EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

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Calendar of Events
Little Black Dress Exhibit: The Long and Short of It @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Jun 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Little Black Dress Exhibit: The Long and Short of It @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
A staple in every woman’s wardrobe today, the history of little black dress (LBD) is one of fashion, fabric and fortune. Coco Chanel is widely credited with its creation – and she did give it... Read more »
Aug 10 – Oct 1 all-day
Nautical Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them: Portraits by Phil Mello @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join us for the opening of our newest exhibit – Nautical Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them: Portraits by Phil Mello. At the 2015 Working Waterfront Festival’s Nautical Tattoo Contest, contestants and others were photographed... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays Downtown: Craig DeMelo Band & more! @ Wing's Court | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents Thursdays Downtown. Eat, Explore, Shop, Play in the Seaport Cultural District 5p-8p. There will be something new and exciting happening each Thursday – live music, horse drawn carriage rides, public art,... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: "Embodying Material" by Julia Mandle @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Artist Julia Mandle will share with museum visitors her unique perspective about making conceptual art. Over the past decade, Mandle has worked with materials ranging from sugar to ceramic, from chalk to bronze, from fabric... Read more »
Summer Concert: Come Fly with Me! @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Concert: Come Fly with Me! @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Relive the era of the Rat Pack, Las Vegas and frosty martinis with songs made famous by Ole’ Blue Eyes. Our signature summer concert series features crowd favorites Erin Rubico and Matt Bann of Seaglass... Read more »
Free Summer Movie Night @ Custom House Square
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Free Summer Movie Night @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Celebrate summer under the stars! Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the End of Summer Movie Night: Adventures and Miracles, Friday, August 25th (raindate Saturday, August 26th). BYOC: Bring your own chair or blanket; refreshments and snacks... Read more »
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays Downtown: Chalk Art in the Park & more! @ Custom House Square
4:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents Thursdays Downtown. Eat, Explore, Shop, Play in the Seaport Cultural District 5p-8p. There will be something new and exciting happening each Thursday – live music, horse drawn carriage rides, public art,... Read more »
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm
9th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta @ Clark's Cove | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The only International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta, held every four years in New Bedford, MA, with teams from the Azores competing against Team USA in rowing and sailing. Wrapped around the on-the-water events is a week... Read more »
Exhibition Opening: "Azorean Whalemen: A Photographic Retrospective" @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Take a walk through time with photographers Gemina Garland-Lewis and O. Luis Mazzatenta’s in the exhibition “Azorean Whalers: A Photographic Retrospective,” featuring the people and cultural history of Azorean whaling. The exhibition showcases images shot... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Sep 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
AHA! NB Cultures @ Downtown New Bedford
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! NB Cultures @ Downtown New Bedford  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM,... Read more »
WHALE’s 27th Annual Wine Festival & Auction @ The Trustees: Haskell Public Gardens
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WHALE’s 27th Annual Wine Festival & Auction @ The Trustees: Haskell Public Gardens | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:30 pm
Now known as one of the largest wine festivals in SouthCost, our WHALE’s signature fundraiser is Friday, September 17 from 5:30-9:00pm at the Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens. The festival will offer world-class wine, beer... Read more »
Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps @ Westport Friends Meeting House
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps @ Westport Friends Meeting House | Westport | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Join us for Paul Cuffe Day in Westport on Saturday, September 16, from 9 – 5 PM with coffe and registration from 8:30 – 9 AM. We will commemorate Cuffe’s legacy with a symposium exploring... Read more »
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
William Street Neighborhood Festival @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
The 2nd Annual William Street Neighborhood Festival on September 16th, is a coming together of 3 historic churches in downtown New Bedford whose goal is to show off the artistic talent and historic buildings in... Read more »
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
The Samples @ The Vault at Greasy Luck Brewery
Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Samples @ The Vault at Greasy Luck Brewery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 pm
Sean Kelly & The Samples 25 years after starting his full fledged music career with The Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Joe Crookston in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Rising folk and roots music star Joe Crookston brings his guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and infectious rhythm to the Music in the Gallery concert series. Joe is bringing his fiddle, his slide... Read more »
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
Fort Phoenix Historical Encampment @ Fort Phoenix | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
The Fairhaven Village Militia, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s.... Read more »