What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! 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 Fall Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – Sep 30 @ 11:30 am
10:30 am
What makes New Bedford, “The City That Lit The World?” Park Rangers will lead an interactive discussion about a compelling aspect of New Bedford’s story. It will make you question what you know (or think... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Many call New Bedford home. Join a Park Ranger as we think about what makes a town, city, state, or country ​”​home.​”​ And we’ll discuss why people leave home, return home, or ​make a new... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 am
To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30,... Read more »
Custom House Square
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
12:00 pm
The NBSO presents FREE summer popup concerts throughout New Bedford and Fall River on various dates throughout the summer, funded by a grant from the Creative Commonwealth Initiative of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Mass.... Read more »
City of New Bedford
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm
7:30 pm
New Bedford, MA – Your Theatre, Inc. director Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. of New Bedford has cast several Southcoast area actors in the comedic spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller The 39 Steps by John... Read more »
Your Theatre Inc.
12:30 pm
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look at an oceanographic research expedition in action during a live link with scientists who are exploring the wreck of the steamship PORTLAND, which lies on the seafloor of NOAA’s Stellwagen... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians will share his observations on the life and times of Frederick Douglass.
First Unitarian Church
6:30 pm
As historic weather related events are on the rise it is important to stay informed about what we all can to to make our homes live on into the next century. Now more than ever,... Read more »
The Star Store
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
The Marcus Monteiro Quartet is a high energy jazz fusion band hailing from New Bedford Massachusetts. First formed by band leader and saxophonist Marcus Monteiro in 2006 alongside original band member Jim Robatai on guitar.... Read more »
The Courtyard at Kilburn Mill
9:00 am
Smithsonian #MuseumDay is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s theme is #YearOfMusic. The New Bedford Whaling Museum will join other participating museums and cultural institutions across the country to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:00 am
Join Emily Bourne Research Fellow, Ann O’Leary, and “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast” adviser Mary Howland Smoyer for “Women Activists: Abolitionists and Philanthropists,” a guided walking tour in downtown New Bedford highlighting... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
8:00 pm
Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and even won their Superbowl of Comedy. Bob has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 22 all-day
12:00 am
On Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Martha Gannon Souza (soprano), Linsey Govoni (trumpet and flugel horn) and Matt Richard (piano) will present a seventy-five minute concert of lullabies and other songs. The program... Read more »
St. Peters Episcopal Church
2:00 pm
The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will offer a six part program on the life of financial wizard, Hetty Green with focus on lesser known aspects of her life and legacy. Topics will cover... Read more »
New Bedford WhalingNational Historical Park
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy uses his natural surroundings to create works of art in San Francisco, St. Louis, New England, Brazil, Scotland and France. This event is presented by the SouthCoast Film Forum,... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum's Cook Memorial Theatre