Things to do in New Bern this Spring

April 8, 2018

10th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival


WHEN: April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: North Carolina History Center - 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562, USA

Over 50 local potters will gather at the North Carolina History Center to exhibit and sell their pottery and demonstrate various throwing and building techniques.

Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!




WHEN: April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm America

WHERE: Throughout Historic Downtown New Bern

COST: Free

ArtWalk is a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes till 8 p.m.–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.


Sweeney Todd


WHEN: May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – May 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE: New Bern Civic Theatre - 414 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560

Sweeney Todd had become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere.


An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun! Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by High Wheeler.

For tickets or more information click here.


2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show

WHEN: May 4-6, 2018

WHERE: Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, NC

The commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point invites you to visit the Marine Corps' largest air base for the 2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, featuring the world's top aviation aerobatic team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. And for the first time ever, the Cherry Point show will feature two world-class jet aerobatic teams when the Canadian Snow Birds jet team joins the lineup!


Beginning with a spectacular night show on Friday, May 4, the skies will light up with jet afterburners, jet-assisted takeoffs, wingtip pyrotechnics, sky-diving demonstrations, incredible speed demonstrations by the jet truck Shockwave, plus the crowd-pleasing "wall of flame," all culminating with a massive fireworks display. Gates open Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m.

As always, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will provide the grand finale both days!

For ticket or more information click here.


North Carolina Symphony Presents Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony


WHEN: May 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

WHERE: New Bern-Craven County Convention & Visitor Center - 203 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28560

Mendelssohn’s romantic “Scottish” Symphony is inspired by the drama of Scottish history remembered among the ruins of ancient castles.

Program: Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”



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