Events in New Bern, NC

NOTICE: due to the rapidly changing situation with event closings regarding coronavirus, please contact any event you are interested in to confirm they are still proceeding as scheduled.

New Bern, NC, stays busy throughout the year with festivals and annual events that celebrate everything from arts, culture, and entertainment to history, food, and gardens. The largest event of the year is MumFest as the town comes alive with food vendors, amusement rides, and musical performances, however, many smaller events fill nearly every weekend of the calendar. Other headlining events include the Shriner's Parade each winter, as well as the Jazz Festival, and Ghost walks.

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New Bern, Atlantic Beach,
and Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 633-6444

January - March 2021 Festival Events have been cancelled due to Covid  Folk music comes from the heart and soul of any locale, and its listeners are sometimes travelers with an ear cant to the sea. Between January and March, each month brings a concert to the Crystal Coast. Organized and sponsored...more about Down East FolkArts Society

421 S. Front St.
Historic Downtown
New Bern, NC
(252) 633-0043

The Farmers' Market is open every Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM year round with fresh, homegrown, local produce, plants, eggs, honey, meats, and unique, handmade, local arts and crafts. On any given weekend, coffee, sauces, jams, jellies, salsas, preserves, and vinegars are displayed for sale along with home-baked cakes, pies,...more about Farmers' Market

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-8101

January 2020 Expo has been postponed. Date TBA  Anyone planning a wedding in the New Bern area finds a host of contacts and quantities of valuable information at the annual Bridal Expo at the Convention Center in New Bern from 12 - 4 PM. This expo highlights services available locally, including catering,...more about New Bern Bridal Expo

Sudan Shrine Center/Winter Ceremonial
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-5197

January 23 - 25, 2021  Every year, the fourth Saturday in January, The Shriners host a colorful and entertaining parade in downtown New Bern, featuring clowns, horses, mini-cars, bands and marchers. Shriners' parades, wherever performed, are fun, funny and festive. The parade is part of the Winter Ceremonial, occurring annually during the...more about Shriners' Parade

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