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

New-Bern-Footloose-Neuse 2021

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 tribute band, performs on June 23. Both performances are at 6:30 p.m., and pets are allowed as long as they are leashed. Food trucks will be on hand for goodies and beverages. Special shout-out to New Bern Parks and Recreation Department for sponsoring these free concerts. For a complete schedule of the series performances, click here.

June Jolly #2

Looking for a distinctive night out, complete with delectable food and libations? We have the perfect event for you at the North Carolina History Center. Chef’s Feast, being held on June 22, will showcase a decadent array of local signature dishes from the area’s most celebrated chefs, including Cork Wine Bar & Bistro, Flavor Hills, The Flame, Sara’s Big Apple, Broad Street Takeout, Bistro 252 and Shortway Brewing Co. In addition to the gastro amazement, guests will enjoy live entertainment, along with live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. For tickets, click here.

June Jolly #3

The Great Trent River Raft Race is set for Saturday, June 24, at Union Point Park. With a variety of races and categories to enter, there is sure to be the right fit for you and your team. Basically, if it floats, you can race it! If you prefer to keep dry, come out to cheer on your favorites. Either way, you will enjoy live entertainment, food, beverages and lots of activities. For more information, click here.

June is set to be a fantastic month to be in New Bern to get your jollies! Come join the fun!