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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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Summer Fun Day: Shoot for the Moon

July 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first walk on the moon with lots of moon-related activities!

Wailin' Wednesdays in Pailin's Alley

July 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come out after work for a mid-week recharge with craft beer and live music on all Wednesdays!

Brews and Board Games

July 18, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Earth 383 Comics and Games will be bringing some of their free-to-play games to Ghost Harbor Brewing.

Friday Music in the Brewery

July 19, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Live music and delicious craft beer!

Encore Theatre: “Night of the Living Dead"

July 19, 2019-July 27, 2019
7:30 PM

Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by brain-eating zombies--what could go wrong? Multiple showings.

Friday Races at Dixieland Speedway!

July 19, 2019
8:00 PM

Pit gate opens at 5pm, qualifying at 7pm, and races begin at 8pm.

Downtown Waterfront Market

July 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Shop for handmade art-and-crafts and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Enjoy our friendly hospitality!

Balloonacy (a play for very young audiences!)

July 20, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This production is full of surprises, joy, innocence, laughter, and fun!

Summer Paddle at the Dismal Swamp

July 20, 2019
10:00 AM

Join the ranger for a leisurely paddle along the scenic Dismal Swamp Canal. Free, but please call to register.

Fancy Nancy Party

July 20, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

There will be a tea party, snacks, stories, music, & dressing up. Preregistration is required. It will be simply fantastique!

Meet the Author: Tonza D. Ruffin

July 20, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet author Tonza D. Ruffin as she presents her children's book "Gregarious Gabby." We hope to see you there!

NC Governor's Cup Regatta

July 20, 2019
11:00 AM

Elizabeth City hosts the Regatta, featuring classic moth boat, O'pen Bic, Topper Topaz Uno, and Argo.

Saturday Night Live at Hoppin' Johnz

July 20, 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.

Mariners' Wharf Film Festival

July 23, 2019
8:30 PM

Classic American films are shown on a large screen at Mariners' Wharf Park on Tuesdays in June and July. Free!

History for Lunch: Space Race

July 24, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Jessica A. Bandel will shed light on North Carolina's role during each phase of the race to the moon.

Wailin' Wednesdays in Pailin's Alley

July 24, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come out after work for a mid-week recharge with craft beer and live music on all Wednesdays!

At the Movies! For Kids: Fly Me to the Moon

July 25, 2019
1:00 PM

Nat the fly finds adventure on Apollo 11! (G, 84min). Two showings: 10am, 1pm

Friday Music in the Brewery

July 26, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

Friday Races at Dixieland Speedway!

July 26, 2019
8:00 PM

Pit gate opens at 5pm, qualifying at 7pm, and races begin at 8pm.

Kids' Flix Movies present "Incredibles 2"

July 26, 2019
8:15 PM

Free kid-friendly movies at Mariners' Wharf Park! Bring a blanket and enjoy fun movies under the stars.

Downtown Waterfront Market

July 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Shop for handmade art-and-crafts and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Enjoy our friendly hospitality!

Balloonacy (a play for very young audiences!)

July 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This production is full of surprises, joy, innocence, laughter, and fun!

GPS and the Quest for Pizza

July 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of GPS technology and how it can help you find your favorite pizza place.

Pirate Party

July 27, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come in your pirate gear & get ready to have fun on the high seas with pirate games, pirate stories, and much more.

Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary at Dismal Swamp

July 27, 2019
11:00 AM

Join us for free kid-friendly activities to commemorate the Apollo 11 mission.

Benjamin House Talent Show

July 27, 2019
2:00 PM

Benjamin House Goes Country! Come join us for the annual talent show.

Doc Perkins Live at Ghost Harbor

July 27, 2019
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Live music from one of Elizabeth City's favorite musicians!

Saturday Night Live at Hoppin' Johnz

July 27, 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.

DoubleDoseofDave at Ghost Harbor

July 28, 2019
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An enchanting evening of keyboards, basses, beers, best friends, and duets of songs you'll likely recognize.

Wailin' Wednesdays in Pailin's Alley

July 31, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come out after work for a mid-week recharge with craft beer and live music on all Wednesdays!

First Friday ArtWalk

August 2, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy artwork, artist demos, and live music at various locations around downtown Elizabeth City.

Meet the Author: Charles Alexander

August 2, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Charles Alexander will be debuting his poetry book, signing copies, and answering any questions. Join us!

Friday Races at Dixieland Speedway!

August 2, 2019
8:00 PM

Pit gate opens at 5pm, qualifying at 7pm, and races begin at 8pm.

Downtown Waterfront Market

August 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Shop for handmade art-and-crafts and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Enjoy our friendly hospitality!

Balloonacy (a play for very young audiences!)

August 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This production is full of surprises, joy, innocence, laughter, and fun!

Adult Sailing Class with River City Community Sailing

August 3, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get out on the water and learn how to sail!

Music on the Green

August 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free outdoor concert series at the waterfront featuring popular local and regional entertainers. Join us!

History for Lunch: Look Again 2.0

August 7, 2019
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Photographer from the Museum of History discusses historical photos and their stories.

Semi-Annual Boutique Crawl

August 9, 2019-August 10, 2019
10:00 AM

Come shop at fun boutiques! Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available at each location.

Friday Races at Dixieland Speedway!

August 9, 2019
8:00 PM

Pit gate opens at 5pm, qualifying at 7pm, and races begin at 8pm.

Downtown Waterfront Market

August 10, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Shop for handmade art-and-crafts and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Enjoy our friendly hospitality!

Balloonacy (a play for very young audiences!)

August 10, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This production is full of surprises, joy, innocence, laughter, and fun!

Meet the Author: Deborah Van Dyken

August 10, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Author Deborah Van Dyken presents and reads her new children's book "The Little Turkle". Plus activities for kids!

Music on the Green

August 13, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free outdoor concert series at the waterfront featuring popular local and regional entertainers. Join us!

Summer Fun Day: Dr. Seuss Fun

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

Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character and come join the fun at a variety of readings and hands-on activities!

Friday Races at Dixieland Speedway!

August 16, 2019
8:00 PM

Pit gate opens at 5pm, qualifying at 7pm, and races begin at 8pm.

Kids' Flix Movies present "Over the Hedge"

August 16, 2019
8:15 PM

Free kid-friendly movies at Mariners' Wharf Park! Bring a blanket and enjoy fun movies under the stars.



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