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 Weekend on September 1 in style with Riggsbee Road, an all-female bluegrass band out of Raleigh. Each concert takes place on these select Friday dates, beginning 6:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blanket! For the full schedule, click here.

Just Say Ahh

Treat yourself to a day of pampering at Rinnova Spa at the New Bern Aesthetic Center, located in West New Bern.

If you want to beat the heat and truly cool off, set up a day of ultimate relaxation at Rinnova Spa & Wellness Center at the New Bern Aesthetic Center. Located in West New Bern, the spa boasts an extensive menu of services, from facials and massages to nail care. For an extra treat, schedule the float pad to decompress or the salt facial for an enhanced glow. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Look Back in Time

Tryon Palace is our favorite place for history. A wonderful exhibit at the North Carolina History Center at the Palace, “Through the Looking Glass: A Journey with the Storytellers,” celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the New Bern Historical Society. Visitors will enjoy stories of individuals and events of the past to present day. Presented with a combination of photos, artifacts and narration, you will truly take a look back in time. For more information, click here.

In addition to these three ideas, there are tons more of enjoyment awaiting you. Click here for Visit New Bern’s calendar of events.