Saturday, September 12th – The Great Trent River Raft Race
Opening Ceremony & Park Opens to the Public 10:00 a.m.
National Anthem (Alisa Evans Mike & The Bandit Flight Team). 10.00 a.m.
Kayak/Canoe Race 11:30 a.m.
Paddle Raft Race 1:00 p.m.
Pedal Raft Race 2:00 p.m.
Manufactured Hull Race 2:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony 4:00 p.m.
DJ FOX Feltman 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Bryan Mayer & Band 2:00 to 3:45 p.m.
Brian North & Lauren Arnott, WCTI-12 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sheriff Chip Hughes, Craven County
Sheriff Danny Heath, Jones County
District Attorney Scott Thomas, District 4
City of New Bern, Mayor Dana Outlaw
City Manager, Mark Stephens
Former County Commissioner, Steve Tyson
Bandit Flight Team [learn more here]
Flyover Air Show – at the Opening Ceremony
Flyover Air Show – at the Awards Ceremony
Random flyovers throughout the day.
Note! Kid’s Zone activities are for kids aged 12 and under!
Please Note! No coolers, backpacks or weapons will be allowed into Union Point Park. No food or drink can be brought into the park.
We encourage you to support the many food and beverage vendors that will be on-hand for the event. Lawn-chairs, blankets, strollers, and small umbrellas are all allowed in the park.
Rent a Party Tent Space! – A limited amount of 10’ x 10’ spaces will be rented out between the band tent and the Gazebo for $25 each. This will be the only place spectator tents will be allowed. Buy A Tent Space Ticket Here