Yorktown is located in York County, of which it is the county seat, 16 miles north of Newport News between Gloucester Point and Tabb along Highway 17 on the banks of the York River in the Eastern Region of the state. Yorktown, founded in 1691, was a busy 18th-century tobacco port; the town is best remembered as the site of the Battle of Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. Nine 18th-century buildings survived the 1781 Battle of Yorktown and can still be seen. While most are private, several are open to the public, including Nelson House and Moore House. The restored Somerwell House, at Main and Church streets, was once an 18th-century inn and is now a private residence. The headquarters and one of the visitor centers for the Colonial National Historic Park are on the northeast edge of town at the end of the Colonial Parkway. Yorktown is part of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News metro area.
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Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Bethany Beach DE June1 This is a juried fine crafts event on the boardwalk.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood