Events in New Bern, NC

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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1410 Spence Avenue
New Bern
and Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 633-6444

Spring 2019 TBA 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 September and May, each month brings a concert to the Crystal Coast. Organized and sponsored by the Down East FolkArts Society, concerts take place...more about Down East FolkArts Society

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

EVERY SATURDAY and TUESDAY  The Farmers' Market is open every Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM year round and every Tuesday from April to December 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,...more about Farmers' Market

300 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 633-4648

Every Friday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for the cost of $5, relax on the beautiful scenic Neuse at the Galley Stores for their wine and beer tasting event. Enjoy five select wines and three craft beers along with a lite appetizer. ...more about Galley Stores and Marina

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

January 21, 2018  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. This expo highlights services available locally, including catering, photography, musicians and venues to enhance for weddings and...more about New Bern Bridal Expo

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

January 27, 2018 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 as festive as a fez. The parade is part of the Winter Ceremonial, occurring annually...more about Shriners' Parade

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