7th ANNUAL New Bern Mardi Gras

Festival & Parade

Sat., February 18, 2023

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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 2023.

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

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

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


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
2:00 p.m. – Boomerang
3:00 p.m. – Parade
4:00 p.m. – George Oliver & The Bonafides

New Bern Puppets


Another funtastic day! Mardi Gras, 2022.

New Bern Mardi Gras!! Pretty awesome! Makes me want to go to New Orleans!!

A great time, awesome food (and drink), and an outstanding Community.

Was great to go to an event that was handicapped friendly. We met a lot of handicapped folks today and it was a pleasure.

The best town parade I have EVER been to! So much fun! Lots of hard work went into this event! Thank you!

Good times! Our grandchildren are loving it! They made their own masks.

So nice of everyone to work so hard on this event. It’s a joy to watch everyone come together. Thanks Ghent neighborhood for your hospitality.

Big thanks to the organizers of the event, and everyone who came out! ❤️


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

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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