Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

Downtown New Bern

We have another fun-filled weekend of events and things to do! What are your plans?

1st – 31st: No Child Wet Behind – Tryon Civitan’s Diaper Drive, Drop off location is The UPS Store of New Bern. For details call 252-288-6983.

20th: Live Music with Merchant’s Road, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Isaac Taylor Garden & Gallery Caffè. Call 252-649-1712.

21st: Lunch and Learn – Yellow Fever, 12:00pm, Debnam-Hunt Board Room, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

22nd: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm and Tuesdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm. Call 252-633-0043.

22nd: Bicycle Rodeo, 10:00am – 2:00pm presented by the Neuse Basin District, Boy Scouts of America in the parking lot across from JCPenney at the New Bern Mall.

22nd: New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, 10:00am – 5:00pm, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-637-3111.

22nd: The German Defeat, 2:00pm, Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

22nd: International Mystery Dinner, 6:30pm location will be disclosed on August 21st. Presented by True Justice International.

23rd – 24th: Guardians of the Galexy Movie Night, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Isaac Taylor Garden & Gallery Caffè. Call 252-649-1712.

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, roller skating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

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

Learn about New Bern’s 305 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” (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.

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