Fourth of July and Weekend Events around New Bern


4th: New Bern’s Fourth of July Celebration, Lawson Creek Park, presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. For details call 252-639-2902.

4th: Celebrate Independence Day at Tryon Palace, 9:00am – 3:00pm. For details call 252-639-3500.

4th: 4th of July Freedom Festival, starts: 5:00pm with fireworks: 9:00pm at Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock, NC.

4th: Thursday’s Jam Session hosted by John Van Dyke, 7:00pm on the Deck at the Doubletree by Hilton New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

5th: Music on the Deck with DJ Gare Stevens, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

5th: Parrothead at the Market Party, 6:30pm at the New Bern Farmer’s Market. Presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. For details call 252-637-3111.

5th – 7th: James City Celebrates 150th Anniversary at various locations throughout the weekend. For details call 252-514-3408.

6th: Music on the Deck with John Van Dyke and Friends, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585

There also all kinds of fun activities to include something to do for all ages!

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Check out Amusements to learn about fun and games. Some examples are miniature golf, rollerskating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

Relieve some stress by working out at the local Fitness Centers.

Learn about New Bern’s 303 years of History by taking a professionally guided or self-tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Spend some time at the New Bern – Craven County Library, read a book, use the computer, and better yet, take some FREE computer classes!

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Your kids will have a blast at the local playgrounds and water park. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park”. Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreation and Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks, a community resource center, two recreation centers, an aquatic center complex, and a spray park in our community. They also organize numerous events and classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a Night on the Town by attending a live performance, singing Karaoke or dancing, or watching a movie at the box office.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hotspots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. The locals gather here on the weekends to shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts. They even have live bands throughout the year.

What are you doing this weekend?

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