Fun-filled Weekend of Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events

Photo by: Joe Hughes

1st – 3rd: North Carolina State Bee Keepers Association at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

2nd: International Film Series: Lion, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618.

2nd: Around the World in 80 Tunes with Simon Spalding, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

2nd – 4th: Chicago, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

3rd: Attic, Basement, Closet (ABC) Indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser.  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

3rd: 13th Annual Chili Cook Off, festivities start at 9:30 a.m. – Trophy presentation at 12:30 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of New Bern, 1613 Hwy 70 East. Call 252-633-4060.

3rd: New Bern Mardi Gras 2018, starts at 12:00 p.m.; parade at 2:00 p.m. in the Historic Ghent Neighborhood. Call 252-637-5281.

3rd: Casablanca Live, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at The Harvey Mansion. Call 252-635-3232.

3rd: Shakespeare’s Fantasy Island Dinner, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 305 Broad St. Presented by The Colonial NC Branch of the English Speaking Union’s Shakespeare Initiative.

3rd: Explore with Von Lewis and Abbey Clark – music of Frank Sinatra and Patsy Cline, 7:30 p.m. in the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Presented by Craven Concerts.

3rd – 4th: Civil War Weekend, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the New Bern Academy. Call 252-639-3500.

4th: Bunco Hoop-de-Do, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Garber United Methodist Church’s Ministry Center. Proceeds benefit Religious Community Services. Call 252-633-2767.

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).

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