28 September

This Fest is Now a Feast

2020-09-28T12:02:23-04:00September 28th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

The mums are in full bloom for MumFeast! Around this time of year, I am usually making plans to be in New Bern to partake in one of my favorite events, MumFest. The food, the music, the arts and crafts, and of course, the mums! The renowned festival attracts thousands each year from near and far away. This October, the event is “blossoming” into something different. For 2020, the creative minds of our town have smartly evolved the event into MumFeast, a festival of outdoor dining and more. Every weekend in October, Downtown will shut down to car

28 July

A Walk in the Park

2020-07-28T12:17:15-04:00July 28th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

We all know the coronavirus has taken its toll on so many things this year. Being able to socially distance is more important than ever, so I have three park recommendations to enjoy the great outdoors in New Bern. Park #1 – Latham-Whitehurst Nature Park I love these trails at Latham-Whitehurst Park. So peaceful! Located east of downtown along the outskirts of New Bern, Latham-Whitehurst is a popular choice for those who love to hike, fish, kayak and birdwatch. I always enjoy walking the boardwalk that runs along Broad Creek to take in the beautiful views. I ventured

20 June

Everything Really Does Come Together Here – Part Three

2020-06-20T17:01:52-04:00June 20th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

In the last two blog posts, I have spotlighted how New Bern has adapted during coronavirus. From the Craven County schools to our favorite restaurants to helping out charitable organizations, New Bern residents truly come together. Here are three “normal for now” activities to enjoy: The Grass is Green Tryon Palace's gardens are a must-see anytime you visit New Bern. Every season brings a different collection of blooms. While the Governor’s Palace remains closed, the Tryon Palace Gardens are open and seem even more majestic than before. I had previously heard the gardens were the plan of a

17 June

Row, Row, Row Your Raft

2019-06-19T13:32:37-04:00June 17th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

When I visited New Bern for the first time in 2017, I heard stories about this really cool raft race on the Trent River. Apparently, it was a big deal for the city back in the 1970s and 1980s. Locals told me it drew tens of thousands of people. So why wasn't it still going on, I asked. I heard a number of different reasons from the same number of people, therefore who really knows. It was just one of those unanswered questions. Last year, The Great Trent River Raft Race returned to New Bern. Fast forward to June

13 May

A Weekend to Remember

2019-05-13T19:02:30-04:00May 13th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

New Bern is a wonderful place to be at any given day of the year. Being here on a holiday weekend seems to be even better. Memorial Day Weekend is the last one in May, and New Bern has plenty of activities to keep us entertained. Below are three to enjoy. Footloose and Fancy-Free The annual concert series kicks off on May 24! Friday evening kicks off with the first outing of Footloose on the Neuse Summer Concert Series. Join your friends at Union Point Park, a beautiful backdrop at the convergence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. Be

10 September

Have a Nice Weekend (Make that a Great One)

2018-09-10T22:45:28-04:00September 10th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Next week is the official welcome to autumn. That means the leaves will soon be changing, cooler temperatures are ahead and outstanding New Bern events are just around the corner. While I love visiting New Bern in any season, I am somewhat partial to fall. I just checked out the amazing calendar of events coming up this weekend, and I wanted to be sure you were in the know! Friday Union Point Park will be rockin' this Friday for the Footloose on the Neuse concert! On September 14, New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the final “Footloose on the Neuse”

8 December

Park Yourself Here for Relaxation

2017-12-20T13:24:32-05:00December 8th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

This is the first riverfront park I have been to where you are this close to the water. I had heard that New Bern boasted several parks and green spaces. However I was still pleasantly surprised that one of the first places I came upon was a riverfront setting to kick my shoes off and enjoy the spectacular view.   The Union Point Park pavilion has been the site of many gatherings, including weddings! Union Point Park spans six acres along the convergence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers. With a pavilion, playground, benches and several shady areas,

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