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               Join us in celebrating the "Glorious Fourth"




   Kayaking for Kids;   NC Maritime Museum
nca-pks allosaurus w
      Dinosaur Adventure now open at
     our Pine Knolls Shores NC Aquarium!!




       Lots of GREAT music in New Bern! You'll find every                 type performer.  WE are a "Most Melodic Town"

        Do a little fishin' while you're here...






            - - It's watermelon time down South




Pirates sail these waters...aargh!




Crepe Myrtle Fest--Scotland Neck on the 9th





29th...  NC Maritime Museum "Mystery Dinner Theater"





                   September air arrives



.Grant Llewellyn

Start Summer with the NC Symphony on the Palace Lawn!





"Great Race" stops in New Bern on the  25th
     "BrewBeerFest"   the 28th sample 180

 Otters are adorable rascals;  see them and  others at our NC Aquarium, at Pine Knolls Shores




Businesses WE use and Advertise:


Carolina Bagel   corner Glenburnie/Trent Blvd.

GREEN AC & Heating   252-259-7961

FAMOUS Restaurant (Pizza) Neuse Blvd.

NC HISTORY CENTER   Gift Shop Front St.

MJ's Restaurant   Middle St.

Thai Thai Restaurant, Neuse Blvd.

Sea Glass on Glenburnie, breakfast-lunch

Emerald Golf Club Shop  in Greenbrier

Baker's Kitchen Bakery/Restaurant,  Middle St.

Ballantyne's Framing,  Craven St.

Bear City Fudge  (perfect gift)




"Tugboat River Cruises"  short or long, call to set your time    252-349-3819

"Captain Fins" pontoon, paddleboards, kayak rentals, tours  from Doubletree Marina  252-876-2288.

"Cook-Out" (burgers/shakes) on MLK;  lines around the building

New:  WalMart Express on Neuse Blvd.  (We call it "Small-Mart")

"Buffalo Wild Wings"  at the Twin Rivers Mall



Chipotle Grill

Hibachi Buffet

"Firehouse Subs" in front of Wal-Mart  opening soon

"Jimmy John's"  S. Glenburnie Dr.,  Opening soon



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New Bern Cultural Venues, Groups and Annual Events:  Extensive list of groups, venues and annual events, including: Live Music in New Bern, Live Theater, Films and Lectures, Choral Music, Art Groups & Events, and Historical Groups & Events.
Enrichment Classes: Adults and Kids:   Jump to this page to find personal enrichment classes for kids, teens and adults in art, dance, music, computers and other hobbies and interests that you love or want to learn.    Just click!




  • Craven Community College Orringer Auditorium:   Off Glenburnie Rd, follow road into college and take immediate  right to the end
  • Riverfront Convention Center: downtown on waterfront next to Union Point Park
  • Cullman Hall: inside NC History Center on Front St.
  • NC Maritime Museum: Beaufort  252-728-7317
  • New Bern Library auditorium: 252-638-7800
  • NC Aquarium:  Pine Knolls Shores 252-247-4003


THIS Month's Events in New Bern NC   


77TH SEASON OF THE "LOST COLONY" Manteo                                                                  (where it actually happened!!) for tickets, until Aug. 22

1  Search & Rescue for Teens Training, contact:

1  Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours  (ongoing program)  638-6281  Cool, evening stroll through New

Bern's famous cemetery where history is buried and still resonating.

1   "Artastico" students at "Poetry Open Mike"  7pm; Trent River Coffee Co.  After the e featured students,

the mike is open for other poets, sign up for your chance.

1- 14   NewBern Library Amateur photography contest, email:

2  Oyster Reef Construction   Jones Island, Swansboro

3  Night Trek on Beach  fascinating! reserve spot; NC Aquarium Pine Knolls Shores.  7pm start  1-800-832-FISH

3 Coastal Cruises  Hammock Beach State Park Swansboro Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 unitl 3 pm;

learn a lot about coastal waters; contact:  $20.00

3  US 440th Army Band, South Lawn Tryon Palace, starts at 7pm

4  "Run For the Warriors" benefit at Union Point Park register at;

children's fun run at the Park too. do this! Raise $ for the men who deserve it!  Raffles, awards



our costumed  Fife and Drum Corps starts the show.

4  "Sand in the Streets"  old-and new-fashioned street dance followed by fireworks over the Neuse

4  Palace Kitchen office Courtyard  Visitors can enjoy leonade from Richard Cogdell's Ordinary, families

should bring a picnic lunch!! Immerse yourself in 1776 lifestyle!!!!  lemonade from 10 am-2 pm.

4  Lawson Creek Park Family Freedom event: Reading Declaration of Independence -5pm; food vendors,

musical performances; bring coolers and your service animals only;

4 "A Sweet Taste of Country, Gospel and Downhome Humor" by Gaylon Pope and

Sweetwater   at Lawson Creek Park 7:30-9 pm

4  NC History Center has games and children's crafts in Mattock's Hall; includes signing a homemade version of the

Declaration of Independence; decorating fans; making whirlagigs.

4  Fireworks all around the area/ Downtown New Bern celebration in Union Point Park

4  Cannon Firings & Demo at Ft. Macon Park   10:30-3:00 pm

4-5  Croaker Festival  Oriental, PURE FUN ALL DAY! starts 3pm, street fair, crown "Miss Croaker" ; music, Sat.

parade starts at 10am; celebrating the fish that "croaks" -----when it croaks.

4  2nd Marine Aircraft Band at Freedom Festival  Havelock City Park  7-9 pm;  fireworks follows

5  Great "5th" Race;  sailing boat race with traditional riggings, will race historical routes, register Taylor's

Creek 9-10am; routes not announced until race day, race will be long! sponsored NC Maritime Museum Beaufort;

5  Carteret County Arts & Crafts Show  Beaufort;  Beaufort Historic Site;  9-5 pm

5  Croakerfest Regatta  1 pm;  Oriental on the Neuse; Sailors of all ages will race Sunfish, Optimists, FJ

and 420 classes of boats.  contact:

6, 13, 20 Swanfest Concert Series   Swansboro waterfront;  live music;  great atmosphere

7- 30   Youth Archery Program  2 age groupings, Mon. and Wed.  Ft. Benjamin Park Newport;

252-808-4067 Carteret Co. Parks Dept.

10,15,17,22,24,29,31 Coastal Cruises, Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro

11  Concert at the Fort   Ft. Macon State Park Atlantic Beach   7 pm free music under the stars

11-12  Blackberry Festival,  Lenoir, downtown  a most yummy festival!

12  Classy Chassis Car Show  Poplar Grove Plantation  17S north of Wilmington.

15-23   New Tutor Training Workshop    2-5 pm    Craven Library Audit.

16  Oyster Reef Construction   Jones Island, Swansboro

17   "The Bread Family" AF-Am Lecture Series Lecture; tales and music from Jim Crow laws era;

 NC History Cntr. Cullman Hall   6:30

18  Corn Husk Doll Workshop  Beaufort Historic Site  10-12  fee for materials;

21-25  Girls' Sculpting Camp  Get creative!  8am-5pm; grades K-5 will create different pieces, party and

art show at end; St.Andrews' Lutheran Church;

22-27  "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" Morehead City

26 Kayak/Yoga Trip, Jones Island, Swansboro

27 -- Aug. 2    Shark Week  NC Aquarium,  Pine Knolls Shores; lots of programs for kids and adults. 

28  Pamlico Co. Watermelon Social  7pm at the museum

30  Annual Storytelling Festival   Morehead City   10am-12pm  Crystal Coast Civic Center

gear up for some TALL tales by talented performers

30 "Dog Days of Summer Concert"   Isaac Taylor Garden;  Paul Picard



AUGUST      (whew! when's fall a'comin'?)

1 "Coffee With a Cop"  Dunkin' Donuts" Neuse Blvd. Public welcome

1-3  Baldhead Island Pirate Weekend!    be here when the scalawags arrive by tall ship and

take over the island for days of pirate revelry!!

1-2, 8-9, 15-16,10,  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Masonic Theater, Andrew

Lloyd Weber's hit musical;  tickets: Bank of the Arts, SnapDragon Toys or

2  "Beach Street Band"  Concert  Isaac Taylor Garden

6  Gallants Channel Cleanup, Beaufort VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

7,14,21  EmeraldFest   free outdoor concerts on Islander Drive, music with waves breaking coastal summers

7  Audition for Ghost Walk  New Bern's most fun for actors!  7pm  Attmore-Oliver House  638-8558

 8-9  Beaufort Pirate Invasion !!  The biggest and best!  Kids' Costume Prizes, authentic pirate chanteys,  live music

invasion at waterftont. with all things pirate.  much fun!

8-9   Oriental Dragon boat Festival  a great day on the waterfront!

8-10 Cape Lookout Lighthouse Moonrise Tours   Harker's Island  ferry departs from Harkers Island

at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. for all the tours;

9  Crepe Myrtle Fest    Scotland Neck  enjoy spectacular blossoms and food

9-10  Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival   East coast's best shrimp extravangaza!

13 Shackleford Banks Cleanup, Cape Lookout National Seashore VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

14  Sand in the Streets   concert series Four Knights Band:  Pepsi night ;  Kinston:

15  Roasting? Try Maggie Valley Festival in the cool, gorgeous mountains;

the year's biggest festival in those parts

15-17  Port City Rib Fest   Wilmington  National Rib Team winners compete, and you win; on the waterfront

15-16  Fountain Peanut Festival everything PEANUT with great music and different events Fountain NC

15-16  Annual Sneads Ferry King Mackerel Tourney

21  19th Greater New Bern Business Expo sponsored by CenturyLink, Sun Journal, CarolinaEast

Health  Reserve a booth NOW

21-23  Winterville Watermelon Festival   lots of melons, some carved like punkins' ! food music crafts etc.

22-23   2014 AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National  Goldsboro Busco Beach

23  Hillbilly Hike, Mud Run with over 20 EXTREME obstacles and lots of fun  Goldsboro

24  Lumina Daze  Wilmington's famous seafront pavilion remembered with live music, and dancing all night

29  Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Advance registration required. 252-728-7317.  Always a sellout!

NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort

29  APPLE FESTIVAL  Hendersonville, this one featured on TV, everything apple, everything down-home

30-31  Carteret County Arts & Crafts Show  Beaufort;  juried sale of the best of the best



4-7  NC Collards Festival  family activities, 5K run, lots of country food and kid stuff;   Ayden

6  Richlands Farmers' Day  home cookin' kid activities, music, down-home atmosphere

6  "In the Pines" Bluegrass Festival  music all day!  Goldsboro US 117;

12-13  Monster Truck JAM!  Newport;   mud, NOISE, macho trucks, short shorts, tatoos, Yee-Haw fun!!!

13  Duplin Winery's Grape Stomp  Really!! you will stomp those Muscadines!  And taste some of

Duplin's finest,  family fun they won't soon forget,   Rose Hill

16-21 American Legion County Fair  Greenville  6 days of real county fair activities  Greenville



LAST  Month in New Bern, you missed................


1  NC Symphony Concert on the Lawn of the Tryon Palace  free; 7:30;  rain site at Grover C. Fields:

 Tickets for pre-concert picnic supper available at Convention Center, and includes preferred seating and parking.

1  Laughter for the Journey: Cancer Survivors Day  CCC Orringer Audit.  comedy and fellowship  2-4 pm

2  Saltwater Fishing School  Morehead City  at  Holiday Inn Express; 5063 Executive Drive,  contact

3  Estaurine Soundscapes  ECU professor presents the noisy world of fish,  NC Estuarium Washington:  fee, 1 pm

3  Bows & Bling  Greenbrier Clubhouse; Coastal Women's Forum annual dinner  5:30; fee for non-members

3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26 Coastal Cruises, Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro

5  Tour 12 of Finest Pine Knolls Shores Homes  3-7 pm;  dream of ocean living? see the best!

6  Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament  Morehead City, the BIG ONE!  Over a million dollars in prizes,


6,7, 13,14, "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns"   back in 1958 and the Wonderettes are

graduating in smash musical,  RiverTowne Players, Masonic Theatre, tickets at Bank of Arts

6  The Motown Legacy Revue   The Morehead Center:    252-726-1501

6-7  HUGE Yard Sale   by Knights of Columbus at the Hall on Pinetree; 8am -12pm both days!!

6-7  Kayak for the Warriors  Pine Knolls Shores meet Saturday for reception, Sat am for kayak,

Deeds as guest speaker. New Bern LDS Church, 1207 Forest Rd. 7pm

17-Aug 5.  Jonkonnu workshops  Tryon Palace Waystation,  free

18  Oyster Reef Construction:  Jones Island, Swansboro--volunteers needed; click on NC Coastal Federation

 at or call 252-393-8185.

19, 26 "Kids in Canoes"  sponsored by NB Civitans and Recreation Dept.; Lawson Creek Park; 8:30 am, kids age

6-13; call the New Bern Rec. Dept for info. Another session in July 10, 17, 24, 31,

19 thro Aug. 2  "Uncommon Ground"  New Bern artists group show;  Arts Center Kinston

20  ParrotHead Party at Farmer's Market  Jimmy Buffet tunes and games, party starts at 6:30pm 


20  Hank Barbee at Trent River Coffee Co.; string artist specializing in mountain music 7:30

21 "Juneteenth" observance of 13th Amendment ending slavery, with rare NC  copy on display

CSS Neuse museum, 100 Queen St. Kinston.  1st viewing outside Raleigh  

21 Run for Shelter  Creekside Park; 8am start; benefit Coastal Women's Shelter,

24   Marsh Cruises  10:45 am; Swansboro Town Dock;  every other weekend

25  The Great Race  over 1,500 antique (1972 or earlier) autos race from FL to Maine, stopping in New Bern!!

Get in the cars and meet the drivers!

27  The Monitors  Jazz legends at Cullman Hall NC History Cntr.

27-28  Beaufort Historic Homes and Gardens:  a wonderful weekend happening!  252-728-3883

27-28  Antique Show and Sale;   Crystal Coast Civic Center; over 40 dealers

28  5th Annual BrewBernBeer Fest   180 beers for tasting! 60 brewers;  Riverfront Convention Cntr.

tickets online:  or at Beer Army Outoist,

30 "The Outliers" bluegrass band  Trent River Coffee Co. 7:30pm

30 Jones Island Summer Day Camp: Island Life, Swansboro; or

call 252-393-8185. NC Coastal Federation

30 "Ameranouche"  Trent River Coffee Co;. gypsy jazz combo; hot New England group





  Neuse River is always beautiful--------    daylight or...


            ........sunset on the Neuse 



Additional NEW BERN and CRYSTAL COAST Events Calendars

  • Craven Community College Community Events: Find links to concerts, international film and lecture series, and other events held on the Craven Community College campus on Glenburnie Road that are open to the entire New Bern area community.


  • East Carolina University Calendar: A major university and part of the University of North Carolina system, ECU offers a host of activities, from performing arts to athletics and more.
  • Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Events: This foundation fights to keep our rivers alive and well, and offers many water-based events to enjoy and participate in. Check them out.
  •  small town is effectively striving for tourists' dollars with art, music and a small version of New Bern's Ghostwalk


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