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Columbus Ships the Nina & Pinta
Welcome to The Columbus Foundation and our two Columbus replica ships - our
original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our recently-built Pinta.
Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced sailing museum, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
COMING TO MOREHEAD CITY APRIL 16-20.
Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant
http://www.thenina.com for more details
Festival of Fun
Dates/Times: April 18, 2015
Location: Union Point Park in Downtown New Bern
210 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: A free-to-the-public annual festival for children and families. Enjoy entertainment, games, activities, bounce houses, good food, and great fun!
Admission: Admission is free & open to the public!
Nominal fees will be charged for bounce houses & food.
George Washington's 2nd Southern Tour Weekend
Dates/Times: April 24-26, 2015
Various events taking place throughout the weekend!
Location: Various locations throughout Historic Downtown New Bern
Description: On April 20-21, 1791, President George Washington visited New Bern, North Carolina as part of his "Southern Tour." His goals for the tour were to personally observe the condition of the three Southern states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and to assure himself of the strength of the newly formed United States of America in this region.
He kept a diary during the tour, and was "exceedingly" pleased with his reception in New Bern. The town received him with cannon fire, speeches, a grand dinner and a ball at Tryon Palace, and with great respect and admiration for his leadership and sacrifices during the War of Independence. To honor our first President's visit to New Bern, the citizens of the city are recreating the various events he attended in 1791...and adding some new events too!
Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride September 11 & 12, 2015
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, 75, 50 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!
North Carolina Chili Festival October 16 & 17, 2015
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.
Mum Fest Oct. 10 & 11, 2015
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 Berns historic downtown and waterfront. Admission: Free