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?!)

Celebrate Black History Month in New Bedford.

Put the COOL in February School Vacation week!

Download a printable list of 2017 Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
Jan 20 – Feb 28 all-day
Dead Space: The Ending is Only the Beginning Exhibit @ Groundwork! | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Dead Space: The Ending is Only the Beginning Images and lyrics get assigned to memories. The return to places that are coincidentally familiar. That place where I left her, even though she was gone before... Read more »
Feb 1 – Feb 26 all-day
Beyond Fruit and Flowers: Unconventional Still Life @ Gallery X | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
February will launch Gallery X’s 2017 schedule with an exhibition centered around the art of the still life. Along with landscapes and portraiture, still life is one of the most prevalent themes in art, and... Read more »
Working Waterfront by Peter Pereira @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 9 – Apr 2 all-day
Working Waterfront by Peter Pereira @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
An award-winning photojournalist, Peter has spent years documenting the New Bedford fishing community. This exhibit provides a look at those who work on the waterfront, both on shore and at sea. Like New Bedford, Peter... Read more »
Free Vacation Week Activities @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
Free Vacation Week Activities @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Free, hands-on activities during February vacation on February 23rd and 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Activities will include knot tying, scallop shell decorating, and a scavenger hunt. Visitors of all ages can try... Read more »
Kevin Spencer’s Magic Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
Kevin Spencer's Magic Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
International Magician of the Year, Kevin Spencer, hosts a week-long after school magic camp, right at The Z! Kevin teaches campers how to perform some incredible tricks with everyday objects. This camp combines learning magic... Read more »
The Giver @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 2 all-day
The Giver @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
American Place Theatre brings a new and superb adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning book as part of their Literature to Life® series. This solo-performance focuses on the relationship between the young Jonas and his... Read more »
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm
Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors' Series Lectures @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway - between Travessia & Green Bean
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway - between Travessia & Green Bean | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!
Esther’s Journey @ New Bedford Ballet Community Theatre
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm
Esther's Journey @ New Bedford Ballet Community Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:30 pm
Esther’s Journey is an original historical ballet created and choreographed by New Bedford Ballet’s artistic director, Rebecca Waskiel-Marchesseault. This unique, family-oriented ballet is the story of a young girl and her family who were slaves... Read more »
AHA! All Sewn Up @ Downtown New Bedford
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! All Sewn Up @ 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 »
Good Luck, Bad Luck: Superstitions at Sea @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Good Luck, Bad Luck: Superstitions at Sea @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Join us for Good Luck, Bad Luck: Superstitions at Sea. Fishermen and sailors will share superstitions and stories with the public in what is sure to be an entertaining discussion. The men and women who... Read more »
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Beppe Gambetta in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Beppe Gambetta, Italian and American guitar roots music master opens the spring series of the Music in the Gallery concerts on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the beautiful James Arnold Mansion, owned... Read more »
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
The public is invited to bring their fishing related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. NBFHC staff and volunteers will... Read more »
The Ten Tenors @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Ten Tenors @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Australia’s “vocal wonder from down under” make their debut at The Z during their 20th anniversary tour. Ten powerful and charismatic vocalists electrify the stage with their signature mix of pop hits, rock anthems and... Read more »
International Concert Organist Gail Archer @ St. Anthony of Padua Church
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm
International Concert Organist Gail Archer @ St. Anthony of Padua Church | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
Gail Archer is an international concert organist, recording artist, choral conductor and lecturer who draws attention to composer anniversaries or musical themes with her annual recital series including Max Reger: The Last Romantic, The Muse’s... Read more »
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm
Famine, Friends and Fenians Lecture Series @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Lecture series to explore charity, human rights, and social justice, through centuries of struggle in both in the US and Ireland This spring, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a lecture series that delves... Read more »
Shawn Mullins – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Shawn Mullins - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
We welcome you to step through our red stage door to find The Z stage transformed into an intimate concert club. You’ll be seated at cafe tables on stage, giving you a new perspective on... Read more »
The House of Blue Leaves @ Your Theatre at St. Martins
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm
The House of Blue Leaves @ Your Theatre at St. Martins | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Artie Shaughnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zookeeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York where he lives... Read more »
On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition – Dock-U-Mentaries @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition - Dock-U-Mentaries @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to present this film about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland... Read more »
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
For nearly 30 years A Celtic Sojourn has delighted radio audiences near and far, and now Brian O’Donovan returns with Irish music, song and dance from the Celtic world and beyond. The popular A St.... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am
40th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon @ New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Come race with the finest talent in New England at the 40th Annual New Bedford Half Marathon. Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 11 am. Proudly part of the USATF-NE 2017 Grand Prix Series! More info... Read more »
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm
Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors' Series Lectures @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating... Read more »
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
All The President's Men Watch Party & Discussion @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Whet your appetite for Bob Woodward’s April 1 appearance! You’re invited to the The New Bedford Lyceum presentation of the Academy Award winning movie “All the President’s Men” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum theater.... Read more »
Drug Story Theatre: The Price You Pay @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Drug Story Theatre: The Price You Pay @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
****Rescheduled performance due to storm on Feb 9, 2017. All tickets for original date will be honored! **** Drug Story Theater’s The Price You Pay delivers powerful, real-life stories direct from teens struggling with drug... Read more »
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
This live multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this new iteration of their performance adds even more hits... Read more »
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Zeiterion proudly presents United States Coast Guard Band, the premier band representing the U.S.C.G. and the Department of Homeland Security. Based at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the 55-member ensemble has... Read more »
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos and singing. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American... Read more »
Popovich Pet Theatre @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
Popovich Pet Theatre @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the talents of his furry costars, more than 30 pets who have each been rescued from animal shelters... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!