St Patrick’s Day Weekend packed with events and things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC2nd – 31st: Live Events at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

16th: Arbor Day Celebration, 11:00 a.m. at Council Bluff Green located at 402 East Front Street. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2915.

16th: Women of New Bern During the Civil War brown bag lunch, 12:00 pm. – 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

16th: Third Annual St Patrick’s Celebration, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the Rotary Club of New Bern. Call 252-671-2377.

16th: St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at Circa 1810 Bar at the Harvey Mansion’s. Call 252-635-3232.

16th: Justin Castellano Live, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia, 1201 Hwy 70 E. Call 252-631-5142.

16th: Trivia Night Fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 Christ Church Harrison Center.

16th – 18th: Madagascar Jr, Fri – Sat: 7:30p.m.; Sun: 2:00p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

17th: March for Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run, 8:00a.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by the Neuse Pamlico Sound Women’s Coalition. Call 252-972-9712.

17th: St. Patrick’s Day at the New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

17th: West Marine New Bern Grand Opening Celebration, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 3559 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. Call 252-636-0650.

17th: Free Horticultural Workshop ‘Warm Season Turfgrass’, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Craven Agricultural Building and Demonstrations Garden, 300 Industrial Dr. Call 252-633-1477.

17th: Sip and Shop Event, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Samantha’s Westside Market, 4109 Dr. MLK Jr Blvd. Call 252-636-1855.

17th: 2018 Democratic Convention: Craven County Democratic Party, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Craven County Courthouse. Call 252-

17th: Luck O’ The Kitties Adoption Event, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Petsense New Bern, 2025 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-636-0460.

17th: Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt, 12:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. at Bright Star Farm. Presented by Creekside Recreational Therapy Services. Call 252-972-9712.

17th: St. Patty’s Day Party with Irish Robinson and Jared Cain, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia. Call 252-631-5142.

17th: Hot Buttered Grits Live, 8:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

17th: Feral Cats Live, 8:00 p.m. at The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St. Call 252-631-5008.

17th: ShamRock 2018 with the Joe Baes Project, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. at the Beer Army Burger Company. Call 252-288-5814.

17th – 18th: New Bern Home and Garden Show at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 970-590-0383.

18th: India Day, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Wit Clothier, 502 Pollock St. Call 252-631-5098.

18th: African American Heritage Tour, 2:00 pm. at Tyron Palacen’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

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. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, 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.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: 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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