Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Downtown New Bern NC

Note: Due to inclement weather, we’ve removed a few events. Please call the contact # before you venture out to make sure they’re still holding the event. Stay warm and enjoy the weekend!

5th: A Man Called Ove, 2:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. in Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618.

6th – 7th: Bonnie and Clyde, Fri – Sat: 7:30p.m.; Sun: 2:00p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

6th: The Holy Yoga Experience, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-671-1965.

7th: Medieval Games Workshop – Yote, 1:00p.m. at Bear’s Lair Ga.m.es, 2680 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. Call 252-635-5247.

7th: Strung Together Live, 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Circa 1810 Bar at the The Harvey Mansion. Call 252-635-3232.

There are 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. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, 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.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: 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).

Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.

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).

Listen to our latest Podcast on January 2, 2018 to hear more about the latest happenings in New Bern and Beyond:

If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode, click here to see the show notes and listen to parts of the episode.

What are you doing this weekend?

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