New Bern Weekend Happenings: January 27 – January 30, 2022

Bear Plaza
Bear Plaza in Downtown New Bern

Around Town

Sudan Shriners Winter Ceremonial – Parade on Saturday, January 29, 12:00 p.m. George St. – Broad St. – Middle St. – Disbands on S. Front St. at BB & T and DoubleTree.

Congratulations to Coastal Cravin’ Bagelry on their grand opening in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center at Carolina Colours, 2042 Waterscape Way.

Valentine Cards Sale – Fundraiser for Craven County Schools Art Supplies at the Bank of the Arts through the end of January. The Bank of the Arts is free and open to the public.

Check out the Twin Rivers Quilting Guild Exhibit at the North Carolina History Center, 529 S Front St.

According to the National Weather Service potential winter storm may impact the East Coast beginning Friday through the weekend.


Music and Nightlife


– 30 Second Rocks & Jasmine Tasty Thai at BrÜtopia, 1201 US Hwy 70 E.


– The Mad Fiddler/Jason Addams at Freshwater Beer Co., 904 Pollock St.

– Doc & Roll at Tonic Parlor, 218 Middle St.

– Spare Change at Blackbeard’s Triple Play, 415 S Front St.

– Simon Spalding at Sara’s Big Apple, 1150 Broad Creek Rd.


– Work In Progress at The Garage, 1209 US Hwy 70 E

– Due East at Blackbeard’s Triple Play, 415 S Front St.

Check out the New Bern Music Calendar for more — it’s a great resource to help you follow and support local bands. Thank you, Joanne Freidman, for creating and maintaining this one-stop shop for us to see who’s playing where.

Rowland and The Home Sales Team


Outdoor Life

There’s always fun to be had at the 20 + parks and recreation facilities maintained by Craven County Recreation and Parks and New Bern Parks and Recreation! They offer all kinds of activities from tennis, sand volleyball, bocce ball, kickball, baseball, softball, pickleball, to disc golf and other sports.

Prefer paddling? There are plenty of places to launch your boat or watercraft. Rent a canoe at Merchant’s Grocery in Brices Creek or watercraft from Stand Up Outfitters on Country Club Rd. Contact the Twin Rivers Paddle Club for a Paddle Trails Packet for mapped trails and launch sites.

Enjoy a day at the park – playgrounds, picnic tables, grills, shelters, dog park, fishing piers, and other amenities.

Take a walk in the Croatan National Forest or bike, camp, hike, fish, horse riding, observe wildlife, picnic, water activities, etc. For more information, contact the Ranger’s station located off Hwy 70 at 252-638-5628.


At the Movies

The Bruin cinema exterior
ENC Cinemas: Bear Town Cinema at 2806 Trent Rd. and The Bruin at 2500 Neuse Blvd. Call 633-2772. Scream (R), The 355 (PG13), Sing 2 (PG), The King’s Man (R), The Matrix Resurrections (R), Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG13), The Tiger Rising (PG), American Underdog (PG), The King’s Daughter (PG), and Redeeming Love (PG13).



Go on a “Bear Town Bear” Hunt

Take a self-guided tour:

– African American Heritage Tour

Architectural Walking Tour

Churches and Cemeteries Tour

St. Peters AME Zion Church
St. Peter’s AME Zion Church

Civil War Heritage Tour

Historical Homes Tour

Revolutionary War Walking Tour

Follow the African American Heritage Trail signs to learn about New Bern’s history.

Take a self-guided or guided tour of New Bern’s Battlefield Park. Call the New Bern Historical Society to arrange guided tours at 638-8558.

Ghost Tour of New Bern every Tuesday thru Saturday. Visit the Black Cat Shoppe located at 246 Middle St. or call 635-1410 for details.


Boaters and Fishermen

Click here for Eastern NC tides, winds, water temperatures, etc.


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