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.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Supper Club at The Cotton Gin Inn

Easter Feast

-Devillish Eggs Tartine with Asparagus, Dijon Creme Fraiche and Caviar

-Spring Pea Soup with Mini Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits

-Rosemary Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chops with Potato and Leek Gratin and Honey Thyme Carrots

-Charleston Coconut Cake

5:00 pm

The Cotton Gin Inn

252-368-4881 to Reserve




Saturday, April 7, 2018

Old North State Fishing Fest

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the Old North State Fishing Festival now in its 3rd year will take place on Saturday , April 7th at Pembroke Marina Fishing Center. This event is coordinated by the American Legion Post 40 members and invites anyone interested in volunteering with a boat for taking wounded warriors out fishing or to help with hands-on needs throughout the planning and operation process to contact E C Toppin or Fred Morrow.

6 am until

Pembroke Marina and Fishing Center




Saturday, April 7, 2018

Park Day

This year our site will be participating in the Civil War Trust's annual Park Day. Each year the Civil War Battlefield Trust sponsors an annual clean-up day at various Civil War, Revolutionary and War of 1812 sites. The goal is to keep our historic treasures looking clean and pristine. Volunteers may participate in a variety of activities ranging from raking and doing yard work, repairing fences, picking up trash, installing signs, or painting. For their participation, volunteers will receive a free Park Day t-shirt. Our site will also offer a free tour of the James Iredell house to our Park Day volunteers. This cleanup day is scheduled for April 7th at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to sign up email Andrew.Cole@ncdcr.gov or call 252-482-2637.

9 am

Historic Edenton State Historic Site 108 N Broad Street




Tuesday, April 12, 2018

Big Skys in Pastel Workshop

The Chowan Arts Council presents a Dianne Cinkovich Workshop to learn the techniques of pastel drawing.

Materials Needed: Pastel paper of the participants choice (recommend U-art sanded paper); a set of basic soft pastels, paper towels and a small table easel.

10 am - 4 pm

Chowan Arts Council Gallery - 504 S Broad Street


252-482-8005 to reserve your spot




Saturday, April 7 & 14, 2018

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 3:30pm April 7th and 14th. This brief, narrated trolley tour includes learning about the historical taverns and local highlights of Edenton before making a 15 minute stop for two NC craft beer tastings at Waterman's Grill. 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 $15.00 per person and can be bought and reserved at Historic Edenton State Historic Site, 108 N. Broad Street. Contact Natalie at 252-482-2637 or e-mail Natalie.Harrison@ncdcr.gov to make reservations! Each 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 Grill, Edenton, NC.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/178011502961734/

3:30 pm

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





Tuesday, April 3-17, 2018

Rocky Hock Playhouse Easter Show

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, "Our Risen Savior" will be the Easter Show.

For Schedule and Ticket Information contact rockyhockplayhouse.com

Call for Schedule

Nixon's Catering Facility 749 Virginia Rd

Call for Ticket Prices




Friday, April 20, 2018

Boogie on Broad with The Catalinas

As we celebrate Chowan County's 350th Anniversary you will find a Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad with dancing to The Catalinas as they celebrate their 60th anniversary 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






Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Blessing of the Fleet

The public is welcome to come to the Edenton Harbor Breakwater to watch as the Edenton Yacht Club Blesses the Fleet of boats for this year's cruising season.

10:00 am

Colonial Park Breakwater for Watching - Edenton Marina for Cruising

Free and Open to the Public



Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2018

Easels in the Gardens 2018

As we celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, make plans to attend Easels in the Gardens with Art, Music, and Garden Party to benefit the 1758 Cupola House, a National Historic Landmark. Tours will be offered of fine gardens lush with beautiful spring blooms while noteworthy artists paint interpretations of these horticultural gems en plein air.

Garden Party on Saturday, April 21st from 5 - 7 pm in the Cupola House Gardens

Tickets are available after January 15th at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center 252-482-7800 or online ehcnc.org

Contacts for this event are: Clara Stage 336-486-1896 cfminsey@gmail.com and Anne Ellis 252-331-9494 ellisanne@embarqmail.com

Find out more about this event ...

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cupola House Headquarters

$30 in advance/$35 days of event





Saturday, April 21, 2018

8th Annual Edenton-Chowan Kiwanis 5K Race/Walk

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, Historic Edenton with its 18th Century Historic Buildings, Tree Lined Streets and Friendly Faces becomes the footprint for this year's event. Register at RunTheEast.com prior to the event.

The day of the event, registration takes place at the Historic Edenton State Historic Site, 108 North Broad Street.

The race is the primary funder for multiple yearly $1,000 scholarships for Holmes seniors as well as literacy and character enhancement programs at Chowan Elementary and middle schools. Detailed information and on-line registration at runtheeast.com.

Discount registration for Educators and First Responders Race day registration begins at 7:30 am at the Edenton State Historic site on North Broad Street, Paul Metzger is the contact.

7:30 am registration/9 am run/walk

Historic Edenton State Historic Site





Friday, April 6,13,20,27, 2018

NCScience Tour Celebrating 350th anniversary of Chowan County

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites will host students and adults interested in learning more about science and how it has and continues to play a role in our history.

Call Historic Edenton State Historic Sites at 252-482-2637 to learn the times of the tours on the Friday's listed above.

9 am - 5 pm HESHS Open

Historic Edenton State Historic Site - 108 North Broad Street




Friday & Saturday, April 27-28, 2018

Rocky Hock Opry Spring Concert

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, Spring Singing at its Best will take place at John A. Holmes Auditorium.

7:00 pm

John A. Holmes High School Auditorium




April 1-30, 2018

Celebrate NC Beer Month In Historic Edenton

Celebrate NC Beer Month and the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County with touring, a selection of NC Craft Beers and events that feature food and beverages special to NC.

NC Hometown Flavors come to 309 Bistro & Spirits offering a selection of NC Brews during the month of April featuring Natty Green's Southern Pale Yale from Greensboro; Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 2 pm and 5 - 9 pm; 309 South Broad Street; 252-482-0997

Edenton Bay Trading Company Courtyard will feature NC Craft Beers from Mystery Brewing, Duck Rabbit, Rail House, Lone Rider, Aviator and Weeping Radish breweries; Open Monday and Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 8 pm; Friday 10 am - 9 pm Toast to the Weekend starts at 6 pm; Sangria Saturday 10 am - 10 pm with Vinyl Night starting at 7 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm, 407 South Broad Street; 252-482-4045

Celebrating NC Beer Month and Earth Day at Waterman's Grill with a selection of beer from Mother Earth Brewing Co. in Kinston, NC in addition to their Highland Brewery Beers. Be good to your Mother! Earth Day is April 22nd! Open Monday - Saturday 4:30 pm until; 427 South Broad Street; 252-482-7733

The 51 House offers Hoppyum Draft out of Winston Salem; Open Tuesday - Thursday 4:40 - 9 pm; Friday - Saturday 4:40 - 10 pm; Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm and 4:40 - 9 pm; 105 Wharf Landing; 252-482-2500

The Table Restaurant is busy working on some Custom Brews along with ordering up some special brews in Celebration; Open for Dinner every evening. A Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 am - 2:30 pm. Dinner Sun - Thurs 5 til 9:00 pm; Fri. and Sat. til 10 pm: 103 Albemarle Street; 252-482-3641




Thursday, April 12-30, 2018

"Creations from the Cashie"

In celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the Albemarle Region including Bertie and Chowan Counties, talented artists from Bertie County will exhibit their artwork throughout the month.

blair beasley * laura beasley * tracy bell * monroe bell * sis hall * jane perry * jaquelin perry * tra perry * fen rascoe

Opening Venue to be the Chero's Building at 112 West Water Street, potential new space for the Chowan Arts Council.

5:30 pm Opening Reception and Gallery is open 11 am - 4 pm daily





Monday, April 30, 2018

Cupola House Speakers' Series

Bill Ahearn will address prints, print making, and give us insights on what to look for when purchasing a print. bill is active in print media, fine arts photography, creative writing, historical exhibits, and woodcraft. The title of his presentation is "Prints and the Pauper". Attendees are asked to bring a magnifier and a $5 bill. This will be part of Bill's instruction on what to look for in a print and the components of a print.

William Ahearn has his degree in Fine Arts. Bill is indeed a very gifted artist in numerous mediums. Photography is one area of his creativity. Ansel Adams was one of the people Bill was both fortunate to study with and work for as a technical advisor. Creative writing, historical exhibitions, woodcraft, and print media are his other talents. Juried exhibitions in numerous states has shown his work.

5 - 5:30 pm Reception/6 pm Speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor





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 - stay tuned for more info

For more info and photos of past tours, go to the Edenton Pilgrimage website.


Penelope Barker House Welcome Center





Friday - Sunday, April 26-28, 2019

Cycle NC Spring Ride 2019

Spring Cycling throughout Northeastern NC, Waterfront Camping, Great Food and Many Activities for all to enjoy!

Cycle NC Headquarters Colonial Park behind the Town Council Chambers - 504 S Broad Street

Colonial Park - CNC Headquarters