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.

Mar 19 - Nov 22, 2016

Come experience the firing of 18th-century firearms at the Colonial Williamsburg Musket Range.

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums
May 27 - May 30, 2016

Military families are invited to enjoy FREE* Colonial Williamsburg admission, Friday, May 27–Monday, May 30, 2016 during our Honoring Service to America weekend.

In Defense of Our Liberty
May 30, 2016

Gather for a modern service honoring military veterans who died while serving their country.

Jun 1, 2016

Pulitzer prize winner, Joseph Ellis will discuss his newest book, "The Quartet." During an illustrated lecture Dr. Ellis will argue that American nationhood was a result of the efforts of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison, with the support of three others, creating, adopting and implementing the United States Constitution.

Cherokee Week
Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2016

During the eighteenth century, multiple Cherokee delegations traveled to Williamsburg to "treat" with Virginia's colonial government over issues of trade, peace and alliance. These negotiations kept claims and settlement of western Indian lands to a minimum.

va arts festival
Jun 24 - Jun 26, 2016

Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby gathers musical friends for a three-day jam! Bruce curated the whole shebang, so prepare for mind-blowing musical explorations by some of the most gifted and innovative artists performing today.

Colonial Williamsburg Fireworks
Jul 4, 2016

Join us for a vibrant and patriotic Fourth of July celebration with a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, a picnic, a performance by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and a dazzling display of fireworks.