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

Oct
23
Tue
2018

Jaycee’s Craven County Fair @ Craven County Fairgrounds

all-day
Jaycee’s Craven County Fair @ Craven County Fairgrounds
Oct 23 – Oct 28 all-day
The 2018 Craven County Fair – 6 days of great food, exciting rides, and lots of fun!
Oct
25
Thu
2018

Ghostwalk, Graves’ Anatomy @ Historic Downtown New Bern

all-day
Ghostwalk, Graves’ Anatomy @ Historic Downtown New Bern
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day
Visit ghost sites in homes, churches, businesses and Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern’s Historic District and meet spirits of New Bern’s past who will share their stories with you. Get to know some of[...]

Enjoy Morgan’s on Ghostwalk Thur... @ Morgan's Tavern & Grill

11:00 am
Enjoy Morgan’s on Ghostwalk Thur... @ Morgan's Tavern & Grill
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Enjoy a great meal at Morgan’s and support the Historical Society! Join your friends at Ghostwalk sponsor Morgan’s Tavern and Grill on Thursday October 25th! Kick off Ghostwalk with lunch or dinner at Morgan’s and[...]
Oct
26
Fri
2018

2018 Bee by the River “Seasons f... @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center

9:00 am
2018 Bee by the River “Seasons f... @ New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
DUE TO THE RESTORATIVE EFFORTS FOLLOWING HURRICANE FLORENCE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Any additional questions can be answered by emailing TwinRiversQuilters@yahoo.com or by going to the Twin Rivers Quilter Guild Website  Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents[...]

9:30 am
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Bring your preschoolers out for a special Halloween treat. We will parade down Middle Street and S. Front Street in our Halloween costumes, and end at Union Point Park for lots of fun & festivities.[...]

Hocus Pocus Ball with Lewis n Cl... @ The Flame Catering and Banquet Center

6:30 pm
Hocus Pocus Ball with Lewis n Cl... @ The Flame Catering and Banquet Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
It’s been 25 years since the movie Hocus Pocus came out…. I’ve always been inspired by the scene at the Halloween party where the guy dressed up like a skeleton sang Sinatra’s “Witchcraft” Today, Abbey[...]

Big Church Night Out – New Bern, NC @ Temple Baptist Church

7:00 pm
Big Church Night Out – New Bern, NC @ Temple Baptist Church
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Big Church Night out is coming to Temple Church on October 26th! Make plans to join David Crowder, Jordan Feliz, Sarah Reeves, Jamison Strain, and Brock Gill for this special night of worship! • •[...]
Oct
27
Sat
2018

All Hallow’s Eve @ Tryon Palace

10:00 am
All Hallow’s Eve @ Tryon Palace
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ghouls, ghosts, and witches are taking over Tryon Palace! Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with crafts, games, and – of course – candy! While wandering the[...]

5th Annual Trick or Treat in the... @ Downtown New Bern

3:00 pm
5th Annual Trick or Treat in the... @ Downtown New Bern
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Folks Journal & Downtown Business Council Present FIFTH Annual TRicK or TrEaT in the STReeT (Please Note: This portion of the event is FREE to the public) Dress up your little lambs and monsters and[...]
Nov
2
Fri
2018

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

10:00 am
Governor’s Challenge Cornhole To... @ Tryon Palace
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
DUE TO THE RESTORATIVE EFFORTS FOLLOWING HURRICANE FLORENCE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Any additional questions can be answered by calling 1-800-767-1560   Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina’s favorite backyard[...]

New Bern Civic Theatre Presents:... @ New Bern Civic Theatre

7:30 pm
New Bern Civic Theatre Presents:... @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
My Fair Lady Directed by Neil Oliver Produced by Jen Blalock Musical Direction by D’Nadre Bell November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm November 4 & 11 at 2 pm Tickets[...]

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

7:30 pm
Stand Up Comedy Show at Tryon Pa... @ North Carolina History Center
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Stand Up Comedy Show at Tryon Palace, originally scheduled for Friday, September 21, was rescheduled Friday, November 2. ———————————————————————————————————————— Head to the North Carolina History Center for “Tryon Palace Presents: Stand Up Comedy,” featuring[...]
Nov
3
Sat
2018

New Bern Civic Theatre Presents:... @ New Bern Civic Theatre

7:30 pm
New Bern Civic Theatre Presents:... @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
My Fair Lady Directed by Neil Oliver Produced by Jen Blalock Musical Direction by D’Nadre Bell November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm November 4 & 11 at 2 pm Tickets[...]
Nov
4
Sun
2018

New Bern Civic Theatre Presents:... @ New Bern Civic Theatre

2:00 pm
New Bern Civic Theatre Presents:... @ New Bern Civic Theatre
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
My Fair Lady Directed by Neil Oliver Produced by Jen Blalock Musical Direction by D’Nadre Bell November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm November 4 & 11 at 2 pm Tickets[...]

Merci On Middle

7:00 pm
Merci On Middle
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 9th! This year, you get to pick your own seats in advance! On Tuesday, go to our website at www.merciclinic.org, click the Buy Tickets button and you are on[...]
Nov
5
Mon
2018

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Con... @ Downtown New Bern

3:00 am
2nd Annual Gingerbread House Con... @ Downtown New Bern
Nov 5 @ 3:00 am – 6:00 am
The Deadline to enter the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Contest and Display is November 5th! Enter in one of three categories – Youth, Adult, Professional. Work in groups or as an individual. Prizes up to[...]

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