We all know it is hot during the summer months in our hometown. It’s also hot with fun activities to enjoy. Here are a few recommendations to add to your calendar.

On Canvas


Come out for a colorful evening at ArtWalk on July 12.

We love our art in New Bern! If you are new to the area or are in town visiting, be sure to check out ArtWalk on Friday, July 12. Downtown is resplendent with all the shops, galleries and restaurants welcoming you to an art block party. Make sure to stop by the Bank of the Arts on Middle Street, which is showcasing the 2024 National Juried Exhibition. For more information, click here.

On Stage

New Bern Civic Theatre is presenting two entertaining performances over the next couple of months. In July, the Teens take over with Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical. The show centers around a summer musical camp that experiences a camp rival across the lake. You will find yourself cheering on Camp Rock, and the songs will likely last in your head long after the show is over. Performances run July 19 – 21 and July 26 – 28. For tickets, click here.

In August, one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, Twelfth Night, hits the stage. The comedic play is set for performances at the New Bern Civic Theatre. With false identities and unrequited love, this romp will surely bring on laughs. Performances run August 23 – 25 and August 30 – September 1. For details and tickets, click here.

On Mic

Footloose on the Neuse is raring with fantastic performances in July and August. First up, a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac band is set to take the stage on Friday, July 12. Next, a tribute band to the Eagles will perform on Friday, August 9. You should “Go your own way” and “take it easy” by attending both events at Union Point Park. For the complete Footloose on the Neuse lineup, click here.

For the listing of all activities and events over the summer, check out visitnewbern.com.