2018 Upcoming Featured Events

From food and wine, live music, water sports and more, the Tides has all the makings of great memories! 


Every other Thursday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy $2 fresh oysters shucked by the Rappahannock Oyster Ambassador and $10 glasses of wine from a local winery every other Thursday at Tides Inn. While attending, guests can order oysters and wine to be shipped home to recreate a taste of the Tides. 


Every Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm 

Join us for afternoon tea in partnership with Charleston Tea Plantation, every Sunday from 2:00-4:00pm. Enjoy a selection tea, alongside an array of savory sandwiches, pastries and desserts. 

Call 804.438.5000 to make a reservation. 

Tea Menu 


Saturday, October 6, 3pm - 7pm 

The Tides Harvest Festival promises fun for all ages! Everyone will relax and enjoy food, games and entertainment on the Croquet Lawn. Savor seasonal food offerings along with Virginia craft beer and wine, cider and other beverages. Tap your feet or dance along to live musical entertainment. 

Join in the fun as we host our annual Tides Build-a-Scarecrow – we provide you with a frame and various items of clothing, decorations, etc., or you can bring your own. Prizes will be awarded - you could win tickets to Taste by the Bay at the Tides Inn on November 17th. 


Saturday, November 17, 11am - 5pm

“Wine, Food, Arts and Ale” - this highly anticipated sixth-year event will include samplings from Virginia wineries, Virginia craft breweries, tastings from local restaurants, live music, maritime attractions, and just in time for the holiday shopping season - a variety of artisan vendors. Tickets at tastebythebay.com.


Offering a Bay-to-Table experience through a morning excursion with an authentic, working Virginia waterman, lunch and a culinary demonstration by an experienced, gourmet, seafood chef.


Saturday, December 8, 11am - 4pm

The Tides Christmas Marketplace features live holiday music and specialty vendors carrying great gift ideas for anyone on your shopping list – bring your friends and make a day of it! The Chesapeake Restaurant will feature specialty drinks and blue plate specials that are sure to whet your appetite. Relax and enjoy a hot cocoa in front of our fire and immerse yourself in holiday cheer. Bring your whole family – the kids will enjoy cookie decorating, ornament painting, or put together a  gingerbread house - hosted by Mrs. Claus herself!

Please contact our Activities Department at (804) 438-4489 for further information or questions.