Community Events

Here's what's coming up on the

Parks & Recreation calendar. 
Prepare to have fun!  
 

New Year's Eve Block Party!

Monday, December 31st 
 
Join us on Monday, December 31st for the New Year's Block Party in downtown New Bern.  This event is presented by Toyota of 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 when one man band Adam Pitts takes the stage.  Around 9pm, Love Tribe will take the stage playing all of your favorite party tunes!
 
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. 
 
EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 13, 2019
 
Join us on Saturday, April 13th 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 18, 2019
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 4, 2019 

This 19th annual event will be held in April 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 2nd Annual Concert Series is held from Memorial Weekend through mid September in beautiful Union Point Park.  All concerts are Free to the public.  The 2019 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
Thursday, July 4th, 2019 
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. 

 

35th Annual Coastal Christmas Flotilla
Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Activities will begin at 5:00 pm at Union Point Park.  Flotilla will begin at 5:30 pm.

Registration for the 2019 Flotilla will begin on October 1.  For additional information, please call 252-639-2901.