Check out this weekend’s happenings in and around New Bern!

Photo by: Joe Hughes

Photo by: Joe Hughes

12th: ArtWalk Downtown presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery, 308 George St. For details call 252-638-2577.

12th: ArtWalk reception with featured Artist Janet Dixon at Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery. For details call 252-633-4369.

12th: ArtWalk at New Bern Artworks and Company, “Coastal Views” with featured artist Joanne Geisel, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. For details call 252-634-9002.

12th: Artwalk – Bohemian Artists of New Bern at two locations: Greater Good Gallery in the Isaac Taylor Garden, 228 Craven Street and the Studio of Michaele Rose Watson, 413B Broad Street. For details call 252-649-1712.

12th: Artwalk featuring Twin River Artists Association, Duffy Exhibit Gallery in the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-638-2577.

12th: Music on the Deck with DJ Gare Stevens, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

12th: Hot Buttered Grits in Concert, 7:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 252-736-9400.

12th – 14th: Romeo to Go – Comedy presented by the New Bern Civic Theatre, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm and Sun: 2:00pm at 414 Pollock St. For details call 252-633-0567.

13th: Tryon Palace continues 2nd Saturdays with Food Demos and Free Gardens. For details call 252-639-3500.

13th: Music on the Deck with Jah Creation Reggae, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

14th: Music on the Deck with Joe Distefano Swing Band, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

There also all kinds of fun activities to include something to do for all ages!

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Check out Amusements to learn about fun and games. Some examples are miniature golf, rollerskating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

Relieve some stress by working out at the local Fitness Centers.

Learn about New Bern’s 302 years of History by taking a professionally guided or self-tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Spend some time at the New Bern – Craven County Library, read a book, use the computer, and better yet, take some FREE computer classes!

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Your kids will have a blast at the local playgrounds and water park. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park”. Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreation and Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks, a community resource center, two recreation centers, an aquatic center complex, and a spray park in our community. They also organize numerous events and classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a Night on the Town by attending a live performance, singing Karaoke or dancing, or watching a movie at the box office.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hotspots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. The locals gather here on the weekends to shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts. They even have live bands throughout the year.

What are you doing this weekend?

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