Labor Day Weekend Events and Things to Do in and around Town

Weekend New Bern NC1st: Pro Jazz and Blues Jam with John Van Dyke and the Band, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

2nd: New Bern Civitan “Ribs” Fundraiser, 8:00am – 12:00pm at Piggly Wiggly, 1208 Simmons St. Call 252-637-7348.

2nd: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

2nd: ‘Piggin & Grinnin’: Celebrating BBQ & Bluegrass, 9:00am – 10:00pm at Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Call 252-639-3524.

2nd: Stanly-Spaight Duel, 4:00pm at the New Bern Academy Green. Call 252-639-3587.

2nd: Asian Games Club of New Bern, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-514-2030.

2nd: Labor Day Deck Party with music by Limited Engagement, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern. Call 252-638-0305.

4th: A Day on the River, 4:00pm – 6:00pm at The Point in Old Towne, 17 Batts Hill Rd. Trent River Coffee Company. Presented by Christ Episcopal Church. Call 910-520-7877.

There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Cool off at the New Bern Aquatic Center or George Street Spray Ground. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, go bowling at the Strike Zone, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.

Watch a movie at Neuse Blvd Cinema or Bear Town Cinema 6.

Learn to Scuba Dive at Divin’ Dawgs.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Bear Foot Kayaks (229-4846); Bolero Sailing Charters, 300 E. Front St. (670-5879); Cruise The Neuse Pontoon Boat Tours, (876-7232); Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839); Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716); Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712); and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).

Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).

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