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.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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.)

250th Anniversary 1767 Chowan County Courthouse


1767 Chowan County Green - East Water Street





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

38th Annual July 4th Celebration

DJ Cowboy Adam Evans of Edenton, arts and crafts, food, 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

The food and craft Vendors will be set up and ready for visits from noon, DJ Cowboy Adam Evans of Edenton will begin around 4 pm with an opportunity for dancing. The mechanical bull is coming back this year as well as several kid friendly competitions like a watermelon eating contest and seed spitting contest. Both crowd favorites. The traditional penny hunt will begin at 6 pm.


Edenton Harbor

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



Sunday, July 17, 2016

"Music by the Bay at the Penelope Barker House"

The Barker House Lawn alongside picturesque Edenton Bay will be the setting for monthly music concerts every 3rd Sunday afternoon from May through October. The musical groups will perform a variety of music: Jazz, Gospel, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Classic Rock and Roll. Student groups from area schools will also be invited to perform.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy! This event is FREE to attend.

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Barker House Lawn






Saturday, July 1,8,15,22, 2017

Edenton Farmer's Market

Fresh Vegetables, Meats, Flowers and Homemade Treats - every Saturday throughout the growing season on the corner of Granville Street and Virginia Road on the Agriculture Building Lawn.

8 am - 12 noon

Corner of Granville Street & Virginia Road




Sunday, July 2017

Edenton Steamers

Coastal Plains League Baseball at Historic Hicks Field with our very own Edenton Steamers. For a full schedule and ticket information, visit the Edenton Steamers website.

7 pm

Historic Hicks Field