First Friday at the Club

December 1, 2017

Join the Club on the First Friday of each month for a social hour, drinks and appetizers at the Harbor Club.

5:00 – 6:30


Candlelit Chamber Music

December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
 Tryon Palace
 (252) 639-3500

UNCW’s Early Music Consort will perform in the Palace Council Chamber, lit by candlelight. Reception following with light desserts, coffee, wine, in Commission House.

The concert will be taking place in the Palace Chamber Council (Palace doors open at 6:30. Enter through Eden St. gate.) and Commission House.


Admission: $50

Chuck Fondeaux Century Cycle

December 3, 2017

The 5th annual Chuck FONDEAUX rolls on Sunday December 3, 2016. It’s local cyclist, Chuck Forrest’s birthday ride and covers 106 miles of cycling Pamlico, Craven and Beaufort County roads. It’s a celebration of cycling and a birthday celebration on wheels with 30+ riders.

Even if you don’t have 106 miles in you, you can pedal out with the group as they take off at 8:30 Sunday morning from in front of The Bean. to learn more

Read about last year’s ride:  

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Spirit of Christmas in Oriental

December 8 - 9, 2017

The second weekend in December is when Oriental celebrates Spirit of Christmas. In 2017 it’ll be on Friday and Saturday, December 8-9. Recent years have featured a lighted small boat parade in the harbor on Friday night and a parade on Saturday along with a live nativity. Downtown businesses have open houses and hot cider.



NC Symphony: A Classic Holiday Pops

December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pmAmerica/New York Timezone
 North Carolina Symphony
 (919) 733-2750

Join the North Carolina Symphony for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with joyful symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics and beloved holiday melodies.


Admission: General Admission $51, Student $11

The Barefoot Movement Band

December 14, 2017

The Pamlico Musical Society proudly presents The Barefoot Movement at the Old Theater on Thursday, December 14. For more information go to


Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. 

Location: The Old Theater, 609 Broad St, Oriental, NC 28571, USA
Start Date: Dec 14, 2017 7:30 pm
End Date: 2017-12-15


A Colonial Candlelit Christmas

December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm America/New York Timezone
 Tryon Palace
 (252) 639-3524

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2017 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.

Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays as Governor and Mrs. Tryon invite you to their new home for “Seasons of Giving: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Inspired by traditions of giving that date back to the colonial period, Seasons of Giving brings Candlelight to Tryon Palace for its 37thyear with decorations inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, historic characters in period clothing, and holiday vignettes spanning across three centuries.

Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House, and numerous activities on the grounds.

Inside the Governor’s Palace, the year is 1770, and William and Margret Tryon are hosting their first party at the new government house. Join Mr. William Haywood at the Dixon House as he presents Mrs. Haywood with a special gift for the Christmas of 1839. Knowing that the Christmas spirit needs to be felt even during times of strife, the Sisters of Mercy welcome the citizens of New Bern to their convent in the Stanly House. At the Commission House, enjoy a visit with Santa, listen to Christmas music and write a Christmas card to New Bern’s first responders surrounded by decorations inspired by Christmases past.

While walking around the candlelit grounds, be sure to catch the entertaining circus acts, fire eating, sword swallowing, and acrobatics of the Pickled Brothers Circus, the mysterious magic of 18th-century magician Rodney the Younger, the joyous sights and sounds of the Tryon Palace Jonkonnu troupe, and much more. Also, warm up with hot cider and cookies from Mack’s Cider House in the Trades Building. Then, end your enchanted evening with a show of black powder fireworks on the Tryon Palace South Lawn.

Candlelight is a rain or shine event, but fireworks may be cancelled during extreme weather conditions. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Admission: Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 ($20 adults, $10 youth), Beginning Nov. 1 ($25 adults, $15 youth), Tryon Palace Foundation Members ($18 adults, $8 youth)

New Year’s Eve at the Harbor Club

December 31, 2017

More details coming soon!

New Year’s Day Buffet

January 1, 2018

More details coming soon!

Svetlana and the Delancey Five Musical Performance

January 20, 2018

The Pamlico Musical Society proudly presents the cool jazz sounds of Svetlana and the Delancey Five at the Old Theater on Saturday, January 20. For more information go to

From premier NYC jazz clubs to the underground world of secret speakeasies, Svetlana & The Delancey Five is a “very sweet & naughty” (Jazzlives), “energetic” (Wall Street Journal), “delightful” (WRHU Jazz Radio), Golden Age-inspired band. Playing hard swinging 1920s-40s jazz standards as well as charismatic originals, and featuring Svetlana’s “fine and graceful” (Jazzlives) vocals backed by the band members’ harmonizing and virtuoso instrumentals – their tunes are so infectious, they’ll steal your heart and sweep you off your feet!

Location: The Old Theater, 609 Broad St, Oriental, NC 28571, USA
Start Date: Jan 20, 2018 7:30 pm
End Date: 2018-01-21

Atlantic Reed Consort at River Dunes

February 25, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 5:00 PM
Atlantic Reed Consort

at River Dunes Harbor Club
One of the region’s most sought-after chamber music groups, this woodwind quintet made their Carnegie Hall debut in January 2017.  Comprised of oboe, clarinet, bassoon, bass clarinet and saxophone, the group’s cutting edge sound and style both embrace the contemporary and add a new twist to the likes of Bach, Gershwin and Ravel.  The unique blend of reed instruments transforms familiar favorites and is in hot demand for commissions of new works – we will be able to sample both ends of the spectrum!


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