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5 Ways to Enjoy Spring in Williamsburg

The Return of CW Lights (April 7-30):
There is still time to enjoy this magical glow event at the Governor’s Palace Gardens. The lights transform the gardens into a landscape of awe and wonder, illuminating the spring blooms. As you stroll through the gardens listening to the finest 18th-century entertainers throughout the gardens you will be transported back in time. Learn more.

Return of Drummers Call (May 20-22):
Join us for a weekend of 18th-century military music performed by visiting corps from around the country.  Performances are throughout historic Williamsburg. Learn more.

Colonial Williamsburg’s Rare Breeds Program:
Babies of all kinds just warm our hearts, but there is something about baby animals, full of energy, bounding, jumping, and playing that brings a big smile to our faces, especially the lambs in spring. The Colonial Williamsburg Rare Breeds program began in 1986 to preserve genetic diversity in livestock. This program is a great way to see why it is important to preserve these breeds today.

May 14: Jamestown Day:
On Saturday, 14th, Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne mark the 415th anniversary of the 1607 founding in Virginia of America’s first permanent English settlement. Jamestown day includes interpretive programs on Powhatan Indian and English interactions, archeology, military, and maritime displays. Be entertained by the traditional music of the time.

Separate site admission: Jamestown Settlement is $17.00 for adults, $8.00 for ages 6-12, and children under 6 are free; Historic Jamestowne is $14.00 for adults, ages 16 and older. Visit Historic Jamestown.

Visit the Williamsburg Farmers Market:
Now open again every Saturday in the heart of historic Williamsburg. With over 40 vendors with a variety of locally grown seasonal produce, handmade soaps, baked good, cheeses, and more. Enjoy chatting to vendors to learn about their products and listen to live local music. Learn more.