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New Bern Calendar of Events

June 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

3rd Annual Family History Fair & 300th Heritage Weekend

Friday, June 1, 2012, 9am to 5pm
Saturday, June 2, 2012, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10am to 1pm

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace Theater: Authentic Southern Charm

Saturday, June 2, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

North Carolina Symphony Summer Concert at Tryon Palace

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Gates open at 5:00pm
Concert begins at 7:30pm

Tryon Palace South Lawn
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Neuse River Day Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Union Point Park
New Bern, NC

Swan Lake

June 3, 2012
2:00pm

Grover C. Fields
2000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28560

Book Signing - Young Adult Author Devyn Dawson

June 9, 2012
1:00pm-3:00pm

Trent River Coffee
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Canvas Connections Painting Event

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Saturday Evening
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

2nd Saturday: Our Muscial Past

Saturday, June 9, 2012
9:00am-5:00pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Youth Theatre Workshop

June 11-23, 2012

New Bern Civic Theatre
413 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28563

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Staying Cool

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom

Bern Beach Blast

Friday, June 15, 2012
Gates Open at: 5:30 p.m.
Concert Ends at: 10:30 p.m.

Union Point Park
Downtown New Bern

Tryon Palace Theater: Authentic Southern Charm

Saturday, June 16, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall

History Summer Day Camp: Colonial Days

Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Bridgeton RiverFest

June 23-24, 2012

On the Neuse River in Bridgeton

Canvas Connections Painting Event

Saturday, June 23, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Clay Connections Pottery Making Event

Saturday, June 30, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

1964 The Tribute Beatles Show

June 30, 2012

Grover C. Fields Performing Art Center
2000 MLK Blvd
New Bern, NC 28560

July 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Seven in One Blow (children's show)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
7:30pm

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Thursday, July 5, 2012
7:30p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Friday, July 6
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Collision Course - A 60s Retro

Friday, July 6, 2012
8:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Canvas Connections Painting event

Saturday, July 7, 2012
7:00pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory and Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Seven in One Blow (children's show)

Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:00am

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Our Town

Saturday, July 7, 2012
2:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

ECU/Loessin Summer Theatre Festival: Collision Course - A 60s Retro

Saturday, July 7, 2012
8:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: To be a Patriot

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Canvas Connections Painting event

Saturday July 14, 2012
6:30pm-9:00pm

Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560

2nd Saturday: Our Heritage by Hand

Saturday, July 14, 2011
9:00am-5:00pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

African-American Lecture: “Differing Views, NC Women on the Homefront 1860 – 1865”

Thursday, July 19, 2012
7:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

"Cabaret"

July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2012 at 8:00pm
July 22 & 29, 2012 at 3:00pm

Masonic Theatre
514 Hancock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

History Summer Day Camp: Civil War Days

Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

August 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Preview - The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Box Office Opens at 6pm
Performance Seating Begins at 6:30pm
Curtain Opens at 7pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Friday, August 3, 2012
Box Office opens at 7:00pm
Performance Seating Begins at 7:30pm
Curtain Opens at 8:00pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Box Office Opens at 7:00 p.m.
Performance Seating begins at 7:30 p.m.
Curtain Opens at 8:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Sunday, August 5, 2012
Box Office Opens at 1pm
Performance Seating and Prologue Begin at 1:30pm
Curtain Opens at 2pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

History Summer Day Camp: North Carolina Days

Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Weaving the Past

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Box Office Opens at 6pm
Performance Seating Begins at 6:30pm
Curtain Opens at 7pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Friday, August 10, 2012
Box Office Opens at 7pm
Performace Seating Begins at 7:30p,
Curtain Opens at 8pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

2nd Saturday: The Athens of North Carolina

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00am-5:00pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Box Office Opens at 7pm
Performance Seating Begins at 7:30pm
Curtain Opens at 8pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Sunday, August 12, 2012
Box Office Opens at 1pm
Performance Seating and Prologue at 1:30pm
Curtain Opens at 2pm

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Box Office Opens at 6pm
Performance Seating Begins at 6:30pm
Curtain Opens at 7pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Friday, August 17, 2012 - Curtain 8:00 p.m., Performance Seating 7:30 p.m., Box Office 7:00 p.m.

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - Curtain 8:00 p.m., Performance Seating 7:30 p.m., Box Office 7:00 p.m.

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival presents Much Ado About Nothing North Carolina

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Curtain 2:00 p.m., Performance Seating and Prologue 1:30 p.m., Box Office 1:00 p.m.

NC History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

MCAS Cherry Point Sprint Triathlon/Relay Triathlon

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7:30am
Rain Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC
@ the Hancock Pool on Roosevelt Blvd

September 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Stanly-Spaight Duel

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace South Lawn
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Piecing it Together

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Carolina Chamber Music Festival - The Ghost Train Opera (premier performance)

Saturday, Sept 12, 2012
Doors Open at 6pm
Pre-Concert Discussion at 7pm
Performance at 7:30pm

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Concert by Vance Gilbert

Friday, September 14, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

MCAS Cherry Point Duathlon/Relay Duathlon

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 7:30am
Rain Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point
at the Hancock Pool on Roosevelt Blvd

African-American Lecture: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Guest Speakers: Elisha Mint

Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

OktoberFest

September 28, 2012
5:30pm-9:30pm

New Bern Farmer's Market
421 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace Teacher’s Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Fall Family Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

October 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Tryon Palace Theater: WHIT Presents

Saturday, October 6, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center, Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Let’s Set Sail!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

MUM'S the Word!

Friday, October 12, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Gardens open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Campout! Carolina

October 12-14, 2012

North Carolina Statewide

MUMfest 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:30am-6:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:30am-5:00pm

Historic Downtown New Bern Streets & Waterfront

Concert by Chuck Brodsky

Friday, October 19, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon Palace Theater: WHIT Presents

Saturday, October 20, 2012
1:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Ghostwalk 2012 - Spirited Through Time

Thursday, October 25, 2012 6pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday October 26-27, 2012 5pm-9pm

Historic Downtown New Bern
New Bern Historical Society
511 Broad Street
New Bern, NC 28560

November 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Concert by Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman

Friday, November 9, 2012
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Defending New Bern: 300 Years of Stewardship

Sunday, November 11, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, Nc 28562

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: What’s for Dinner?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center, Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, Nc 28562

African-American Lecture: “Black Women Songs and Struggles” Guest Speakers: Arthurettta H. Martin

Thursday, November 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.

North Carolina History Center
Cullman Performance Hall
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Tryon Palace Civil War Weekend: Life in an Occupied Town

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
More details to follow

More details to follow

Festive Holiday Kick-Off Weekend

Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

December 2012

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Christmas Candlelight

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 2012 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tryon Palace
610 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Tryon’s Tales for Tots: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Carolina History Center
Education Classroom
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562

January 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Concert by Gathering Time

Friday, January 9, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

February 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Concert by Brooks Williams

Friday, February 8, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

March 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

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Locations

Concert by Toby Walker

Friday, March 8, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

April 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

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Locations

Concert by Pat Wictor

Friday, April 12, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

May 2013

Events (Click on titles for details.)

Dates & Times

Locations

Concert by Coyote

Friday, May 17, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Trent River Coffee Company
208 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Other Web Sites of Interest
Visit the New Bern's "Area Attractions" page on the the Insider's Guide to the Central Coast Web site for more listings.

www.bearessentialsnc.com

NC Division of Tourism. Film and Sports Development

Crystal Coast Visitors Centers

Beaufort Historic Site

Fort Macon State Park

North Carolina Aquarium

North Carolina Maritime Museum