Things To Do

Yorktown offers an amazing choice of opportunities for relaxation, education, and just plain fun.  Yorktown’s historic district and surrounding area feature 18th century homes, revolutionary battlefields, a scenic riverfront beach, plus unique restaurants and shops, all without the city crowds. Just a short drive away you’ll find Colonial Williamsburg,  Jamestown Settlement, and Busch Gardens. Visit to explore local dining and shopping options.


Below is a small sampling of Yorktown’s Calendar of  Events.
(for a full list click here)

  • April 11 · York Town Area Events
    Hokule’a Community Outreach and Education Day
    Riverwalk Landing Piers, 425 Water Street, Yorktown VA 23690 ( map ) The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule’a (“Star of Gladness” in Hawaiian) is circumnavigating the globe on a voyage. (...)
  • February 29 · York Town Area Events
    National Park Service Civil War Weekend
    Yorktown Battlefield, 1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690 ( map ) Tactical demonstrations, encampments, and a Confederate field hospital interpret the role Yorktown played during the 1862 .. (...)
  • December 17 · York Town Area Events
    Pirates Invade Yorktown
    Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street, Yorktown VA ( map ) Pirates, representing seafaring life in the late 17th and 18th-centuries, invade Yorktown. Visit the encampment, watch the cannon firing (...)