Labor Day celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Bring the family on down and kick up your feet while relaxing the old bones. Plenty of activities to keep the kids busy, such as Hay Rides, Ice Cream Sundaes, Pool Party and much more, so mom and dad can relax! Book soon for this jam-packed weekend.
This special weekend is for Value Kard Holders, so if you do not have one, purchase one at your local KOA or a KOA on your route. We will have special activities to be announced. Value Kard holders will pay for Friday night and receive Saturday night for free.
Join us for a fun fill weekend of ghost and goblins. Activities could include a glow stick hayride and costume parade. Prizes for best costume and best decorated site.
Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with us. We will be having a luncheon with all the trimmings. You provide the trimmings and we will provide the turkey and ham. Sign up early.
Bring the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter craft, pancake breakfast and other fun events. You may just see Bernie.
Come camp with us and enjoy all the fundraising events. We have a lot of fun along with raising a lot of money for kids with cancer to go to camp.
Join us for a fun packed weekend including Ice Cream Sundaes, Movie Night, Pancake breakfast, Bingo and a pool party with DJ Frankie. Summer has begun.
Join us for a fun-packed weekend. Hay Ride, Decorated Pet, bicycle and golf cart parade, Pool Party and much more.
We will gather at the pier to view the fireworks from downtown New Bern.
September 2, 2017 @ 11:15 am – 9:30 pm
The Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series presents the inaugural “Piggin' and Grinnin': Bluegrass and BBQ Festival” on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 2. Bluegrass and folk bands from North Carolina and across the country will come together to celebrate a genre of music prevalent in the lives of southern families for generations, and carried on by of way tradition. In addition to the music festival, there will be a food truck festival on site.
Festival Lineup to be announced.
Bike MS is a 2-day cycling event that raises funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis in eastern North Carolina and throughout the United States. Money raised through this event funds MS research, programs, services, and advocacy. In 2011, over 2,600 participants raised $1,677,423 to create a world free of MS. This year, our goal is to raise $1.7 million!
Bike MS cyclists enjoy two full days of riding through rural eastern North Carolina. Each day, cyclists can choose to ride 30, 50, 75 or 100 miles on fully-supported routes. At the conclusion of each day's ride, cyclists are greeted by cheerful volunteers, a delicious, hot meal, ice cold beverages, and live entertainment. It's a great time, you should join us!
September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – September 24, 2017 @ 5:00WHERE:Tryon Palace - 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562, USAThe sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend. On the Tryon Palace grounds, visitors can interact with Civil War reenactors from the North Carolina 7th and 61st regiments of the Confederate States Army, and the Union Army's 35th regiment of the United States Colored Troops.Visitors can watch artillery and regiment drills, learn about Civil War-era medical tools, and learn about the war's impact on families. Also, discover New Bern's Civil War history through exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum.For even more Civil War history, visitors can travel to the New Bern Battlefield Park, which is the site of the 1862 Battle of New Bern.Admission: TBD
September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – September 24, 2017 @ 5:00
The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life during Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend. On the Tryon Palace grounds, visitors can interact with Civil War reenactors from the North Carolina 7th and 61st regiments of the Confederate States Army, and the Union Army's 35th regiment of the United States Colored Troops.
Visitors can watch artillery and regiment drills, learn about Civil War-era medical tools, and learn about the war's impact on families. Also, discover New Bern's Civil War history through exhibits inside the New Bern Academy Museum.
For even more Civil War history, visitors can travel to the New Bern Battlefield Park, which is the site of the 1862 Battle of New Bern
September 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pmWHERE:New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center - 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USACOST:$5-$25
Have you marked your calendar October 6-7, 2017 for the NC Seafood Fest? Chair, Mindy Fitzpatrick, invites YOU to join in on all the fun! Live entertainment, food, and rides are just some of the fun things to do on the Morehead City waterfront.
Check out their facebook page for more information.
This two-day event is sponsored by the Greater Havelock Chamber of Commerce at the City Park off Highway 70 in Havelock, NC.
Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock is the place to be for the first taste of gourmet chili, wings, free music, lots of vendors and fun at the Chili Festival. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point flies in a Pedro helicopter for static display both Friday from 5 to 9 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. For chili-tasters preferring to stay in their vehicles, a drive-through pickup station staffed by volunteer youth service groups serves up 12-ounce containers of wings and a drink Friday evening, and of chili and a drink for $5 Saturday in the City Hall Parking lot off N.C. Highway 101. The annual event is sponsored by the Havelock Chamber of Commerce and the Havelock Rotary Club. Vendor information and tickets are available at the chamber.
October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am – October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Visit Tryon Palace Grounds for free during Mumfest weekend. Hundreds of mums will be on display in our gardens along with a variety of fall blooming plants.
Want to take home some of that fall blooming splendor? Our Fall Heritage Plant Sale will be held Friday and Saturday on the Daves House Lawn just off George and Pollock Streets. The Tryon Palace garden shop will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with gardening gift selections.
Every year, the Tryon Palace Fall Heritage Plant Sale coincides with Mumfest, a weekend-long event sponsored by the City of New Bern and produced by Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp., that is one of the finest award winning festivals in the state of North Carolina.
Admission: Free garden admission; interior tours require the purchase of a ticket.
The Mumfest is recognized as one of the finest award-winning family festivals in the state. MUMFEST is a combination of fun and entertainment that annually attracts more than 80,000 festival-goers to the revitalized beauty of New Bern's historic downtown and waterfront. Admission: Free
Any plane can land on water. It takes a special kind of aircraft to take off again.”
•Chapter 1171 of the Experimental Aircraft Association has committed to participating in this year's event. Details as they are developed here and on the website for the Flying Bears at: www.1171.eaachapter.org.
•More seaplanes to observe and watch fly
•YES, introducing a raffle for seaplane rides for charity
•We plan to organize a “Food Truck Rodeo” and invite area food trucks to compete for “FAVORITE” status.
•“Aviation Artists and photographers” booths so they can bring their works for show and sale
•Local businesses will set up booths
•More vendor booths
•More activities for kids
October 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Galley Store
300 S Front St
New Bern, NC 28560
The annual wine and craft beer tasting Juice on the Neuse is back for its fifth year and better than ever! Once again, Juice on the Neuse is a collaborative effort between Tryon Palace Foundation, Galley Stores, and Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant with half of the proceeds benefiting the Tryon Palace Foundation. Taste dozens of wines and craft beers from all over the world while enjoying a beautiful riverfront view and a collection of savory hors d'oeuvres provided by Persimmons. The wines and craft beers being served under the tent at Juice on the Neuse will be available for purchase during the event. If you are unable to attend, Juice wines and craft beers will be available for purchase online.
*Must be 21 to attend.
October 26, 2017 – October 28, 2017 all-day
Throughout Historic Downtown New Bern
511 Broad St
New Bern, NC 28560
Visit ghost sites in homes, churches, businesses and Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern's Historic District and meet spirits of New Bern's past who will share their stories with you. Get to know some of New Bern's real characters and scoundrels. Catch up with the Dowd family and their Verigood Bakery, this time in the Cold War period. Witness special spirited presentations at the historic Athens and the Masonic theatres. Don't worry, all these ghosts are from New Bern's history, not from science fiction!
Thursday, October 26 – 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
November 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – December 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Santa House is located in festive Bear Plaza (Middle Street between Pollock and S. Front Street). Join Santa and his elves as they open the Santa House during Light Up the Season (Friday November 24th). Santa's helpers will be taking pictures with Santa for $5 through Saturday, December 24th. Beary Merry Christmas magnetic picture frames will also be available for purchase. Visit the website for times of daily events.
Snow will be falling in Bear Plaza on the highlighted dates as well!