The Aerie…two beautiful buildings, one bed and breakfast.

 Annual Events

Entertainment in New Bern, North Carolina abounds with an amazing array of annual events throughout the year for visitors from near and far to delight in. Venues provide musical and visual entertainment through theatrical presentations, concert series and art exhibitions. Shows at city festivities and functions are scheduled annually by music and art organizations.

Whether it’s an event at the Tryon Palace or a performance at The New Bern Civic Theatre, the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center has an up-to-date calendar information on their website here, or call (252) 637-9400 or (800) 437-5767. The Aerie is one block from the Colonial Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, and walking distance to fine dining, antique shops, marinas and The Birthplace of Pepsi. Our North Carolina inn is the perfect lodging choice for the discriminating traveler interested in convenience to the town’s top attractions, while still experiencing the warmth and charm of elegant accommodations. Sailing, fishing and fine dining are all at your fingertips.

The Aerie B&B is located in the heart of it all! Whether it’s business or pleasure, your stay will be one surrounded with award-winning, personal attention and one that you will want to repeat.



Tryon Palace WinterFeast

North Carolina History Center (252) 639-3500 /

Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center in 2017. Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and wash it down with a selection of delicious brews while enjoying a night out with friends and neighbors.




New Bern Preservation Foundation Antiques Show

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center (252) 633-6448.

This Antiques Show and Sale is a three-day annual event in mid-February at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Hosting as many as 40 dealers, the show features 18th- and 19th-century American antiques.


Carolina Chamber Music Festival

Downtown New Bern (252) 626-5419.

CCMF presents musicians of the highest caliber affliated with organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera, in a variety of programs designed to delight. Created to foster communication between audiences and artists, CCMF events include entertaining concerts and interactive social functions.






Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour

Attmore-Oliver House Museum , 510 Pollock St., New Bern (252) 638-8558.

The Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour in late March and early April includes tours of private homes, gardens and churches in the historic district, with guides and location maps provided.





Bi-Annual Air Show

MASCherryPoint is the largest Marine Air Station in the United States and each year it presents perhaps the finest airshow in the country. Check the link for details on this years program.





NC Symphony at Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace’s South Lawn, Pollock and George Sts., New Bern (252) 514-4900, (800) 767-1560.

This four-concert series of free evening performances on the palace’s South Lawn runs from mid-May through late June each year and includes concerts by a broad range of ensembles, including the North Carolina Symphony.





Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

Various locations, New Bern (252) 637-9400, (800) 437-5767.

New Bern is one of the first towns to have a Fourth of July celebration and it enjoys a well-turned-out celebration. An impressive fireworks display takes place at Union Point Park on the downtown waterfront where bands perform complementary patriotic music. The gardens of The Tryon Palace are open for free and patriots will find additional holiday activities take place.





Octoberfestlast weekend of the month

Farmer’s Market, 421 S. Front St., New Bern.

Oktoberfest gathers people for an October evening celebration at the Farmer’s Market on S. Front Street. German food is served as Bavarian bands and performers provide the music and entertainment.






Downtown New Bern (252) 638-5781.

MUMfest, one of the top 10 festivals in the state, is the annual three-day celebration in the fall that has taken place for the past 25 years. Always the second weekend in October, it highlights the city’s assets as more than 70,000 visitors are attracted to the downtown area and its waterfront. MUMfest offers an endless diversity of festival foods, arts and crafts, corporate exhibits, and a kids’ corner with amusement rides, fun activities, puppets, rock climbing, a petting zoo and more. Those attending also can enjoy such attractions as live-stage and roving entertainment; a model railroad exhibit; military vessel tours; flower and art shows; and a boat show. Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens features lectures, tours and free admission to its gardens.


25th Annual New Bern at Night Ghost Walk 

Attmore-Oliver Civil War House Museum, 510 Pollock St., New Bern (252) 638-8558.

The New Bern Historical Society conducts the New Bern at Night Ghost Walk for three nights in late October, complete with ghosts from New Bern’s past. Walking tours feature historic homes, churches and the Cedar Grove Cemetery.





Coastal Christmas Flotilla

Union Point Park, New Bern (252) 672-0309.

Santa arrives in downtown New Bern in style abroad a Hatteras yacht as part of the Coastal Christmas Flotilla on the first Saturday of December. The flotilla of gaily decorated boats of all sizes proceeds down the Trent River and passes Union Point, giving spectators a long, lingering look at the boats festooned with sparkling lights, diving dolphins and red-nosed reindeer.


Bed and Breakfasts of New Bern Holiday Open House

First Sunday in December, Bed and Breakfasts of New Bern (252) 636-5553.

Join the Yuletide celebrations when New Bern’s bed and breakfasts open to the public for tours, refreshments, carols and more.


Tryon Palace Holiday Celebration Candlelight Tours

Tryon Palace, Pollock and George Sts., New Bern (252) 639-3500 or 1(800) 767-1560.

By the beginning of December the Tryon palace looks much as it did during the holidays in 1770 when Governor William Tryon hosted a “very grand and noble Entertainment and Ball” to celebrate the grand opening of his sumptuous home and the Royal capital. The palace is lighted and adorned with fresh fruit and fragrant greenery. Cooks are busy in the kitchen preparing confections and delicacies, and the air is filled with holiday aromas. The tours run throughout the month of December and include all of the site’s historic homes. Special events include the Holiday Garden lecture, candlelight tours and the Jonkonnu celebration.
For a full listing of all Attractions, Activities, Events and Information in New Bern, click here to visit New Bern Visitor Center.



The Aerie has the distinction of being awarded 

‘Simply the Best B&B’

in the area by the Sun Journal numerous times

– The Aerie Bed & Breakfast – An Inn of Distinction –

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Marty and Mike are wonderful hosts and make the difference for me on my frequent business trips to New Bern. What a difference to the usual hotel boxes in New Bern! Always again at The Aerie! Right down town, all the fine restaurants within walking distance. And what a breakfast! Thank you to Marty and Mike! ~~via TripAdvisor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With private baths, modern amenities, and tasteful decor, The Aerie Bed and Breakfast reflects the late-Victorian heritage in which the house was built. We are known for our elegant, comfortable, and convenient accommodations, and beautiful common areas, complete with a back patio and pergola blooming most of the year.  All guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, free reliable highspeed wifi, cable tv, complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and Keurig coffees/teas, and our evening social hour with wine, lemonade and hors d’oeuvres. Guests also have access to a full movie library frequently updated with the newest releases of movies, tv shows, and documentaries. Across the street, The Aerie Guest House and Conference Center offers two guest suites, a butler’s kitchen, and a meeting facility to host events and functions, with a courtyard abloom throughout the year. This is an eastern North Carolina facility perfect for small meetings, corporate retreats or wedding venues. Whether you are traveling alone or with a group of co-workers, we can accommodate your business needs at our New Bern, NC inn. We’re 1 1/2 blocks from our double-waterfront, 1 block from Tryon Palace, and 1 block from the Pepsi Museum Store and the center of town. Call 1.800.849.5553 to book a stay at The Aerie Bed and Breakfast. And don’t forget to visit to... read more

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