Downtown Calendar

Discover 300 years of history, a thriving art scene, music and more! There’s always something fun to discover in New Bern, NC.

Quilt Exhibit from Twin Rivers Quilters Guild

This exhibit displays beautifully unique and never-before-seen quilts from the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild and showcases various types of quilting techniques, ranging from long-arm to hand-quilted, and appliqué. Quilts will vary in size, color, pattern and material. The quilts will be on display in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery in the North Carolina History Center January […]

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North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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Frozen Jr.

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of […]

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$10 – $15
Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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The Wannabees

Classic rock group that will get you on your feet for the night! They cover Beatles, Stones, Doobie Bros., Eagles and many more!!

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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New Bern Mardi Gras Festival

The historic Ghent Neighborhood in New Bern is hosting its fifth annual New Bern Mardi Gras festival on Saturday, February 22nd. Festivities will be held on Spencer Ave. at 3rd St. from 11am to 5pm. Parade begins at 3pm at Spencer and 8th, ending at Spencer and 2nd. This family friendly, rain-or-shine event will feature […]

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African American Heritage Tour Lecture

Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Walking Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern. New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the […]

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$6
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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Tryon Palace’s Cultural Arts Series Presents: Noche de Romance

Avoid the crowds and join us in the North Carolina History Center to celebrate Valentine’s Day belatedly. That evening, we’ll escape to the Andaluz region of Spain and experience music performed by Raleigh-based Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band. This talented group of Flamenco musicians from around the world is also known to incorporate contemporary […]

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$40
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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Frozen Jr.

Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. A story of […]

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$10 – $15
Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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BiPolar Express

The BiPolar Express On the deck! High energy party band. Doing 80s and 90s alt/pop, funk and classic rock.

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Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant, 415 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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Bryan Mayer

Come here Bryan play acoustic guitar with his great country sound; originals and some covers!

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The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St.
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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How Did We Get Here from There?

NEW BERN, NC, Following WWII, New Bern’s waterfront area was rather an eyesore.  Now we have the beautiful award-winning downtown we all love. How did that happen?  The New Bern Historical Society will host Susan Moffat-Thomas, retired Executive Director, Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp, as she describes that 40-year process. On Sunday, Feb. 23 at […]

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$13
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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