5th Annual New Bern Mardi Gras in Historic Ghent
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Thank you to our sponsors, entertainers, vendors, parade participants, and spectators for making the 2019 Mardi Gras the best to date! We couldn't have done it without you.


It was awesome!! Thank you all for making this a wonderful experience for everyone!!!

Jane P.

Told Nancy earlier tonight, what y’all have done for New Bern (not just Ghent) is beautiful…Keep it flowing!

Chris Wagner

Thank you, ladies, for fun event.

Gregory R.

Well done, committee members! Such a great day.

Chris T.

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.

Vana P.

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!!!!


Great time, great music, people are friendly.

Mary R.

Enjoy these photos and thank you to Michael A. Miller Photography for some of them. If you have photos you'd like to add to the website photo gallery, please post them on our Facebook page.


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Sponsor and Float Information - New Bern-Ghent Mardi Gras

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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New Bern Mardi Gras Parade Registration

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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Vendor Information - New Bern-Ghent Mardi Gras 2019

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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