August

August events in Edenton, North Carolina, and Chowan County.

The events are listed chronologically by the last day the event will be held. Please make sure to look at the whole list to see if an event is going on during the time you plan to visit.

 

Friday, August 3, 2018

17th Annual Shrimp by the Bay

Shrimp, fish and the many fixings that go along. A Silent Auction with some great items. Dinner will be served from 6:30 - 8:00 pm and entertainment will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 pm.

This event is sponsored by the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce!

6:30-10:00 PM

Wharf Landing Pier

252-482-3400

win.dale@edenton.nc.gov

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

National Lighthouse Day - 350th Anniversary Celebration

This year's annual celebration of National Lighthouse Day is part of the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, observances will be held at the historic 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, here on the waterfront in Edenton. We invite you to celebrate with us and explore how the Riverlights kept those traveling by water safe. We will have the lighthouse open free to visitors 9:30 am until 5 pm. Special hands-on activities, games (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, face-painting) and chilled watermelon slices are offered.

Built in 1886, the fully restored Roanoke River Lighthouse now stands proudly in the harbor at Edenton, NC. The lighthouse first served as a guide for ships navigating the waters of the Albemarle Sound into the Roanoke River, and then, after being decommissioned in 1941, was moved by barge across the sound to private land, where it ultimately deteriorated as a neglected residence.

National Lighthouse Day, an annual commemoration of the anniversary of the federal lighthouse establishment and a day to celebrate lighthouses and the commitment and service of those who tended Americas lights for generations.

For the bicentennial of the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1989, the Society petitioned Congress to declare National Lighthouse Day on August 7, the date in 1789 that the Ninth Act of the First Congress, establishing federal control of lighthouses, was passed and signed by President George Washington. Sen. John H. Chaffee of Rhode Island sponsored the joint resolution, which was championed in the House by Rep. William J. Hughes of New Jersey, and the measure was signed by President Ronald Reagan as Public Law 100-622 on Nov. 5, 1988.

All lighthouse organizations across the country are encouraged to celebrate each August 7 as National Lighthouse Day.

9:30 am - 5 pm

Colonial Park - South Broad and West Water Streets

252-482-2637

info@ncdcr.gov

www.edentonlighthouse.org

 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Music by the Bay at the Penelope Barker House"

In Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, the Barker House Lawn alongside picturesque Edenton Bay will be the setting for monthly music concerts every 3rd Sunday afternoon from May through October. The musical groups will perform a variety of music: Jazz, Gospel, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Classic Rock and Roll. Student groups from area schools will also be invited to perform.

These events are FREE to attend so "bring your own chairs and picnics", first-come to get a spot on the lawn, so come early and make a day of it.

2:00 - 4:00 pm

The Barker House Lawn

FREE

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

www.ehcnc.org

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

220th Anniversary of James Wilson's Death

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, Historic Edenton State Historic Sites will be commemorating the death of James Wilson. Wilson was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. In 1789, Wilson became one of the first Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Wilson's last and final years were marked by financial failure, imprisoned and fled to North Carolina where he visited his friend James Iredell, suffered malaria and then died of a stroke at age 55. Was buried in the Johnston cemetery on Hayes Plantation near Edenton but was reinterred in 1906 at Christ Churchyard, Philadelphia.

9 am - 5 pm

James Iredell Homesite

252-482-2637

edenton@ncdcr.gov

 

Wednesday, August 1-31, 2018

"Queen Ann's Revenge"

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, Historic Edenton State Historic Site will host NC Cultural and Natural Resources Traveling Exhibit of "Queen Ann's Revenge" in the Visitor Center

This exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display through September 2018

9 am - 5 pm Tues - Sat

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites 108 North Broad Street

252-482-2637

edenton@ncdcr.gov