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Events Schedule 2021

Saturday, August 28, 2021 – The Great Trent River Raft Race 

Opening Ceremony & Park Opens to the Public    10:00 a.m.
National Anthem

Anything that Floats   11:00 a.m.
Paddle Raft Race         12:00 p.m.
Pedal Raft Race           1:00 p.m.
Classic Raft Race        2:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony      4:00 p.m.

Our Judges

Sheriff Chip Hughes, Craven County

Sheriff Danny Heath, Jones County


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.


If you're traveling to our event from outside of New Bern, why not spend a couple of days in town! We have many great lodging options for any budget.

Check out Visit New Bern for a list of lodging options.

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