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

Feb
15
Fri
2019

2019 Antiques Show & Sale @ Carolina Colours Pavilion

10:00 am
2019 Antiques Show & Sale @ Carolina Colours Pavilion
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
2019 Antiques Show & Sale @ Carolina Colours Pavilion
The Antiques Show & Sale Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. Dealers love the show and come from as far away as New York and[...]
Feb
16
Sat
2019

Sam Lewis & Company Live @ BrUtopia

7:00 pm
Sam Lewis & Company Live @ BrUtopia
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sam Lewis & Company Live @ BrUtopia
Eclectic mix of country, rock, pop, and other tunes with his original style and flare.

Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

8:00 pm
Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Madame Z’s February Pride @ City Stage

8:00 pm
Madame Z’s February Pride @ City Stage
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Madame Z’s February Pride @ City Stage
Love is in The Air! Join Madame Z and The Pollock Street Divas for an evening of sheer fun for all! It’s a dance Party and floor show will you not soon forget. First show[...]
Feb
17
Sun
2019

Miss Ever’s Boys @ New Bern Civic Theatre

2:00 pm
Miss Ever’s Boys @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
Miss Ever’s Boys @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Miss Evers’ Boys brings the infamous Tuskegee Experiment story to the stage. Though the play is a fictionalized account of the Tuskegee Experiments, it is based on the real-life Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis in[...]
Feb
19
Tue
2019

Behind the Scenes Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Costume Shop @ Tryon Palace
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[...]

Poetry & Literature Open Mic @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Poetry & Literature Open Mic @ City Stage
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry & Literature Open Mic @ City Stage
Folks Journal and City Stage New Bern are pleased to announce their 2019 events partnership in bringing New Bern an evening of Literature & Poetry every 3rd Tuesday from 7pm-9pm. Local poet and co-founder of[...]

Family Feud Trivia @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

8:00 pm
Family Feud Trivia @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Family Feud Trivia @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Try your luck in a fun new twist to trivia! Team Trivia – Eastern NC and Blackbeard’s Triple Play present to you….Family Feud! Build your team and head on downtown to try your hand.
Feb
20
Wed
2019

Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage
Big Jim Kohler and Friends! 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 has created a killer sound[...]

Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican

7:00 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican
Show off your knowledge in a number of categories. Bring a team or take on everyone by yourself. Fun and prizes from 7-8:30 pm.
Feb
21
Thu
2019

Nick Bailey Live @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse

6:00 pm
Nick Bailey Live @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nick Bailey Live @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse
Nick Bailey is composer and songwriter for many TV shows including TLC, A&E, and animal planet. He perform instrumental dinner music for guests that evening.

African American Lecture Series:... @ North Carolina History Center

7:00 pm
African American Lecture Series:... @ North Carolina History Center
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
African American Lecture Series: “Music of Black Migrationers” @ North Carolina History Center
Music of Black Migrationers Music is a mainstay in African American culture. From the banjo to African Griots to work songs that lifted our spirits, music gave us hope and kept us sane since landing in America. This program will entertain and remind[...]

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage
Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the[...]

Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

8:00 pm
Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Open Mic Night @ The Brown Pelican

8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ The Brown Pelican
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ The Brown Pelican
The mic opens at 8pm. Sign up, plug in and jam out with us!
Feb
22
Fri
2019

Retromic Live @ BrUtopia

7:00 pm
Retromic Live @ BrUtopia
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Retromic Live @ BrUtopia
Singer Songwriter / Mykel Barbee / Soul hippie Wilmington, NC

The Monterio Experience Live @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

7:30 pm
The Monterio Experience Live @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Monterio Experience Live @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
2019 TME jumps up on the scene with a lean and a pocket full of green! We’re back New Bern NC! Get your boogie shoes out cause we’re gonna get down on it Friday night![...]

Brooke McBride – Country Music S... @ City Stage

8:00 pm
Brooke McBride – Country Music S... @ City Stage
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Brooke McBride – Country Music Singer/Songwriter from NC @ City Stage
Brooke McBride is a 26 year-old singer/songwriter that prides herself in writing and singing “no fluff,” “no filler” just real, raw, country music. While originally hailing from the Tar-heel State of North Carolina, Brooke made[...]
Feb
23
Sat
2019

Expedition Burt Bacharach Etc. @ Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus

7:30 pm
Expedition Burt Bacharach Etc. @ Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Expedition Burt Bacharach Etc. @ Orringer Auditorium New Bern CCC Campus
Craven Concerts presents Expedition: Burt Bacharach Etc. featuring The Lewis and Clark Band at Orringer Hall on the Craven Community College Campus in New Bern. This special performance benefits the musical instrument program for local[...]

Gary Dudley and Max Tones Live @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

7:30 pm
Gary Dudley and Max Tones Live @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Gary Dudley and Max Tones Live @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Enjoy live music by Gary Dudley and Max Tones at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant & Bar in historic Downtown New Bern.
Feb
24
Sun
2019

Miss Ever’s Boys @ New Bern Civic Theatre

2:00 pm
Miss Ever’s Boys @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Miss Ever’s Boys @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Miss Evers’ Boys brings the infamous Tuskegee Experiment story to the stage. Though the play is a fictionalized account of the Tuskegee Experiments, it is based on the real-life Tuskegee study of untreated syphilis in[...]
Feb
26
Tue
2019

Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace

2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab @ Tryon Palace
Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon[...]

Trivia Tuesday @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Trivia Tuesday @ City Stage
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Tuesday @ City Stage
Come and test your Trivia skills for an opportunity to win great prizes and have fun with friends! It’s all about bringing people together! Our Kitchen and Bar will have some tasty offerings to compliment the evening. Stick[...]

Family Feud Trivia @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

8:00 pm
Family Feud Trivia @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm
Family Feud Trivia @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Try your luck in a fun new twist to trivia! Team Trivia – Eastern NC and Blackbeard’s Triple Play present to you….Family Feud! Build your team and head on downtown to try your hand.
Feb
27
Wed
2019

Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage
Big Jim Kohler and Friends! 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 has created a killer sound[...]

Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican

7:00 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican
Show off your knowledge in a number of categories. Bring a team or take on everyone by yourself. Fun and prizes from 7-8:30 pm.
Feb
28
Thu
2019

Empty Bowls @ Temple Baptist Church

11:00 am
Empty Bowls @ Temple Baptist Church
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Empty Bowls @ Temple Baptist Church
Fill the empty bowls of those in need…by filling your own on February 28th, 11am-1:30pm! For $25, you’ll get a hearty lunch, prepared by local restaurants and church groups, along with a handcrafted bowl to[...]

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage

7:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage
Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the[...]

Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant

8:00 pm
Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karoake with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant
It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Open Mic Night @ The Brown Pelican

8:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ The Brown Pelican
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Mic Night @ The Brown Pelican
The mic opens at 8pm. Sign up, plug in and jam out with us!
Mar
1
Fri
2019

First Friday: Evolution of Women... @ Tryon Palace

2:00 pm
First Friday: Evolution of Women... @ Tryon Palace
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
First Friday: Evolution of Women’s Clothing @ Tryon Palace
Join Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht for a look at the evolution of women’s foundational garments through the 18th and 19th centuries and how proper undergarments were integral to the day’s fashionable silhouette.[...]
Mar
2
Sat
2019

Run/Walk for Sickle Cell @ Union Point Park

9:00 am
Run/Walk for Sickle Cell @ Union Point Park
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Run/Walk for Sickle Cell @ Union Point Park
The Neuse Pamlico Sound Women’s Coalition, Inc. (NPSWC), a 501 (c) 3 organization of professional women, is excited to announce the 4th annual 5K Walk/Run for Sickle Cell on March 2, 2019. We realize that[...]

24th Annual Train Show @ New Bern High School

10:00 am
24th Annual Train Show @ New Bern High School
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
24th Annual Train Show @ New Bern High School
Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, March 3 from 10 am to 4 pm 24th Annual New Bern, NC Train Show hosted by Carolina Coastal Railroaders. Bring out the Family to[...]

New Bern Mardi Gras @ Ghent Neighborhood

11:00 am
New Bern Mardi Gras @ Ghent Neighborhood
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
New Bern Mardi Gras @ Ghent Neighborhood
The Historic Ghent Community and friends present New Bern’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras  Saturday, March 2, 2019 This year will be our biggest, best, and most festive Mardi Gras yet—we’re planning to celebrate BIG in[...]

Performance Arts Series Presents... @ Cullman Performance Hall in the NC History Center

7:30 pm
Performance Arts Series Presents... @ Cullman Performance Hall in the NC History Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Performance Arts Series Presents: The Hunts in Concert @ Cullman Performance Hall in the NC History Center
Performance Arts Series Presents: The Hunts in Concert Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 7:30pm to 9:00pm The Hunts are an indie-alternative-folk band comprised of seven brothers and sisters. Born and raised in the south lands of Chesapeake, Virginia, the siblings grew up in a[...]

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