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Keep it Cool When Summer Sizzles in Elizabeth City

Posted on 06/24/2019 by Visit Elizabeth City

Keeping it Cool on the PasquotankWhen the mercury rises, cool down with these easy Elizabeth City outings that are sure to keep you entertained.  Indoor and outdoor, fun awaits you on our riverfront.


Pailin's AlleyLive music, libations and fun times in Pailin's Alley!

Grab a drink and a bite to eat at one of our local hot spots, listen to live music and enjoy the ambiance in Pailin's Alley.  Check our calendar to see who's playing live at Ghost Harbor Brewing Company, Hoppin' Johnz, Coasters, The Mills Downtown Bistro and Paradiso Roma Ristorante.




Mariners' Wharf Film FestivalMariners' Wharf Film Festival

Watch great classic American films by the waters edge at our beautiful Mariners' Wharf Park.  Outdoor movie night is a blast!  Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs, gather your favorite people or make new friends as you enjoy a movie on the grass.  Shows are every Tuesday, June through July.   On select Fridays bring the kiddos out for movies that are just for them during Kids Flix. 



Look Again - MoALook Again:  Discovering Historical Photos

Step into the past through Museum of the Albemarle's new exhibit, Look Again:  Discovering Historical Photos.  Learn about the different processes of printing early photographic images such as, Daguerrotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes.  Enjoy the historical images and wonderful collection of vintage cameras on display.  This exhibit will be on display through October 5, 2019.




Dixieland SpeedwayDixieland Speedway

If you love the speed and are ready to see the dirt fly, Dixieland Speedway is packed with excitement!  Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action.  Don't miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, "the track that started it all" with races on Friday nights through mid-August.



4th of July Fireworks4th of July Celebration on the Waterfront 

Are you celebrating the 4th of July in Elizabeth City this year?  Get ready for fabulous fireworks over our Harbor of Hospitality®!  The celebration will include music by DJ Taz, dancing, bounce houses, activity inflatables, miniature golf, splash pad, kiddie carousel, trackless train, photo booth, corn hole, cold drinks, and delicious food. 




Enjoy the downtown arts at First Friday ArtWalk!First Friday ArtWalk

The first Friday of each month Downtown Elizabeth City is the place to be for those who love art. Enjoy a fun night of visiting participating studios, stores and restaurants to meet the featured artists and musicians who will be showcasing their talents.  




Downtown Waterfront MarketDowntown Waterfront Market

Visit the Downtown Waterfront Market at Mariners' Wharf Park every Saturday where you'll find local vendors, fun activities, community groups, and more attending every week. Shop for handmade art-and-crafts and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers. You'll meet our local farmers, bakers, crafters, and artists while you shop and enjoy our friendly hospitality!


Pontoon Ride - Pelican MarinaParty on a Pontoon

Round up your best buddies and plan to laugh all the way to our river banks.  You can rent a pontoon boat from The Pelican Marina and spend the day on the water. The Pasquotank River is the perfect place to go boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding.  After your day of fun on the river, dock near Paradiso Roma Ristorante and enjoy a drink and dinner at sunset overlooking the water.


Music on the GreenMusic on the Green

A free, outdoor, eight-week concert series on the beautiful downtown waterfront at Mariners' Wharf Park. Each week the spotlight is on a different artist and different genre of music.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to relax and enjoy musical performances by popular local and regional entertainers each Tuesday!  




Shopping in Downtown ECShop, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Shop, shop and shop a little more. It's a great excuse to be out of the sun while you nab some cool finds.

All of this fun is going to work up an appetite.  While you stay in EC head to one of our delicious eateries.  

Don't forget to tag your adventures with #VisitECity! Check out our events calendar for more Elizabeth City happenings!



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