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 4, 2019

9th Annual Edenton-Chowan Kiwanis 5K Race/Walk

Historic Edenton with its 18th Century Historic Buildings, Tree Lined Streets and Friendly Faces becomes the footprint for this year's event. Register at 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

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



Saturday, May 4, 2019

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



Friday & Saturday, May 17-18, 2019

21st 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, 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

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

Colonial Park - Edenton Bay

Free and Open to the Public