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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 shopping for fresh fruit, 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 County, 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: vagardenweek.org/tours/middle-peninsula/.

 West Point Farmers Market

Location: The Pavilion at Riverwalk Park, 1000 Chelsea Road, West Point, Virginia (click for map)

Time: 8am to Noon

Details:  Saturday mornings from May 13, 2023 through September! 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!

 May 19th: Carytown Burgers & Fries, Two Salty River Chics, Sno-to-Go, and Gauthier Vineyard, with music by the West Point  High School Jazz Band

 June 23rd: The Scottish Pig, Creekside Catering, Sno-to-Go, and Gauthier Vineyard, with music by Robbie Kerns

 July 21st: Jeeps & Butts BBQ, Don Chido Taco, Sno-to-Go, and Gauthier Vineyard, with music by The Windbags

 August 18th: Auntie Ning's, Carmen's Jamaican Authentic Cuisine, Sno-to-Go, and Gauthier Vineyard, with music by Mitchel Evan

 September 15th: Carytown Burgers & Fries, The Scottish Pig, Sno-to-Go, and Gauthier Vineyard, with music by Wayne Ruotolo

 October 20th: Jeeps & Butts BBQ, Hellenic Kouzina Greek Café, Sno-to-Go, and Gauthier Vineyard with music by Robbie Kerns

 34th Annual Upper Mattaponi Pow Wow

Location: 13476 King William Road, King William, Virginia

Date: Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th

Details: Join us for the Upper Mattaponi Tribe's 34th Annual Pow Wow celebration. Admission is free, but donations are being accepted at the gate. Gates open at 10am on Saturday, May 27th and 11am on Sunday, May 28th. Grand entry of dancers will be Saturday at Noon and Sunday at 1pm. Please, no pets, alcohol, drugs, or weapons. For more information, please call 804-769-0041.

 King William County Farmers Market

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

Time: 4pm to 7pm

Details: 1st and 3rd Fridays in June through September! Stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and more at the King William County Farmers Market. Follow the Market on Facebook and Instagram for updates and announcements.

 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 mattaponination.co

 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 runs June through September at Town Park between 8th and 9th Streets in downtown West Point. Live bands, food, drinks, and more. Thank you to our performers, vendors, sponsors, community, and guests for a FUN season! Stay tuned for 2024's lineup.

 May 12th: Luke Bobbitt Music, Matchsticks BBQ, & The Lazy Cow Ice Cream Parlor

 June 16th: Double Down RVA, The Blue Crab of WP, & The Lazy Cow Ice Cream Parlor

 August 11th: Brand Franklin, Two Salty River Chics, & The Lazy Cow Ice Cream Parlor

 August 25th: Bad Ace, Two Salty River Chics, & The Lazy Cow Ice Cream Parlor

 September 8th: The Mullins Sisters & Jeeps & Butts BBQ

 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.

Memories: visitwestpointkingwilliam.com/post/15th-annual-chesty-puller-memorial-twin-bridge-10k

 West Point's Autumn Market

Location: The Pavilion at Riverwalk Park, 1000 Chelsea Road, West Point, Virginia (click for map)

Time: 9am to 1pm

Details: Join the Town of West Point for its Autumn Market. Shop for fall produce, pumpkins, baked goods, honey, coffee, and more! Stick around for Gaga Ball and special kids activities. Stay updated at facebook.com/townofwestpointva.

 Christmas on the Town

Location: Downtown West Point

Date and Time: Sunday, December 3rd, 2023

Details: Visit westpointvachamber.com/christmas 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/

 West Point & King William Restaurant Week

Locations: Anna's Italian Restaurant and Pizza, The Blue Crab of WP, Tony & George's Seafood and Italian Restaurant, Mattapony Reserve Winery, Another Round or 2 Bar and Grill, Roma Ristorante Italiano, Halterman's Eatery - Seafarer's Family, and Lovell's Place.

Dates: January 15th - 21st, 2024

Details: A culinary celebration of West Point and King William's cuisine and flavors. Learn more at visitwestpointkingwilliam.com/restaurantweek.

 Arts Alive, Inc.'s 2023-2024 On Stage Season Series

Location: Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium & Fine Arts Center, 1030 Thompson Avenue in West Point

Time: All shows begin at 7pm

Details: Bringing national talent close to home! From award-winning musicians to talented magicians, and more, Arts Alive Inc.'s 2023-2024 On Stage Season Series will delight audiences of all ages! To subscribe to and purchase tickets, visit artsaliveinc.org

 September 16th: A Tribute to the Music of Motown, The Brencore Allstars Band is a tremendously talented 14 piece band comprised of music dynamos that bring depth, richness and appreciation to some of Motown's greatest hits.

 October 28thCrowded Minds, Crowded Minds Trio provides a professional family-friendly show with music selections from artists spanning several decades and genres.

 December 9th: The Raleigh Ringers, The Raleigh Ringers is an internationally acclaimed, Emmy-nominated, advanced community handbell choir that dazzles concert audiences.

 January 21st: Jonathan Austin, The Magician, Jonathan Austin is a top variety entertainer for all ages that performs juggling, magic, comedy, and unicycling all in one!

 March 2nd: The Suits, The Suits are comprised of four dynamic gentlemen performing four genres of hit music across four decades, from the 50s to the 80s. Their repertoire features recognizable hits like "Oh What A Night," "My Girl," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and more!

 April 20th: Key of G! A Tribute to Garth Brooks, Key of G Live! is a tribute to country superstar, Garth Brooks. The group is led by AJ Bisto on lead vocals and guitar, and backed by a 6-piece band of drums, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, and key.

 May 11th: Bennie & The Jets: A Tribute to Elton John, Bennie & The Jets is the premier Elton John tribute. Led by Greg Ransom on piano and vocals, this group has performed around the world for a variety of audiences with songs like "Candle in the Wind," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and "Rocket Man."

 16th Annual Chesty Puller 10K

Location: Downtown West Point (Start/Finish line at Town Park - 8th Street)

Date and Time: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 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: 2024 Chesty Puller Memorial Twin Bridge 10K | West Point, VA (enmotive.com)

 42nd Annual West Point Crab Carnival

Location: Downtown West Point

Date and Time: Friday, October 4th & Saturday, October 5th, 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 westpointvachamber.com/crabcarnival to plan your visit.

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