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

Dec
21
Fri
2018

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

5:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

6:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

7:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
Dec
22
Sat
2018

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

5:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

6:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

7:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
Dec
23
Sun
2018

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

5:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

6:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]

SNOW in Bear Plaza @ Bear Plaza

6:00 pm
SNOW in Bear Plaza @ Bear Plaza
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a special Christmas snow in Bear Plaza.

New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour

7:00 pm
New Bern’s Polar Express @ New Bern Trolley Tour
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All aboard New Bern’s Polar Express Enjoy a one hour tour aboard the New Bern Trolley filled with caroling, Christmas lights and a visit with the Conductor and Santa’s Elves. Plus a Believe sleigh bell[...]
Dec
31
Mon
2018

New Years Eve Block Party @ Downtown New Bern

5:30 pm
New Years Eve Block Party @ Downtown New Bern
Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm – 12:30 am
The City of New Bern is pleased to announce a new holiday event, our New Year’s Eve Block Party, presented by Toyota of New Bern. Join us Monday, December 31st in front of City Hall[...]
Jan
1
Tue
2019

Welcome New Year in New Bern @ Stanly Hall Ballroom

6:30 pm
Welcome New Year in New Bern @ Stanly Hall Ballroom
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Welcome the New Year in style on New Year’s Day at the Stanly Hall Ballroom. Appetizers, soft beverages and spiral ham will be provided. Bring a covered dish. BYOB Tickets: http://newyearsinnewbern.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Cx2hSWVDfydKQDYAairoJX_Qf2hbrRhssa754gQhYPSnymYDy5ptzBQg.

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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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