Check out the Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern!

Photo by: Joe Hughes

Photo by: Joe Hughes

13th: ArtCrawl – Second Friday of Every Month: crawl art exhibits, live performances & artisan demos by more than 400 creative people in New Bern! For details, call Community Artist Will, Inc at 252-649-1712

13th: ArtCrawl Greater Good Gallery, Isaac Taylor Garden, 228 Craven Street. Art exhibits, performance and creative demonstrations. For details call 252-649-1712

13th: ArtCrawl – Bohemian Artists of New Bern in Bear Plaza and James Reed Lane (off Middle and Pollock Streets): live performances and artist demonstrations. You may see a Flash Mob to Stomp out Genocide at 6:15pm! For details call 252-649-1712

13th: ArtWalk Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at participating businesses. For details, call the Craven Arts Council at 252-638-2577

13th: ArtWalk at New Bern Artworks and Company, “No Boundaries Clay Vessels” Exhibit by local potters, 5:00pm – 8:00pm. For details call 252-634-9002

13th: ArtWalk reception with featured Artist Lou Plummer at Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery. For details call 252-633-4369

13th: “Benefit Concert for Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation”, 5:00pm at Bear Town Market, 402 S. Front St. For details call 252-637-0022

13th – 15th: 12 Angry Men, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm and Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-633-0567

14th: Wild Game and Outdoor Cooking Class, 9:00am – 2:00pm at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center. For details call 252-514-3533

14th: New Bern Lions Club Golf Tournament at Harbour Pointe Golf Club, Fairfield Harbour. For details call 252-636-3953

14th: Carolina Chamber Music Festival – Classics Old and New, 7:00pm, First Baptist Church. For details call 252-626-5419

15th: Fall Bridal Expo, 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Abilena Mansion, 2814 Old Cherry Point Rd. For details call 252-876-7143

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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