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New Bern’s Outdoor Life

Enjoy the great outdoors – boating, fishing, golfing, hunting, swimming, camping, and much more in and around New Bern, North Carolina!

Annual Parade of Preschoolers

Parade of Preschoolers
Join New Bern Parks & Recreation’s annual Parade of Preschoolers on October 27th, at 9:30am! The preschoolers will parade down Middle Street in their favorite costumes, and conclude at Union Point Park for a fall festival.  Rain location is at West New Bern Recreation Center, located at 1225 Pinetree Drive (next to Kidsville). We welcome […]
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Enjoy this Weekend filled with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Pumpkin Patch at Christ Church
20th: Formal Adopt-A-School Ceremony with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28, 10:30am in the Tucker Creek Middle School Auditorium. Call 252-514-6300. 20th: Lunch and Learn: A History of Costumes, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 20th: Family Fall Festival, 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Saint Paul Catholic School. Call 252-633-0100. 20th: New Bern Community Drum Circle, 6:00pm […]
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Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us!

Ghostwalk 2017
New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk October 26-28 It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right […]
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Walt Bellamy Jr. Park opens MumFest Weekend

Walt Bellamy Jr
The City of New Bern is excited to announce the opening of a new park.  Located at the intersection of Pollock, Jones, and Liberty streets, Walt Bellamy Jr. Park will officially open to the public during MumFest weekend. A special celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th, at 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend. […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – October 10th

New Bern and Beyond Podcast
Episode 79 Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Jan Francoeur, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, […]
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Heroes & Hooligans…They Walk Among Us!

Ghostwalk 2017
New Bern Historical Society’s Ghostwalk: October 26 – 28 It is that time of year again, and the New Bern Historical Society is preparing its 27th annual Ghostwalk, Heroes & Hooligans… They Walk Among Us!. Each Ghostwalk brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their […]
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Martin Marietta Park in New Bern

Martin Marietta Park
The City of New Bern Board of Aldermen directed the city manager to move forward with finalizing a land donation agreement that will result in the City’s largest ever park.  Martin Marietta, the current owner of approximately 55 acres along S. Glenburnie Road (across from the NCDOT Bridge Maintenance office and formerly used as a […]
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Another Weekend Packed with Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC
29th: Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament, 10:00am – 5:00pm on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Call 252-639-3511. 29th: Fall Partnership and Member Appreciation Night, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Presented by the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation. Call 252-444-4348. 29th: Standup Comedy Featuring Matt White and Friends, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007. 30th: Colors […]
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13th Annual Neuse River Backwater Open

Neuse River Backwater Open
October 7, 2017 Boat and Kayak Divisions This is the only all artificial tournament in Eastern NC that showcases the four most sought after species in the Neuse River – flounder, speckled trout, red drum, and striped bass. The tournament benefits the basic needs in our community by providing food, shelter, and clothing to those […]
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