Save the Date for a Halloween must do!! The annual WRNS Run Witch Run is powered by Handy Mart – Turtle Dude & benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .. It’s a 1 mile fun run/ walk or a timed 5k.. Do it in costume & do it big!!! More details to come ♥
The Barbour Boat Works of New Bern became one of several shipyards in the United States contracted by the U.S. Navy to build fourteen naval vessels of which twelve ships would be delivered to the British Royal Navy for action in the European theater during World War II. A couple of these vessels would be kept by the U.S. Navy and would see action in the Pacific theater in our fight against the Japanese. The stories of these New Bern-built ships during World War II and their life afterwards in the ownership of other countries, demonstrate the lasting impact and value of Barbour Boat Works and the people who built them. Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and served on submarines as well as several assignments with Naval Intelligence, 7th Fleet, and Joint Staff. He earned three Masters degrees in Management, Nuclear Engineering, and National Security & Strategic Studies. He also served as an adjunct professor for the Naval War College and taught Joint Maritime Operations. After retirement from the military, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Department of the Navy and led the transformation of the Naval History & Heritage Command as its 12th Director from 2008-2012. He is currently the State Secretary and New Bern Chapter President of the NC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Admiral DeLoach is also a direct descendant of the founder of New Bern, the Baron Christoph von Graffenried, his...
Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Help us kick off the season with the annual Home & Holiday Gift Show. Returning to the newly remodeled Riverfront Convention Center in beautiful downtown New Bern on Friday, November 15 from 11 am – 5 pm & Saturday, November 16 from 9 am – 4 pm. This event features over 90 exhibitors offering unique gifts, holiday treats and lots of shopping opportunities! Plus, stop by the Home Expo for new ideas to brighten and remodel your home – inside & out. As an added bonus, tour new RVs, Autos and Sports Equipment at the semi-annual RV, Auto & Sports Show taking place just outside! Hourly prizes, festive atmosphere and Santa make this event extra special!
Beary Merry Christmas 2019 in New Bern officially kicks off Friday, November 29 with the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival. After we light up the Christmas tree we will all parade down to Middle Street where we will “Light Up the Season” and kick off the annual block party. The 30ft artificial tree is sponsored by the generosity of the greater New Bern Community and will be located at Union Point Park. “Light up the Season” is an annual family event with Santa’s Arrival. We 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 and will include holiday music, dancing and crafts for the children. Downtown We shops will stay open late so parents and grandparents can get a head start on their holiday shopping. Don’t miss this wonderful small town Christmas tradition!
Downtown shops participate in this annual event to have their self-made live window displays for visitors and residents to stroll through the historic district and view. There will be a judging and trophy awarded to the winner! Baker’s Kitchen took home in trophy in 2018, who you think will win this year?!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The CarolinaEast Foundation’s Breakfast with Santa occurs on the first Saturday in December, and not only serves as an important annual fundraising event for the Foundation, but also a fun-filled seasonal celebration for the children and families of our community.
Tryon Palace will commemorate the 78th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and begins at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center, at 11 a.m. This event commemorates the 78th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States’ involvement in World War II. Location: Cullman Hall in the North Carolina History Center