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.

Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Tue
2018

Jim Kohler Live @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Jim Kohler Live @ City Stage
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays August 21st and August 28th Jim Kohler With a unique style all his own, Jim Kohler is one of the last true blues players. Having played for over 20 years with blues legends, Jim[...]
Aug
23
Thu
2018

Coco – Summer 2018 Children’s Mo... @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center

6:00 pm
Coco – Summer 2018 Children’s Mo... @ Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For the last installment of the Summer 2018 Children’s Movie Series, Tryon Palace presents “Coco!” On Thursday, August 23 at 6 PM in Cullman Hall, witness young Miguel’s dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like[...]
Aug
24
Fri
2018

Friends of the Library Big Book ... @ Sudan Shriners’ building (entrance on Broad Street)

9:00 am
Friends of the Library Big Book ... @ Sudan Shriners’ building (entrance on Broad Street)
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
The bi-annual sale raises funds to help support special projects for the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. It is also a great place for the public to purchase books and mixed media for their own[...]

Bridge to Breakdown Single Relea... @ City Stage

8:00 pm
Bridge to Breakdown Single Relea... @ City Stage
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 1:00 am
Come on out and check out some of North Carolina’s finest talent at City Stage in New Bern, NC as Bridge to Breakdown celebrate the release of their monster new single ‘Rain’. Friday, August 24th, 2018 Doors[...]
Aug
25
Sat
2018

Habitat for Humanity’s Great Cof... @ New Bern Farmer's Market

8:00 am
Habitat for Humanity’s Great Cof... @ New Bern Farmer's Market
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
To showcase Habitat for Humanity’s 3 new private label coffees, that will help to fund the building of more homes in the community, helping to give everyone a decent place to live. Free samples of[...]

@ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

10:00 am
@ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Read-a-roo is bringing her Block Party from the screen to the street once again — this time in New Bern, NC! Our favorite kangaroo will be celebrating her favorite hobby, READING, with this literacy-themed shindig,[...]

Beer & Spirits Dinner @ Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

7:00 pm
Beer & Spirits Dinner @ Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mother Earth Beer and Spirits Dinner | August 25th | 7pm | $55 per person + gratuity | 50 seats available | Call now to reserve your seat! • • • • Mother Earth Brewery

Improv Comedy Night w/ Walk in B... @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Improv Comedy Night w/ Walk in B... @ City Stage
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday August 25th Improv Comedy Night Featuring Walk In Bathtub Audience’s are part of the show! Give us your suggestions and watch us create hilarious unscripted scenes right before your eyes! This month featuring Walk[...]
Aug
27
Mon
2018

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

6:00 pm
Carolina Chamber Music Festival... @ Bank of the Arts
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy an evening of delightful tuneful music for piano and strings by the great Mozart and acclaimed American composer Florence Price. With host Finley Woolston of Public Radio East. Reception to follow. Bank of the[...]
Aug
28
Tue
2018

Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace
Aug 28 @ 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[...]

Jim Kohler Live @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Jim Kohler Live @ City Stage
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays August 21st and August 28th Jim Kohler With a unique style all his own, Jim Kohler is one of the last true blues players. Having played for over 20 years with blues legends, Jim[...]
Aug
31
Fri
2018

Footloose on the Neuse feat. Joe... @ Union Point Park

6:30 pm
Footloose on the Neuse feat. Joe... @ Union Point Park
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
New Bern Parks and Recreation presents “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series featuring the Joe Brown Band on Friday, August 31st. Concert begins at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. Admission is free! Bring your[...]
Sep
1
Sat
2018

Stanly-Spaight Duel @ Tryon Palace

4:00 pm
Stanly-Spaight Duel @ Tryon Palace
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 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[...]

Rock of Smash with Cirque Du Smash @ City Stage

8:00 pm
Rock of Smash with Cirque Du Smash @ City Stage
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 12:00 am
Come watch a night of Rock with our Smash Studios performance team Cirque Du Smash! This is an exciting night of aerial performances you don’t want to miss!

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