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Elizabeth City’s Spring Event Round Up

Spring events are ripe for the picking in Elizabeth City! Here are five events on the horizon so mark your calendar and come for a visit. For complete event listings, see our online calendar.

Encore Theatre Presents “I’ll Never Be Hungry Again” | March 2-4

I’ll Never Be Hungry Again, an original musical, presents a new slant and twist on Gone with the Wind. This slightly skewed take on one of America’s most famous romances is brimming with musical zaniness. See the show on March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 4 at 2 p.m. at the Maguire Theatre at The Center, Arts of the Albemarle.


Port Discover’s Science Café: The Science of Roasting Coffee | March 9

Love a good cup of joe? SignPost Coffee is giving a talk at Salaam’s International Café called “The Science of Bean to Cup” which explores the science and methods of growing, processing and roasting coffee. Learn how all these factors affect the final taste in your cup. This event is FREE!


Empty Bowls of the Albemarle | March 15

Local artists, craftsmen and art students will once again create hand-made bowls as a keepsake for event goers and to serve as a reminder about the fight against hunger. Guests at this event are treated to delicious soups, bread and desserts, prepared by area restaurants, expressly for this fun luncheon that supports a worthy cause. The event is from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Albemarle Food Bank.


Coastal Inspirations Quilt Show | March 31 and April 1

Our scenic coastal landscapes inspire many locals to become artists. Over 100 quilts will be on display for the public to view at the end of the month as the Colonial Quilt Lovers Guild celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Visitors will be treated to demonstrations throughout the show. Military guests will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a military inspired quilt. The event is from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and admission is $5 at Knobbs Creek Recreation Center.


Big Bass Challenge Championship | Starts April 1

Calling all anglers! Will YOU take home the 2017 Big Bass Challenge championship trophy? The season begins April 1 and events will be held the first Saturday of each month. This is a catch-and-release event.  Check-in begins at 5:45 a.m. at The Pelican Marina. The cost is $20 per angler and winner takes all. Door prizes will be provided.

When you share photos of your visit on social media, be sure to use hashtag #DiscoverECity!  Happy travels!

Christina Rehklau, Director of the CVB, left the corporate world about five years ago to persuade others to take more vacation time by working in tourism. Christina is a recent northern transplant from Ohio, so she’s still working on her Carolinian accent. To her, every day in the Albemarle region presents a new adventure and something to be explored. Follow her explorations of the area on Twitter at @CLRehklau or Instagram at @crehklau.