In a place with ready access to some of the best seafood in the country, why shouldn’t there be an event to celebrate it? The annual event Shrimp by the Bay is a night of food, drink, music and, of course, fish. Spend an evening overlooking the Chowan River from the Wharf Landing Pier as you fill your belly with steamed shrimp, fried seafood, the appropriate fixings and desserts. Check out the silent auction and place bids on your favorite items while lively music fills the air. This is a popular event, so be sure to get your tickets in advance from the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce before they sell out. This annual event is usually held in early August.