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Coastal Christmas Flotilla 2019

35th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla

New Bern, NC – The 35th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla returns to New Bern on Saturday, December 7th!  The Flotilla will be held at Union Point Park, 210 East Front Street in downtown New Bern. Activities kick off at 4:30 p.m. with a Christmas concert featuring local favorites Lewis N Clark. The flotilla will begin around 5:30 …

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Cindy Polotta - St Pauls

Nov. 11 Deadline Nears to Enter Third Annual Gingerbread House Contest

NEW BERN, NC – Come be a part of Downtown New Bern’s Beary Merry fun with an entry in New Bern Historical Society’s 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest! Downtown merchants are ready to display your Gingerbread Imagination. Let it go! The only rule is that it must be edible. Your creation doesn’t even have to …

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Fun Found Around Town July 18 – 24, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday: July 18, 2019    Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St (252) 633-2088 welcomes the music of Patrick Reid for your dining pleasure. She will be performing from 6-9 upstairs in the piano bar. …

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Trent River Railroad Bridge, New Bern, NC

Fun Found Around Town July 4 -10, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm.   Thursday: July 4, 2019 ~ Happy Birthday America!   Union Point Park welcomes  Party Parrot Band with music being offered from 6:30-9:30 pm Persimmons Restaurant 100 Pollock St, (252) 514-0033 welcomes live music on …

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Colorfest 2019

Colorfest 2019

Help paint murals to beautify the community of New Bern! Come out and be part of history! Join Colorfest Inc. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from noon – 6 p.m. at 928 Queen and Roundtree Sts. All kids are welcome! Mural painting, games, chalk art, skating, K9 Demonstration by the New Bern Police Department, music …

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Glorious Fourth at Tryon Palace

Celebrate the Glorious Fourth at Tryon Palace

New Bern, NC – In 1783, North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin became the first American governor to issue a state order for celebrating the Fourth of July. Step back in time and attend one of our earliest celebrations of American independence at the Glorious Fourth at Tryon Palace, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 …

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Downtown New Bern NC

Fun Found Around Town April 25 – May 1, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm. Thursday: April 25, 2019 Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Jason Addams who will play tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar. City Stage New …

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Earth Day New Bern 2019

Join us for the 49th Anniversay of Earth Day Celebration and After Party in Downtown New Bern!

Come out for a fun afternoon of learning and eco-friendly kids arts and crafts on Saturday, April 20th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the corner of Craven and S. Front Streets in the vacant lot next to Mitchell Hardware. The After Party will be hosted by the North Carolina Music Zone and the Brown …

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New Bern Parks and Recreation

City of New Bern’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13th 1 – 2 years old – Hunt starts @ 11am (1 parent may assist their child); 3 – 5 years old – Hunt starts at 11:15am (No parents may assist); 6 – 8 years old – Hunt starts at 11:30am; 9 – 12 years old – Hunt starts @ 11:45am Activities start …

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Riverwalk - New Bern NC

Fun Found Around Town: April 4 – 10, 2019

Live Music Options At press time here is what we found for the week ahead. Always call the venue to confirm. Thursday: April 4, 2019 Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse 202 Middle St., (252) 633-2088 offers the sounds of Chuck Philips tonight from 6-9 pm upstairs in the piano bar. The City Stage, 901 B Pollock St., …

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