New Bern Calendar of Events 2023

Waterfront in Downtown New Bern, NC
Waterfront in Downtown New Bern. Photo by Wendy Card.

February

2 – 4: Gigantic Yard Sale, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1125 Pine Tree Dr.

2: Twin Rivers Artists Association Meeting, 6 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St.

3: LLC International Film: Fisherman’s Friend, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court.

3 – 5: Performance Postponed: Harriet Jacobs, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m., Sun: 2 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center, 529 S. Front St.

4: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9 a.m. at Craven County Administration parking lot, 406 Craven St., New Bern and Havelock City Hall parking lot, 1 Government Ave.

4: New Bern Heart Ball, 6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., The Maola at Riverside, 1400 N. Craven St.

7: Coastal Women’s Forum for Dinner with Speaker Deborah Kania, 5: 30 p.m. at The Chelsea, 325 Middle St.

9: New Bern Listening Session, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at La Casetta Italian Restaurant Event Center. Presented by NC Local News Workshop and New Bern Now. Seating is limited so register early.

10 – 25: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St. P

11: Cars and Coffee New Bern, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., 3100 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.

11: Black Heritage Concert with “Geno Marriott & the Spirit of Jazz” and “Romonta & Friends,” 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 1125 Pinetree Dr.

11: God’s Broken Crayons Still Color, 1 p.m., Harrison Center, 311 Middle St.

11: New Bern High School Band Mattress Fundraiser, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 4200 Academic Dr.

15: New Bern Historical Society Lunch & Learn, 11:30 a.m., Carolina Colours Pavilion, 3300 Waterscape Way.

18: New Bern Mardi Gras Festival and Parade, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Spencer Ave.

18: The Polar Express, 4 p.m., New Song United Methodist Church, 521 W. Grantham Rd.

23: Craven Concerts presents Alina Kiryayeva, 7:30 p.m., Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Tickets are available here.

23: Empty Bowls New Bern, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Temple Church, 1500 Kingdom Way.

Carolina Ballet to perform in New Bern, NC

24 – 25: Carolina Ballet presents “Behind the Curtain and On the Stage” Fri: 7:30 p.m. and Sat: 2:30 p.m. in Orringer Auditorium.

25: Blood Drive Benefitting CCHS, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Flea Market, 2302 Trent Rd.

Visit the New Bern Farmer’s Market every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 421 S. Front St.

March

3: LLC International Film: Brighton 4th, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court.

3 – 5: Spring Big Book Sale, Fri – Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun: 12 – 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1125 Pinetree Dr. Presented by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.

9: The Malpass Brothers in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Grover C Fields Performing Arts Center

21 – 31: Honk! JR, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

April

1 – 2: Honk! JR, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

7: LLC International Film: Indian Horse, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court.

May

12 – 31: The Rocky Horror Show, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

18: North Carolina Symphony – Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, 7:30 p.m., Riverfront Convention Center. Get tickets here.

June

1 – 3: The Rocky Horror Show, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

16 – 17: Sankofa ’23, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

July

14 – 23: Rehearsals presented by Saax Bradbury Players teen theatre group, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

September

1 – 10: Maytag Virgin, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

9: Footloose on the Neuse, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Union Point Park.

22 – 30: The Revolutionists, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.

October

1: The Revolutionists, New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St.