The Second Annual Arts in April

Our coastal town may be known for its stunning views and historic charm, but the hidden gem of our community is its diverse arts scene.
Join us for New Bern’s second annual Arts in April, a festival dedicating the entire month of April to celebrating the arts. As a testament to our thriving arts community, we have a full and exciting calendar of events planned to showcase what New Bern has to offer.

From family-friendly downtown events and fine arts showcases to theatre and concert performances, Arts in April has something for everyone. Plan your trip around the activities below:

Schedule of Events

    April 5-7

    • Friday: Dangerous Prodigy Circus – A Grim Twist | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Saturday: Community Mural Project
    • Saturday: Dangerous Prodigy Circus – A Grim Twist | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Sunday: Dangerous Prodigy Circus – A Grim Twist | New Bern Civic Theatre | 5:00 p.m. | Tickets

    April 12-14

    • Friday: Art Walk
    • Saturday: St. Cyprian’s Art Exhibit | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: Diary of a Mother | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Sunday: CAC – Soil Sample

    April 20

    • Saturday: KidZone Family Fun | 400 Block of Pollock Street | 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Free
    • Saturday: The New Bern Follies | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets

    April 26-28

    • Saturday: Arts in April Music Fest’ with performances from Bridge Atlantic & more | 400 Block of Pollock Street | 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Free
    • Saturday: Beer Garden | In Front of Athens Theatre Lobby | 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
    • Saturday: Williston Alumni Community Choir | St. Cyprian’s Church | 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: The Will McBridge Group | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Sunday:  Jacqueline Nappi | Christ Episcopal Church | 2:30 p.m.

    A Special Thanks To Our Community Stakeholders