Events

Jamestown Day

A jointly sponsored event at Jamestown Settlement & Historic Jamestowne Mark the 409th anniversary of the 1607 founding of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony. Discover Jamestown's legacy through interpretive programs on Powhatan Indian and English interactions, military and maritime displays, and traditional entertainment. Separate site admission. More

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Jazz on the James

Presented by Chesapeake Bank and Chesapeake Investment Group.  Enjoy live jazz that swings with local band Good Shot Judy against the stunning vista of the James River and sample fine wines and Virginia craft beers. Local artisan foods and full servings of beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are $30 through May 19 ($35 on May 20). Beer and wine tastings are limited to guests age

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“Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America”

The importance of trade between American Indians and English colonists, from the founding of Jamestown through the American Revolution, and the role of Virginia in the development of a new world of exchange in goods and commodities in North America is explored in this six-month special exhibition.

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Historic Trades Fair

Blacksmiths, potters, turners, carvers, spinners and more gather at Jamestown Settlement to showcase historical trades and sell crafts and wares. The weekend event coincides with the opening of the Jamestown Settlement special exhibition "Bartering for a Continent: How Anglo-Indian Trade Shaped America."

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Liberty Celebration

Salute the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Observe tactical drills, take part in a variety of military exercises, and learn about the challenges that faced our nation’s founders, including those who signed the historic document.

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