There’s so much to do in New Bern this Weekend!

Events and Things to DoCheck out Events and Things to Do in and around Town

21st: Lunch and Learn: A History of Dogs as Pets, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

21st: Jazz and Blues with John Van Dyke, 8:00pm – 11:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

21st – 23rd: The Sound of Music, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players.

22nd: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St, Call 252-633-0043,

22nd: NC Alzheimer’s Bike Ride, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Homeplace of New Bern, 1309 McCarthy Blvd.

22nd: Anyone Can Utensil Holder Workshop, 10:00am – 12:00pm at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center. Call 252-497-8928.

22nd: Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

22nd: 2nd Annual We Defy Foundation National Roll-a-thon, 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Sugoi Submissions Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Call 361-446-5639.

22nd: Jacob Johnson Live, 8:00pm – 10:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

There’s also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Cool off at the New Bern Aquatic Center or George Street Spray Ground. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, go bowling at the Strike Zone, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.

Watch a movie at Neuse Blvd Cinema or Bear Town Cinema 6.

Learn to Scuba Dive at Divin’ Dawgs.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Bear Foot Kayaks (229-4846); Bolero Sailing Charters, 300 E. Front St. (670-5879); Cruise The Neuse Pontoon Boat Tours, (876-7232); Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839); Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716); Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712); and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).

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