Instrument Showcase Friday, 9/13 at 6 pm Christ Episcopal Church 320 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC Free admission Explore the harpsichord alongside pianos of Beethoven’s day and today as Dr. John O’Brien presents an instrument show and tell!
Festival Finale: Baroque to Beethoven Saturday, 9/14 at 7 pm Christ Episcopal Church 320 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC $35 general/$30 active and retired military Dr. John O’Brien joins CCMF string artists in exciting Baroque works that set the stage for Beethoven’s genius. Featuring music by Vivaldi, JC Bach, JS Bach, Mozart, and Haydn. Champagne reception to follow.
It’s our annual Fall Fair! This year will feature a new midway provider – that means different rides, more rides, bigger rides! Come join us for 11 days of fun, rides, thrills, and that great fair food! We open weekdays at 6pm, noon on Saturdays, and at 1pm on Sundays. Pricing information: Free parking, $5 entrance fee, and unlimited ride bands are available. Our popular ‘car load special’ will be on Wednesday, October 2, and our EC day will be on Wednesday Oct 2. Make sure you enter your children’s names in our drawing – we give away two children’s bikes at each fair (a boy’s and a girl’s bike). There still time to join the Jaycee’s if you want to get involved and help us make this fall fair the best one yet.
Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina’s favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents the 6th Annual Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament! Held Friday, September 27 on the Tryon Palace South Lawn, the Governor’s Challenge invites amateur cornhole players to kick off the weekend with a day of food, drinks, beautiful views, and of course, cornhole. Team registration is $150 per two-person team (plus $5 online processing fee) which includes lunch, snacks, and beverages. Registration is open to North Carolina residents only. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Tryon Palace Foundation. For those not playing, come enjoy free admission to Tryon Palace Gardens! Be a spectator, cheer on your favorite team, and stroll through our 16 acres of gardens. No coolers, please. First toss at 11 a.m. For more information, or to sponsor this event, call 252-636-3707.
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.
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 120,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2018. And, MumFest 2019 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 11-13, 2019! Watch for more details as they become available.
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 ♥
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!
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.
At Craven Smart Start, we believe when young children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, that they will become loving, nurturing independent individuals who will contribute to their families, communities, and society. We believe that all children, when surrounded by a supportive community, can achieve economic success and experience the highest quality of life. Support Craven Smart Start by registering for one of these family friendly, fun races today!! NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSES!! Jingle Bell Jog 5K: $25 until Nov. 30/ $30 Dec.1 until race day Tinsel 10K: $30 until Nov. 30/ $35 Dec. 1 until race day Santa’s Fun Run: $15/ $20 on race day $5 per person family discount (3 or more participants) Register by Nov. 30 to guarantee T-shirt. Registration Fee is NONREFUNDABLE PACKET PICKUP @ CRAVEN SMART START, FRIDAY DEC. 13th, 3:00pm-7:00pm CASH ONLY @ PACKET PICKUP Race timed with disposable chips Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, male & female, in age categories 8-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-64 and 65+