New Bern-Ghent 6th Annual Mardi Gras

Saturday, February 26, 2022

11 am – 5 pm

Spencer Avenue between Third Street & Fifth Street

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 2022.

New this year is the 1st Annual Trolley Run, a one-mile walk/run event from one end of Spencer to the other.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

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

A portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated to the North Carolina chapter of The ALS Association.

You guys did an amazing job!

Great time, great music, people are friendly.

Great neighborhood event that brings people from all over the region. Great music, fun parade you can be part of, face painters, food, arts and crafts.

Well done, committee members! Such a great day.

Everything was awesome! My husband, grandkids and I had a great time. Ray and I are planning a porch party next year and inviting friends who missed it this year to come on out and see Ghent in all its glory. Well done!!!!

Thank you, ladies, for fun event.

The stage was great and the bands were amazing, parade was great and the DRAG SHOW WAS THE BEST WAY TO WRAP UP THE DAY.

Parade Registration

Floats, truck/trailer, antique cars, horses and riders, horse carriages, dancers, walking groups, hula hoopers, creative vehicles, etc., are welcome.

Colorful sneakers

Trolley Run

A one-mile run/walk event from one end of Spencer Ave. to the other. Open to runners, walkers, and stroller walkers of all ages. Costume encouraged.

Vendor Registration

Face painters, artists, food trucks, crafters, candle makers, wood crafters, merchants, home decor, and more are welcome.


We welcome sponsors at all levels, whether you’d like to sponsor our musicians or performers, or you’d like to sponsor the event on a general level.


We are thankful these businesses see value in our awesome community and events like ours!

Your logo with link to your website could be here and remain until the next Mardi Gras!