From art shows and wine festivals to our farmer’s market and outdoor concerts—there’s always something to do in Yorktown. Each new season offers unique opportunities to gather as a community and enjoy food, fireworks, music, and entertainment for all ages. Come experience our unique venue on the water.
Whether you’re planning a day trip or a week-long stay, check out our special events so you know the best time to visit!
Enjoy spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! Shop for seasonal produce; fresh seafood and meats; breads; handmade soaps and candles; honey; gourmet dog treats; and a beautiful display of work from local artists and artisans. Riverwalk Landing.
Modeled after the market in Yorktown’s sister city Port-Vendres France, shop for French favorites including fresh-baked bread, croissants, and pastries; chocolates; wine; soaps; and more! Riverwalk Landing.
Landlubbers of all ages are invited to visit the Historic Yorktown waterfront to learn lessons and legends from pirates’ lives in the 17th and 18th centuries. Explore our pirate encampment, attend pirate school, and witness a pirate trial! Sing along to sea shanties and don’t miss the exciting cannon demonstrations. Riverwalk Landing and Watermen’s Museum.
Sample more than 25 different craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ, and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing.
Marvel at the work of local artists with the beautiful York River as the backdrop. Painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, and other creative artists will line the Riverwalk to display their work with the hopes of taking home the "People's Choice Award. Live entertainment with Sojorn starts at 11. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Sounds of Summer Concerts
Join us all summer long for free outdoor concerts by the river. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers; and stay until the sun sets! You'll get to jam to some of the area's top acts playing beach favorites, Motown, disco, funk, R&B, Pop, and more. All concerts are free and take place at Riverwalk Landing.
We want to take the confusion out of parking for you and your guests. Please download our free map that includes parking lots, Trolley stops, and other information you need to know.
Celebrate your first night as Mr. and Mrs. with family and friends, dancing and dining along the waterfront. We have several beautiful venues to choose from—and not just for wedding ceremonies and receptions! Make your retirement party, anniversary, baby shower, or work conference a memorable one when you book it in Historic Yorktown.
The Freight Shed is our prime real estate when it comes to special occasions. This venue is rich in history and full of modern charm. It offers up indoor and outdoor space and boasts beautiful views of the York River.