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

Sep
26
Tue
2017

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor.[...]
Sep
28
Thu
2017

Vintage Thursday with Alisa Mike @ LIVE@The City Laundry

6:30 pm
Vintage Thursday with Alisa Mike @ LIVE@The City Laundry
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Vintage nights with Alisa are a wonderful trip back through time. She is a true artist and a voice that you[...]
Sep
30
Sat
2017

Oktoberfest – New Bern Breakfast... @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

6:00 pm
Oktoberfest – New Bern Breakfast... @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy music by award winning Harbour Towne Fest Band, a full size Oktoberfest ensemble for dancing and Traditional style German fare (bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad) and iced tea served from 6:00pm-8:30pm. Additional beverages, beer,[...]
Oct
3
Tue
2017

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor.[...]
Oct
5
Thu
2017

Smooth Jazz with David Robinson @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry

6:30 pm
Smooth Jazz with David Robinson @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saxophonist David Robinson plays smooth jazz for our Supper Club Thursdays. Come and relax with us. Enjoy a meal or sip your favorite wine.
Oct
13
Fri
2017

MumFest 2017

all-day
MumFest 2017
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. More than 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2016. And, MumFest[...]

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Our Mission

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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