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?!)

Download a printable list of 2017 Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
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 »
Quaker Clothing: Fashioned for Friends @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – May 15 @ 4:00 pm
Quaker Clothing: Fashioned for Friends @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum invites the public to the opening reception of an exhibit Quaker clothing in the Upstairs Galleries on Thursday, March 9th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. The objects are part... 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 »
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 »
A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | Wilkes-Barre | Pennsylvania | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose, President/Business Agent for Local 1413 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. Raised in New Bedford, Mr. Rose is a third-generation longshoreman, following in the footsteps... 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!
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
NB Lyceum presents Bob Woodward & The Age of the American Presidency @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
No journalist or author has uncovered more secrets or probed deeper into the modern American presidency and Washington than Bob Woodward. Over the years the power of the executive branch has morphed and broadened. How... Read more »
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Seaglass Theater Company presents Amore! @ Grace Episcopal Church | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Seaglass Theater Company presents Amore! at historic Grace Episcopal Church. Delight in the first kiss of Mimi and Rodolfo in La Boheme and become intoxicated by the charming lovebirds in L’Elisir d’Amore. Be helplessly drawn... Read more »
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NAACP 100th Anniversary Gospel Choir Celebration @ Christian Fellowship Church | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People New Bedford Branch and the Youth Council UMass Dartmouth Chapter invites you to the 100th Anniversary Gospel Choir Celebration, featuring UMass Dartmouth’s Divine Sacred Word Gospel... Read more »
Apr 6 @ 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 »
An Evening of Stories & Verse from Down East Maine @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening of Stories & Verse from Down East Maine @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and the Community Economic Development Center are pleased to announce a monthly program series featuring music, stories, and poetry of the working waterfront. The first program is An Evening... Read more »
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:30 am
Back by popular demand! Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast buffet, face painting, meet and greet with some of our animal residents and then head... Read more »
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:30 am
Back by popular demand! Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast buffet, face painting, meet and greet with some of our animal residents and then head... Read more »
AHA! Sustainable Southcoast @ Downtown New Bedford
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! Sustainable Southcoast @ 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 »
Zoe Lewis – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
Zoe Lewis - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
World-beat grooves, vintage jazz, yarn spinning, vaudevillian Zoe Lewis is described as a “band in a body,” playing anything from the piano to the spoons. Originally from the U.K., she now resides in Provincetown, Cape... Read more »
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 15 all-day
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Back by popular demand! Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast buffet, face painting, meet and greet with some of our animal residents and then head... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
Apr 15 @ 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!
Doo Wop At The Dawn of Soul @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
Doo Wop At The Dawn of Soul @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Todd Baptista’s beloved Doo Wop series takes us back to when rock was young, if only for a night. This installment re-visits the dawn of soul with Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters... Read more »
Apr 20 @ 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 »
Massachusetts Story @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Massachusetts Story @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Created in 1977, Massachusetts Story studies the then proposed oil drilling on Georges Bank and its potential impact on the New England Seacoast – particularly the fishing industry. This award winning film was produced and... Read more »
Low Lily in Concert @ Wamsutta Club
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Low Lily in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Low Lily, the Americana-Celtic band with smooth vocal tones, intricate arrangements and driving rhythms comes to New Bedford for a Music in the Gallery concert on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the... Read more »
Party for the Planet @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Party for the Planet @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Party for the Planet is the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! More than 100 AZA accredited zoos and aquariums across the country celebrate with activities, giveaways, and special events. Join us at... Read more »
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
2017 International Portuguese Music Awards @ The Zeiterion Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA), recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by international artists of Portuguese ancestry. Multiple award categories honor exceptional artists for their abilities to inspire audiences all over the world.... Read more »
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm
Exercise Tiger Service @ Fort Rodman | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. presents the annual observance of the soldiers and sailors lost during Exercise Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon, England April 28, 1944. The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger,... Read more »
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: Join the NBSO for an unforgettable concert that will transport you to the many worlds of John Williams! Guest Conductor: Ken-David Masur No composer has done more to bring the... Read more »