The snow is finally gone and the daffodils are blooming, which means one very important thing. Spring has officially arrived. Now that the weather has broken, there are all kinds of events in the works. April brings a wide variety of activities for all kinds of traveler.
For the Family Vacationers
- Busch Gardens is opening their 2015 season on March 27th. This theme park offers a variety of attractions for all ages, including roller coasters, world-class dining and shopping options and kid-friendly attractions. The world’s most beautiful theme park celebrates 40 years of family entertainment in 2015 with in-park displays, special remembrances and memorable experiences. In addition, on April 11th-12th animal expert Jack Hanna, host of the TV show “Into the Wild”, will be at the park. Find out more information on visiting Busch Gardens or the Jack Hanna event.
- Yankee Candle Village is throwing Spring Fling Weekends April 4th,5th, 11th, 12th and 18th. This store was rated as one of the top destinations by Disney Family Travel and this event is not to be missed for family travelers. Face-painting, make-your-own cotton candy, Cirque de Vol Studios performers, fun science experiments, and much more. Find out more about Yankee Candle Spring Fling Weekends.
For the Seasoned Gardener
- Historic Garden Week is April 18-25. This state-wide special event is put on by the Garden Club of Virginia each spring. There are over 250 homes, gardens, and historical landmarks that are opened to the public to display their breathtaking botany, and 18 of the participants are right here. Such a unique opportunity should not be missed. An unforgettable experience for all that attend, from garden lovers to school children. See which houses are participating.
- Colonial Williamsburg is hosting their 69th annual Garden Symposium on April 10th, 11th, and 12th. This symposium is taught by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, authors of “The Living Landscape,” and will cover creating layered landscape design. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Find out more about this year’s Garden Symposium.
For the Art and Music Lover
- 2nd Sunday Art and Music Festival is April 12th. This event features over 75 artisan booths & 4 areas of live music. The musicians performing include Eliza Geer, Take 757, Cole Stevens & the Delta Daggers and others. This event is sponsored by the local Blue Talon Bisto and is well-loved and attended by locals and visitors alike. Find out more about 2nd Sunday Festival and see a complete list of musicians.
- Opera in Williamsburg presents Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Kimball Theatre April 15th and 17th. This theatre is located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg and offers patrons an atmosphere that transports them to a simpler time. Enjoy the amazing cast of our two-year-old “Opera in Williamsburg”, described as “a treasure for locals and a magnet for tourism.” This comedic opera is both light and amusing. A great first opera for the novice, while being an much-loved favorite among opera veterans. See more information about the opera or reserve tickets.
Spring is a great time to explore our area and we hope you make our town your next travel destination!