Check out this Weekend’s Happenings in and around New Bern, NC

Photo by: Joe Hughes

Photo by: Joe Hughes

15th: Greater New Bern Business Expo, 10:00am – 5:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center presented by the New Bern Chamber of Commerce. For details call 252-637-3111.

15th: The Local March: Celebrating 50 Years Since the March on Washington, 7:00pm at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-639-3592.

16th: Pre-K Registration at the New Bern Mall presented by Craven County Schools and Coastal Community Action, Inc. For details call 252-244-3225.

16th: New Bern Pirate Adventure Cruise, starting every 2 hours at 10:00am thru 6:00pm. For details call 252-504-2638.

16th: YPG River Jam presented by Piedmont Natural Gas, 5:30pm at the New Bern Farmer’s Market (due to inclement weather). For details call 252-637-3111.

16th: ‘Almost’ Free Friday Wine Tasting, 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Galley Stores, 300 E. Front St. For details call 252-633-4648.

17th: Patriot Express Freedom Run – Motorcycle Poker Ride, registration: 9:00am at Lucky Street Tattoo Shop, 1201-A Hwy 70E. For details call 252-636-0333.

17th: Exclusive screening of Elvin Ross’s “Kuntah Kinteh Island, 7:00pm at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-639-3592.

18th: Ratio Theatre presents Shakespeare in the Garden, a.k.a. “Bardin’ In The Garden”, 5:30pm at Isaac Taylor Garden, 228 Craven Street. For tickets, phone (252) 626-0358 or visit www.ratiotheatre.org.

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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