Art on the Square

April 3rd, 2016 by debbiekeane

art on the square

One of my favorite spring events in Williamsburg is Art on the Square. Every spring artists line the streets in Merchant Square with merchandise, shows and exhibits. This year, the Junior Womans Club is hosting its 53rd annual Art on the Square on Sunday, April 24, from 10am-5pm. This event features more than 170 artists from all over the country and is free to the public. While you are browsing the art show, stop and have lunch at one of our wonderful restaurants in Merchant Square. Spend the weekend, and just walk up the street to our Century Old Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast, A Williamsburg White House where you can find beautiful accommodations for that special Spring Weekend Getaway. We are looking forward to a beautiful weekend with great artists and lots of fun! Follow them on their Facebook page.

Williamsburg Winter Jazz Fest

January 12th, 2016 by debbiekeane

jazz festThe four-day Winter Blues Jazz Fest is back!  Beginning on January 14 for 4 days, over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, primarily in the Merchant’s Square area of downtown Williamsburg. Venues include the Williamsburg Winery, Muscarelle Museum of Art, the Williamsburg Lodge, the Williamsburg Art Gallery, and many of Williamsburg’s best local restaurants.  This event will provide an enriching and entertaining weekend full of jazz programs.

Beginning on Thursday, January 14, the Williamsburg Winery will set the scene for the festival opening celebration, featuring Good Shot Judy and their Little Big Band.  

Friday will deliver Jazz Jam, featuring 2 unique jazz bands that will individually perform, then come together for an exciting “jam session” with some of the area’s best musicians joining in. Across the street at the new Williamsburg Art Gallery there will be a swanky, late-night jazz club experience.

Saturday’s event lineup will be simply unforgettable. Start off at the DoG Street Pub Firkin Fest, featuring live blues music on two stages and a fine collection of cask ale.

Alternatively, wine lovers can hit the “Art of Jazz” event, which will turn the famed Muscarelle Museum into a jumpin’ jazz joint. Then head over to the Williamsburg Lodge for Mixology & Music, featuring a mixology cocktail sampling and a high-energy, live music performance by festival headliners, Davina & the Vagabonds.

 Finally, cap off this stellar weekend with a Jazz Brunch, followed by a free community concert.

Don’t forget to book your room for the weekend at A Williamsburg White House.

For More information, click here!

Colonial Williamsburg Ice Skating

November 22nd, 2015 by debbiekeane

Liberty Ice Pavillion

Liberty Ice Pavillion

It was opening night on Friday as Colonial Williamsburg showed off its first ice skating rink by inviting its first skaters!

Appropriately named, the Liberty Ice Pavillion, it is located right in the Historic area.

The 50-foot, by 70-foot rink is made of real ice.

Skaters young and old began swirling around the rink as soon as the ribbon was cut.

Admission to the ice rink is $10 for skaters 13 and older and $8 for skaters from 3 to 12. Skates can be rented for another $3.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. It will be open daily through Feb. 29, including holidays.

Liberty’s Ice Pavilion is located at 311 Duke of Gloucester St., east of the William & Mary Bookstore, in front of the John Blair House. A concession stand near the rink will serve coffee and hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, warm pretzels and popcorn. The stand will also offer mittens, scarves and other cold weather clothing for sale.

Williamsburg Art Show comes to town!

September 28th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Each year since 1969, Occasion for the Arts has taken over the streets of downtown Williamsburg. This year, on the first weekend of October, it is back, bigger and better than ever before. Come and enjoy this juried art show that brings works from talented fine artists, local youth artists and wonderful performing artists for an exciting weekend in Williamsburg. Located down the street in Merchant Square, you can walk from A Williamsburg White House and enjoy the show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 3 and Oct 4, from 10am-5pm.

40 new artists have been accepted into the Occasions for the Arts this year! Artists from 29 states across the Country have applied. Don’t miss seeing the new works from returning artists as well as the new ones. While in Merchant Square, enjoy lunch at the Cheese Shop, grab a cheese board and a bottle of wine and sit outside during the show. Don’t forget to make dinner reservations on one of our favorite restaurants in Merchant Square for after the Art Show.

 

Family weekend for the College of William and Mary!

September 24th, 2015 by debbiekeane

hd-college-william-mary

Welcome to all the parents and family members who have children attending the College of William and Mary. This is a wonderful weekend in Williamsburg and the town looks forward to your arrival. The College has many planned events going on this weekend so make sure you enjoy as many as you can. Keep in mind there are so many other things to do in Williamsburg while you are here. Make sure you enjoy dinner at some of the wonderful restaurants right down the street from the college in Merchant Square. Do a little shopping for your student while you are here as there are over 150 stores at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. Of course, don’t forget we have history all around you from Colonial Williamsburg to Jamestown and Yorktown. So, enjoy the time with your students, let them show you their new town, and come back and visit us again! Don’t forget to book a room in advance so you are within easy walking distance to the college right here at A Williamsburg White House.

Autumn in Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

August 31st, 2015 by debbiekeane

The Temperatures are cooler, the sky is blue and the leaves all change their colors. What a wonderful time to visit Williamsburg! Enjoy a delightful walk down to the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, take a carriage ride down one of America’s most beautiful streets, sit at an outside cafe while you sip on a cold glass of wine or enjoy a delicious meal. If it is History that interests you, there are programs to entertain all ages. Shopping surrounds the area with boutique shops in Merchant Square or outlets within a 5 mile drive. Golfing is offered at a variety of courses and if you are visiting during our peak seasons, Busch Gardens is open to entertain all! Fine Dining is found right down the street with a gallery style restaurant with our own “Emerill” or one of our wonderful fine dining restaurants.

Relax back at A Williamsburg White House in one of our beautiful Bed Chambers and enjoy a roaring fireplace on a cold night, afternoon wine and snack every afternoon as well as a full breakfast each morning. Don’t wait too long as October and December are our busiest months. Come and enjoy Fall this year in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bluegrass, Beer and Barbeque in Williamsburg, Va

April 16th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Bluegrass in Williamsburg

Bluegrass in Williamsburg

Walk over to the Muscarelle Museum of Art for a fun filled afternoon of great music and fine cuisine at their first annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival during Derby Week on Sunday, May 3rd. This family oriented event will bring together the community for a day of fine craft beer from local Virginia breweries, barbecue sauce tastings, as well as plenty of barbecue to go along with it. We are pleased to feature the musical stylings of local Virginia Bluegrass band, More Perfect Jones , as they will play a mix of traditional and modern bluegrass tunes! Leisurely stop by anytime during the event or stay for the entire afternoon from 1 to 5 PM with good food, music, and friends.

Muscarelle’s first annual Bluegrass, Beer, and Barbecue festival is open to the public, all members of the Williamsburg community, as well as to all W&M students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for adults are $35, $12 for children ages 5 -12, and free for children under 5.

The inaugural festival will take place on Barksdale Field, adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Hall on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

Buy your tickets here now: https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=7555bc !

Make sure you book your room at A Williamsburg White House. Check availability here

 

Jamestowns Military Through the Ages Weekend

March 20th, 2015 by debbiekeane

jamestown military through the agesThis weekend is one of our favorite events at Jamestown Settlement.  Hundreds of re enactors set up camp at the Settlement and depict soldiers from throughout History.

This Weekend, 3/20-3/21 – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors will experience the past and present the re enactors show uniforms, weapons and military tactics  throughout the centuries. The event also displays a variety of military vehicles and equipment.

Re-enactors will portray soldiers from Roman times, the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Re-enactors depicting World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War and the Falklands War will take visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.

The weekend event will feature musical performances from The Federal City Brass Band, re-creating a Union Army regimental brass band from the 1860s, and Ladies for Liberty, singing Andrews Sisters-style music of the World War II era.

Performances also feature folk musician Bob Zentz; Barry and Lynn Trott, with music of the 16th and 17th centuries; David Gardner, performing 18th-century Scottish fiddle; David and Ginger Hildebrand, playing music of the American colonial period and the War of 1812; and the Old Cigar Box String Band, offering string band versions of songs from the American Revolution to the 20th century.

Artillery-firing demonstrations will be presented at noon Saturday and Sunday, with weapons ranging from a 17th-century swivel gun to a modern-day howitzer.

A cannon salute near military demonstration field at 1 p.m.

A military pass-in-review, led by The Federal City Brass Band, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature recognition of re-enactor units judged on camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations, and field demonstrations.

Don’t miss this yearly event!

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Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers Concert in Williamsburg

March 4th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Come and enjoy a night of music with Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers right here in Bruce’s home town, Williamsburg, Va. on May 21, 2015.

Enjoy a live performance right across the street from our Inn at the Lake Matoaka Amphitheater. Park your car here at A Williamsburg White House Inn and walk across the street to enjoy this one night performance. The Amphitheater will open the grounds at 5pm for you to enjoy food and drinks from local vendors.

Presale tickets go on sale on March 4, with regular sales opening on Friday, March 6. Click here to purchase your ticket today!

Prices for general admission is $35 and Reserved Seating is $50.

Stay a night at the Inn after the concert and wake to a delicious breakfast before you check out!
 

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit in Williamsburg, Va

February 11th, 2015 by debbiekeane

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg, Va

February 21- April 5.

Leonardo da Vinci's , "Head of a Girl"

Leonardo da Vinci’s , “Head of a Girl”

A newly discovered self portrait by Leonardo da Vinci will make its debut right here in Williamsburg this month at the Muscarelle Museum on the College of William and Mary.

The piece, recently verified to be of da Vinci’s own hand, will be among a collection of his work coming to the campus of the College of William & Mary in February.

The Show, Titled “Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty,” will only host venues in Williamsburg and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The exhibition will include more than 25 drawings by da Vinci, including his sketches in Codex on the Flight of Birds, which was cited as inspiration for the Wright brothers. Within the codex is the self-portrait of da Vinci at age 53, hidden behind his characteristic script from right to left.

The theme for the show, which puts emphasis on da Vinci’s ideas of appearance rather than his study of machines, is one that has never been done before.

Guests to the museum will see the original piece, as well as a photoshopped image that removes the writing over the portrait. Technology will also allow guests to electronically flip through the entire codex while viewing entries.

Taking center stage in the show is da Vinci’s drawing “Study for the Face of an Angel,” a delicate piece to go alongside the drawings selected.

Creations from Michelangelo will also appear in the exhibition so guests can compare their styles.

“Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty” will be at the Muscarelle from Feb. 21 through April 5 .

For Lodging accommodations while visiting the exhibit, contact A Williamsburg White House Inn across the street from the Muscarelle Museum. 757-229-8580