April 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.


Tuesday, April 2 - 30, 2019

The Rhythm of the Factory

Created by Historic Oak View County Park staff in 2006, "The Rhythm of the Factory: Life and Labor in North Carolina's Textile Mill Communities" is a fascinating exhibit that vividly captures the unique aspects of life in textile mill communities. Learn how the mills influenced various facets of the workers' lives, discover the bonds that developed between neighbors, and explore the legacy that the textile mill communities have imprinted on North Carolina's rich history. The exhibit will be located in the Historic Edenton Visitor's Center at 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton and will be open 9-5 Tue-Sat.


Historic Edenton State Historic Sites Visitor Center - 108 N Broad Street



Saturday, April 6, 2019

Annual Taverns and Trolley Beer Tour

It's North Carolina Beer Month in April and Historic Edenton State Historic Site is offering the Taverns and Trolley Tour with a special historical beer brewing demonstration included!

This year, the Taverns and Trolley Tour will leave from the Historic Sites Visitor Center, 108 N. Broad Street at 3:30 pm April 6th. This brief, narrated trolley tour includes learning about the historical taverns and local highlights of Edenton before making a 15 minute stop a NC Craft Beer Tasting at Waterman's Bar. Back aboard the trolley for additional 15 minutes of touring, before making a second Craft Beer sampling stop at Edenton Bay Trading Co. . The trolley will return to the Historic Sites Visitor Center around 4:45 PM. Then, a historic interpreter will conduct a 15 minute demonstration of Colonial Beer Brewing at the James Iredell House Kitchen.

Once the tour is over, you're on your own to revisit your favorite watering hole for additional beer and refreshments, or you might want to make reservations at one of Edenton's fine dining establishments. Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be reserved at Historic Edenton State Historic Site, 108 N. Broad Street. Final payment will be due before the tour leaves, CASH OR CHECK ONLY.  Contact Erica at 252-482-2637 or e-mail erica.smith@ncdcr.gov to make reservations! Tour is limited to 22 people. Must be 21 or older to participate.

This tour is sponsored by Edenton Bay Trading Co., and Waterman's Bar & Grill, Edenton, NC.  Proceeds benefit the Friends of Historic Edenton State Historic Site.

3:30 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites Visitor Center - 108 N Broad Street




Friday, April 12, 2019

Boogie on Broad with THE TAMS

Join us on Friday evening for a Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad with dancing to THE TAMS as they celebrate over 50 years of musical entertainment.

This great event is sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton and will Celebrate NC Beer Month with including the offering of NC Craft Beers.

7::00 - 10:00 pm

South Broad Street






Friday & Saturday, April 12-13, 2019

Historic Edenton Pilgrimage Tour of Homes and Countryside

Private homes and plantations along with five public buildings which are each more than 100 years old open to tour. Many special features include carriage rides, and history reenactments

Mark your calendar!

For more info and photos of past tours, go here.


Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center

$30 in advance/$35 days of and Groups of 10 or more $25





Saturday, April 13, 2019

Presidential Ball 200th Anniversary of President James Monroe

April 4-5, 1819, the President of the United States James Monroe, his Secretary of War John C. Calhoun, the First Lady, and other government officials traveled to Edenton on a tour of the South. Monroe was met with a 21-gun salute and attended a public dinner at the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. April 2019 marks the 200-year anniversary of this momentous occasion.

Event Details:

-Formal Dinner Historic or Formal Attire

-President James Monroe attendance (in character interpretive performer)

-Historic Ballroom Dancing (instruction and music provide by a musical historian)

-Fundraising event for Friends of State Historic Sites, Edenton

-Event held on April 13, 2019, the last day of the Women's Club Pilgrimage April 12-13, 2019

-Tickets $100.00

-$10.00 discount on Ball ticket if purchased a Pilgrimage ticket

7:00 - 11:00 pm

1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green

$100 per person / $90 with Pilgrimage Ticket




Saturday, April 20, 2019

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is coming to Edenton! Historic Edenton State Historic Site is hosting our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny program April 20, 2019 from 8am-11am. The morning starts with a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny hosted by the Unanimity No. 7 Masonic Lodge at 215 E. Water Street from 8:00-9:00 am. After breakfast, hop on over to the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green to take photos with the Easter Bunny, get your face painted, and participate in an easter egg hunt with candy AND special prizes! To reserve your breakfast, PLEASE reserve your tickets by calling the Historic Edenton Visitor's Center at 252-482-2637. Cash or Check the day of only. Proceeds benefit Historic Edenton State Historic Site's educational and recreational programs.

Prices are as follows:
$2.00- Pancake breakfast
$2.00- Face Painting
$2.00- Easter Egg Hunt
$5.00 for all!
**there will be no arts and crafts this year and the Easter egg hunt will be broken into two age groups at separate times, 0-5y/o and 6 and up**

For more information or to make your reservation, call Erica at 252-482-2637 or email Erica.Smith@ncdcr.gov. Visit Historic Edenton State Historic Site at 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton, N.C.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge 215 E. Water Street

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Easter Egg Hunt 0-5 y/o

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Easter Egg Hunt 6 and up

10:00-11:00 Take your picture with the Easter Bunny and get your face painted


Friday & Saturday, April 26-27, 2019

Rocky Hock Opry Spring Concert

Spring Singing at its Best will take place at John A. Holmes Auditorium.

Stay tuned for this spring show headliners.

Fri 7 pm / Sat 2 and 7 pm

John A. Holmes High School Auditorium




Sunday, April 28, 2019

Albemarle Chorale Spring Concert

The Albemarle Chorale presents the Spring Concert with Lynwood Winslow, Director; Michael Morgan, Accompanist. Enjoy this outstanding performance with the theme “From Stage and Screen.”

4 pm

Edenton United Methodist Church

Admission is Free; Donations are Greatly Appreciated




Friday - Sunday, April 26-28, 2019

Cycle NC Coastal Ride

Historic Edenton looks forward to hosting Cycle NC's Coastal Ride in April with campsites in the downtown waterfront park areas to Rest Stops in our community as well as many of our neighboring coastal communities. Riders, Volunteers and Great Weather is needed.

Please let us know if you, your organization or both would like to play a role in what promises to be the best weekend on and off the bike ever.

Weekend Volunteer Opportunities - Sign-up on the Cycle NC Website at: https://event.racereach.com/cyclenc_coastal_ride/volunteer


Edenton Harbor Headquarters




Monday, April 29, 2019

Cupola House Speakers Series

Don Jordan, Dr. Chris Perry, & Dr. Key Stage
Restoration of the Old Rector's Study, St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  Mr Jordan, Dr. Perry and Dr. Stage will discuss the restoration which they completed.

5:00 Refreshments/5:30 pm Lecture

Shepard-Pruden Library


Free and Open to the Public


Thursday, April 11, 2019

"Creations from the Coast"

The Chowan Arts Council presents "Creations from the Coast" as their April feature.

5:30 pm Opening 11 - 4 Daily

504 S Broad Street





Saturday, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019

Edenton Farmer's Market

The Edenton Farmer's Market (a 501C3 nonprofit) is held rain or shine every Saturday, 8am-noon.    Locally grown products.
Come shop our market in our newly renovated building in downtown Historic Edenton at 200 North Broad St. This permanent location will help us further our mission to bring the Chowan County area healthier food choices while supporting local farmers 

9 am - noon