Here are the spring and summer events and contact numbers:
The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown
Select weekdays and weekends at the Riverwalk Landing, and at the Yorktown Victory Monument
Sundays in June, July and August - 3:45 pm, at the Yorktown Battlefield Victory Center (included with admission)
The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, the colonial military drums and pipe marching band, will perform. For details, call (757) 898-9418 or Click here for the schedule of Yorktown events on the day you're visiting.
Military Band Concert Series
Tuesdays in August, 6:30 pm
Different military bands will perform at these free Yorktown events. Events include Naval Weapons Station Yorktown 94th Anniversary Band concert (August 7), Heritage Ramblers Dixie Ensemble from the USAF Heritage of America Band from Langley Air force Base (August 14), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band from Fort Eustis (August 21), Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble from USAF Heritage of America Band (August 28).
Be sure to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic to Riverwalk Landing. For more info, call (757) 890-3500.
Carrot Tree Kitchens Wine Garden Series
Wednesday-Fridays, June - October
Enjoy Carrot Tree Kitchens' new Wine Garden with these afternoon events on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 pm, and Thursdays & Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, June through October. They'll serve "relaxing" beverages, Carrot Tree appetizers, and of course, Virginia peanuts in this historic building. If you stay for their delicious dinners, be sure to order their signature carrot cake! Click here for details.
Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series
Thursdays in June, July and August
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street
These 7th annual free concert nights run from 6:30-9:30 pm, and feature beach music for all ages. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and picnic to these Yorktown events sponsored by York County Riverwalk Landing. Click here for the full schedule of concerts.
Shagging on the Riverwalk Beach Music Concert Series information: (757) 890-3520.
Yorktown Market Days at the River
Saturdays, May through September, 8 am - Noon
Riverwalk Landing, Between Buckner and Ballard Street
This free weekly event showcases fresh produce, seafood, meat, baked goods, flowers, plants, homemade cheeses, soaps and candles. It also has entertainment and art. Plus, local chefs will provide cooking demonstrations.
For more information, call (757) 890-3520 or click here for the Market Days webpage.
Annual Yorktown Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 4 pm to 10 pm
Join this day of family activities and celebrate our independence where it was actually won! The day of family-oriented activities includes a parade, 5K run, arts and crafts, kids’ games and pony rides, a classic car show, live entertainment, and food.
At 8 pm there will be a patriotic concert by the Fife and Drums, followed by fireworks at 9:15 pm. Go to this link for more info: http://www.yorkcounty.gov.
Yorktown Independence Day Celebration information: (757) 890-3500.
Yorktown Maritime Weekend
June 1-3, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm - Riverwalk Landing
In conjunction with OpSail 2012 Virginia™, Yorktown will celebrate tall ships with tours, live entertainment, and family fun. Ships open for public tours include "The Spirit of Bermuda," Jamestown Settlement’s "Godspeed," and "LYNX "America's Privateer."
Tours take place at Riverwalk Landing from 10 am to 4 pm on June 1, 10 - 1 and 5-7 pm on Saturday, and 10 - 4 pm on Sunday. You can also view the parade of sail in the York River from 2-4 on Saturday as the ships make their way down to Norfolk Harborfest for their grand entrance on June 6.
The best way to start in Yorktown is the take a free ride on the Yorktown Trolley, which tours the village of Historic Yorktown from the Yorktown Battlefield to the Yorktown Victory Center, including the shops at Riverwalk Landing. It runs weekends April 2 - 14 and then daily from April 15-Oct. 31.
Besides the free Yorktown events, the main things to do in Yorktown are: