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Carolina East Volunteer Christmas Luncheon
Dec 6 all-day
CarolinaEast Medical Center
Feb 3 all-day
Career Technical Education
Feb 6 all-day
23rd Annual Train Show
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
23rd Annual Train Show @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

23rd Annual Train Show, operating layouts in many scales, including Thomas the Train and Friends. Over 90 vendor tables selling all type of model railroad equipment and they may purchase some of the public’s trains. Food concessions, hourly door prize drawings.

Saturday, February 24: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, February 25: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Admission: $7, children under 12 are free.

15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm

The 15th Annual Taste of Coastal Carolina in New Bern is scheduled for March 13, 2018. The Taste of Coastal Carolina is New Bern’s major annual fundraiser supporting the work of the three Riverkeepers for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Rivers, including the Lower Neuse RIVERKEEPER®.

Last year 20 local restaurants, caterers, and bakeries participated in The Taste of Coastal Carolina providing a great selection of mouthwatering tastes ranging from savory to sweet.

All patrons enjoy reserved seating, a bar with complimentary wine and beer, additional wine and beer tastings, and some of your favorite restaurants serving up great food. Doors open at 5:30 pm The relaxed atmosphere allows patrons time to enjoy catching up with friends, sample a great variety of food from local restaurants, and a chance to vote for their favorite dishes.  Every effort is made to accommodate requests to seat friends together, and the purchase of 10 tickets reserves a complete table for friends or business associates.

2018 Participating Restaurants – More to come!

  • Circa 1810 at the Harvey Mansion (new!)
  • Christoph’s On the Water
  • Kitchen on Trent
  • Kreative Cakez
  • La Casetta
  • Live @ The City Laundry
  • Mama Callie’s (new!)
  • Moe’s of New Bern (new!)
  • Posh Palate Caterers and Events (new!)
  • Sea Glass Cafe
  • Skylight Inn BBQ (new!)
  • Soo’s Chocolate
  • TaTa’s Takeout Cafe
  • The Flame
  • The Tiny Tornado
  • The Village Butcher
  • and more!

NEW for our 15th Year!

  • Wine Tastings with Mutual Distributing Company
  • Beer Tastings with Uptown Brewery and Shortway Brewery
  • Silent Auction


Admission: Tickets are $100 each which includes a $60 tax-deductible donation to Sound Rivers – purchase tickets HERE.

Home & Garden Show
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm
Home & Garden Show @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Discover inspiration for your next home or garden project at the New Bern Home & Garden Show. Over 90 businesses will be on-site to showcase innovative new products and ideas. Learn how to get maximum value from your home improvement project, as well as tips and tricks on enhancing your home’s curb appeal.

– Find hundreds of Inspiring Ideas to remodel, repair & beautify your home
– Experts offering seminars & workshops on all your home improvement needs.
– Exclusive show specials & offers.
– Thousands of dollars in prize giveaways.

Saturday, March 17: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 18: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!

Craven Works: An Employment Resources and Jobs Event
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Craven Works: An Employment Resources and Jobs Event @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

The Craven 100 Alliance is hosting Craven Works: An Employment Resources and Jobs Event. This event is completely free to Craven County employers and individuals looking for employment. Employers participating in this event will be recruiting for current vacancies, future vacancies and sharing information about the company


Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!

Neuse River Bridge Run
Mar 24 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Neuse River Bridge Run @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center


The Neuse River Bridge Run is held in 300-year-old historic downtown New Bern, offering magnificent views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. There’s plenty to do in and around town; spend some family time touring downtown New Bern, visit Tryon Palace, paddle on the river or try one of our delicious eateries. Course distances include a half-marathon, 10K or 5K race. Participants who wish to walk may choose the 5K route only.

All courses are USATF certified and runners are chip-timed.

Race Start Times:
7:00 a.m. – Half-marathon
7:30 a.m. – 10K
8:15 a.m. – 5K
*Please arrive at East Front Street start line no later than 7:45 a.m. if you are running the 5K.

Race day registration and pre-registration packet pickup will close at 6:45 am.

Please allow ample time for parking and walking to the start line.

TIMING  The Bridge Run will be timed by Run the East LLC. All participants will receive a bib with a disposable timing tag attached to the back of the bib. Participants should wear the bib on their front during the duration of the race and must not bend or fold the tag.

ENTRY FEES  Entry fees are non-refundable and include a race t-shirt, runners’ swag, pre-race pasta dinner, entry into the Publix “Be Active, Be Healthy” Expo and the runners’ celebration activities.  Register online at or use the registration links found here.  Registration prices can be found HERE. If registered prior to 2/20/18 racers are guaranteed a t-shirt in their size. The SuperKids Fun Run registration is $15 and includes children’s sized t-shirt, medal, and entry into the runners’ celebration activities.  The SuperKids Fun Run is $20 for same day registration.

TEAMS  Teams of 10 or more participants will receive a $5 discount. To utilize this discount, teams should register online at Once the 10th team member registers, the first 9 members will automatically receive the discount back to their original payment method.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP  Early packet pick-up is available and encouraged on Friday, March 23rd, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center (203 S. Front Street) in downtown New Bern.  SuperKids’ Fun Run also has early packet pick-up on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

EXPO  Publix will be hosting a “Be Active, Be Healthy” Expo on Friday in conjunction with Packet Pick-up on-site registration. The expo continues on race day as well.

RACE COURSE  The half-marathon, 10K, and 5K races are USATF certified point-to-point footraces.  On Saturday, March 24th, 2018 the starting time for the half-marathon is 7 am, the 10K starts at 7:30 am and the 5K will start at 8:15 am.  All race routes must be cleared by 11:00 am due to Department of Transportation regulations.

PARKING  Free parking will be available in and around downtown New Bern. Parking is NOT AVAILABLE at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.  NO PARKING AT UNION POINT PARK. Please allow ample time to walk to the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

BAGGAGE AREA  A baggage check area is available inside the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center for race participants. Items will be stored for the race duration but should be picked up and dropped off from the same location. The Neuse River Bridge Run and its affiliates are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

RUN ACROSS THE FINISH LINES  Move swiftly through the finish chute. DO NOT STOP! Continue through the chute for immediate refreshments and water. Follow the Race to the Ultra path to reach the post-race celebration inside and on the waterfront of the New Bern Convention Center.

AWARDS  All runners must be chip-timed to be eligible for an award. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall 5K, 10K, and half-marathon male and female finishers, along with the top 3 male and female in the following age categories: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. The award ceremony will begin inside the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center at approximately 10 am. Awards cannot be mailed.

SUPERKIDS FUN RUN  This event will take place in Union Point Park on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at approximately 5:45 pm and is open to kids 10 and under. A first place girl and boy finisher will be recognized at the awards ceremony after the race in four age groups: 3-4; 5-6; 7-8; and 9-10. The awards ceremony is at the SuperKids’ Fun Run finish line. All participants will receive a medal at the SuperKids Fun Run finish line in Union Point Park. Children must be registered to participate and should report to the start area in the center of Union Point Park 10 minutes prior to their start time. Entry fee is $15 per child and includes a t-shirt (while supplies last if not pre-registered by February 20), medal and runners’ celebration entry.

RUNNERS’ CELEBRATION  All runners, paid-in-advance guests, SuperKids Fun Run, and volunteers are invited to celebrate the runners’ accomplishments Saturday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. A live performance from Bryan Mayer, delicious goodies from Publix, Michelob Ultra, Coca-Cola, water, and chocolate milk will be provided and lots of celebration.


  1. No baby joggers, pets or inline skates will be permitted.
  2. Wheelchair participants and hand-cyclists are permitted, but please contact us at the time of registration for necessary accommodations. These participants must report to the starting line 10 minutes prior to stated start times for an early start.
  3. A shuttle will pick up remaining participants on the courses at 11:00 am to ensure participant safety.
  4. Traffic will be stopped only for brief periods. Runners/walkers must be aware of moving traffic at all times. City streets will not be officially closed.
  5. No children under 10 years old are permitted to participate in the Half Marathon or 10K nor under 8 years old for the 5K. Please check out the SuperKids’ Fun Run for your children under 8 and 10 years of age.

Admission: $15-$65, Register online at

The Holy Yoga Experience
Apr 7 all-day
The Holy Yoga Experience @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States


The Holy Yoga Experience is a half-day event that includes a Holy Yoga practice, the Word, worship, and community. We would love for you to get a taste of what it’s like to be in the Holy Yoga community, so grab your mat and join us!


Admission: $25


Livingston Taylor in Concert
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm
Livingston Taylor in Concert @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The New Bern Historical Society is thrilled to announce the return of famed musician Livingston Taylor for their annual fundraising concert at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center on April 12. This dynamic and personable performer’s career includes performance, songwriting, and teaching. He has many top-40 hits: “I Will Be in Love with You”, “I’ll Come Running”, “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman”, the last two recorded by his brother James. He has shared with stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffet and Jethro Tull. As a professor at Berklee College of Music, he has mentored hot new talents including Gavin DeGraw, John Mayer, and Charlie Puth.

Livingston Taylor is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes brother James Taylor, sister Kate and brother Hugh. Described as “equal parts Mark Twain, college professor and musical icon – an icon who is a large part of America’s first music family,” Taylor was born in Boston and raised in North Carolina. New Bern is glad to welcome him back to his North Carolina heritage and the home of his ancestor who built the Isaac Taylor House downtown on Craven Street.

Livingston Taylor has been described as “an airplane-flying, motorbike-riding, singing-guitar/piano-man, dead set on enriching the world he inhabits.” New Bern Historical Society’s Executive Director Mickey Miller looks forward to his show. “Liv Taylor has a special spark and an uncanny connection to his audiences. Folks have been asking us to bring him back and we are so glad to be able to do just that.”

Opening for Livingston Taylor is the New Bern, North Carolina based team, Lewis n Clark. This dynamic duo met in 2014 as Artists in Residence at The Greenbrier Resort and Casino in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Not ignoring the fact that their names had a certain historical ring, the two talents joined forces and began performing as Lewis n Clark, an exploration through vintage music. Their travels have taken them around the U.S. and abroad to perform before shows such as Lionel Richie, Jimmy Buffett, & Maroon Five. A Country/Jazz fusion, Von and Abby’s classic duet-style is reminiscent of hit duos like Fred & Ginger, Sonny & Cher, and Faith & Tim. Married in 2016, the vivacious and romantic energy of Lewis n Clark’s chemistry and talent is undeniable

Livingston Taylor in concert with opening act Lewis n Clark will be on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the New Bern -Craven County Convention and Visitor Center. Tickets are available at the New Bern Historical Society office at 511 Broad St., by phone at (252) 638-8558 or online at

Media sponsorship is provided by Public Radio East.


Ticket Prices (plus NC sales tax):

New Bern Historical Society members:
♦ Preferred seating $53
♦ General admission $33

♦ Preferred seating $58
♦ General admission $38

VIP Sponsorships (include front-row seats with pre-show champagne & hors d’oeuvre reception):
♦ Silver – $125 (1 VIP ticket)
♦ Gold – $250 (2 VIP tickets)
♦ Platinum – $500 (4 VIP tickets)
♦ Diamond – $1000 (10 VIP tickets)

Full-time students (up to age 26 with ID):  $28

NC sales tax will be added to all tickets.

Tickets will be mailed ($2 fee) after Feb 15 or you can pick them up at the Historical Society after Feb 15.

North Carolina Symphony Presents Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
North Carolina Symphony Presents Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

Mendelssohn’s romantic “Scottish” Symphony is inspired by the drama of Scottish history remembered among the ruins of ancient castles.


Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”


Admission: Section A: $51, Section B: $45, Section B Senior: $34, Section C: $36, and Student: $11

2018 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
2018 Bee by the River "Seasons for Quilts" Quilt Show @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center | Philipsburg | Pennsylvania | United States

Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents 2018 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show. Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Guest lecture Friday by Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist and Saturday by Pepper Cory, a Quilt author, and teacher.

Come out to view over 300 quilts, a gorgeous raffle quilt, multiple vendors, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive TRQG Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth.


Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!

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