After a year of saying no to so many evenings out, we are finally getting back to being able to say yes! Here are three upcoming special nights out in July, all in New Bern:

Yes #1 – ArtWalk

You have read here before how much I enjoy the monthly ArtWalk in Downtown New Bern. On Friday, July 9, you can stroll along the streets, stopping into the town’s many shops, galleries and restaurants. Even more special this month is “Stacked,” an exhibition featuring area artists’ creations on a deck of playing cards. Each card will have a unique work of art! ArtWalk runs 5 to 8 p.m. Click here for more details about Stacked.

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I hope they sing my favorite songs. Actually, they are all my favorites!

Yes #2 – Footloose on the Neuse

If you love being outdoors, listening to great music and catching up with friends, this music series is the perfect yes. This year’s line-up is fantastic, and you cannot go wrong with any concert. However, on July 16, we get to hear the sounds of my all-time favorite band. The “Ultimate Eagles Tribute – On the Border” is sure to please, and it will surely be packed, so get to Union Point Park early! Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Check out the series schedule here.

Yes #3 – Steel Magnolias

We are talking about July, so when you want to head inside for cooler air, why not say yes to taking in a memorable play? You have likely seen the movie; now it is time to experience the story in live theater. Rivertowne Players is presenting Steel Magnolias over two weekends, July 16-18 and 23-25. While the movie came out decades ago, the story of everlasting friendships is timeless. We secured tickets for Friday, July 23, and I am already thinking of my favorite lines from the movie! For tickets, click here.

It may be one of New Bern’s hottest months in more ways than one. Get out, have some fun and enjoy our town’s variety of things to say yes to!