May is just around the corner! The warm weather of the late spring season is here and that means there are lots of things to do in Williamsburg, Virginia! While there is more going on than we can list here, we’ve picked a few of our favorite events we recommend you check out!
Mr Jefferson’s Palace Garden Party
May 3rd, 2019
Governor’s Palace at Colonial Williamsburg
A garden party is the perfect way to celebrate the spring. But, this is no ordinary get-together among the flowers. Colonial Williamsburg has spared no expense to create an event that will transport you back to the wealth and frivolity of an upper-class 18th century garden party. This year’s theme is “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and will feature Shakespearean theatrics, food, music, dancing, and fireworks. This event is going to be an experience you won’t want to miss out on! Click here to purchase tickets!
Evenings at 8pm
In addition, Colonial Williamsburg also hosts their Haunted Williamsburg walking tours every evening. The warmer weather means that May is the perfect time to take the tour! It takes you inside many of the haunted historic homes of Williamsburg as your guide retells some incredible stories. Click here to read more and purchase tickets.
20th Annual Williamsburg British and European Car Show
May 4th, 2019
The Shops at High Street
Love British and European cars? Then you’ll want to check out the 20th Annual Williamsburg British and European Car Show! This event is hosted by the Williamsburg British Car Club and will feature an impressive number and variety of European cars from different eras. Click here to learn more!
Water Country USA Season Opening
May 18th, 2019
Water Country USA
Williamsburg, Virginia’s summer water park is opening for the season! As a sister park to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, this is the largest family water park in Virginia with lots to do for any age! The park will be premiering their new ride this spring, Cutback Water Coaster! This is a great way to escape the heat! Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.
Williamsburg Winery International Dinner Series: British Dinner
May 26th, 2019
The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred
Ever wanted to try a traditional British dinner worthy of the Royals, themselves? You won’t want to miss the next installment of the International Dinner Series hosted by the Williamsburg Winery. This is no ordinary dinner out! Enjoy a 7-course meal with amazing wine pairings in the stunning setting of Westbury Hall at Wessex Hundred. Click here to see the menu and purchase tickets.
The Magic Flute
May 5, 7, & 9, 2019
The Opera in Williamsburg will be performing Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Kimball Theatre right in downtown Williamsburg. This opera company started in 2012 and has been enriching the lives of our local community ever since! If you love the music of Mozart and enjoy opera, you won’t want to miss this performance! Click here to see the cast and purchase tickets.
Do you have any favorite May events to add to the list?