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?!)

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of the Top 10 Things to do in New Bedford!

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

New Bedford ArtWeek April 26th to May 5th 2019.

Calendar of Events
7:30 pm
Epic Journeys ZOSHA DI CASTRI: Lineage SAMUEL BARBER: Piano Concerto SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances Conductor: Yaniv Dinur Guest Artist: Joyce Yang, Piano The NBSO closes the season in an epic as well as personal concert.... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on Sundays: May 26, June 30, July... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Drawing on the band’s global background of Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the U.S., this group of close musical friends is led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou. Banda Magda combines South... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
“How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? What price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in THE SHAPE OF THINGS.... Read more »
Co-Creative Center
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor, and activist Arlo Guthrie returns with Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour! This tour marks the 50th Anniversary of the feature film Alice’s Restaurant, which was... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
NEW DATE: Whales Today Live promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind performance celebrating the beauty, behavior, and vulnerability of whales. Contemporary dancers from Tilted Collab will interpret the new exhibition “Whales Today,” improvising movements set... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Multifaceted musician Zoë Lewis presents a Music in the Gallery concert. Zoë Lewis plays gypsy jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international and folk originals. Originally from England, she arrived in the United States in... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2:00 pm
Two performance’s by New Bedford Ballet. 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Zeiterion Theatre
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
David Baggarly & Tim McDonald Counterpoint Extasy & Enstasy ..the wild freedom of the dance, extasy silent solitary illumination, enstasy.. ~Gary Snyder The two lines above from American poet Gary Snyder’s “What You Should Know... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
6:00 pm
FREE….FREE…..FREE….Come help us celebrate the opening of the Museum of Madeira Heritage, 20 years ago. Traditional Madeira Music, Silent auction, and many many surprises, Museum will be open! The Museum of Madeiran Heritage was opened... Read more »
Museum of Madeiran Heritage Open House- 20 Year Celebration
6:00 pm
Thursday, June 13th Victorian New Bedford Walking Tour Gather at the front porch of the Wamsutta Club at 427 County Street at 6 pm. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
7:00 pm
Lost and Found: Safety and Surveillance in the Fishing IndustryThis discussion panel is part of the Center’s Wheelhouse Technology from Sounding Leads to Satellites exhibit and program series exploring the evolution of communication, navigation and... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 23 @ 2:30 pm
7:30 pm
Tea For Three by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka; Directed by Robin Richard Jun 20-22, 2019, 7:30 PM;Jun 23, 2019, 2:30 PM Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, TEA FOR THREE humanizes... Read more »
Your Theatre, Inc.
8:00 pm
Tyler Henry is the star of E! Entertainment’s hit television show, Hollywood Medium, and for the first time audiences will be treated to his new live show entitled “Life Lessons I’ve Learned From The Departed.”... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
6:00 am
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a scenic point-to-point course across the clear, calm waters of outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety... Read more »
Jun 23 @ 4:11 pm – Jul 31 @ 4:11 pm
4:11 pm
Group exhibit of regional artists, paintings, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculptures, pottery,jewelry and woodwork. Opening reception Sunday 6/23, 4-7pm , Aha night Reception 7/11, 5-8pm
Art Exhibit