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Fireworks at the Palace

Special Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled ongoing events in the Revolutionary City, we invite you to join us throughout the year for various special occasions and events.

Arts of the South
Feb 14, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

Explore the aesthetic diversity of early Southern style through remarkable objects.

Example of Chinese Porcelain from the collections of Colonial Williamsburg
Mar 29, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015

This exhibit will illustrate the wide variety of Chinese porcelain that was available in colonial America with a particular focus on pieces with histories in Virginia.

RevQuest: The Old Enemy
Mar 31 - Nov 30, 2014

Become an agent for the Committee for Secret Correspondence. Help save the Revolution by finding the best ally for the War for American Independence.

Early American Silver in the Cahn Collection
May 3, 2014 - May 24, 2015

The Cahn collection of early American and domestic silver celebrates both American history and craftsmanship. The loan exhibition of 40 pieces includes significant works by such masters as Jeremiah Drummer and Paul Revere Jr. of Boston and Joseph Richardson Sr. of Philadelphia.
Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Summer Breeze Concert Series
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014

Celebrate summer with this series of open-air concerts featuring a variety of bands performing music from pop to dance party. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music.

The Taste Tradition Weekend
Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014

A full weekend of contemporary cuisine creatively prepared by our talented chefs and served in beautiful surroundings.

Early Music Festival
Sep 23 - Sep 26, 2014

Experience early music as it was meant to be performed—with the instruments and ambience found only here.

Veteran's Day Military March
Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2014

Take part in our weekend of special events. Immerse yourself in an 18th-century battle, join in a military march, or witness armorers hard at work on this special weekend of remembrance.

King's Arms Tavern
Nov 27, 2014

The holidays begin with the most American of meals—Thanksgiving. Celebrate this special meal together and leave the stresses of cooking to us.

Grand Illumination at the Governor's Palace
Dec 7, 2014

For more than 70 years, Colonial Williamsburg has celebrated the holiday season by holding a Grand Illumination.