8th ANNUAL New Bern Mardi Gras

Festival & Parade

February 2024

Another fabulous Mardi Gras Festival and Parade thanks to our generous sponsors, vendors, participants, volunteers, runners, committee & visitors!! See you in 2024 for the 8th Annual Festival!

A portion of this year’s proceeds was donated to Promise Place.

Event Schedule

11:00 a.m. – Bridge Atlantic – Erika Butters
12:00 p.m. – A. M. Serenades  – Alisa Mike
1:00 p.m. – John Van Dyke and Friends
1:45 p.m. – Mardi Gras Mile Race
2:00 p.m. – Boomerang
3:00 p.m. – Parade – leading the parade the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band
4:00 p.m. – George Oliver & The Bonafides

New Bern Puppets shows in Kids’ Area

So much FUN we had, LOVED how family friendly EVERYTHING was! Music was great, cute puppet show that my daughters enjoyed & they were HAPPY girls that came home with TONS of beads!

New Bern Mardi Gras was awesome! Good food, music, parade, road race, vendors. Costumes were great.

Thank you for a spectacular day! Everything was awesome!! Our second year living here and attending this event. Loved it.

It was a great time and we loved the music!

Mardi Gras in New Bern is the BEST!!

We had the best time! Another fabulous year. Well done, friends!

It was great seeing the community have fun!

It was so fun! Family friendly, great music and food! And all in our beautiful Ghent community.

It was my first time going and I had such a great time!


We are thankful these businesses & organizations see value in our awesome community and events like ours.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors