19th Annual Edenton Music and Water Festival

Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017

Celebrating Natural and Cultural Heritage in Edenton is what this weekend is all about. 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 Edenton Town Dock by advance reservation along with bringing your own for participation.

Enjoy dancing and listening to a great band under the stars from 7 – 10 pm with a Beverage Garden at the foot of South Broad Street along the waterfront.

On Saturday, Edenton has a little something for everyone to participate in – get the day started by joining the Chowan Edenton Optimist Club for their Paddle, Pedal, and Plod event in Queen Anne Park. You can register online and also in person at Queen Anne Park the day of.

The Annual Heritage Fest will take place on the campus of John A. Holmes High School. This event will kick-off with a Parade up Broad Street at 10 am; heritage displays; foods; animals and activities with tractor and hayrides for your convenience to the waterfront.

Music; Artisans; Food Vendors and Artists will be set up at the Waterfront along with face painting and activities for children of all ages. The Blessing of the Fleet will kick off our day on the Waterfront and then the Music under Dr. Peter Boehling’s direction will get started along with our vendors open for business from funnel cakes to handcrafted jewelry.

This year, we’ve added an exciting Wooden Boat Exhibit to the list of attractions at this year’s event. We are celebrating the region’s boat building heritage during this day-long display of locally owned and/or locally built wooden boats. The on-land exhibit will feature a collection of wooden vessels limited to 20ft. More info and download registration form.

Free Boat Rides; Eco-Paddling Opportunities even on the Periauger will take place all day long – there will be much to see and do along the waterfront no matter the age or listening preference – Join Us and Enjoy!

Thank you to this year’s Sponsors:
Albemarle Bank, Regulator Marine, Vidant Health, ElectriCities, and Kitty Hawk Kites.

6:30 – 10 pm Friday and 10am – 5pm Saturday
Colonial Park - Edenton Bay
Free and Open to the Public
For further info call 252-482-0300 or 800-775-0111; or email nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov