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Spring Weekend Getaway

April 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – April 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Various Locations Throughout Craven County

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 PalaceDiscovering 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 the Governor’s Palace that incorporates stories and rooms mentioned in the book series. Ticket quantities are extremely limited. Tour will begin at the Palace Gates at 9:15 a.m. Tickets do not include additional tours or access to the Tryon Palace Grounds.

Juice on the Neuse:

The annual wine and craft beer tasting Juice on the Neuse is back for its fifth year and better than ever! Taste dozens of wines and craft beers from all over the world while enjoying a beautiful riverfront view and a collection of savory hors d’oeuvres provided by Persimmons. The wines and craft beers being served under the tent at Juice on the Neuse will be available for purchase during the event.  If you are unable to attend, Juice wines and craft beers will be available for purchase online. Must be 21 to attend.

At the Gallery: James Taylor:

James Taylor preformed by The Heather Pierson Trio. The Heather Pierson Trio burst onto the national folk scene in 2015 with their debut EP, “Still She Will Fly.”  It features the multi‐genre songwriting, instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies.  The title track was the #2 single on Folk radio in 2015.
Heather Pierson (lead vocals, piano) is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer.  With eight previous solo recordings, Heather’s wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, angelic voice, and world-class chops have catapulted her into the spotlight.
Davy Sturtevant (cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, harmony vocals) is a veteran touring artist, songwriter, and performer.  Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful and engaging musical presence.
Shawn Nadeau (bass, harmony vocals) brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz.


Saturday and Sunday, April 21st and 22nd and April 28th and 29th:

Parade of Homes:

Tour new homes constructed by some of the areas top builders in Craven and Pamlico counties. Representatives will be on hand in each home to offer details on the home and answer questions. The official Parade of Homes magazine is available in each home on the Parade, at sponsoring businesses and the Visitor Center prior to the Parade.

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