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.

Discovering Tryon Palace: Outlander Home and Hearth

Thinking of joining Jamie and Claire Fraser in 18th Century North Carolina? The Discovering Tryon Palace series presents “Outlander Home and Hearth.” This tour will give you the skills you need as you meet the Governor's Cook for a few tips on seasonal fare, get advice from our local Apothecary or Surgeon, and learn about […]

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$15
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

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$6
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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African American Heritage Walking Tour

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
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band Performance: Music Under the Stars

The 2nd Marine Aircradt Wing Band will be performing on the South lawn of the Tryon Palace. This event is free, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy Music Under the Stars. Food and beverages are allowed, but no alcohol is allowed on premises for this event. Gates open at 5 p.m.

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Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Community Fabric Awards

The Community Fabric Awards showcases individual, business and educational excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of service and inspiration of others. This premier awards event recognizes, rewards and encourages activities that have a significant impact on meeting the needs of our local communities. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Craven […]

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$35
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History […]

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$6
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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First Friday: “Gardens”

On Friday, May 1, join Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager, as she discusses the 16 acres of beautiful gardens on the Tryon Palace grounds.

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$6
North Carolina History Center, New Bern, NC United States
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The Jim Kohler Band

Big Jim Kohler The band is welcoming people to come and jam the blues with them. Bring your instruments and plug in with the band.

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The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St.
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab.

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$6
Tryon Palace, 529 S Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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New Bern Crab & Seafood Festival

Come have a crab'n good time with us in New Bern NC as we enjoy crabs cooked on-site, peel shrimp, food truck, kids zone, and enjoy some live music, and have some good ol' family fun! Admission- FREE TO THE PUBLIC Vendor & Food trucks are welcomed! For vendor information or to sign up use […]

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Downtown New Bern, New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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