A two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course Fee: $135. Friends of the Museum: $121.50. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. Course size limited. Advance registration required. Call the Program Registrar at 252-504-7758. www.thewatercraftcenter.com. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. 252-504-7740.
One of the largest sport fishing tournaments in the U.S., the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, is held in Morehead City and draws more than 200 competitors each year. The Big Rock is a series of ledges, peaks and plateaus that runs along the NC coastline just south of the Morehead City port. Big Rock is now considered the premier spot for marlin fishing on the East Coast.
This exciting nine-day event includes fun-filled activities and daily public weigh-ins. Proceeds from the Big Blue Rock Marlin Tournament are given to charities.
Big Rock Fishing Days and Times
June 11, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm
June 12, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm
June 13, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm
June 14, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm
June 15, 2018 9:00 am-3:00 pm
June 16, 2018 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Scales close at 7:00 pm daily for gamefish, 6:00 pm on Saturday.
Boats may fish four out of the six available fishing days.
September 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Experience fundraising a different way in New Bern with live music, silent auctions and everyone dancing the night away in the heart of downtown.
Autumn Affair will have the popular band, Limited Engagement for you to dance the night away! You can also bid on dozens of items including overnight getaways, gift certificates, paintings, boat rides and so much more!
Autumn Affair brings our community together for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens.
100% of proceeds go directly to New Bern and Havelock Clubs.
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 100,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2017. And, MumFest 2018 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 12-14, 2018!
Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!