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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.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

National Tourism Day

Tour in Your Own Backyard In Celebration of National Tourism Day, Historic Edenton State Historic Site will provide complimentary tours of all of their buildings: including the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse; 1767 Chowan County Courthouse; James 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.



Time:10 am - 4 pm
Place:108 N Broad Street/505 S Broad Street


Saturday, May 6, 2017

May Play Day

Games, Entertainment, Great Food and Family Fun

Time:10 am -
Place:Rocky Hock Community Building


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Supreme Court of North Carolina

In Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, Historic Edenton State Historic Site extended an invitation to the NC Supreme Court.

Edenton is proud to announce that seven justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina will convene two sessions of The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning in the historic courthouse.

The sessions are open to the public by advance reservation on a 1st come/1st serve basis limited to 50 by calling 252-482-2637.

Two sessions - 9:30 am 446A13 State v Mario Andrette McNeill (DEATH) 255; 10:30 am Wray v City of Greensboro

The 1767 Chowan County Courthouse is one of only two locations within NC that the Supreme Court can convene outside of Raleigh.

1967-2017 50th Anniversary of NC Court of Appeals

1777-2017 240th Anniversary of Superior Court

1819-2019 200th Anniversary of the NC Supreme Court

Time:9L30 am and 10:30 am Sessions (subject to change)
Place:1767 Chowan County Courthouse 117 East King Street


Monday - Sunday, May 8-14, 2017

Spring Cruiser Rally

Boaters are invited to join us on their way north for a complimentary two-night stay, touring and activities. The event will run from Monday May 8 through Sunday May 14, so let fellow sailors know and enjoy!

Click for complete info and useful links.

Edenton is part of the Albemarle Loop http://www.albemarleloop.com/

Place:Edenton Harbor
Phone:252-482-2832 or 252-337-4488


Friday, May 19, 2017

Diane Cincovich Pastel Workshop

Join the Chowan Arts Council for a Pastel Workshop with Diane Cincovich. Please call for more information 252-482-8005.

Place:Chowan Arts Council Gallery


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Songs of Inspiration

The Albemarle Sounds Chorus, 2#2Bb, Chowan Middle School Chorus and the John A. Holmes High School Concert Choir come together to share their combined talent for an evening of listening pleasure

Time:7:30 pm
Place:John A. Holmes High School Auditorium
Fee:$5, purchase ticket at the door


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Fishers of Men Legacy Bass Tournament

Bayside Marina and Grill will host this great tournament

Time:Sun up until
Place:Bayside Marina and Grill