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

Aug
19
Sat
2017

Revolutionary War Day at Tryon P... @ Tryon Palace

10:00 am
Revolutionary War Day at Tryon P... @ Tryon Palace
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
During Revolutionary War Day guests will have many hands-on opportunities to experience the culture and lifeways of wartime in New Bern. Explore the life of the Revolutionary War soldier at and encampment, play soldiers’ games,[...]
Aug
22
Tue
2017

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Aug 22 @ 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.[...]
Aug
24
Thu
2017

Vintage Thursday with Alisa Mike @ LIVE@The City Laundry

6:30 pm
Vintage Thursday with Alisa Mike @ LIVE@The City Laundry
Aug 24 @ 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[...]
Aug
25
Fri
2017

Arson Daily and Bearfoot Monty @ LIVE@The City Laundry

8:00 pm
Arson Daily and Bearfoot Monty @ LIVE@The City Laundry
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Arson Daily is a young indie rock trio from Raleigh, NC that blends bluesy influences with biting alt-rock foundations. Their sets are wildly energetic and feature a divine mixture of sentimentality and yearning that’s packaged[...]
Aug
26
Sat
2017

6th Annual Colonial SUP Race @ New Bern Waterfront

8:00 am
6th Annual Colonial SUP Race @ New Bern Waterfront
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am
Experience the thrill of open water racing while the crowds cheer you to victory in this paddler and spectator-friendly event on the Neuse River and the Trent River in the historic Colonial Capital of New Bern,[...]
Aug
29
Tue
2017

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The museum technology Behind the Scenes tour will take visitors inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn[...]
Sep
2
Sat
2017

Piggin’ and Grinnin’: Celebratin... @ Tryon Palace

9:00 am
Piggin’ and Grinnin’: Celebratin... @ Tryon Palace
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Bluegrass and folk bands from around North Carolina and across the country will come together for a celebration of food and music this September during the inaugural Piggin’ and Grinnin’ festival at Tryon Palace, North[...]

Stanly-Spaight Duel @ New Bern Academy Museum

4:00 pm
Stanly-Spaight Duel @ New Bern Academy Museum
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On September 5th, 1802, a prominent New Bern lawyer met his political rival, a former State Governor, in a lethal duel on the streets of New Bern. Step back in time to an era where[...]
Sep
5
Tue
2017

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Sep 5 @ 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
7
Thu
2017

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

6:30 pm
Smooth Jazz with David Robinson @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry
Sep 7 @ 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.

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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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