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Upcoming Events in New Bern North Carolina


March

9 - 10 Spring Home & Garden Show - The Home and Garden Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of exhibits with merchandise, sample interior and exterior vignettes and product demonstrations. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home and Garden Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.

From Hwy 70, take Jacksonville Exit to Hwy 17 N. Follow Hwy 17 N, which turns into Broad Street, all the way to the Neuse River. At traffic island, turn right. At first light, turn right. Convention Center on left.

Address: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 South Front Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (910)219-8043 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.newbernconventions.com

23 Annual Shine and Show - Two car shows in one location at the same time! Classic cars (1988 and older) and Modern Cars (1989 and newer) in one location! Over 70 Trophies, DJ, 50/50, give-aways and games for the whole family! Come Join us for the best car show in eastern North Carolina!

Address: New Bern Mall, Hwy 17 , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: 252-342-1518 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: markg@starfishnet.com
Web: www.colonialcapitalrodsandclassics.com
Fee: Car entry $20.00, spectators free!!!!

April

5 - 6 Heritage Plant Sale - Do you love historic homes and gardens? Then why not join us at Tryon Palace for a chance to spruce up your home with unique, rare and historic plants? Held during Garden Lovers Weekend and the Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour, Tryon Palace's Heritage Plant Sale invites you to shop for perennials, herbs, annuals, trees and shrubs. Each item for sale is grown locally or in our greenhouse, but supplies are limited so come by early for the best selection. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Tryon Palace garden shop will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 610 Pollock Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: 252-639-3500 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org
Fee: Free

5 - 6 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour - A spring tour of a dozen historic homes and gardens in two off New Bern's historic districts. The tour also includes free admission to Tryon Palace Gardens.

Address: Historic Downtown New Bern , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)638-8558 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: nbhistoricalsoc@yahoo.com
Web: www.newbernhistorical.org
Fee: Day of Tour $20.00

6 Festival of Fun - Come enjoy the Festival of Fun! This annual event has become one of Eastern North Carolina's best children's festivals! Join us at Union Point Park for a day full of games, arts and crafts, educational information and fun.

From US Hwy 70 take Jacksonville Exit to Hwy 17 North. Hwy 17 N will turn into Broad Street. Continue down Broad Street to traffic circle. Turn right onto East Front Street. Union Point Park is at the first stoplight on left.

Address: Union Point Park , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)639-2902 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.newbern-nc.org/RP/index.php

June

27 Neuse River Day Dragon Boat Festival - Dragon Boat Racing is coming to New Bern !! Come to Union Point Park for a festival to celebrate the Neuse River. For the first time ever, New Bern will host the wildly growing sport of dragon boat racing. In addition, there will be river cruises, food vendors, childrens activities and educational & commercial exhibits. Join us for a fun day in the park & support the work of the Neuse RIVERKEEPER Foundation.

Tuen Ng Festival or the Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China. The festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar, the source of its alternate name, the Double Fifth Festival.[5] The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so the date varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar.

Address: Union Point Park , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)637-7972 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@neuseriver.org
Web: www.neuseriver.org

September

26 Stanly-Spaight Duel Reenactment - 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. Come early and enjoy the gardens before a special performance by Tryon Palace's Fife and Drum Corps starts off the event at 4:00 p.m. In the event of rain, performances will be moved into the North Carolina History Center's Cullman Performance Hall.

Address: New Bern Academy Museum, 610 Pollock Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)514-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org
Fee: $6 per adult, $3 per student; included with regular admission

7 MCAS Cherry Point Duathlon/Relay Duathlon - This event is "Open To The Public." Come and join us in an exciting morning of fun and fitness in this multisport that sandwiches the exhilarating long bike ride (10- miles) between two short runs (3-miles each). The course is "hill-less" and on pavement. This is a good way to join the multisport movement and have the option to either complete the entire course as a single competitor or team up with another racer and split the running and cycling duties. Commemorative t-shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by the deadline. Awards will be given to the 1st-3rd place overall male/female and in certain age categories. Each participant will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line. Light refreshments will be avialable following the event.

Address: New Bern & Surrounding Counties , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: 252-466-2208 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bernadine.crosby@usmc-mccs.org
Web: www.mccscherrypoint.com/
Fee: $25 - $45

20 Oktoberfest - The Alpenverein of New Bern will be hosting their Annual Oktoberfest with a delicious authentic German meal served with continuous music. As always, great desserts baked by our own members will be available as well as warm pretzels.

Address: New Bern Farmer's Market, 421 South Front Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)637-3199 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ebsfolly@gmail.com
Web: www.NewBernRotary.com
Fee: Admission

October

4 - 5 MUMfest Weekend - During MUMfest Weekend, visitors to Tryon Palace will enjoy the beauty of thousands of chrysanthemums in the Palace gardens. Free informal garden tours will be given each day.
Gardens open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Address: Tryon palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 610 Pollock Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: 252-639-3500 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org
Fee: Free garden admission; interior tours require the purchase of a ticket

5 - 6 Fall Home Show - The Home and Garden Show is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of exhibits with merchandise, sample interior and exterior vignettes and product demonstrations. With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, the Home and Garden Show inspires homeowners with countless ideas on enhancing their home's comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.

From Hwy 70, take Jacksonville Exit to Hwy 17 N. Follow Hwy 17 N, which turns into Broad Street, all the way to the Neuse River. At traffic island turn right. At first light, turn right. Convention Center on left.

Address: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 South Front Street
, New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (910)219-8403 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.newbernconventions.com

5 - 6 MUMfest - Recognized as one of October’s Top 20 Events in the Southeastern United States, MUMFEST, a two-day extravaganza has… something for everyone! MUMFEST fills the streets with an exciting array of live bands and roving entertainment, old favorites and new attractions, dance troupes, amusement rides, magicians, clowns, model train show, retriever demonstrations, arts, crafts, commercial, nonprofit exhibitors, savory foods, the Corvette Racing Tour, King BMX Bike Stunt Show, Purina Incredible Dog Team , YPG River Jam, Big and Lil’ Kidstuff and more.

Address: Downtown New Bern , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)638-5781 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: swissbear@swissbear.org
Web: www.mumfest.com
Fee: Free

12 Neuse River Bridge Run - The Neuse River Bridge Run is an annual event that brings individuals from surrounding areas and neighboring states to our community. The city of New Bern will witness the sights and sounds of hundreds of 10K runners crossing the beautiful Neuse River and Trent River bridges and 5K runners and walkers winding through historic downtown New Bern.

Address: Downtown New Bern , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: 252-637-1551 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: neuseriverbridgerun@gmail.com
Web: www.bridgerun.org/

17 - 19 Ghost Walk in Haunted New Bern - Come celebrate New Bern's ghostly heritage just days before Halloween at the New Bern at Night Ghost Walk. Historic homes, Cedar Grove Cemetery, historic churches and public buildings will be haunted by ghosts from New Bern's past.

Address: Historic Downtown New Bern , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)638-8558 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: nbhistoricalsoc@yahoo.com
Web: www.newbernhistorical.org
Fee: Days of event: $20; Students, $10; 3-12, $5; under 3, free.

November

2 Festival of Trees Gala with Silent Auction - The Gala and Silent Auction features beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. All trees are pre-lighted and decorated by local professionals. Food, holiday music and cheer included!

From I-95 take Hwy 70 East to the Pembroke Exit. At light turn left onto First Street. Make a right onto Pollock Street. Jarvis Mansion a few blocks down on left.

Address: Jarvis Mansion
220 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560 , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)633-8247 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: crmcfoundation@coastalnet.com
Fee: Fee

15 - 22 Centuries of Celebrations at Tryon Palace - Experience two hundred and fifty years of America's holiday traditions -- enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmases past at Tryon Palace. Our historic site will be celebrating this season with special programs, tours and craft activities throughout the month. Framing these musical and mirthful events, our historic houses and the North Carolina History Center will display seasonal decorations from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

Address: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 610 Pollock Street, New Bern
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560 , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)514-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org

December

23 Centuries of Celebrations at Tryon Palace - Experience two hundred and fifty years of America's holiday traditions -- enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of Christmases past at Tryon Palace. Our historic site will be celebrating this season with special programs, tours and craft activities throughout the month. Framing these musical and mirthful events, our historic houses and the North Carolina History Center will display seasonal decorations from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

Address: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 610 Pollock Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)514-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org

30 Tryon Palace Christmas Candlelight Tours - Experience an eighteenth-century candlelit Christmas celebration! The evening program includes a tour through the Palace (and perhaps a word or two with the Governor), performances by Tryon Palace's Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu troupe, and an assortment of other performers. The evening ends with a grand illumination over the South Lawn. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 610 Pollock Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)514-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org
Fee: $20 per adult, $10 per student

7 Tryon Palace Christmas Candelight Tours - Experience an eighteenth-century candlelit Christmas celebration! The evening program includes a tour through the Palace (and perhaps a word or two with the Governor), performances by Tryon Palace's Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu troupe, and an assortment of other performers. The evening ends with a grand illumination over the South Lawn. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Address: Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, 610 Pollock Street , New Bern, North Carolina
Ph: (252)514-4900 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@tryonpalace.org
Web: www.tryonpalace.org
Fee: $20 per adult, $10 per student

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