Celebrate all that America has accomplished with a special Memorial Day weekend to Williamsburg. Get the most out of your summer vacation with a visit to several of Colonial Williamsburg’s most historic sites, including the Bruton Parish Church, French Grave site and the Palace. Fresh wreaths will be hung in these areas to commemorate soldiers who gave their lives in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War. Honor your veterans by participating in this great event. You can find Williamsburg lodging for Memorial Day weekend as well.
While you’re in the Williamsburg area, you can find all kinds of exciting attractions to keep you busy, including Busch Gardens Williamsburg, one of Virginia’s most popular theme parks! Take part in some of the festivities featuring famous world cultures like Ireland or Germany with shows, cuisine and fun rides. Kids will take their turn on zooming roller coasters like the Battering Ram, Escape from Pompeii, Roman Rapids or the Griffon. Highlighted shows include Sunny Days Celebration, This is Oktoberfest and Celtic Fyre.
Switch from land to water at Water Country USA, providing the full summer experience. Cool off on a hot day with splashing rides like Big Daddy Falls, Malibu Pipeline, Rampage or Adventure Isle. Remember, many of these rides can hold multiple people in one raft, so the more the merrier. Invite your family and friends along with swim wear for a fantastic experience in Williamsburg’s number one water park. For those that would rather relax and tan, the park also provides more than 1,500 lounge chairs within its boundaries.
Some of the artists featured in Williamsburg’s annual Hampton Jazz Festival are already selling out, and visitors are encouraged to reserve their seats early for this event taking place from June 24 – 26. Some of the most well-known modern and classic jazz artists such as Charlie Wilson, Frankie Beverly and Anthony Hamilton will fill the stage with their smooth vocals and accompanying instrumentals. You will find an extraordinary mix of jazz and blues during the concert and gain a new appreciation for the live performances of these artists. Be sure to reserve your Williamsburg hotel and tickets ahead of time.
You can learn about the extensive colonial history of Williamsburg with a stop at Jamestown Settlement, where local actors will interact with you and your family to create the authentic atmosphere of the original Jamestown village. Learn about how shelters were made, food was produced and animals were hunted back in the 17th century. You’ll even be able to board the replicated three ships that came from England to Virginia in 1607.
The interactive experience can be continued at the amazing Virginia Living Museum, providing a look a more than 250 species of wildlife that make the water and land its home. Stroll through this vast facility that combines a science center, aquarium, botanical preserve, wildlife park and aquarium all into one. Visitors will see lovable animals like otters and unique wildlife such as horseshoe crabs. Take the kids on your trip for a fun, education experience!