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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!

Fun-Filled Weekend of Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Holiday Events New Bern
1st – Dec 24th: Beary Merry Christmas throughout Downtown New Bern. Visit BearyMerryChristmas.com for detailed event information. 8th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577. 8th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – December 4th

New Bern Now Podsquad
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, Rich Sheridan, Colleen Roberts, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, NC! Listen […]
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Director’s Gallery: Elaine Varley

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Local wildlife photographer to exhibit at Bank of the Arts Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present the work of Elaine Varley in the Director’s Gallery for the month of December. A Craven County native, Elaine’s work focuses on wildlife and landscapes. Craven Arts Council and Gallery will host an opening reception during […]
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Weekend Packed with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events New Bern
1st: Bell Tower and Honor Garden Dedication and Chamber Ribbon Cutting, 1:00pm at the New Bern Fireman’s Museum. Call 252-637-3111. 1st: Ladies Only Holiday Sip and Shop, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Mitchell Hardware. (Bring in “Mac & Cheese” and/or “Spaghettios” and receive 10% off your purchase on Dec 1st.- benefiting RCS). Call 252-638-4261. 1st: “Treasure Seeker” A Community […]
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Giving Tuesday Celebration Video

Giving Tuesday 2017
What a beautiful day to celebrate #GivingTuesday with the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce’s Non-profit Council, Craven County Non-profits, businesses, and supporters! Special thanks to Tharesa Lee, with the Chamber’s Non-profit Council for organizing the Kickoff event at Union Point Park! The New Bern GIV3’s Initiative is “Time, Talent, Treasures”. Meet the executives, board […]
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Send us your information for Ledger Magazine – Deadline December 18th

Ledger Magazine
Send us your community announcements, events, and other information that you want to share with local residents and visitors to be included in New Bern Now’s 1st Quarter Ledger Magazine (January  – March 2018). Deadline for submissions is December 18th. Reach prospective customers/clients by becoming an advertiser or sponsor. We offer opportunities like no other community […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Bear Plaza
24th: Light up the Season “Santa’s Arrival”, 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Bear Plaza. 24th – 25th: Open Air Art Market, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Sanctuary Gallery. Call 252-571-8562. 24th – 26th: Festive Holiday Kick-Off Weekend, 2:00pm at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500. 25th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043. 25th: “Polar […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – November 20th

New Bern and Beyond Podscast
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, George Oliver, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, NC! Listen to our […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
17th: New Bern Historical Society’s Gingerbread House and Display Contest entry deadline. Call 252-638-8558. 17th – 18th: AIDA: The Timeless Love Story, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. 18th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043. 18th: 2nd Annual Elks Holiday Craft Fair, 8:30am […]
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33rd Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla

New Bern Parks and Recreation
New Bern Parks & Recreation is pleased to bring you the 33rd Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla on December 2nd at Union Point Park. Special guests include the 2D MAW Band from Cherry Point, Brian North from WCTI 12, and Santa Claus! The flotilla features various types of watercraft, all decorated in their own unique way. […]
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