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. Hey 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.
Bring the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter craft, pancake breakfast and other fun events. You may just see Bernie.
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, 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.
October 25, 2018 – October 27, 2018 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!
December 8 and 15 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2018 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.
Make your holiday historic this year at Tryon Palace's 38th annual “Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Visit with historic characters in period clothing, witness holiday vignettes spanning two centuries, and experience black powder fireworks on the South Lawn. Explore the grounds and buildings of Tryon Palace to travel from 1771 through 1835, and see how New Bern residents from different times and backgrounds celebrated the holidays.
Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor's Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House, and numerous activities on the grounds.
*Tickets are available online until Friday before the event at 11:59 P.M. If available, tickets can be purchased on the Saturday of the event at the North Carolina History Center until 2 P.M.Event Price:Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 ($20 adults, $10 youth), Beginning Nov. 1 ($25 adults, $15 youth). Tryon Palace Foundation Members ($18 adults, $8 youth)
1:00 to 4:00
Our meteorologists are predicting snow on Craven Street for December 9th! Be sure to bring the kids to this event – it's not every day that you get to go sledding in downtown New Bern! The town had such a wonderful time last year we're bringing the slopes back this year for more sledding fun. More sledding ramps this year along with more fun!
December 14 @ 6 - 8 pm
Downtown shops participate in this annual event to have their self-made live window displays for visitors and residents to stroll through the historic district and view. There will be a judging and trophy awarded to the winner! Who do you think will win this year?!
October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am – October 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center - 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
Twin Rivers Quilter guild presents 2018 Bee by the River “Seasons for Quilts” Quilt Show. Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Guest lecture Friday by Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist and Saturday by Pepper Cory, a Quilt author, and teacher.
Come out to view over 300 quilts, a gorgeous raffle quilt, multiple vendors, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive TRQG Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth.
September 22-23, 2018 9:00 to 5:00
Cost $3.00 to $6.00 Guests to Revolutionary War Weekend will have many hands-on opportunities to experience the culture and lifeways of wartime New Bern in the 18th century. Explore the life of the Revolutionary War soldier at an encampment, learn about civilian medicine, and hear fascinating stories about the roles native New Bernians played during the American Revolution.Tryon Palace's own First North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line will demonstrate black powder firing on the South Lawn. Children can sign up to join the Continental Line and participate in “musket” drills on the front lawn throughout the weekend. Location:Tryon Palace Grounds
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!
Have you marked your calendar October 6-7, 2018 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.
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
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.
What started many years ago as a little red house on the corner taking maybe 100 pictures on a polaroid camera has become a destination in Eastern North Carolina during the Christmas season. In 2017, Santa received more than 400 letters & his helpers took over 3,000 photos with people from near and far. A new record for snowfall was set as well with snow falling over Santa's house over a 4 week period for approximately 35 hours.
Santa House Hours & Snow Schedule
Friday, Nov. 23: 10am-2pm; 6pm-9pm
Santa's Arrival Celebration 4pm
Saturday, Nov. 24: 10am-3pm; 4pm-9pm
Sunday, Nov. 25: Noon-4pm
Friday, Nov. 30: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 1: 10am-3pm; 4pm-8pm
Sunday, Dec. 2: Noon-4pm
Friday, Dec. 7: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 8: 10am-3pm; 4pm-9pm
Sunday, Dec. 9: Noon-6pm
Friday, Dec. 14: 4pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 15: 10am-3pm; 4pm-8pm
Sunday, Dec. 16: Noon-6pm
Thursday, Dec. 20: 4pm-8pm
Friday, Dec. 21: Noon-4pm; 5pm-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 22: 10am-3pm; 4pm-8pm
Sunday, Dec. 23: Noon-6pm
Monday, Dec. 24: 10am-2pm