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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.

Due to COVID-19 concerns about health and safety, many events have been canceled or postponed. We work hard to keep our calendar of events accurate, so check back often or sign up to join our email list! Please click here to see Travel Advisory updates. If you need more information, please contact us at 252-335-5330 or

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Virtual 5K Turkey Trot

November 22, 2020-November 28, 2020
12:00 PM

The annual Kids First 5K Turkey Trot has gone virtual! Join us from wherever you are to run (or trot) to support Kids First.

Arts of the Albemarle: Jack Pardue and Robert Kelly-Goss

November 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Jack Pardue and Robert Kelly-Goss are both featured as November's AoA artists!

Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

Virtual History for Lunch: Sharing Sacred Space

December 2, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how Christians and Muslims learned to co-exist among significant political, religious, and socially polarizing circumst

Try Archery!

December 2, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free, floating event and no registration to participate! All equipment and instructions provided.

Christmas Sip & Shop

December 2, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anna Jean Boutique, Hyden Boutique, The Recycled Reader, and more are teaming up for a Sip and Shop!

First Friday ArtWalk

December 4, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Tree Lighting on the Museum Green

December 4, 2020
6:00 PM

Join a tree lighting ceremony outside the museum to honor those who have served during the pandemic.

Lighted Boat Parade

December 4, 2020
7:00 PM

Cheer on the festively lit boats from the Winter Wonderland of Mariners' Wharf Park.

Holiday Open House: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

December 5, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Christmas in the Country - Shawboro

December 5, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Christmas with Santa and ponies!

Try Archery!

December 9, 2020
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Free, floating event and no registration to participate! All equipment and instructions provided.

Holiday Horse at Studio 511

December 9, 2020
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Studio 511 welcomes you to paint a pre-sketched canvas!

Holiday Market at Knobbs Creek

December 11, 2020-December 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Shop for locally made and grown goods! Meet our local farmers, bakers, crafters, artists, and more.

Polar Express Tent Party

December 12, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This event sold out! Check out additional date: December 18.

Sisterhood Circle

December 17, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Circle is meant to bring women together for community, healing, and growth. Join in person or via Zoom.

Polar Express Tent Party

December 18, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Party in the Box for Kids for Christmas games, crafts, snacks, and movie! Register now.

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