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Wow…this Weekend’s packed with events and things to do in and around New Bern!

Weekend Events
Photo by: Joe Hughes

With so many choices, we hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thru the 31st: Live Events at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

23rd: 10th Annual Installation of Art at the Airport, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. Call 252-638-8591.

23rd: Johnsmith Live, 7:30 p.m. at the Trent River Coffee Company, Presented by the Down East Folks Arts Society. Call 252-646-4657.

23rd – 24th: Madagascar Jr,, 7:30p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

23rd – 24th: 2018 Neuse River Bridge Run at Union Point Park.

24th: Shop Homegrown! Shop Handmade! Support Your Community at the New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

24th: 12th Annual Building Brighter Futures Early Childhood Conference, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the New Bern campus of Craven Community College. Call 252-672-5921.

24th: Easter Eggstravaganza at Craven Community College.

24th: Farm Festival, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Farm at Grape Creek, 323 Trenton Rd. Cove City. Call 252-814-4004.

24th: East Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Tryon Palace South Lawn. Call 252-639-3500.

24th: Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00 a.m. at the Havelock City Park. Presented by Havelock Parks and Recreation. Call 252-444-6400.

24th: Adoption Event with Every Bunny Rescue, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Petsense New Bern, 2025 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-636-0460.

24th: Harry Goodman Civil War Adventure Day, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. 252-638-8558.

24th: Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2901.

24th: Medieval and Renaissance Dance, 2:00 p.m. in the New Bern-Craven County Library’s Audience, Call 252-638-7800.

24th: Medieval and Renaissance Dance, 2:00 p.m. in the New Bern-Craven County Library’s Audience, Call 252-638-7800.

24th: One Million Goal Charity Concert and Auction, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Bruin Craft Beer and Wine.

24th: At The Gallery: Cy Coleman performed by Andrea Owens, Phil Owens, and Judy Harrison, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

24th – 25th: Neuse Yacht Racing Association Invitational Regatta 2018 at the Blackbeard Sailing Club. Call 252-671-7462.

25th: Vespers Tenebrae Service, 6:00 p.m. at the Old Saint Paul Catholic Church, 504 Middle St. Hosted by the Preservation Guild for Old Saint Paul, Call 919-725-3545

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).

Listen to our latest Podcast to hear more about the latest happenings in New Bern and Beyond:

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