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New Bern NC Events Calendar

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       Mar. 16-learn about the horses and life on the banks



                                Part of Morehead City port




                       Civil War Adventure Day: New Bern Battlefield Park

Songwiter Harold Arlan; a star of in the "Great American Songbook".                         Hear his magic at Bank of Arts on 28th                                                  

                                               Skip Waters  1953-2014





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New Bern history is alive and thriving!




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    Tryon Palace Gardens in spring- takes the prize!





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Spring-Easter-flowers-bunnies? Life is good!






John Lithgow displays the magic of storytelling!  ECU

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          They do a gr-r-r-reat job!







                     NC Symphony with 2 magnificent shows! 8th






Nina Simone story is "Simply Simone" 13-15 Civic Theater





Join the Clean Sweepers in Lawson Creek Park on 7th; just need a

picker-upper and lots of smiles.






        Crocus taking the stage: New Bern late wintertime!




             Newport's 37th Pig Cookin' Contest   27-28





 Otters are adorable rascals;  see them and  all their

wet acquaintances Pine Knolls Shores NC Aquarium



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.

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

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


Panera  Open and (of course) major hit!

Chipotle Grill   soon, soon

Hibachi Buffet   next to Gold's Gym  Open too

"Firehouse Subs" in front of Wal-Mart  open !

"Jimmy John's"  S. Glenburnie Dr.,  Open!



We'd be happy to list your local event.  Please include date, start/end time, address of event, and public contact phone number where folks can call for more information. Click US!  at:




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  


  MARCH into spring!


1   Asian Games  w/Baduk, Shogi, Weigi and more Trent River Coffee Co.; 2-5 pm come and have fun

2,3,10,17  "Behind The Scenes at the Palace"  ;Costume Shop see the costumers at work

24, 31  "Behind The Scenes at the Palace"  The Palace Gardens  2 pm at the Way Station.

4  Ports & Pilots Learn and experience the NC docks at Morehead City; fun and truly  informative;                                      register a week ahead;

6  Lunch with Author Alan Gurganus discusses latest book  at  Clawson's in Beaufort;  register:  12:30

6 Evening with Alan Gurganus author of "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All"  at Carteret

Comm. College, Morehead   (Joslyn Hall)  tickets  252-728-5225    doors open 6:30

6  Lunch & Learn  "Scandalous-stories of the Stanly family" info at ,

12 pm NC History Center

6 Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana   music and dance  Orringer Audit. 7:30pm; AWESOME 252.638.7351

7  A,B,C (Attic-Basement-Closet) Yard Sale  K of C building 1125 Pinetree Dr.

10  Taste of Coastal Carolina  Sample Terrific specialties from 31 restaurants! Riverfront Conv

Cntr.  6:30  Tickets at Mitchell Hdwe, Village Butcher Harris Teeter  HOT TICKET!

11  "Merry Time for Tots: Boats that Float"  Little minds learn how to figure out WHAT will float;

learn that cannon balls won't and canoes do!   NC Maritime Museum Beaufort             252-728-7317

11 Brown Bag "GAM" The Wreck of the Caribsea" sunk by a German sub Mar. 11, 1942!

(off the Banks)  (A GAM is a friendly gabfest by whalers on different boats at sea.) call NC Maritime Mus.

12  Lunch & Learn  "The Battle of New Bern"   Chelsea Restaurant   11:30am

13 Lunch & Learn   "A Tale of Two Sarahs"  12 pm NC History Center

13-14  Spring Book Sale  Sudan Shriners' building  9-5  Mar. 15  12-4:30pm

 13-14; 20-21; 27-28;  "SHREK, Jr. The Musical."  a StageHands" production NB Civic Theatre

where the kids take a bow!   Kids and Adults both love this one!  Maatinees 15, 22 at 2pm

14-15  HUGE "Home & Garden Show"  Riverfront Center,

14  Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival ....the "Isle" has it all!!

14  Annual Civil War Adventure Day  New Bern Battlefield Park

14  "Casablanca"   Exotic music; think jazz musicians turn Gypsy 252.631.5008  at The Brown Pelican,

     on Broad St. 

16  Horses, Hiking, History on Shackleford Banks.  9:45-1:45 curator guided, sponsored

    by NC Maritime Museum .Beaufort.  Photographers ALERT!                                                                     

18  Leading With Lipstick"  Professional Women's Conference.  New Bern Convention Center 1:30-5pm P

19  Easter Egg Hunt  Emerald Isle Center

19  "Mama's Go the Blues" Multi-media show featuring jazz and blues icons NC History Cntr  &-8:30 

20  Lunch & Learn  series  " Bottoms Up!"  12 pm NC History Center; 18th C                                most popular beverages discussed 

20-22  2015 Yacht Assoc. Invitational Regatta!  Bridgepoint Hotel Photographers ALERT!

20 NYRA Invitational Sailboat Race  Bridgepointe Hotel  Photographers ALERT!

20  Southern Cooking: Highs and Lows  History Place Beaufort 7-8pm

21  Reach for the Stars Gala dinner/ dance to "Trainwreck" ; catered by The Flame;  6-12:30pm Riverfront                       Center;  tickets:    633-0100

21 "The Voice" winner- season 7:  Craig Wayne Boyd,   8pm  Shrine Auditorium  tickets: 

21  Acclaimed "Trio Valinor"  concert Old Theater Oriental 7:30  ( SOLD OUT)

21 Trio Valinor  jam session  Oriental Town Hall Porch  2pm don't miss this one!

21-2  150th Anniversary Battle of Bentonville re-enactment; almost 4,000 participants take part in the                last big battle of the Civil War in NC where 36,000 fought to stop Sherman! click on: Friends of Bentonville Battlefield

21  Harbor Hustle Fun 5K Run  Morehead City   252-726-8148 ext- 109

21 Medicine DROP  New Bern  safely dispose of unused meds: several places around town;                              click on:

23 Tour the Demo Gardens  w/ Tom Glascow  County Extension office; 5:30-6:30

24 Sailing Club Oriental; seminar Oriental Town Hall,  10am, free call Ray Ruppert

27  "Around the World in 80 Tunes"   Our own Simon Spalding shows his skill with many instruments and

      Old World tunes  Trent River Coffee Co

27  Lunch & Learn  series  "The Sun and The Moon"  12 pm NC History Center

27-28   37th Annual Pig Cookin' Contest   Newport NC  USA's biggest whole hog cook-off? big pigs.

big prizes! Big bellies afterward!

28  NEW "DownTown Dare" 2,3 or 4 person teams race to solve clues, (all ages) using smart phones to find

answers to tricky questions about New Bern history, and racing to each checkpoint.  There are prizes to the winner and

runners'--up. call 252-259-3795 for entry fees and team info. 

28  "At The Gallery with Harold Arlen"  the composer  of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" 

  Arlen's music (500 songs) is celebrated at   Bank of the Arts by John Van Dyke Brandon Banks

29  Tribute to Skip Waters:  last day of the legacy display at the NC History Center: see

     "What this meteorologist Meant to eastern NC"




2  New Bern Country Club Annual Fashion Show  5--7 pm fundraiser for Coastal Women's Shelter.                          Hors D'oeuvres & Wine Included.   contact Peacock's Plume 252-633-1043                            

4  1st Annual Palace Easter Egg HUNT!!  2-4  Bring your basket, that 'ol Bunny                   is hiding hundreds of eggs on the South lawn!  Kids 12 and under FREE: Adults $6.

5   Happy Easter!  Spring is Here, y'all! !!!!!!!!

10-11  Spring Historic Home & Garden Tour  includes the fabulous Tryon Palace   Gardens,  and bagged lunches at the Blades Mansion "Cafe"; baked goods en route. See               how New Bernians love their historic  residences and gardens  and tour inside and out!                      Best Historic Tour in NC!!    Tickets:

11   7th Annual East NC Pottery Festival   NC History Center  9-4

11 PUBLICK  Day  Beaufort  a real old-fashioned flea market on the waterfront!

17  King Mackerel & "The Blues Are Running" concert; Carteret CC  Morehead City 7:30pm

18  Fashion Show, Tea & Trunk Sale   Broadway Christian Church  11-3

18  Historic Homes and Gardens Tour--Oriental

18  Festival of FUN!  Union Point Park

18 John Lithgow: Stories by Heart  a 1 man show by a most popular TV/ movie Star:   8-10pm                                       Wright Auditorium, Greenville ECU   DON'T MISS THIS MAGICAL SHOW  ECU Central Ticket Office

18-19  Cape Fear Chorale/Orchestra Requiem in C minor; Winter Park Baptist Church, Wilmington

22-26  Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend  the best of... all the aforementioned!

24-26  George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour including New Bern, will be recreated by the  New Bern Preservation and the Tryon Palace, and will be an event for all New Bernians to enjoy and take pride  in our almost-famous    little city.   for more info:  or the Tryon Palace.

25  " Hoagy Carmichael"    music of this early 20th C song-writer-performer, "Buttermilk Skies" Georgis on my                   Mind" at    Bank of Arts  7-9 pm;  nostalgic, beautiful listenable, memorable



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


Don't Forget to order your singing Valentine!   a Barbershop Quartet will

serenade your "object of affection" in NEW BERN style!!  call 288-9132

1-14  Craven Kids Valentine card Sale   Carolina Creations, Pollock St. fund-raiser

2  NC Aquarium Succulent Seafood Series, learn how to cook it!  Ruddy Duck  Morehead City;

  age 12 and up;   call     252-247-4003

3  Homeless and Indigent Veteran Stand-down  VFW Post Jacksonville;  services of all kinds

provided for our still wounded warriors

 5  Learn About our WATER   Trent River Coffee Co. 6:30 pm

5  Master Gardener lecture by Craven Co. specialist Tom Glascow  930 am-- Crystal Coast Center

5  Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Ball   (sold out)

5  Climate Changes from Landscapers Point of view  10-12 am  Crystal Coast Civic Center

6 "Quartet" International Film series  CCC  Orringer Hall  7:30

6  Kim Richardson in concert Trent River Coffee Co. 7:30-9:3-  inter-active singer songwriter

6, 7,8,13,14,15 "The Importance of Being Earnest"  Masonic Theatre,  first class Oscar Wilde

comedy, (premiered in 1895-still current on human nature)   Bank of the Arts www.showtix4u,com

7  The Bellamy Bros. in Concert   Carteret Community Theater Morehead City

7  Craven County Clean Sweep  Lawson Creek Park,  10-12am

7 Johnnie '2 Cups' Smith New Bern comiic at Arabian Temple, New Bern

7-8  Chocolate Festival   Crystal Coast Civic Center,  Morehead City;  simply a delicious happening!

7 "Cocoa" 5K Run/Walk  Crystal Coast Civic Cntr. starts 8 am.  Awards presented;  resister:

7  "The Bears" band  classic rock; surf.shag;  served up with plenty of fun!  Attitudes Pub  River Bend 7pm

7  Mojo Collins specialty is folk and blues   Trent River Coffee Co. 7pm

8 Beaufort Historic Site Valentine Party  ALL invited for food and drink in historic houses in

Beaufort's charming Historic Site.   2-4 pm 

8  NC Symphony interprets Beethoven & Mozart  Riverfront Center 7:30 877.627.6724

8  "Mozart's Magnificent Voyage"  NC Symphony's Young People's Concert!!  Riverfront

Convention Cntr.  3 pm "The Magic Flute" with Mozart's son Karl talking about his father!!  A unique,

charming method of opening  a door into the classics. 

9 Emerald Isle Youth Tennis Clinic 9 week session ages 7-13 all levels;

10  International stars violin/guitar pair Alex DePue, Miguel DeHoyos at Grover C. Fields;

tickets 637-1119  or   Craven Concerts Series

11  Lunch & Learn at the Chelsea "Dryborough: Craven County's 2nd Incorporated Town"  252-638-8558

13  Lunch w/a dash of HISTORY  historian Rodney Kemp; Carteret History Museum Morehead City

252-247-7533  call by the 6th to reserve lunch.

13 Annual  Valentine ARTcrawl  Isaac Taylor house, 5-8 pm; Artists bring human form works to

Greater Good Gallery;  info? Craven St  Feb 9-10

13-15  Simply Simone"  an electric revue based on Nina Simone, a music icon. Performing -rock,

 gospel, Blues and Broadway;  New Bern Civic Theater .252-634-9057

13  ArtWalk  downtown  5-8pm;

13  The Art of Quilting   Bank of Arts   5-8pm

13,14,15  New Bern Antique Show & Sale  Riverfront opens at 10am  The BIG One!

14  Heart Society's Valentine Ball;  dinner by Chelsea!  live auctions, 

NC History Centr.

14 Singing Barbershoppers invade New Bern's hearts with talented Valentine presenters.

          Happy Love Day!

14  "Salmon & Sax"  Oriental Valentine Dance at Women's Clubhouse 1007 Gilgo Rd. 252) 249-0213

dinner, dancing and a show!  Moscow Nights and Golden Gate Dencers at Oriental Theater HOT TICKET

14  Valentine Chocolate & Jewelry Day  Farmers' Market

6  "Under the Streetlamp" SOLD OUT!  7-0pm Riverfront Convention Cntr. a TV fav, this  group

does all the favorite doo-wop, rock, MoTown hits from days gone by, tickets NB Historical Society 

17  "GET-OUT-IN-THE-GARDEN DAY"  time to start clean-up and planning

17  "Classical Lunch"  w/pianist Melvin Chen Bank of Arts 12-1

17  Reagan Day Dinner  speaker Sen.Thom Tillis; Riverfront Center. 252-649-0303 for reservations

18  "Empty Bowls"   11-1 pm    Choice of 2 soups and handmade bowl!  Crystal Coast Cntr.  Morehead

 City;  charity fundraiser

15-21  Carolina Chamber Music Festival  venues change as does choices, terrific choices,

20-21  Neuse River Music FEST stars Moe Bandy & Rhonda Vincent; Lenoir Comm Colege -Kinston

 call  252.233.6865

21-22  20th Annual Train Show  Riverfront ;   see 10 different layouts 10am.

21-22  Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Course.  NC Maritime Museum;  Beaufort   a pre-req to their famous wood boatbuilding series

22  JAZZ Showcase w/international stars: Adrian Cunningham; Bob Alberti; Ali Ryerson,

 George Sheck  Don Stewart tickets: Bank of the Arts







  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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