New Bern-Ghent 4th Annual Mardi Gras
Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Historic Ghent Community and friends present New Bern's 4th Annual Mardi Gras on Saturday, March 2, 2019

This year will be our biggest, best, and most festive Mardi Gras yet — we're planning to celebrate BIG in 2019 — more vendors, more music, more floats, and more fun than ever before!

Festivities will begin at 11 am and wrap up at 6 pm, with the parade at 3 pm.

This year's parade route will be from Spencer Avenue and 8th Street to Spencer Avenue and 2nd Street and will feature floats galore, antique cars, costumed krewes (groups and clubs), musicians and dancers, throws (Mardi Gras beads!), the New Bern Trolley, and of course, the Mardi Gras king and queen and their royal court.

Festivities will take place before, during, and after the parade on Spencer Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street. Festivities to include vendors, artists, musicians, New Bern's own Jonkonnu and other street performers, and food trucks.

All are welcome to join the fun, spectators and participants alike!

The Ghent Neighborhood Association and friends look forward to having you join us for New Bern Mardi Gras 2019.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

(Let the good times roll!)

P.S. This a fun-only event — no politics, no religion. Thank you!


We welcome sponsors at all levels, whether you’d like to sponsor one of our musicians or performers, or you’d like to sponsor the event on a general level. As a sponsor at any level, your float fee is waived!

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Floats, truck/trailer, antique cars or motorcycles, horses and riders, horse carriages, dancers, musicians, walking groups, hula hoopers, creative vehicles (tricycles, coolers, pedi-cabs), etc., are welcome.

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Artists, face painters, balloon artists, food trucks, jewelers, crafters, merchants, and more are welcome.

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Meet the talented Historic Ghent neighborhood residents who are making New Bern's very own Mardi Gras better than ever in 2019.

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