Everything comes together downtown

Greater Downtown New Bern . . .

it’s where shopping, dining, history and the arts come together.

Situated at the confluence of two scenic rivers, Greater Downtown New Bern is the center for vibrant lifestyle experiences in Eastern North Carolina. Pedestrian-friendly, it is home to historic Tryon Palace, the birthplace of Pepsi, as well as great shopping, dining, museums, concerts, galleries and parks. Discover North Carolina’s second oldest town located just off of  US Highways 70 and 17.

It’s where everything has been coming together . . . for more than three hundred years.

Brett Young in Concert

October 13, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Nov
17
Fri
2017

Lunch and Learn: ‘As American As... @ North Carolina History Center

12:00 pm
Lunch and Learn: ‘As American As... @ North Carolina History Center
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Just in time for the holiday season, discover the history and tradition of pies during the November Lunch and Learn lecture. This monthly brownbag lunch series will be held in the North Carolina History Center.[...]

Fall Harvest Country Dance @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry

8:00 pm
Fall Harvest Country Dance @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Put on your boots y’all! We’ll be playing all of your favorite line dances all night long plus plenty of great country dance music for those of you that like to do your own thing.[...]
Nov
18
Sat
2017

@ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center

10:00 am
@ Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our November garden lecture series, Saturday, Nov. 18 features Thomas Rainer, presenting a lecture on “The Social Networks of Plants: Creating Designed Plant Communities” followed by a book signing. This groundbreaking talk presents a powerful[...]

At the Gallery: Rodgers and Hamm... @ Bank of the Arts

6:30 pm
At the Gallery: Rodgers and Hamm... @ Bank of the Arts
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Arguably one of the most famous composer duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II revolutionized the way musicals were written and performed. Starting in 1943 with “Oklahoma” and ending with “The Sound of Music” in[...]
Nov
19
Sun
2017

African American Heritage Tour @ Tryon Palace

2:00 pm
African American Heritage Tour @ Tryon Palace
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern. New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages[...]
Nov
21
Tue
2017

Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tryon Palace Conservation Specialist Richard Baker will lead a tour of the Conservation Lab. During the tour Baker will discuss the conservation work completed on the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina[...]
Nov
22
Wed
2017

Pub Trivia with Austin Vaquilar @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry

7:00 pm
Pub Trivia with Austin Vaquilar @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pub Trivia every Wednesday Night! Come and test your Trivia skills for an opportunity to win great prizes and have fun with friends! It’s all about bringing people together! The kitchen at Live will be[...]
Nov
24
Fri
2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Display @ Downtown New Bern

all-day
Gingerbread House Contest & Display @ Downtown New Bern
Nov 24 2017 – Jan 2 2018 all-day
Remember gingerbread houses with starlight mints, candy canes, necco wafer and gumdrops? The New Bern Historical Society hopes that you do and you’d like to make one just like Moms. The Society is sponsoring a[...]

Holiday House Tours at Tryon Palace @ Tryon Palace

all-day
Holiday House Tours at Tryon Palace @ Tryon Palace
Nov 24 2017 – Jan 3 2018 all-day
Enjoy holiday themed tours throughout the Tryon Palace grounds through Jan. 3, 2018. Holiday tours offer a chance to see the Governor’s Palace, Dixon House, and Stanly House decorated for different eras of holiday traditions,[...]

Santa House and SNOW! @ Bear Plaza

all-day
Santa House and SNOW! @ Bear Plaza
Nov 24 – Dec 24 all-day
Santa House is located in festive Bear Plaza (Middle Street between Pollock and S. Front Street). Join Santa and his elves as they open the Santa House during Light Up the Season (Friday November 24th).[...]

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Swiss Bear facilitates development of the greater downtown area through leadership and planning that empowers community stakeholders to promote and enhance New Bern’s unique cultural and natural resources.

 

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