Pender County Plans For Commemoration Events in 2026

In 2026, America will commemorate 250 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the development of a new country dedicated to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” 

North Carolina will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Revolution with a wide range of activities, and we are looking to do the same here in Pender County.

Pender County is gearing up for a momentous occasion as it prepares to commemorate its 250th anniversary in 2026. This significant milestone marks two and a half centuries of history, community, and progress.

The upcoming commemoration promises to be a time of reflection, celebration, and unity as residents and visitors come together to honor Pender County's rich heritage. From its early days as a thriving agricultural hub to its current status as a vibrant community with diverse industries and cultural offerings, Pender County has a storied past worth commemorating.

The 250th anniversary celebrations are expected to feature a range of events and activities that showcase the county's history, achievements, and aspirations for the future. From historical exhibitions and reenactments to community festivals and special ceremonies, there will be something for everyone to enjoy and participate in.

As preparations unfold over the coming years, Pender County's residents and stakeholders are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to come together and pay tribute to the place they call home. The 250th anniversary commemoration will serve as a testament to Pender County's resilience, growth, and enduring spirit throughout its illustrious history.