EVENTS

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!

Calendar of Events
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
1:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  Journey back to the 1850s,... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Local artists and artisans displaying & selling artwork, photography, textiles, pottery, woodwork, jewelry & more.
Kilburn Event Center
2:00 pm
This stand-out magician from “Masters of Illusion” was so funny, we invited him back for a solo show! Named “Comedy Magician of the Year!” and “Top Funniest Magicians,” Chipper Lowell brings his unusual blend of... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea in the Parlors Sundays, December 1 & 8, 4pm Mondays, December 2 and 9, 2pm Enjoy tea and scones in the festively decorated double parlors of the mansion. Your ticket fee includes admission... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:00 pm
Join the countdown celebration to illuminate festive displays of dazzling lights throughout Clasky Common Park.
Clasky Common Park
7:00 pm
Join us for the entertaining and quotable movies you know and love – or are discovering for the first time! There’s nothing like experiencing a film on the big screen with excitement all around you,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
5:30 pm
AHA Night at the RJD: Holiday Tunes The OSS Uke’Sters Thursday, December 12, 5:30pm The girls from Our Sisters’ School’s Uke Class and Uke Club, otherwise known as The OSS Uke’Sters, are excited to be... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
Join New Bedford Pottery Works for their first ever open studio. They will be raffling off wheel throwing class for 2 that night along with wheel throwing demonstrations , cookies , cider , a brass... Read more »
New Bedford Pottery Works
7:00 pm
Join us for December’s AHA Night open mic at the lovely Co-Creative Center in Downtown New Bedford. We like to pride ourselves on being an alternative holiday celebration -so bring your Scrooges and your Grinches... Read more »
Co-Creative Center
7:30 pm
Rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years, Popa Chubby describes his style as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
6:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  Journey back to the 1850s,... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
Dec 14 – Dec 15 all-day
12:00 am
Visitors will be inspired by the varied architecture and interiors, all beautifully decorated for the season. Always popular on the tour are the costumed historic interpreters greeting visitors at one of the historic homes. The... Read more »
The James Arnold Mansion/ The Wamsutta Club
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
10:30 am
Come let your imagination go WILD at our cookie decorating station then make a holiday keepsake for your tree and don’t forget to make some reindeer food for Santa’s flying friends! You’ll be able to... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
Join downtown New Bedford businesses for a day of sips, snacks, and holiday shopping at these dNB boutiques: Ladies’ Jewelry, Clothing, Skincare, and Gifts! be jeweled The Bedford Merchant Celia’s Boutique Calico The MadLila La... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
1:00 pm
We will be Closing the Gallery at Hatch St. We have had a great run and presented some amazing shows. Even though we have managed to sell work from every show we have just not... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
3:30 pm
Yaniv Dinur, Conductor Share the joy of the season with friends and family at the best holiday concert in town! Our magnificent Orchestra plays all your holiday favorites, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center