May 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.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
350th anniversary celebrating with Games, Entertainment, Great Food and Family Fun - this event is sponsored by the Rocky Hock Ruritans
10 am - until
Rocky Hock Community Building
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tour in Your Own Backyard In Celebration of National Tourism Day and the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, Historic Edenton State Historic Site will provide complimentary tours of the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse from 10 am - 4 pm and refreshments will be available at the Visitor Center - 108 N Broad Street
Complimentary Guided Trolley Tours will also be available at 10:30 am; 11:30 am; 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm on a first come first serve basis. These tours begin at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center at 505 South Broad Street 252-482-7800.
Edenton Harbor will have kayaks and stand up paddle boards available at no cost for those that would like to paddle Queen Anne or Pembroke Creek from 10 am - 4 pm.
The Edenton Chowan Chamber and Chowan County Tourism Office will have lite refreshments from 10 am - 4 pm at 101 W Water Street.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU JOIN US!.
10 am - 4 pm
108 N Broad Street/505 S Broad Street
Friday & Saturday, May 11-12, 2018
In celebration of North Carolina's Founding, Chowan, one of the 4 original Precincts is joining all 16 counties in hosting the NC Charter at the Museum of the Albemarle in May. The two-day event will bring all the counties together on the Museum Lawn with exhibits as well as programs for students and adults inside and outside the Museum. Friday, May 11th will be for NC Students and Saturday, May 12th will be for the general public.
The two days are free and open to the public in Celebration!
9 am - 5 pm
Museum of the Albemarle Elizabeth City NC
252-335-1453 or 800-775-0111
Thursday, May 10-13, 2018
In 1668, four precincts were formed out of the County of Albemarle, the first governmental unit of what would become North Carolina. These four precincts are now the counties of Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan, were later subdivided further, giving rise to what we now think of as northeastern North Carolina, the Albemarle Region. In 2018, our Region will celebrate the 350th anniversary of this founding through a variety of commemorative activities including for the first time in history a Boat Excursion aboard the Belle of Washington.
Aboard the boat will be Bland Simpson, David Celceski and Tom Earnhardt sharing stories, legends and playing a little NC music for all to enjoy. The Tour will begin in Elizabeth City, the Harbor of Hospitality, with Harbor town stops along the way for touring in Hertford, Edenton, Plymouth, and Columbia.
To find out more about this amazing opportunity, contact LeRae Umfleet, NC Department of Cultural and Natural Resources Archives and History, 919-807-7289
Launch from Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City
Monday, May 7-13, 2018
We will be celebrating National Tourism Week on May 8th with cookies in the Historic Sites Visitor Center, 108 N. Broad Street, from 9am-5pm. Stop by to grab a snack and say hello before visiting one of our many historic sites!
9 am - 5 pm
Historic Sties Visitor Center, 108 N Broad Street
Tuesday, May 1-14, 2018
In 1668, four precincts were formed out of the County of Albemarle, the first governmental unit of what would become North Carolina. These four precincts of Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimans and Chowan were later subdivided further, giving rise to what we now think of as northeastern North Carolina, the Albemarle Region. In 2018, our Region will celebrate the 350th anniversary of this founding through a variety of commemorative activities including a traveling exhibition to be on display at our Historic Sites Visitor Center. Open at the Historic Sites Visitor Center 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton, NC, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm.
9 am - 5 pm
Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center
Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2018
5th Annual Paddle, Pedal, Plod is a race through Historic Edenton and rural Chowan County. It can be run individually or as a 2-3 person relay team. It is organized by the Chowan/Edenton Optimist Club to raise money for the Devine Intervention Cancer Fund. The fund is named after Dr. Lei Devine, a founder of the Chowan/Edenton Optimist Club, who was lost to cancer a few years ago. The fund helps those in Chowan County who cannot afford their cancer treatments.
Friday, 5/18 - 5 - 7 pm Registration at Watermans Grill downtown Edenton
Saturday, 5/19 - 7 am - 8 am - Registration at Queen Anne Park
April 1st $50 and Team (3 person) through April 1st $75 with late registration and day of race additional $10.
3k Kayak; 20k Biking; 5k running/walk
This event can be followed by the 20th annual Edenton Music and Water Festival in Colonial Park with Music; Great Food; Boat Rides; Exhibits; and Arts and Crafts.
8:00 am Race with Paddle Portion
Queen Anne Park
$50 Individual/3 Man Team $75/add $10 per after April 1st
Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2018
Celebrating Chowan County's 350th Anniversary
Friday evening will begin with a Guided Sunset Paddle 6:30 - 7:00 pm launching time from Queen Anne Park. There are kayaks and canoes available from the Town Dock by advance reservation along with bringing your own for participation. Refreshments served on the water following the paddle while watching the sunset.
Saturday, the Wooden Boat Exhibit with handmade boats made by many of our local artisans, entertainment beyond compare both on the waterfront stage and along Broad with roving musicians as well as many more activities for children off and on the water.
Free Boat Rides, Food and Beverage Vendors/Arts and Crafts Vendors/Educational Vendors- something for everyone
Early evening craft brew and wine tasting and music to close out the weekend activities.
6:30 - Friday and 10 am - 7 pm Saturday
Colonial Park - Edenton Bay
Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Coastal Plain League Playing wooden bat throughout the summer at Historic Hicks Field for wonderful family entertainment.
The season will end around August 4th with playoffs to follow. You can access the full schedule from the edentonsteamers.com website.
Historic Hicks Field
Thursday, May 3-30, 2018
In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, talented Middle and High School Students will show their artwork in the Chowan Arts Council Gallery throughout the month.
Stay tuned for the time and date of the Opening Reception.
11 am - 4 pm Daily
Chowan Arts Council Gallery