Things to Do in Craven County

Things to Do in Craven County

Craven County residents and visitors enjoy a calendar full of events. From January through December, there is always something going on! Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens offers lecture series and gardening classes that are open to the public. The Accidental Artist offers pottery classes and studio sessions at times that are convenient to you! You can also enjoy annual celebrations, like MUMFEST, which draws 80,000 people each year to historic downtown. Jazz and theatre productions are also very popular and showcase some of the area's most talented artists.

Below is a sampling of some of the area's events. The Convention & Visitors Center provides complete event information so you can make the most of what New Bern and the surrounding area has to offer.

January
    •    Shriners Parade

February
    •    The Sunday Jazz Showcase
    •    Antique Show
    •    Tryon Palace. Touring Theatre Ensemble of NC
    •    Theatrical Production, New Bern Civic Theatre

March
    •    Theatrical Production, New Bern Civic Theatre
    •    Gardeners' Weekend
    •    St. Patrick's Day Parade
    •    Spring Historic Homes & Garden Tour, NB Historical Society

April
    •    Spring Historic Homes & Garden Tour, NB Historical Society
    •    Gardener's Weekend, Tryon Palace
    •    Theatrical Production in voice and sign language, NB Civic Theatre
    •    Celebrate Kids Festival - amusements, rides, exhibits
    •    Cherry Point Air Show
    •    Annual Jazz Fest

May
    •    Vanceboro Strawberry Festival
    •    Deck Party-Rock and Roll Music, Friday nights (May-August) Hilton Riverfront
    •    Jazz Music on the Desk, Sundays (May-August) Hilton Riverfront

June
    •    Theatrical Production. NB Civic Theatre
    •    Neuse River Day - Games food, exhibits sponsored by Neuse River Foundation
    •    Heritage Festival - Crafters, potters, boat building, entertainment
    •    Outdoor Pops Concert - Tryon Palace

July
    •    Independence Day & Fireworks over Neuse and Trent Rivers
    •    2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
    •    Independence Day Celebration, Tryon Palace

August
    •    Theatrical Production, NB Civic Theatre
    •    Shakespeare Festival

September
    •    Antique Automobile Show
    •    Oriental Cup Regatta, Sailing Regatta and entertainment

October
    •    Oktoberfest! Food, entertainment and more
    •    Seafood Festival, Morehead City
    •    MUMFEST
    •    New Bern at Night Ghost Walk - Candlelight drama tour

November
    •    Coastal Invitational Arts & Crafts Showcase
    •    Theatrical Production, NB Civic Theatre
    •    Tryon Palace Holiday Celebration
    •    Holiday Showcase; Craven Arts Council
    •    Tryon Palace Holiday Candlelight Tours

December
    •    Tryon Palace Holiday Candlelight Tours
    •    Tryon Palace Holiday Celebration
    •    Christmas Boat Flotilla
    •    Christmas Parade
    •    Handel's Messiah, New Bern Civic Theatre