Father’s Day Weekend events and things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events

Photo by: Joe Hughes

17th: Lunch and Learn: A Look at Tryon Palace’s Glorious Fourth, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

17th: Bern Summer Blast, 5:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111.

17th: The John Brown Quintet, 7:30pm at the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College New Bern Campus. Presented by the New Bern Jazz Preservation Society and Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

18th: “Gifts for Day Day”, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

18th: Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center’s Luau Celebration for Survivors, 11:00am – 2:00pm at Lawson Creek Park Pavilion Area. Presented by the CCHC Foundation. Call 252-672-9690.

18th: The Pamlico Flutes presents a Flute Concert at 3:00pm at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center. Call 252-229-2033.

19th: African American Heritage Tour, 2:00pm, Tour begins at Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

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, roller skating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

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

Learn about New Bern’s 305 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” (you need to register for access). 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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