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

Sep
21
Fri
2018

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

7:00 pm
Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ Bank of the Arts
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Artists from NC and beyond converge for an evening of masterpieces by Schubert alongside the riveting and moving work Open… by NC composer Peter Askim. Askim will also be featured on bass in Schubert’s ‘Trout’[...]

Stand Up Comedy Show at Tryon Pa... @ North Carolina History Center

7:00 pm
Stand Up Comedy Show at Tryon Pa... @ North Carolina History Center
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Head to the North Carolina History Center for “Tryon Palace Presents: Stand Up Comedy,” featuring the comedic stylings of Cy Steele, September 21, 2018. Selected by HBO for the Comedy Wings Competition, as part of[...]
Sep
22
Sat
2018

Revolutionary War Weekend @ Tryon Palace

9:00 am
Revolutionary War Weekend @ Tryon Palace
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm
Guests to Revolutionary War Weekend will have many hands-on opportunities to experience the culture and lifeways of wartime New Bern in the 18th century. Explore the life of the Revolutionary War soldier at an encampment, learn[...]

Autumn Affair @ New Bern Farmer's Market

6:30 pm
Autumn Affair @ New Bern Farmer's Market
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Experience fundraising a different way in New Bern with live music, silent auctions and everyone dancing the night away in the heart of downtown. Autumn Affair will have the popular band, Limited Engagement for you[...]

At the Gallery: Bob Dylan @ Bank of the Arts

7:00 pm
At the Gallery: Bob Dylan @ Bank of the Arts
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to kick off a new season of “At the Gallery: American Composers” with the music of Bob Dylan, performed by Ruth Wyand. The “reluctant voice of a generation,”[...]
Sep
23
Sun
2018

Sipping & Shopping at Wit feat. ... @ Wit Clothier

1:00 pm
Sipping & Shopping at Wit feat. ... @ Wit Clothier
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We will be showing our new collection from Medellin, Colombia and pouring some artisanal Colombian coffee at Wit Sunday, September 23, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Hope to see you there!

Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ First Presbyterian Church

3:00 pm
Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ First Presbyterian Church
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Area youth piano, voice, and string students perform alongside CCMF artists. Reception to follow. First Presbyterian Church 400 New St New Bern. NC Free Admission   SERIES TICKET INFO: Tickets $15-$35 Discounted package: $55 for[...]
Sep
25
Tue
2018

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

12:00 pm
Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ Bank of the Arts
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtuoso pianist Melvin Chen performs transcendent works by Ravel and Brahms. Bank of the Arts 317 Middle St New Bern, NC $25 general admission   SERIES TICKET INFO: Tickets $15-$35 Discounted package: $55 for Thur[...]

North Carolina Symphony-Beethove... @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

7:30 pm
North Carolina Symphony-Beethove... @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Four fateful notes begin what has become one of the most important and popular works in classical music- Beethoven s stormy and victorious Fifth Symphony. The composer s lighter side is revealed in his ballet[...]
Sep
28
Fri
2018

Governor’s Challenge Cornhole To... @ Tryon Palace

10:00 am
Governor’s Challenge Cornhole To... @ Tryon Palace
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina’s favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents “The Governor’s Challenge” cornhole tournament. Held Friday, Sept. 28 on the[...]
Sep
29
Sat
2018

Kitchens of New Bern Tour

9:30 am
Kitchens of New Bern Tour
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Kitchens of New Bern Tour to benefit Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has been annually conducted by community volunteers, and will again feature beautiful state-of-the-art kitchens located in homes in New Bern, NC,[...]

Oktoberfest @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

6:00 pm
Oktoberfest @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:59 pm
It is time once again to celebrate OktoberFest with the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club. With your participation, the money from this fundraiser helps to support our unique “Kicks for Kids” program that purchases shoes for over 300[...]

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

7:00 pm
Carolina Chamber Music Festival:... @ Bank of the Arts
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Delight in the magnificent artistry of trios composed by women of different generations, including works by Clara Schumann, Germaine Tailleferre and the NC premiere of Factor Fiction performed by the all-female Calyx Piano Trio. 6:30pm[...]
Sep
30
Sun
2018

Cochlea & Liz Pearse Concert @ Bank of the Arts

7:00 pm
Cochlea & Liz Pearse Concert @ Bank of the Arts
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm
Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present Cochlea and Liz Pearse performing in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts September 30th at 7pm. The trio will perform newly commissioned works from[...]

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