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.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Fri
2018

Chicago, The Musical @ Rivertowne Player @ Masonic Theatre

7:30 pm
Chicago, The Musical @ Rivertowne Player @ Masonic Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chicago-The Musical, one of the longest-running shows on Broadway comes to New Bern, NC. Directed by Derek Jordan and produced by Nancy Hitchcock, this play tells the story of Roxie Hart (Kelli Billingsly) and Velma[...]

The Wiz @ New Bern Civic Theatre

7:30 pm
The Wiz @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of[...]

Latin Dance Party @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry

8:30 pm
Latin Dance Party @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Latin dance night returns! Salsa, Bachata, Meringue, and Cha-cha-cha! Dance the night away with us! We’ll be offering Latin specials from our kitchen and the bar. DJ starts at 9:30 pm. We’ll be offering a[...]
Feb
24
Sat
2018

23rd Annual Train Show @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

10:00 am
23rd Annual Train Show @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
23rd Annual Train Show, operating layouts in many scales, including Thomas the Train and Friends. Over 90 vendor tables selling all type of model railroad equipment and they may purchase some of the public’s trains.[...]

Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ Bank of the Arts

6:30 pm
Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ Bank of the Arts
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
6:30 pm pre-concert discussion with Composer in Residence Reza Vali / Music starts at 7 pm A show-stopping concert featuring works for large ensembles including the NC premiere of Love Songs by Reza Vali, Dohnanyi’s[...]

The Wiz @ New Bern Civic Theatre

7:30 pm
The Wiz @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A beloved Broadway gem, The Wiz infuses L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music. This timeless tale of Dorothy’s adventures through the Land of[...]

Improv Comedy Night @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry

8:00 pm
Improv Comedy Night @ LIVE! @ The City Laundry
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Audiences are part of the show! Give us your suggestions and watch us create hilarious unscripted scenes right before your eyes! This month featuring Walk in Bathtub, New Bern’s own Improv Team! Come and explore[...]
Feb
27
Tue
2018

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
During tours of the palace gardens, visitors will discover what is in bloom this spring, learn about specific plants and design techniques, see the vegetables served on the governor’s table this season, and take a[...]
Mar
6
Tue
2018

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

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palac... @ Tryon Palace
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tours of the costume shop will include historical accounts of the c. 1809 Jones House, which, among other things, was used as a prison during the Civil War, and a brief tour of the home’s[...]
Mar
9
Fri
2018

ArtWalk and ARTcrawl @ Throughout Historic Downtown New Bern

5:00 pm
ArtWalk and ARTcrawl @ Throughout Historic Downtown New Bern
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ArtWalk and ARTcrawl are a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes[...]

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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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