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!
Independence Day in Yorktown is a free family-friendly celebration featuring a full lineup of events leading up to the big fireworks finale! The morning starts with a 8K Run and 5K Walk followed by a patriotic parade, bell-ringing ceremony, live concert, and an amazing firework display over the York River.
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.
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.