June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am – June 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Tryon Palace – 529 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
“Colonial Market Days” brings a new outdoor festival to Tryon Palace that celebrates the cultures and people that colonized North Carolina. Held in the spirit of a traditional renaissance fair, “Colonial Market Days” celebrates the period of 1660-1720 with a lively outdoor market, encampments, and multiple performance stages that will come to life with a variety of entertainers, including musicians, puppet shows, magic shows, singing, dancing, and theatre. Also enjoy performances by the Tryon Palace Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu Troupe.
The fair will also include a wide range of children’s activities like pony rides, a petting zoo, and activities and crafts. Food vendors, historical goods, and crafts vendors will be available.
Featured on the Tryon Palace South Lawn will be cultural areas representing the early inhabitants and settlers of what would become North Carolina. Also meet with pirates and privateers to learn about life on the sea.
Admission: Adults: $20 + tax; Youth (ages 7 through 18): $10 + tax Foundation Member Adult: $18 + tax; Foundation Member Youth (ages 7 through 18): $8 + tax Preschool (ages and under): Free
Brew Bern Beer Festival
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 S. Front St.
New Bern, NC 28560
June 24, 2017 The Brew Bern Festival, held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, has grown to become a popular beer and wine festival, focusing on 40+ American craft micro breweries and wineries with over 100 beers and wines to taste. There will be one tasting session at this special event, with three tickets options. The VIP ticket is $50 for admission from 12 – 5 PM. The General Admission ticket is $35 for admission from 1:30 – 5 PM. The VIP and GA ticket include unlimited sampling of all products offered and a tasting glass. The VIP ticket includes a special limited edition full-size collectors glass that features the Brew Bern and Beer Army color logos (available until the end of the VIP session). The Designated Driver ticket (available online only) which is $10 and will give you admission from 12 – 5 PM. There will only be 500 VIP and 3000 total tickets sold. This event will sell out so be sure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale.
June 2017 Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 58th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the oldest and largest sport-fishing tournaments of its kind in the country. The nine-day event includes a one-day lady angler tournament boasting 60-plus boats and the main tournament hovering around 180 boats. The week is filled with fun activities and daily public weigh-ins on the Morehead City waterfront. The nonprofit tournament benefits charities and worthy organizations. The 2015 purse in Big Rock was over $1.6 million.
June 9-17, 2017
June 8-16, 2018
Location: 315 Front Street, Beaufort
Start Date: 05/05/2017 | End Date: 05/07/2017
During the 43rd Annual wooden Boat Show, be sure to stop by the North Carolina Maritime Museum to see Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit. In 1718, the notorious pirate Blackbeard lost his flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, when it ran aground in Beaufort Inlet. For more than 270 years, it was hidden by water and sand – the location a mystery to archeologists around the world. In 1996, private company Intersal, Inc. discovered the shipwreck. The Museum became the official repository for all artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The permanent exhibit opened in June 2011 and expanded in January 2015. Free Admission and open to the public! For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit
April 29, 2017. Overcome physical challenges and muddy hurdles in the META-Mudder obstacle course race. Location TBA.
March 24-26, 2017. A weekend of “Only the very best acoustic music since 1982”. Downtown New Bern, NC. Learn more.
Sunday, February 5, 2017. This musical story tells of a chance meeting between a poor newspaper boy and the great American Composer, George Gershwin. A friendship develops as they explore the vast melting pot of American Music. Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, NC. Learn more.
January 27, 2016. Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast returns to the North Carolina History Center. Dive into a table of fresh, local steamed oysters and other winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits and Jambalaya. North Carolina History Center. Learn more.
January 22, 2016. Planning a wedding or special event? Make all your plans with vendors all under one roof. From caterers to entertainment, you will find vendors to fill all your party’s needs. Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern NC.