EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! Check back for dates and information about Viva Portugal, The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Seaport Chowder Festival, WHALE International Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, Friday evening concerts overlooking the working waterfront. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Fall Events and Festivals and 2019 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm
4:00 pm
ZUKES UKULELE ORCHESTRA WEDNESDAYS, September 26 – November 14  Uke for Kids: 4:00 – 5:00pm Beginners I: 5:15 – 6:15pm Beginners II: 6:30 – 7:30pm Intermediate: 7:45 – 8:45pm Instructor: George Anzivino Suggested Ages: Youth and Adult Cost: $65 KIDS BEGINNER... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
Working on the Waterfront: Words and Images of Shoreside Workers focuses on the important role of shoreside workers. Drawing on oral history interviews conducted over the course of a year, the exhibit gives visitors an... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
2:30 pm
Experience the live stream of the Insight Mars landing on the big screen at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Have your questions answered during a telephone interview with NASA representatives and if your name is... Read more »
New Bedford Downtown Library
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Kick off the season with this dNB holiday tradition! It’s time for Holiday Stroll–The first weekend of December! Join us for two days of fun, shopping, and holiday cheer throughout downtown New Bedford! Saturday &... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Dec 1 @ 1:30 pm – Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
1:30 pm
A NEW ENGLAND NUTCRACKER A REGIONAL TWIST ON A HOLIDAY CLASSIC New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 1 through 9 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
5:00 pm
Join Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Councilors and the New Bedford community for the annual tree lighting celebration! At 4:30PM Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead a parade up William Street to the Main... Read more »
New Bedford Public Library
7:00 pm
You’re invited to a free screening of Home Alone! The 1990 classic holiday movie follows 8-year-old troublemaker Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who must protect his house from a pair of burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Legendary Irish accordion champion John Whelan teams up with the American Roots band Low Lily and Scottish style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday mini-fest, The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration, part... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
8:00 pm
Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour this fall! Crosby is joined by the Lighthouse band to journey... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host Scanning Day, an opportunity for the public to share and preserve a digital image of their fishing industry photographs, documents, and other records for future generations. The... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Rock ‘n’ roll juggernauts who have extended and expanded the Southern rock tradition! Special Guest! JAIMOES’S JASSSZ BAND Double your concert experience! The Grammy-winning Allman Brothers Band drummer, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
3:30 pm
Family Holiday Pops Concerts A FAMILY HOLIDAY TREAT: Join the NBSO for the best holiday concert in town! Conductor: Yaniv Dinur Join the NBSO for the best holiday concert in town! The Family Holiday Pops... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
4:00 pm
Capture the holiday spirit on the New Bedford Preservation Society’s 27th Annual Holiday House Tour December 15 (4-8 p.m.) and 16 (1-5 p.m.). Starting point for both tours will be the Wamsutta Club, 427 County... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
7:00 pm
Family Holiday Pops Concerts A FAMILY HOLIDAY TREAT: Join the NBSO for the best holiday concert in town! Conductor: Yaniv Dinur Join the NBSO for the best holiday concert in town! The Family Holiday Pops... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
2:00 pm
Experience the holiday classic on the big screen! The beloved 1954 film features the lyrics embedded on-screen so you can sing along to such songs as “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” “Snow,” “Sisters”... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center