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 Grimm Twist| New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Saturday: Tryon Palace – 18th C. “Candlelight” Dance Workshop for all ages |Gateway Gallery, NC History Center |1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists
    • Saturday: Dangerous Prodigy Circus – A Grimm Twist | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Sunday: Dangerous Prodigy Circus – A Grimm Twist | New Bern Civic Theatre | 2:00 p.m. | Tickets
    • Sunday : Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists

    April 12-14

    • Friday: Art Walk | 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: St. Cyprian’s Art Exhibit | 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: Diary of a Mother | New Bern Civic Theatre | 6:00 p.m. | Tickets
    • Saturday: Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists
    • Saturday: Tryon Palace – Spring Garden Lover’s Weekend. | Free Garden Passes
    • Sunday: Next Chapter Books – Next Chapter Poets | 2:oop.m. | Free
    • Sunday : Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists
    • Sunday: Tryon Palace – Spring Garden Lover’s Weekend. | Free Garden Passes

    April 20-21

    • Saturday: Family Fun Zone | 400 Block of Pollock Street | 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Free
    • Saturday: Craven Arts Council/Bear City Impact – Open Choir | 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. |Free
    • Saturday: The New Bern Follies | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Saturday: Tryon Palace -The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists
    • Sunday : Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists

    April 26-28

    • Friday: Williston Alumni Community Choir | St. Cyprian’s Church | 6:30 p.m.
    • 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: Next Chapter Books – Mandy Monath Book Signing | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
    • Saturday: The Will McBride Group | New Bern Civic Theatre | 7:30 p.m. | Tickets
    • Saturday: Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists
    • Sunday:  Community Mural Project
    • Sunday:  Jacqueline Farrell | Christ Episcopal Church | 2:30 p.m.
    • Sunday : Tryon Palace – The gardens will be free admission to plein air artists

    Craven County Public School Student Art Exhibit: Duffy Gallery at the NC History Center | Free admission all April

     

     

     

    A Special Thanks To Our Community Stakeholders