Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

weekend events and happenings in new bern nc

11th: Spring ARTcrawl through Galleries, Studios, Shops with Art, Performance Venues in Downtown New Bern. For details call 252-649-1712.

11th: Bobbi Waters in Concert, 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Bear Towne Java. For  details call 252-633-7900.

11th: Drew Nelson in Concert presented by the Down East FolkArts Society, 7:00pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. For details call 252-646-4657.

11th – 12th: Spring Historic Home and Garden Tour, 10:00am – 4:00pm in Historic Downtown New Bern. For details call 252-633-6448 or 252-638-8558.

11th – 12th: “Pippin”, 8:00pm at the Historic Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. For details call 252-638-2577.

11th – 13th: Garden Lover’s Weekend, 9:00am – 6:00pm at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-638-8558.

11th – 13th: Sixteenth Annual Spring Theology Conference, 6:30pm at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 130 Market St., New Bern.  For details call 252-635-1506.

12th: Spring Fest at the New Bern Farmers Market. For details call 252-633-0043.

12th: 6th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival, 9:00am – 5:00pm, North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-224-1446.

12th – 13th: Weekend Long Yardsale! The Alpha Phi Nu PTK Chapter from Craven Community College will be holding a yard sale where partial proceeds will help pay for our competition at an international level and we also will be donating to the Coastal Women’s Shelter. There is something for everyone!! New and used items and clothing items include infant-adult all sizes. Lots of household items including furniture. Visit 100 Cona Ct. in New Bern on Saturday and Sunday from 7am – 5pm.

12th: Festival of Fun, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Union Point Park. For details call 252-639-2902.

12th: Rubber Ducky Derby, 3:00pm at the Union Point Park. Presented by the New Bern Breakfast Rotary.

12th: Live Music with Dan Phillips on the Deck , 5:00pm at Fairfield Harbour Food and Spirits, 100 Marina Dr. For details call 252-514-0202.

12th: Four Seasons in New Bern, 7:00pm, presented by East Carolina University at the Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-328-6019.

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, and two recreation centers 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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