This picturesque community sitting at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers dates back to 1710, when Swiss and Palatine German immigrants settled it. You can feel the rich history and a palpable new energy when you walk down any street. You’ll find beautiful old buildings housing unique art galleries, antique stores and residential units. Nearby, you’ll find the magnificent Tryon Palace, museums, beautiful architecture and breathtaking gardens. The city is fast becoming an eastern North Carolina mecca for craft beers, gourmet dining, vibrant nightlife, live music and arts. There’s also a variety of events happening year round.
IN New Bern
- WINTERFeast – January 31
Set at historic Tryon Palace in New Bern, the WinterFeast oyster roast is a great way to warm up during the chilly season. Tuck into a full menu of fresh, local steamed oysters, chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by local chefs. Then wash it down with delicious craft beers while you’re hanging out with the locals and meeting new friends.
- Taste of Coastal Carolina – March 1
Showcases the culinary talents of local chefs and up to 40 independent restaurants.
- The Great Trent River Raft Race – June 20
Paddle boards, kayaks, paddle and pedal rafts
- ArtWalk – August 14
Celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held the second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!)
- New Bern Mumfest – October 1
Live stage entertainment, roving magicians, jugglers, dance groups, the Carolina Puppet Theatre, arts and crafts and more family fun.