Saturday, June 20, 2015

Downtown New Bern Calendar 2015

July 4, 2015 The Glorious Fourth at Tryon Palace 10:00am-2:00pm
Tryon Palace - Enjoy the anniversary of the birth of America at Tryon Palace this Fourth of July. The special events ongoing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include historical interpreters from two different time periods, games, crafts, exhibitions, and a live reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Palace steps. Along with the special events, Tryon Palace Gardens will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gardens & Activities are FREE & Open to the Public! Tours & Exhibits Will Require Tickets. Website:

Saturday, July 4, 2015 Fireworks Show Begins at 9:15pm Lawson Creek Park 1309 Country Club Road The park opens at 3pm when visitors can come enjoy food vendors and games for the kids. Ticketed inflatable bounce houses will be set up as well as a face painting station and misting tent, we will have a deejay with  dance contests and two stage shows. A magician will be present and the City’s new fire safety house – a towering, inflatable fire safety tool designed to teach kids the dangers of fire and how to escape a burning home quickly and safely will be there.

The fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from land on the east side of the park.  Visitors are encouraged to park their vehicles inside Lawson Creek Park or at Temple Baptist Church, located at 1500 Kingdom Way. A courtesy shuttle is available to and from the park from the church. New, handicapped accessible parking is being made available this year at the boat launch parking lot on the north side of Lawson Creek Park. The boat launch on the east side of the park will be closed from 11 p.m. July 3rd to 11 p.m. on July 4th. Boaters are encouraged to use the north side boat launch, but be aware it will close at 3 p.m. on July 4th in advance of the afternoon and evening festivities.

Coolers are welcome in the park, but do not bring glass containers, alcohol, weapons, fireworks or pets. Bicyclists are asked to refrain from riding in the park. Please dismount your bike and walk it through the park. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets and please heed the  enjoy the show!

July 4, 2015 4th Annual New Bern Run For The Warriors, Union Point Park in Historic Downtown New Bern. Run For The Warriors is a unique event dedicated to the men and women wounded in the global war on terror and their families. By uniting the entire community, military, and civilians alike, this event embraces wounded service members and their families in the shared belief that there is hope beyond recovery.
General Registration: $30.00
Veteran/Active Duty General Registration: $25.00
Student General Registration: $25.00
Children Under Age 10 General Registration: No Fee

**Gold Star Families and wounded warriors please email so we can personally invite you to this event and offer you a discount code to participate for free.**
Organization: Hope For The Warriors
Contact: Ms. Rebecca Herron, Run Coordinator
Phone/E-mail: (910) 381-8272 /

Friday, July 10, At The Shore, Show opens during ArtWalk, Carolina Creations 5-8 pm. Show runs through August 31.

Friday, July 10, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Through August 31 At The Shore, paintings of waterways in Eastern North Carolina, Carolina Creations.

July 10, 11, 12, 17, 18   The Outsiders  (Drama, Saax Bradbury Players)  The Outsiders opens with a orphaned 14 year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis, who is a member of the "greasers." Their rivals are the upper-class social, or "Socs", who enjoy drinking, drving nice cars, and beating up greasers. Tensions mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events resulting in the death of three teens. Evenings: July 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 7:30 pm  Matinees: July 12, 19 @ 2 pm  Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.

August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16  In The Heights (Latin Musical) In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of music of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Evenings: August 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: August 9, 16 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $14,  Door $16,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.

Friday, August 14, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Late Afternoon Light by Sally Sutton at Carolina Creations

September 1 - October 31 -  Interpretations of the Landscape New Paintings by Sally Sutton at Carolina Creations, 317 Pollock Street in Downtown New Bern. Open Daily.

Friday, September 11, ArtWalk Downtown
Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Saturday, September 12, Sunday, September 13
Bike MS.

September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 A Few Good Men  Courtroom Drama, Rated R - due to language,  This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a coverup of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his client and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. Evenings: September 11, 12, 18, 19 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: September 13, 20 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID 

Friday, October 9, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 Evita -  The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron,, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. Evenings: November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 7:30 pm  Matinees: November 8, 15 @ 2 pm Admission: Advance $17,  Door $19,  Students and active duty military $10 with photo ID. New Bern Civic Theatre.

Friday, November 13, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm

Brenda Behr
Robert Rigsby

Friday, November 13, Double Vision - Opens during ArtWalk, 5-8 pm. Artists Brenda Behr and Robert Rigsby - plein air painters - paint the same scene, each with their own take on it! Show runs through January 5. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

November 13 through January 5 Double Vision Artists Brenda Behr and Robert Rigsby - plein air painters - paint the same scene, each with their own take on it! Show runs through January 5. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

December 5, 6, 11, 12 Christmas Concert (Holiday Musical) Usher in the holiday season with NBCT. Evenings: December 5, 12 @ 7:30 pm Matinees: December 6, 13 @ 2 pm Admission: TBA
Friday, December 11, ArtWalk Downtown Shops and Galleries 5-8 pm