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Aug
15
Thu
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

Live at Persimmons!
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is back on the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever. Come out and show your support for this New Bern treasure and enjoy a delicious dinner on their beautiful deck on the Neuse River. No cover charge!
Aug
16
Fri
Footloose On The Neuse – Summer Concert Series
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm
Footloose On The Neuse - Summer Concert Series @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the Trent Cadillac GMC “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series featuring:

Friday, June 14th- The Back Beat

Friday, June 28th- Martin Davis Band featuring Jackie Gore

Friday, July 19th- River Mist Band

Friday, August 16th- Lewis and Clark

Friday, August 30th- Adam Pitts

Friday, September 13th- Joe Brown Band

All Concerts begin at 6:30Pm in Union Point Park!

Admission is FREE! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash. Sorry, no coolers!

For additional information, contact New Bern Parks and Recreation at 252-639-2901.

Aug
17
Sat
The Saturday Sessions
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Saturday Sessions @ Bear Plaza | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

Please join us in this immersive cultural community experience. All are welcome. Please keep in mind there is always something for the kids to do, rain or shine, in participating downtown venues.

Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza

July 20

Charlie Duzan, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Joe Woodson and The Bean Trees featuring Paul Rosenberg and Art Champagne,  3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 3

Pete Pawsey, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite,  sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Double H Bluegrass, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 17

Wiregrass, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Ace and T Bone, 3pm-5pm,  NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

Aug
18
Sun
Assassins The Musical
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm
Assassins The Musical @ New Bern Civic Theatre | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

A multiple Tony Award-winning musical – bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the roles of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
Rated PG-13

Jazz Night with Andrea Owens Jazztet
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jazz Night with Andrea Owens Jazztet @ Persimmons | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Come enjoy live jazz with a beautiful view of the Neuse River. It’s a great way to wrap up your weekend.

New Bern Drum Circle
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Bern Drum Circle @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019.

The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring.

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

Aug
22
Thu
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

Live at Persimmons!
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is back on the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever. Come out and show your support for this New Bern treasure and enjoy a delicious dinner on their beautiful deck on the Neuse River. No cover charge!
Aug
24
Sat
End of Summer 90s Bash
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
End of Summer 90s Bash @ The Garage | North Carolina | United States

Last weekend before school starts so we’re celebrating it with the 90s!!! Trivia, decor, music, tv sitcoms, we’re gonna have whatever we can come up with so come join the fun!!! Dress up if you want, but not required

The Saturday Sessions
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Saturday Sessions @ Bear Plaza | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

Please join us in this immersive cultural community experience. All are welcome. Please keep in mind there is always something for the kids to do, rain or shine, in participating downtown venues.

Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza

July 20

Charlie Duzan, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Joe Woodson and The Bean Trees featuring Paul Rosenberg and Art Champagne,  3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 3

Pete Pawsey, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite,  sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Double H Bluegrass, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 17

Wiregrass, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Ace and T Bone, 3pm-5pm,  NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

Aug
25
Sun
New Bern Foam & Water War Rematch
Aug 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
New Bern Foam & Water War Rematch @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

New Bern’s first water war and foam party was a huge success. So who is ready for a REMATCH — And ANOTHER REMATCH?!???!?!!

This time, we plan to have two wars side by side — one for kids section and one for adults!!!!!

New Bern Drum Circle
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Bern Drum Circle @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019.

The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring.

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

Aug
29
Thu
The Goonies
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Goonies @ Cullman Performance Hall | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Tryon Palace Children’s Summer Movies Series Presents: The Goonies

Doors open at 5:30 PM; the movie will begin at 6 PM. Join us before the movie for a meet-and-greet with a Pirate!  Admission is free and seating will be determined on a first come, first served basis. Beverages with lids and dry foods welcome.

This film was rated PG in 1985. Today, though it’s still PG, we hold it to the PG13 definition. It runs approximately 1 hr 54 min.

Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

Aug
30
Fri
Footloose On The Neuse – Summer Concert Series
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm
Footloose On The Neuse - Summer Concert Series @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the Trent Cadillac GMC “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series featuring:

Friday, June 14th- The Back Beat

Friday, June 28th- Martin Davis Band featuring Jackie Gore

Friday, July 19th- River Mist Band

Friday, August 16th- Lewis and Clark

Friday, August 30th- Adam Pitts

Friday, September 13th- Joe Brown Band

All Concerts begin at 6:30Pm in Union Point Park!

Admission is FREE! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash. Sorry, no coolers!

For additional information, contact New Bern Parks and Recreation at 252-639-2901.

Aug
31
Sat
The Saturday Sessions
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Saturday Sessions @ Bear Plaza | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza are rotating music and art weekends located in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Saturday Sessions run from 1pm-5pm every Saturday until Mumfest weekend in October.

Special Saturday Sessions children’s programming is available. Between 1pm-5pm the second and fourth Saturdays indoors at the The Next Chapter Books and Art and the first and third Saturdays outside of The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts, children of all ages are encouraged to paint #downtownNBrocks and hide them around town. The Craven Arts Council/Bank of the Arts will also be the host location of Saturday Session Storytimes held the second and fourth Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm. Please join us as books about community, nature, and neighborhood are shared alongside beautiful local works of art on display.

Please join us in this immersive cultural community experience. All are welcome. Please keep in mind there is always something for the kids to do, rain or shine, in participating downtown venues.

Saturday Sessions in Bear Plaza

July 20

Charlie Duzan, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Joe Woodson and The Bean Trees featuring Paul Rosenberg and Art Champagne,  3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 3

Pete Pawsey, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite,  sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Double H Bluegrass, 3pm-5pm, NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

August 17

Wiregrass, 1pm-2:30pm, local favorite, sponsored by local arts nonprofit FOLKS Journal, courtesy of Toyota New Bern

Ace and T Bone, 3pm-5pm,  NC Songwriter’s Co-op musician/band, sponsored by Swiss Bear, Inc

Stanly-Spaight Duel
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stanly-Spaight Duel @ New Bern Academy | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where a man’s personal honor was his most cherished quality and any incursion on this prized value could result in fiery and violent retribution. Watch the drama unfold before your eyes in a gripping reenactment of this fateful day.



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