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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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Coast Guard Half Marathon and Guardians of the Atlantic 5K

March 6, 2021-March 31, 2021
8:00 AM

Get your running shoes ready and join us for this inaugural event!

Tot Time at Home: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 11, 2021
10:00 AM

Virtually celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and learn a few “wacky” words and participate in a hands-on activity.

Studio 511 Fun Bunny Painting

March 11, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Studio 511 welcomes you to a fun night of painting. Reservations required.

ECSU's 130th Founders Day Convocation Ceremony

March 12, 2021
10:00 AM

Join us virtually to celebrate Elizabeth City State University's proud history!

Thai Food: A New Taste Experience

March 12, 2021
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a 4-course, Thai-inspired meal with complementary mixed beverages! Reservations required.

Art of Sourdough

March 13, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will learn the steps, get our hands in the dough, learn timing, and you will leave with your own starter!

Eric Dunlow Band at La Tiendita

March 13, 2021
7:00 PM

Live country music at La Tiendita!

Virtual History for Lunch: Go Now To Shiloh

March 17, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join a Zoom lecture to learn how Shiloh, Israel is where the Israelites first set up the tabernacle for worshiping God.

Exhibit Opening: Joshua, Judges, & Jesus

March 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discover Biblical era artifacts from Israel and Jordan.

Frozen Tent party

March 19, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

A magical afternoon of fun for your little one. Music, crafts, Frozen movie, and a special visit from a princess!

Splash Room Date Night at Studio 511

March 20, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Studio 511 invites you to freestyle painting fun for date night! Saturdays in March.

Trivia Night at Ghost Harbor Brewing

March 23, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Get ready to test your knowledge at Trivia Night, located in Ghost Harbor's new expanded taproom!

March Mom 'n String

March 24, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a night of creating memories and string art with your child at Knobbs Creek Rec Center.

Sisterhood Circle

March 25, 2021
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.

LEGO Tent Party

March 26, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Calling all master builders! Join us for games, building challenges, and the LEGO Movie. 

Kids Night Out!

March 26, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drop the kids off with us and they'll enjoy entertainment, dinner, arts & crafts, sports, games, and much more!

Downtown Waterfront Market: Spring!

March 27, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Family Paint & Play at Studio 511

March 27, 2021
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Studio 511 welcomes you to freestyle painting fun for the whole family! Saturdays in March.

Spring Watercolor Sampler at Studio 511

March 28, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make a watercolor sampler with your favorite Spring things!

Family Bingo Night

March 31, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a night of family fun at monthly family bingo night at Knobbs Creek Rec Center!

First Friday ArtWalk

April 2, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy artwork, artist demos, and live music at multiple locations around downtown Elizabeth City!

River City Flea Market

April 3, 2021
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A great place to come and shop. Lots of antiques! All types of vendors and a wide range of both new and used goods.

Studio 511 Mini Night Owl Painting

April 5, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Studio 511 welcomes you to a fun night of painting!

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