Downtown New Bern open for business

Within days of the storm there was a common theme all over town: Open for business. Friends, neighbors and complete strangers from nearby communities and across the country came together to get New Bern up and running and help restore a sense of normalcy. Social media is covered with photos of these efforts along with a new catchphrase: #newbernstrong. Southern hospitality and historic charm are alive and well in New Bern, NC

Downtown ArtWalk:

ArtWalk continues Friday, October 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown New Bern. The ArtWalk location card, includes 28 businesses and the BirthPlace of Pepsi, Cravin’ Wine and Tryon Palace.

Special Events:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain hosts an “Autumn Affair” fundraiser to a Community Dinner Event on Saturday at the New Bern Farmer’s Market on South Front Street from 6:30 to 10 p.m.


Blackbeard’s - 415 S Front St, New Bern

  • Friday, October 5, Bryan Mayer

  • Saturday, October 6, the Joe Brown Band

City Stage - 901 Pollock St., New Bern

  • Popular local singer Alisa Mike, Friday, October 5, 7 p.m. Call 631-5122 for table reservations.

  • Singer and songwriter Jon Shain Saturday, October 6, 8 p.m. show

  • John Van Dyke and friends will present the music of popular singer songwriter Paul Simon on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

New Bern Farmer’s Market

  • Re-opens Saturday, October 5.

Tryon Palace October

  • Fall Garden Lovers’ Weekend: Oct. 12 - Oct. 14.

  • Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during MumFest, with hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants throughout the 16 acres of gardens.

  • Outlander at Tryon Palace tour is set for 9:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 20. Fans of the Outlander series can now follow Claire and Jamie’s footsteps in North Carolina as they visit Tryon Palace.

Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern

  • Craven Arts Council and Gallery continue its signature “At the Gallery” concert series at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 with the music of Otis Redding, performed by the Middle Street band.

RiverTowne Players - 511 Hancock St., New Bern

  • “Charlotte’s Web” October 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and October 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.

Ghostwalk – Historic Downtown New Bern

  • Ghostwalk, New Bern’s annual historic home and live docudrama event, slotted for Oct. 25 to2 7, with tickets available on line at and at the New Bern Historical Society office, 511 Broad St. This year’s theme is Graves’ Anatomy; stand by for medicine, mystery and mayhem.

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