Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
Photo by: Joe Hughes

27th: 6th Annual Gala for the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation, 5:30pm at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Call 252-444-4348.

27th: Cherry Point Time, Treasures and Talents Auction, 6:00pm – 11:00pm at Miller’s Landing, MCAS Cherry Point. Presented by the Cherry Point Officers’ Spouses’ Club. Call 252-444-0949.

27th: Black History Event, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College. Call 252-638-7200.

28th: Chili Cook Off, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmer’s Market. For details call 252-633-0043.

28th: Puppet Show ‘Our Country, Our State’, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

28th: Open Mic Series, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-514-2030.

28th: “At the Gallery: 20th Century American Composers with Jerome Kern”, 7:00pm at the Bank of the Arts. Call 252-638-2577.


1st: Spring Bridal Show, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. Presented by the Eastern North Carolina Wedding Association and Center. Call 252-269-2568.

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 300+ 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. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park” (you need to register for access). 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, and two recreation centers 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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