Occasion for the Arts

Date: October 2 - 3, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Occasion for the Arts
105 Visitor Center Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

See Joan Michlin at the 53rd annual Occasion for the Arts, a fixture of culture in Williamsburg, Virginia for over 50 years.

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Enjoy the arts and music in Merchant's Square, in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd, 2021. Admission is free, and the performances are free.

Where: Merchant's Square, Colonial Williamsburg, VA
GPS: 105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Booth: # G-28, corner of Duke of Gloucester Street & North Henry Street
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 2nd - 3rd, 2021
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM both days

Williamsburg is midway between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64 (exit 238 – VA-143 toward US-60/Camp Peary/Williamsburg/Colonial Williamsburg). After exiting, look for the Colonial Williamsburg/Downtown Williamsburg directional signs (blue with red-and-white “ribbon”). Follow the signs for VA Rte. 132 about a half a mile. After passing through the traffic light at Rte. 60 the road will split:

For the Shuttle near the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center – Bear left on VA-132Y (address: 105 Visitor Center Drive).
For Downtown Williamsburg – Stay right on VA-132 S ( This is North Henry Street).

By Train:
Amtrak serves the Williamsburg Transportation Center with a connecting train from Washington, D.C. and the lower Peninsula. The center is just two blocks from An Occasion For The Arts and the Historic Area at the foot of North Boundary Street.

There are many available lots in and around Merchants Square:

  • Prince George Street Parking Garage 230 N Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Public PARKING 306 S Henry St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center 101 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185 There is a $2 shuttle from the Visitor Center to AOFTA

Festival map: aofta.org/map

For more information, visit aofta.org

Event phone: (941) 993-6168