Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours
Tours will take place Saturdays from April 2015 through November 2015.
Tours will begin promptly at 4:00pm
Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery in Historic Downtown New Bern
Located near intersection of Queen & George Streets
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: The Earl of Craven Questers Chapter is conducting tours of Cedar Grove Cemetery every Saturday, at 4:00pm. The tours, departing from the cemeterys main gate, will feature information about the residents of Cedar Grove. Tours are factually based and entertaining too.
Questers' is an international organization dedicated to historic preservation. Craven County's local chapter consists of 21 members and raises funds to underwrite the preservation and restoration of Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Admission: $10.00 per person
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
Neuse River Bridge Run
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Run Begins at 7:00am
Location: New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Description: Join us for the 11th Annual Neuse River Bridge Run, held in 300-year-old historic downtown New Bern and offering magnificent views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. There's plenty to do in and around town, including the Havelock Chili Festival on Saturday afternoon. Or, spend some family time touring downtown New Bern, visiting Tryon Palace, or trying one of our delicious eateries.
Participants can choose between a half-marathon, 10K or a 5K course. We invite walkers to enjoy the 5K course. All courses are pending USATF certified and runners are timed.
Admission: Registration Fees Are As Follows:
-Half Marathon: $55
-SuperKids' Fun Run: $20
Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride September 9 & 10, 2016
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!