Community Events

Here's what's coming up on the

Parks & Recreation calendar. 
Prepare to have fun!  
 


 
EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 4, 2020
 
Join us on Saturday, April 4th for the annual children's Easter Egg Hunt.  This event will be held at Lawson Creek Park.  Enjoy inflatables, games and of course... a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt with thousands of candy filled Easter Eggs!  The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance.  Stay tuned for additional inforamation!  For additional information, please call 252-639-2901. 
 
 
 
Twi-Light Easter Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Join us on Thursday, April 18th for the New Bern Parks & Recreation Twi-Light Easter Egg Hunt! This FREE event will be held at Glenburnie Park, located at 340 Glenburnie Drive in New Bern. The hunt starts at dusk! (Approximately 7:45pm).


This Egg hunt is available for ages 11 – 13.

3,000 candy-filled eggs and lots of prizes will be on hand. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight!  Please join us!  For additional information, please call 252-639-2901.  This event is presented by New Bern Parks & Recreation.

 
Festival of Fun 
May 2, 20120

This 20th annual event will be held in May at Union Point Park.  Hours are 10 am to 3 pm.  Join us for a day full of games, inflatable rides, costumed characters, great food, stage performances, kid-friendly vendors, educational information, arts & crafts and fun.  For additional information or if you are interested in being a vendor, please call 252-639-2901. 

 

Neuse River Senior Games & Silver Arts

This is an Olympic-style event and art exhibit for adults 55 and better.  Call (252)639-2912 for registration information.  Headquartered at West New Bern Recreation Center in April and May each year.  Click here for more information.

 

Footloose on the Neuse Summer Concert Series
The 3rd Annual Concert Series is held from Memorial Weekend through mid September in beautiful Union Point Park.  All concerts are Free to the public.  The 2020 Concert lineup will be announced in April. For additional information, please call 252-639-2901.   
  
 
Date Night Movies in the Park
This film series is held at Union Point Park in late spring and in the fall of the year.  Admission is Free.  The 2019 lineup will be announced in April. For additional information, please call 252-639-2901. 
 
 
 
4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4th, 2020 
This annual event will be held at Lawson Creek Park.  Activities begin at 5:30pm.  Live music, DJ, Dance Contests, Inflatables, Food trucks and more!  As nighttime nears, you will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show. For additional information, please call 252-639-2901. 

 

36th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla
Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Activities will begin at 4:30 pm at Union Point Park.  Flotilla will begin at 5:30 pm.

Registration for the 2020 Flotilla will begin on October 1.  For additional information, please call 252-639-2901. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Year's Eve Block Party!

Thursday, December 31st 
 
Join us on Thursday, December 31st for the 3rd Annual New Year's Block Party in downtown New Bern.   Activities will be held at the corner of Craven and Pollock Streets, in front of City Hall.  Admission is FREE! 
 
Activities will begin at 5:30pm!  Activities include a Kids Fun Zone, Food Trucks, Family Friendly activities and more!
 
Live entertainment begins at 6pm with live entertainment playing your favorite tunes throughout the evening.
 
At the stroke of midnight, we will drop the lighted Bear as we ring in the NEW YEAR!  For additional information or to volunteer, please call 252-639-2901.