1. Newport to host community events this weekend

The town of Newport has scheduled community events on Friday and Saturday at the Newport Community Park at 200 Howard Blvd.

On Friday, a water slide event is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two slides will be available, one for children age 5 and below and the other for children 6 and older. The event is free but a liability waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian before the child can participate.

On Saturday, Movie in the Park will feature the film Jumanji. Activities start at 6:30 p.m. with the movie set for 7:30 p.m. The Outer Banks Wild Life Shelter will be featured at the event and will bring several animals to view.

For more information, call 223-4749 or go online to townofnewport.com.

 

2. Embers to play Alive at Five concert

The Downtown Morehead City Alive at Five summer concert series is scheduled for select Fridays at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard St., along the Morehead City Waterfront.

The free concerts are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.

The next performance in the series is on Friday and features the Embers. The band plays a variety of beach and party music.

Other performers  in the series include the Mikele Buck Band on Aug. 3, and North Tower on Aug. 17.

No outside coolers are permitted in the park. Beverages will be available for purchase at the event.

For more information, call 808-0440 or go online to downtownmoreheadcity.com.

 

3. Parmalee to headline Rockin’ on the Rivers concert

The country music band Parmalee is scheduled to headline the New Bern Chamber of Commerce Rockin’ on the Rivers concert Friday in New Bern.

Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. at the outdoor site on East Front Street in New Bern, on the banks of the Neuse River.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children age 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Buy tickets at Mitchell Hardware on Craven Street in New Bern, cash and check only, and also at the New Bern Chamber of Commerce office on South Front Street. Tickets can be purchased online at newbernchamber.com.

The New Bern chamber is partnering with WRNS 95.1 for the concert that features Parmalee, Bryan Mayer and 3 Day Weekend.

Parmalee is known for its No. 1 hit “Carolina,” as well as other hits that include “Roots,” “Close Your Eyes for This” and “Already Callin’ You Mine.”

For more information on the concert, call the New Bern chamber at 637-3111.

 

4. Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival scheduled

The 2018 Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival is Friday through Sunday in New Bern.

This year’s event will be headquartered at the New Bern Farmer’s Market on South Front Street, and features music and art at a wide array of other downtown venues such as The Brown Pelican.

Single day passes are $15 and weekend passes are $25. Tickets will be available online and at select locations in Eastern North Carolina.

The entertainment lineup includes Travers Brothership, The Oblations, The Adam Hill Band, Peace Soldier, Mandy Mears, Emily Musolino, Bearfoot Monty, Carolina Sky, The Take Kindlies, dub Addis, Young Bull, JIMMY, Strung Together, Cigar Box Jesus & The Revelation, Ctrl Alt Del Band, Alisa Mike and Hank Barbee.

For more information, go on Facebook at Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival or email bernaroomusicfest@gmail.com.

 

5. Fort Macon plans Living History Weekend

Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach has scheduled Living History Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the fort.

The event will feature re-enactors from the 1st North Carolina Volunteers offering special events and programs that include flag talks, women’s dress talks, musket drills and artillery demonstrations. A skirmish scenario is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

For more information on the event or on Fort Macon State Park, call 726-3775 or go online to www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.

 

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