The weekend begins with the Rockin’ on the Rivers kickoff concert at Union Point Park in historic Downtown New Bern. Enjoy an evening of live music featuring Nashville recording artists Chris Lane followed by Walker Hayes. Plus, a special appearance by Bryan Mayer. Saturday starts with a Flyover Air Show by the Bandit Flight Team. Racing begins at 11 a.m. with hundreds of participants in homemade rafts, incorporating fun themes and colorful crews to match. Additional categories include kayak/canoe and SUP. With a little imagination, you could win awards for most creative homemade raft and best costumes. Come join together with family and friends for a fantastic day on the water.


Teresa Suhrie

210 E. Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

(252) 637-3111

Updated May 16, 2019