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30 April

Get Together for Fun

2024-05-08T11:15:11-04:00April 30th, 2024|Blog, Uncategorized|

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, but New Bern is heating up well before then! Check out these three awesome events for the entire family to enjoy. Get Arty The Plein Air Art Festival is set for May 12-19. One of my favorite events of the year is back, and it promises to be better than ever! The Fourth Annual North Carolina Plein Air Art Festival begins Sunday, May 12, and continues through Sunday, May 19. The eight-day festival spotlights 35 nationally and globally acclaimed plein air artists. Plein air, which is French and translates to “open air”

27 February

Family Fun All Around

2024-03-12T11:15:33-04:00February 27th, 2024|Blog, Uncategorized|

The months of March and April are always full of amazing activities in New Bern, and this year is no exception. Springtime is also the perfect time to enjoy these activities with the entire family. Here are three upcoming events for the young, young-at-heart and everyone in between. Under the Sea One of our favorite animated shows is now a live action musical! Your favorite Nickelodeon characters are at the bottom of the sea with The SpongeBob Musical: Youth Edition. From the title character to Patrick to Squidward, you’ll be saying, “I’m ready, I’m ready!” While the show is geared toward

28 November

Hometown for the Holidays

2023-12-06T12:25:43-05:00November 28th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the holiday season is in full swing in New Bern. We have so many events and activities to enjoy in our magical downtown. Here are a few highlights: A Holiday Dance When you hear that mesmerizing music, you know it must be the holidays! I am so excited to see my favorite tradition, The Nutcracker Ballet, at the Athens Theatre. With marching toy soldiers, sugar plum fairy, mouse meanie and a nutcracker brought to life, what more could a girl ask for? Performances run on December 8, 9 and 10, and

26 October

With Honor and Appreciation

2023-10-31T17:00:03-04:00October 26th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern has an amazing community of Veterans from all branches of service. We appreciate all that they have done for our country and our town. This Veterans Day, we have two special events to show our appreciation. The Inaugural Trail to Tryon in 2022 attracted walkers and runners from around the state and beyond. Race to the Finish Saturday, November 11 is the Second Annual Trail to Tryon, a foot race through New Bern’s historic downtown and riverfront. Participants have the choice of running or walking a 5K, 10K or half-marathon. In addition to the in-person events,

28 September

Thales Academy Named 2023 Yass Prize Quarterfinalist

2023-09-28T17:40:34-04:00September 28th, 2023|Media, Uncategorized|

Thales Academy is honored to have been selected out of nearly 2000 schools and educational organizations in the nation as one of the 64 Quarterfinalists for The 2023 Yass Prize, which is considered the “Pulitzer of Education Innovation” and is designed "to find, reward, celebrate and expand best-in-class education organizations from every sector." The Yass Prize is a prestigious award of recognition and also grants a $1 million reward to the grand prize winner. As a Quarterfinalist, Thales Academy is a “STOP Award” (“Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding, and Permissionless”) winner and will compete to be among the organizations chosen in the

28 September

Get Going to October Fun

2023-10-12T11:15:23-04:00September 28th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

It's MumFest, Baby! Guess what time it is? For those of you who have yet to visit our lovely hometown in October, it is officially Mum Season! Of course, we cannot forget that other season, the spooky one. Here are three “mumorable” events this month in New Bern.Get FestiveMark those calendars for the weekend of October 14 and 15, when the town is abloom with color! The entire downtown is transformed into a massive floral display while you enjoy food, entertainment, arts, crafts and so much more. In 2022, the weekend drew over 80,000 visitors, and it is sure to

22 August

Fun Times Ahead

2023-08-22T15:03:55-04:00August 22nd, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

September is a welcome breather from the hot weather, as the nights begin to cool. However, the fun continues to heat up! Here are three things to do to amp up your enjoyment. A Taste of Fun Two-legged and four-legged friends are invited to MumFeast. What began as a way to enjoy New Bern’s signature event, MumFest, during the pandemic, has become a date on the calendar to not miss. MumFeast is back for the fourth year, and it is set to be bigger and better than ever! From 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 29, Downtown

27 July

Get at It While It’s Hot

2023-08-10T11:37:12-04:00July 27th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

August is going to be another hot month in New Bern, and we are not just referring to the weather. Our hometown has a jam-packed calendar of events. Here are three, super-hot stand-outs to enjoy: Music All Around Three Footloose on the Neuse performances for the City of New Bern Parks and Recreation Department’s outdoor concert series are on tap for the month (and a day). On August 11, a tribute band to Fleetwood Mac, Landslide, is set to take the stage. On August 25, a tribute band of Chicago songs, Chicago Rewind, performs. The series kicks off Labor Day

28 June

Cool It Inside

2023-07-11T10:37:13-04:00June 28th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

July is one hot month in New Bern, and I am not just referring to the temperatures! If you are looking for activities offering enjoyment and air conditioning, here are three hot performances that are really cool. We have three wonderful opportunities to enjoy the creative arts in July. Again and Again The Teen Players production of “Rehearsals” is a must-see, tour-de-force comedy. Set in a small town, a community theatre is preparing a production of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband." But with a tiny budget, forgotten lines and overall chaos, a miracle will be necessary for the

25 May

Get Your Jollies in June

2023-06-08T10:34:49-04:00May 25th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

Summertime in New Bern means kids are out of school, vacation time and lots of fun activities for all. Here are three amazing events coming up in June in our hometown. June Jolly #1 Footloose on the Neuse offers great entertainment for the entire family. Our favorite summer concert series is back! On Friday, June 9, grab a blanket or chairs and bring the family out for Footloose on the Neuse to kick off the weekend. The headliner is Rivermist, a classic rock, rhythm and blues band well-known throughout North Carolina. Two weeks later, Trial by Fire, a Journey

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