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Events

Love food trucks, wine, and watching the daylight fade over the river? What about fresh crabs prepared any way you'd like, live music, and having fun with friends at one of Virginia's most popular fall festivals? Are you a runner looking to add new medals to your collection? Do you enjoy stocking up on fresh fruits, veggies, and more at local farmers markets? How about welcoming the holidays in a quaint, historic downtown shopping district with hot chocolate, Santa, and lots of family fun? If all of those things sound great to you, we invite you to #visitwestpointkingwilliam and join us for one (or all!) of our many year-round events, featured below.

 

And, for even more to see and do around West Point and King William, click on our events calendar to see what's happening at our local shops, farms, community organizations, and more!

Historic Garden Week Tour in King William County

Date: Friday, April 21st, 2023

Time: 10am to 4pm

Details: Visitors will enjoy pastoral King William County on the Middle Peninsula, an area full of verdant landscapes, family farms and fields of grain. The courthouse, built in 1725, is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in the United States. This tour showcases four distinguished homes located in the Manquin area – one dedicated to celebrations such as weddings and family gatherings, one built for the homeowner’s love of wildlife and conservation, and two 18th century homes open for the first time for Historic Garden Week. Also included are two beautiful historic churches. Learn more and purchase tickets here: https://www.vagardenweek.org/tours/middle-peninsula/.

West Point Farmers Market

Location: The Pavilion at Riverwalk Park (click for map)

Time: 8am to Noon

Details: Join us on Saturday mornings from May to September and stock up on fresh local produce, dairy and meat products, honey, plant seedlings, baked goods, flowers, and more! Visit our Farmers Market page here and follow the Town of West Point on Facebook for the latest vendor information.

Food Trucks by the River

Location: The Pavilion at Riverwalk Park (click for map)

Time: 5pm to 8pm

Details: On select Friday nights in the spring, summer, and fall, join the Town of West Point for delicious food from a variety of local food trucks, wine from Gauthier Vineyard, river views, live music, sunsets, and more!

Dates: Save the following dates for our 2023 events - May 19th, June 23rd, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, and October 20th - and stay tuned here for each event's lineup!

25th Annual Mattaponi Indian Tribe & Reservation Pow Wow

Location: 1314 Mattaponi Reservation Circle, King William, Virginia

Date: Saturday, June 17th, 2023

Details: This family friendly event will showcase the Mattaponi's Native American culture through dancing, drumming, singing, and food. There will also be Native American arts and crafts for sale. For more details, visit www.mattaponination.com

Jammin' On the Point

Location: West Point Town Park (click for map)

Time: 6pm to 9:30pm

Details: Sponsored by the West Point Chamber of Commerce, our free Jammin' On the Point Summer Concert Series occurs June through September at Town Park in Downtown West Point. Live bands, food, drinks, and more!

Thank you to all of our fantastic vendors and entertainers, as well as our community and guests for a fun 2022 season. Stay tuned for 2023's lineup!

15th Annual Chesty Puller 10K

Location: Downtown West Point (Start/Finish at Town Park - 9th and Kirby Streets)

Date and Time: Saturday, June 24th, 2023 at 7:30am

Details: One of the Town of West Point's most anticipated events, our Chesty Puller 10K honors West Point's own Chesty Puller, the most decorated United States Marine in American history, as well as all of our brave men and women of the military. After the race, relax and celebrate your accomplishment in Town Park with food, drinks, and more! For additional details, visit us on Facebook!

Registration: https://chestypuller.enmotive.com/events/register/2023-chesty-puller-memorial-twin-bridge-10k

King William County Farmers Market & Family Fun Nights

Location: King William High School, 80 Cavalier Drive, King William, Virginia

Date and Time: Stay tuned for our 2023 dates!

Details: Join King William County, King William Parks & Recreation, and King William Fire & EMS for our King William County Farmers Market & Family Fun Nights! Enjoy food trucks, shopping with our local farms, craft vendors, artisans, live farm animals, agriculture activities for children, and more. 

Thank you to all of our wonderful food and beverage vendors as well as our local farms, crafters, artisans, small businesses, community, and guests for successful and fun 2022 events. Stay tuned for 2023's dates and details!

41st Annual West Point Crab Carnival

Location: Downtown West Point

Date and Time: Friday, October 6th & Saturday, October 7th, 2023

Details: One of Virginia's most popular and longest-running fall festivals, the West Point Crab Carnival welcomes visitors from all over the east coast to the Town of West Point's downtown waterfront district. From fresh seafood to live music on multiple stages, beverages, shopping, fireworks, parades, and more, there's fun for all ages at Crab Carnival. Visit www.crabcarnival.com to plan your visit!

Christmas on the Town

Location: Downtown West Point

Date and Time: Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

Details: Visit www.westpointvachamber.com for all the latest details about how the quaint river town of West Point plans to welcome the holiday season! From shopping to dining to our Tree of Life Grand Illumination,  there's something for everyone to enjoy at Christmas on the Town!

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