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In Elizabeth City, we know how to celebrate and have fun! There’s an event for every season, monthly art, live music, ghost walks, regattas … yes, even the potato. Check the event calendar for events, festivals and special happenings during your visit.

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ECSU vs. Shaw Univ. Men's Basketball Game

November 19, 2019
7:00 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Vikings men's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

History for Lunch: Robert E. Lee

November 20, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Bring your lunch and hear about a young girl who met Robert E. Lee while he visited NC.

Trivia Night at Ghost Harbor Brewing

November 20, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready to test your knowledge at Trivia Night!

ECSU vs. Claflin Univ. Women's Basketball

November 21, 2019
5:30 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Viking women's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

It's Broadway, Baby!

November 21, 2019-November 24, 2019
7:00 PM

Come see the Center Players' 10th Anniversary Broadway Extravaganza! Join us at Arts of the Albemarle for a great show.

ECSU vs. Claflin Univ. Men's Basketball

November 21, 2019
8:00 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Viking men's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

Friday Music in the Brewery

November 22, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Live music and delicious craft beer! Join us Friday nights at the Brewery.

The Last Clovis Live @ Coasters

November 22, 2019
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

They'll be playing your favorite Rock and Reggae music from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s.

Coast Guard Spouses' Club Holiday Bazaar

November 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Shop and enjoy the festivities and food!

Saturday STEAM: Cranberry Turkey Trap

November 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Design and build a turkey trap made of cranberries and toothpicks.

Celebrate Christmas with Fancy Nancy

November 23, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Christmas comes a little early this year for Fancy Nancy fans! Crafts, decorating, snacks, and more!

ECSU vs. Shaw Univ. Women's Basketball

November 23, 2019
2:00 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Viking women's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

3rd Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament

November 23, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

9-Hole Par 3 tournament at YMCA at the Pines - winning team gets four turkeys!

Saturday Night Live at Hoppin' Johnz

November 23, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Make a night of it! Have dinner or pop in for a drink and enjoy fabulous live music with talented artists on Saturday nights.

Wagon Rides at the Dismal Swamp

November 24, 2019
11:00 AM

Enjoy a leisurely wagon ride through the Dismal Swamp! Morning and afternoon rides Sundays through the Fall.

ECSU vs. Fayetteville Women's Basketball

November 26, 2019
5:30 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Viking women's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

ECSU vs. Fayetteville Men's Basketball

November 26, 2019
7:30 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Vikings men's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

Christmas Princess Tea Party

November 29, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A free event serving all princes and princesses tea and cookies at Eclectic Jewelry Designs!

Holiday Celebration and Downtown Illumination

November 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An old-fashioned, small-town celebration of the season.

Meet Elsa

November 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all Frozen fans! Have your picture taken with Elsa! There will also be stories and activities for the kids.

Friday Music in the Brewery

November 29, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Live music and delicious craft beer! Join us Friday nights at the Brewery.

Turkey Trot: 5K & Gobble Wobble Mile

November 30, 2019
8:00 AM

Join us for the annual Kids First Turkey Trot: 5K or the Gobble Wobble Family Fun Mile!

Downtown Waterfront Market

November 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shop for handmade art-and-crafts and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers!

Saturday STEAM: Grinch Slime

November 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What better way to ring in the holiday season than by making GRINCH SLIME!?!

Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come shop and eat downtown and support local businesses! Holiday activities and sales and treats.

The Big Curri-Shuck

November 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Live music, new wine releases, craft beer and delicious local oysters? We'll see you there!

Saturday Night Live at Hoppin' Johnz

November 30, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Make a night of it! Have dinner or pop in for a drink and enjoy fabulous live music with talented artists on Saturday nights.

Phil Watson Live @ Coasters

November 30, 2019
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Kick back with acoustic rock from one of Elizabeth City's favorites downtown at Coasters Downtown Draught House!

Ghost Harbor Beer Pairing @ Paradiso

December 2, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a delicious four-course meal creatively paired with local craft beer. 

Encore Theatre Seasonal Sing-a-long

December 3, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for our annual holiday celebration and enjoy refreshments and fun music!

Trivia Night at Ghost Harbor Brewing

December 4, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready to test your knowledge at Trivia Night!

ECSU vs. MACU Men's Basketball Game

December 5, 2019
7:00 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer two local men's basketball teams!

Moravian Lovefeast

December 5, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Community gathering with traditional Christmas music and snacks. All are welcome!

First Friday ArtWalk

December 6, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy a special Christmas ArtWalk! Artwork, artist demos, and live music around downtown Elizabeth City.

Lighted Boat Parade

December 6, 2019
7:00 PM

Lighted Boat Parade! Cheer on the festively lit boats as they circle the Pasquotank River.

ECSU Christmas Concert: "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

December 6, 2019
8:00 PM

Feel the Christmas joy at Elizabeth City State University's concert!

Friday Music in the Brewery

December 6, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Live music and delicious craft beer! Join us Friday nights at the Brewery.

"Christmas at Who-Seumville"

December 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Delve into the magical world of Dr. Seuss’ classic book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the museum.

Meet Santa!

December 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Santa is on his way to Page After Page Bookstore! Face painting station while you wait to share your wish list.

Saturday STEAM: Christmas Light Circuitry

December 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come down to Port Discover and learn simple circuits and light up your holiday!

ECSU vs. Winston-Salem Women's Basketball

December 7, 2019
2:00 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Viking women's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

Christmas Tinsel: Tour, Taste & Tradition

December 7, 2019
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Some of our Bed & Breakfasts are hosting a Christmas Open House to showcase their Christmas spirit!

Annual Christmas Parade: "Christmas in the River City"

December 7, 2019
5:30 PM

Hometown holiday parade!

Daniel Jordan Band @ Paradiso

December 7, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Paradiso Upstairs Oyster Bar welcomes the Daniel Jordan Band back!

ECSU vs. Winston-Salem Men's Basketball

December 7, 2019
7:30 PM

Join us at the R. L. Vaughan Center as we cheer on the Vikings men's basketball team! Show your #VikingPride!

Saturday Night Live at Hoppin' Johnz

December 7, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Make a night of it! Have dinner or pop in for a drink and enjoy fabulous live music with talented artists on Saturday nights.

Albemarle Chorale Christmas Concert

December 8, 2019
4:00 PM

Don't miss the Albemarle Chorale's annual Christmas concert!

A Simple Christmas

December 10, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

An inspirational evening of Christmas stories and music. Join us for cookies and cocoa!

School Winter Concerts

December 10, 2019-December 16, 2019
7:00 PM

Our area schools proudly welcome you to the annual holiday concerts! Please join us in celebrating.

Downtown Jingle Bell Carriage Rides

December 13, 2019-December 14, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a delicious dinner and a romantic ride around town in a horse-drawn carriage to see all the festive lights!

Oh Holy Night!

December 13, 2019
7:00 PM

Rejoice with three gospel choirs and the most beautiful holiday music at Arts of the Albemarle!

College of the Albemarle Presents: "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus"

December 13, 2019-December 15, 2019
7:00 PM

A play for young and old, magically reaffirming life’s highest beauty and joy.

Holiday Market at Knobbs Creek

December 14, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christmas shopping and fun with local vendors, crafters and artists! Kids activities plus Santa Claus.

High School Holiday Vendor Fair

December 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Event is free! We have over 35 vendors so come out and do some holiday shopping in one place!

Saturday STEAM: Frost on a Can

December 14, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Explore temperature changes in this seasonal experiment.

Benjamin House Christmas Show

December 14, 2019
2:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday season with a fabulous cast of Broadway performers!

Holiday Parent / Child Golf Tournament

December 14, 2019
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy a holiday golf tournament at YMCA at the Pines!

Christmas With the Horses

December 14, 2019-December 15, 2019
4:00 PM

Come out to Skyward Pines for pony rides, crafts, carriage rides, Santa, Christmas movies, and more!

ECSU Star Party

December 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hear exotic tales about astronomy, journey through our home galaxy, and view the heavens. Join us at the Planetarium!

Saturday Night Live at Hoppin' Johnz

December 14, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Make a night of it! Have dinner or pop in for a drink and enjoy fabulous live music with talented artists on Saturday nights.

Phil Watson Live @ Coasters

December 14, 2019
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Kick back with acoustic rock from one of Elizabeth City's favorites downtown at Coasters Downtown Draught House!

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 15, 2019
5:00 PM

Come join us and the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Choir for a free Christmas concert.

Trivia Night at Ghost Harbor Brewing

December 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready to test your knowledge at Trivia Night!



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