographs and clothing. A model railroad is running and a wooden railroad is available for kids. Take a picture with the caboose! Free, but donations appreciated.
  • Attend a comedy show at The Comedy Club of Williamsburg featuring Andy Forrester on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. Forrester is one of the fastest rising comedians in the Southeast. His high energy and animated comedy has landed him spots opening for such headliners as Rob Schneider, Dave Coulier and most recently Kevin Pollak and Greg Giraldo.
  • The 1st Annual Superbowl Crowler Fill Event will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4 from noon until 6 p.m. at Billsburg Brewery. Be a part of the B2 history and help them fill as many growlers and crowlers as possible for your Superbowl party! They are trying to set a new record for their taproom. All crowler/growler buyers are automatically entered in door prize drawings that include very steep discounts on future purchases and fills.
  • Kids, dogs, and books…what a great relationship! Paws to Read attracts children from the entire spectrum of reading levels to read to trained K-9 Connection therapy dogs. The dogs listen uncritically and wag their tails as the kids read, providing unspoken encouragement and affirmation. No prior registration is needed, but a signed permission form from a parent is required. This event is at the James City County Library on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Special Interest

  • Enjoy basketball? Watch participants show off their dribbling, shooting and rebounding skills at the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. until noon at the James City County Recreation Center. Participants are 13 years old and under. Deadline to register to participate has closed.
  • Participate in the Toano Middle School Icy 8K and Frosty 5K on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The course is a fairly flat loop and there will be plenty of great food from local sponsors and awards inside after the run. This event benefits the mini grant program. Register online.
  • Are you engaged? Attend Ford's Colony Country Clubs' Second Annual Wedding Sip & See on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 5-8 p.m. This is a great opportunity for engaged couples to view the spaces, meet preferred vendors and try incredible food. This gives engaged couples the opportunity to truly envision their special day at Ford's Colony in our staged wedding venues. The event is complimentary to engaged couples, but space is limited. To reserve your space, simply email or call Shay Rybin, Ford’s Colony Country Club Private Events Director, at or 757-258-4120.
  • No Superbowl Sunday Party plans? Join Billsburg Brewery on Sunday, Feb. 4 for their first Super Bowl Sunday Party featuring tailgating, corn hole in the parking lot and the big game! The game will be broadcast in the taproom. The German Snack Shack will be on hand serving up amazing food and there will be special pricing on beers throughout the day and throughout the game.
  • Join Heritage Humane Society for a Super Bowl party for a cause at Center Street Grill on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 5-10 p.m. There will be raffles, tickets, games, drink specials and much more. Games and activities will start at 5 p.m. and benefit Heritage Humane Society.

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