Old boats have a beauty and sound all their own. Take a trip back in time and check out these much-loved craft. Layers of varnish creating a mirror finish, throaty engines, unique features not found on today’s boats are the order of the day. Who knows you might even be invited for a ride! While not yet confirmed, we hope to have some surprises for the attendees. If your a fan of good-looking boats, you are not going to want to miss this show! Ahoy mates! See ‘ya there! Admission: Free to the viewing public. Fee to display boat or to have a booth at the event.
Help us celebrate the 150th birthday of Caleb Bradham, the inventor of Pepsi-Cola! Visit The Birthplace of Pepsi for some birthday cake and nickel Caleb’s Kola, while the Visitor Center will have some special treats and Pepsi products to enjoy!
In honor of those who served our country over the years, and those who still do, Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans with the presentation of their military ID or proof of service on Memorial Day. Discounted admission will be given to their accompanying family members. Admission: Free admission to all active/veteran military with proof of service
https://www.facebook.com/TryonPalace/videos/10155562036589063/ “Colonial Market Days” brings a new outdoor festival to Tryon Palace that celebrates the cultures and people that colonized North Carolina. Held in the spirit of a traditional renaissance fair, “Colonial Market Days” celebrates the period of 1660-1720 with a lively outdoor market, encampments, and multiple performance stages that will come to life with a variety of entertainers, including musicians, puppet shows, magic shows, singing, dancing, and theatre. Also enjoy performances by the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu Troupe. The fair will also include a wide range of children’s activities like pony rides, a petting zoo, and activities and crafts. Food vendors, historical goods, and crafts vendors will be available. Featured on the Tryon Palace South Lawn will be cultural areas representing the early inhabitants and settlers of what would become North Carolina. Also meet with pirates and privateers to learn about life on the sea. Admission: Adults: $20 + tax; Youth (ages 7 through 18): $10 + tax Foundation Member Adult: $18 + tax; Foundation Member Youth (ages 7 through 18): $8 + tax Preschool (ages and under): Free
An exciting Family Night of Aviation at the Fly-In Theatre! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, rain or shine! Disney’s “Moana” at 7:oopm n the giant screen! Fun & interactive STEM demonstrations & booths! Learn about engineering, weather and aerodynamics! Photos in flight gear and giveaways! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Enjoy the anniversary of the birth of America at Tryon Palace with historical interpreters, games and crafts for all ages, exhibitions, and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Palace steps. This free event also includes a performance by the Fife and Drum Corps and free access to the Palace gardens. The Glorious Fourth Brochure Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Lawson Creek Park will be open all weekend as a picnic area and fireworks viewing location. Visitors are welcome to bring coolers, blankets, lawn chairs and tailgate items to Lawson Creek Park. However, alcohol, glass, fireworks, pets, weapons, and concealed carry weapons are not permitted. Service animals are permitted. Bicyclists are asked to refrain from riding their bikes inside the park. Festivities will begin at 4:30 pm on July 4th with a misting tent to help stay cool, bounce houses for the kids, games, and food and beverage concessions. Then, from 5:00-9:00 pm a dj will play music and host dance contests. Finally, the fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 pm. Handicapped accessible parking will be available at Lawson Creek Park. Other parking inside the park will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Overflow parking will be available at Temple Baptist Church (1500 Kingdom Way) and YMCA (100 YMCA Lane). The City will also offer shuttle service from Stanley White Recreation Center (901 Chapman Street). The shuttle will run approximately every 20 minutes from 4:00-8:00 pm and resume once the fireworks show is over. The City’s rain date for the fireworks is Wednesday, July 5th. This will be a fireworks only event. Parking begins at 7 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park and Temple Baptist Church. The fireworks show will begin around 9:15 p.m. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
https://www.facebook.com/HavelockNC/videos/1467716333250003/ July 4th at Havelock City Park The Freedom Festival is scheduled from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, July 4th at Havelock City Park, with fireworks wrapping up the festivities at 9:00pm. The festival includes a variety of games and entertainment such as a Hula Hoop contest, pizza eating contest (Adults only), pie eating contest (Adults and children), three-legged race and egg toss. The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band will headline the entertainment, along with Megan McVickers and Amber Lewis. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Enjoy an evening of food, fun, live music, and fireworks at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center this Fourth of July. Located on New Bern’s picturesque Trent River, Independence Night celebrates the Fourth of July with good music, tasty foods, children’s activities, and more. The event reaches its grand finale with the best waterfront view in town of the fireworks launched by the City of New Bern. Admission is free for members of the Tryon Palace Foundation while supplies last. Admission includes tickets to a buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks, as well as ice cream. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, but no pets or coolers are permitted. This is an alcohol-free event. This event is sponsored by the Bate Foundation and the Tryon Palace Foundation. The Glorious Fourth Brochure Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Bike MS is back in New Bern celebrating our 29th annual year! Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2017 is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? There are multiple route options, all of which are well supported by a fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by medical personnel, HAM radio operators, law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. Once you’ve gotten your miles in, you can celebrate with your teammates, friends, and family in our vibrant and scenic water-front Team Village and Start/Finish Festival area! In addition, you’ll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day. We are proud that Bike MS: Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2017 raises more than $1.7 million every year, and thank you for being a part of that achievement! Your fundraising supports programs and services that help people affected by MS live their best lives. Route options include 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles each day! Register today at www.bikeMSnewbern.org and let’s fight MS together!
Downtown merchants will have their stores decked out for the holidays with beautiful decorations, free refreshments, live Christmas carolers and so much more! Annual Downtown Christmas Open House – Friday, November 24th, Retail Shops Open until 8:00 pm Mitchell Hardware 26th Annual Open House – Friday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 25th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Carolina Creations Christmas Open House – Friday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 24th, 10am-6pm Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
Beary Merry Christmas in New Bern officially begins on Friday, November 24th, with Santa’s Arrival Celebration sponsored by Riverside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Santa’s Arrival Celebration is an annual family event that will welcome Santa and illuminate Bear Plaza with thousands of lights and open Santa House to kids of all ages. The seasonal block party will take place along the 200 block of Middle Street from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include holiday music, dancing, and crafts for the children. Downtown shops will stay open late so parents and grandparents can get a head start on their holiday shopping. Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!
An annual tradition of Downtown New Bern! The tree lighting with take place at the round-about at the corner of Broad Street and East Front Street. We will have live music from local student choirs, speakers from around the community, holiday characters including Bernie the Bear, Frosty the Snowman, Santa’s reindeer, The Grinch as well as some newbies like Minions! Come celebrate the holidays with us as a community that welcomes everyone on Santa’s List!
Book any of these accommodations and skip the lines at Beary Merry Christmas with sledding passes and pictures with Santa! Plus you will receive 2 Candlelight Tickets, 2 Trolley Tickets, and a New Bern Tote Bag filled with goodies! Make sure you mention Beary Merry Christmas when booking your overnight reservation! *Subject to availability. Only available for stays the weekend of December 8th and must be booked no later than December 6th. Must call accommodations directly to book package* Meadow’s Inn – (252) 634-1776 2 Night Stay $126/night 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer & Wine 10% Off Salon Services or Aveda Products at Magnolia Jane Salon Hanna House – (252) 635-3209 2 Night Stay 15% Off Any Room 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer & Wine 10% Off Salon Services or Aveda Products at Magnolia Jane Salon Harmony House – (252) 636-3810 2 Night Stay 10% Off Any Room 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer & Wine 10% Off Salon Services or Aveda Products at Magnolia Jane Salon The Aerie Bed & Breakfast – (252) 636-5553 2 Night Stay 10% Off Normal Room Rate 2 VIP Sledding Passes 2 Pictures with Santa Passes 2 Candlelight Tickets 2 Trolley Tickets New Bern Goodie Bag $10 Gift Card to Brutopia Beer &...
Christmas is the perfect time to visit our magical town. With events happening almost daily, there is something for everyone! When planning your trip don’t forget to plan somewhere to stay too! Throughout the Holiday Season: November 24th through December 24th: Santa House and SNOW! November 24th through January 2nd: Gingerbread Contest & Display November 24th through January 3rd: Holiday Tours at Tryon Palace December 22nd to December 24th: December 22nd to 23rd: Santaland Diaries and Santa Responds December 22nd to 24th: Living Nativity December 23rd: Trolley Polar Express Ride
Santa House is located in festive Bear Plaza (Middle Street between Pollock and S. Front Street). Join Santa and his elves as they take pictures and celebrate the holiday season! Snow will be falling in Bear Plaza on the highlighted dates as well! Friday, December 1st 4pm-8pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Saturday, December 2nd 10am-3pm, 4pm-9pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Sunday, December 3rd 12pm-4pm Friday, December 8th 4pm-8pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Saturday, December 9th 10am-3pm, 4pm-9pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Sunday, December 10th 12pm-6pm Friday, December 15th 4pm-8pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Saturday, December 16th 10am-3pm, 4pm-9pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Sunday, December 17th 12pm-6pm Wednesday, December 20th 4pm-8pm Thursday, December 21st 4-8pm Friday, December 22nd 12pm,-4pm, 5pm-9pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Saturday, December 23rd 10am-4pm, 5-9pm ***SNOW 6pm-8pm*** Sunday, December 24th 10am-2pm Please visit www.bearymerrychristmas.com or Beary Merry’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bearymerrychristmas for more information and updates.
36 CITIES. 1 DAY. 1 PURPOSE. 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 https://vimeo.com/232886753
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Looking to shake off the winter blues? Visit New Bern for the weekend, and enjoy all our beautiful town has to offer. Friday, April 20th: Juice Joint: Galley Stores and Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant are excited to present an expansion of our popular Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Festival entitled Juice Joint: A Waterfront Celebration of Eastern North Carolina’s “spirited” past on Friday evening, April 20th, under the Juice on the Neuse tent overlooking the river. This 1920’s themed event is designed to highlight North Carolina liquors and craft beers while educating guests on the history of North Carolina spirits throughout the Prohibition Era. Several of the finest chefs from across the state will prepare dishes to complement the spirits and engage the palate. Guests are encouraged to find their inner flapper or gangster and dress in 1920’s inspired attire. Must be 21 to attend. Saturday, April 21st: Outlander at Tryon Palace: Tour 1: “Outlander at Tryon Palace” is part of the new series, Discovering Tryon Palace. Discovering Tryon Palace installments will take place on the third Saturday of every month, February – November, 2018. April 21st, 2018 – Tickets will go on sale online 3/19 at 9:00 a.m. Fans of the Outlander series can now follow Claire and Jamie’s footsteps in North Carolina as they visit Tryon Palace. An Outlander-themed tour on February 17 marks the first of a new specialized tour series, occurring on the third Saturday of every month, February – November, 2018. Participants will receive a specially-themed tour of...