July 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.


Thursday, July 4, 2019

July 4th Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Please join the Daughters of the American Revolution in the Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Joseph Hewes Monument. This event has received the National Award as the Best Independence Day Celebration by the National Society in Washington DC.

A short biographical sketch of Hewes, the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, a prayer and wreath laying ceremony by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The American Legion Post 40 Color Guard will present the colors.

Conversation with Joseph Hewes following the ceremony. (Joseph Hewes was an Edenton resident and signer of the Declaration of Independence.)


1767 Chowan County Green - East Water Street





Thursday, July 4, 2019

40th Annual July 4th Celebration

The 40th annual July 4th celebration with Edenton and County's Fireworks is sure to make memories for everyone. A few highlights on tap are DJ Cowboy Adam Evans of Edenton, Arts and Crafts from local and regional vendors, Delicious Treats, Entertainment and more ending with a Fabulous 4th of July Fireworks display over the water around 9 pm.

Vendors, please contact Kirk Devine at 252-325-3234


Edenton Harbor

252-548-2912 - Vendor info: 252-325-3234



Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fireworks from the Lighthouse

Join the Friends of Historic Edenton State Historic Site for the best view for watching Edenton's Fireworks Display

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1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse




Saturday, July 13, 2019

Harriet Jacobs Walking Tour

Historic Edenton State Historic Site offers the Harriet Jacobs Walking Tour from the Visitor Center at 3 pm.

3:00 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Site Visitor Center, 108 North Broad Street

$2.50 per person and children under 2 free