Annual Edenton Music and Water Festival


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 (with small deposit returned upon arrival) along with bringing your own for participation. Refreshments served on the water following the paddle while watching the sunset.

Saturday, 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!

Music Acts*

  • 10 am, Uphill Band (Blues)
  • 11:20 am, Drunken Confessions (Rock)
  • 12:20 pm, Quentin Parker
  • 1:00 pm, Fueston Brothers (Mellow & Reggie Rock)
  • 2:00 pm, Old Fish Hatchery Records (original Acoustic/Electronic blend)
  • 3:20 pm, Connected (Jazz)

Ends at 5 pm
*Subject to Change

Volunteers Needed

  • Welcome Tent with shifts: 8–11am, 11am–2pm, 2–5pm
  • Boats for complimentary rides
  • Boat Ride Tent Volunteer: 11am–3pm

PLEASE NOTE: The 2019 Wooden Boat Exhibit scheduled for May 18, 2019 has been cancelled due to low participation for this year's event held Saturday during the Edenton Music & Water Festival. We are considering offering this event on alternate years for future participants and we thank all for the support during the past two years. For more information, please contact Sammy Cox at (828) 989-6965 or


6:30 - Friday and 10 am - 5 pm Saturday

Colonial Park - Edenton Bay

Free and Open to the Public