Concerts and Crafts
Washington residents love a great festival. That is why you will find so many of them here. The BoCO Music Festival runs every year in April, with musicians and music lovers singing, dancing, and performing at Festival Park for 12 hours of music, art, and fun. The Washington Summer Festival is another community festival held downtown. Make some new friends during this annual street fair, filled with delicious food, arts and crafts, live music, dancing, and more. This popular festival draws around 25,000 people each year to join in the fun and celebrate Washington’s warm community spirit.
Whatever type of water activity you enjoy, you will find it here. Washington’s breathtaking waterfront is home to everything from sailboats to speedboats. Sip some cold sweet tea and watch the boats skim across the water for a relaxing end to the day. Get up early and go fishing, birdwatching, hiking, or biking. If you want a hands-on water experience, rent a kayak near the Runyon Creek Boat. There are more than 300 miles of these trails in the Pamlico River basin for beginners to experts. Enjoy coasting along in the wide-open water or work your way around a tributary.
Shops Full of Delight
Shopping in Washington is an experience you will enjoy time after time. If you are on the hunt for antiques, visit Ruth’s Antiques House and More. You will find hundreds of collectibles and vintage items, and proceeds help fund Ruth’s House, a domestic violence safe house. Find the finest in local wines, microbrews, and gourmet foods at Wine & Words & Gourmet. They have an amazing selection of cheeses, spices, sauces, and specialty meats along with gift baskets and wine accessories. Take a trip into olden days at The General’s Store, where you can purchase grocery items and dry goods along with novelty items.