Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Culture is thriving in Craven County, where art, theater, music, and more are found in various locations throughout the area. Enjoy art galleries, theatre troupes, and take advantage of countless opportunities to hear local music of all kinds. The Craven Arts Council and its gallery ensures that artists in the community have the perfect venue for showcasing their talents in such media as painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, and fiber art. In New Bern, there i’s something happening every weekend that is sure to inspire your creative side.

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In addition to art and theater, Craven County offers a variety of casual and upscale restaurants and bars. Downtown New Bern is well-known for great shopping and beautiful architecture. 

Craven County hosts several events and festivals that bring artists, vendors and visitors to the area each year. These include MumFest in New Bern, the MCAS Cherry Point Air Show in Havelock, Tryon Palace events, the Chili Festival in Havelock, and so much more!  

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