May

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

May Play Day

350th anniversary celebrating with Games, Entertainment, Great Food and Family Fun - BBQ Chicken Plates $9 3 - 6 pm, Kids Fishing Clinic - Free Rod & Reel Prizes, BB Gun Shooting Clinic & Contest and Optimist Club Train Rides. This event is sponsored by the Rocky Hock Ruritan Club

10 am - until

Rocky Hock Community Building

252-333-8670

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Family Fun Day and Open House

Please join the Links at Mulberry Hill on Saturday from 12-5 pm. FREE Hot Dogs and drinks available. Prospective Members may use the pool, tennis courts or play golf for Cart Fee only. Corn Hole & Hula Hooping - Swimming Pool & Tennis Courts Open.

Summer Pool Pass $350. Everyone Welcome! Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult.

12- 5 pm Saturday

The Links at Mulberry Hill

Free

252-482-3606

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

National Tourism Day

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, 1767 Chowan County Courthouse and the Iredell House 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!

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10 am - 4 pm

108 N Broad Street/505 S Broad Street

Free

252-482-2637/252-482-7800/800-775-0111

nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, May 11-12, 2018

350th Anniversary of the Albemarle

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

info@visitedenton.com

 

Friday & Saturday, May 11-12, 2018

Upscale Flea & Garden Pleasures Sale

The proceeds from this sale will benefit the Edenton Woman's Club Scholarship Program

7 am - 1 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center

252-482-2637

 

Thursday, May 10-13, 2018

350th Celebration Albemarle Sound Tour

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

Three Days

Launch from Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City

$

919-807-7289

lerae.umfleet@ncdcr.gov

www.ncdcr.gov/History-Cruise

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

National Tourism Week May 7 - 13

We will be celebrating National Tourism Day on Tuesday, 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

Free

252-482-2637

natalie.harrison@ncdcr.gov

 

Tuesday, May 1-14, 2018

350th Anniversary of the Albemarle Region

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

Free

252-482-2637

natalie.harrison@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2019

Sound Shore Pottery Open Studio Weekend

Edenton Potter, Frank Miglorie, will open his pottery studio to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The studio is located near the Links of Mulberry Hill on 1222 Sound Shore Drive, Edenton, NC. Frank will be working throughout the day demonstrating the various aspects of the art of pottery making.

With the Spring/Summer Wedding Season upon us, the studio is filled with new pottery featuring several new glazes and designs that Frank developed since living in North Carolina. During your visit you will be able to see how he has integrated into his designs elements from nature that are so much a part of the landscape in the coastal area of North Carolina.

To get a glimpse of the many offerings go to the FB Link below

10 am - 4 pm

1222 Sound Shore Drive, Edenton NC

252-367-1137

www.facebook.com/soundshorepottery

 

Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2018

350th Anniversary Paddle, Pedal, Plod Triathlon

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

843-758-0933

ashleaf38@gmail.com

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Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, 2018

20th Annual Edenton Music and Water Festival

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.

Learn more and download registration forms ...

6:30 - Friday and 10 am - 7 pm Saturday

Colonial Park - Edenton Bay

Free and Open to the Public

252-482-0300/800-775-0111

nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Edenton Steamers 2018 Kick-Off

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.

7pm

Historic Hicks Field

252-482-4080

www.edentonsteamers.com

 

Thursday, May 3-30, 2018

Multi-County Student Art Show

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

252-482-8005

cacedenton@gmail.com

chowanarts.com