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?!)

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Calendar of Events
Taken Out To Sea: Fishermen’s Photography @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jun 8 – Jul 30 all-day
Taken Out To Sea: Fishermen's Photography @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join us on June 8th at 7:30 p.m. during AHA Night for the opening of our latest exhibit. Commercial fishermen have a unique view of our world. They can describe the beauty of a sunrise... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Free Fun Friday 2017 @ New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Fun Friday 2017 @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Fun family activities fill the Whaling Museum for this annual event, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, which was created to increase access and enrichment opportunities for children and families throughout Massachusetts during the summer... Read more »
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunchtime Jazz with Marcus Monteiro @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Lunchtime Jazz at Custom House Square Fridays 12:00pm-1:30pm. On June 30, bring your lunch and have a funky good time with Marcus Monteiro on... Read more »
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Buttonwood Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The 45th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11am. The parade starting point will be Rockdale Avenue and Union Street at Buttonwood Park. The parade route is... Read more »
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Fireworks on the Water @ Cuttyhunk Ferry
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireworks on the Water @ Cuttyhunk Ferry | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Join us aboard the M/V Cuttyhunk for a front row seat of the spectacular fireworks display while listening to the music of DJ Lady K. Boarding will begin at 7:30pm and we will embark at... Read more »
Fireworks Cruise! @ Whaling City Expeditions
Jul 4 @ 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Fireworks Cruise! @ Whaling City Expeditions | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:15 pm
Join us aboard the vessel “Acushnet” for the best views of this year’s fireworks display in New Bedford Harbor! Leaves from City Pier 3, 228 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford @8:15PM; fireworks @9:00PM Always a sellout!... Read more »
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular @ State Pier | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 pm
Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display over New Bedford Harbor! Presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford the fireworks spectacular will take place overlooking State Pier on Tuesday, July... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Whaling City Festival @ Buttonwood Park
Jul 6 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
Whaling City Festival @ Buttonwood Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
The New Bedford Police Union proudly presents the return of the Whaling City Festival. Join us as we continue the tradition of affordable family fun at historic Buttonwood Park. Carnival rides, circus shows, wrestling, food,... Read more »
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reading Douglass in the age of Trump @ Seamen's Bethel | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join Everett Hoagland and members of the New Bedford Historical Society as we read Douglass’ 1852 speech where he asks the question “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Interested volunteers can contact... Read more »
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
This summer, the Whaling Museum celebrates the work of master knot tyer, maritime artist, historian, and author Clifford W. Ashley in a monumental exhibition Thou Shalt Knot: Clifford W. Ashley. The exhibition premieres a recent... Read more »
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Hipshot Band @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! Hipshot Band will... Read more »
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
New Bedford Folk Festival @ New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park and Zeiterion Theater
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm
New Bedford Folk Festival @ New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park and Zeiterion Theater | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The New Bedford Folk Festival and The Z present two full days of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music. More than 50 artists will perform on seven stages throughout historic... Read more »
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Dave Mason: All Together Tour @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
Dave Mason: All Together Tour @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason returns to The Z to ignite audiences with his beloved rock masterpiece Alone Together – featuring fan favorites like “All Along the Watchtower” and “Feelin’ Alright.” He’ll... Read more »
Rowing for my Life Lecture @ New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rowing for my Life Lecture @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Lecture: Rowing for my Life – Two Oceans, Two Lives, One Journey by Kathleen Saville Kathleen Saville, author of Rowing for My Life: Two Oceans, Two Lives, One Journey will be speaking about her rows... Read more »
The Sandlot @ Zeiterion Theatre
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sandlot @ Zeiterion Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
YOU’RE INVITED TO THE FREE “MAYOR’S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES AT THE Z” The Z proudly partners with the City to present three classic films in the free “Mayor’s Summer Movie Series at The Z.” Be... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs, fish, jams, honey, baked goods, and more! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
North Atlantic Monster Shark Tournament @ Pier 3/ Fisherman's Wharf
Jul 13 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 10:00 am
North Atlantic Monster Shark Tournament @ Pier 3/ Fisherman's Wharf | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
SET THE HOOK! Fish On! Assemble your crew, join the MST fleet, and prepare for a grand seafaring adventure as you hook up to compete against some of the best big game fishermen in the... Read more »
AHA! Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! Kids Rule @ 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 »
Summer 2017 Exhibit Reception @ Judith Klein Art Gallery
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer 2017 Exhibit Reception @ Judith Klein Art Gallery
5:00 pm
12 Regional Artists Exhibit, painting, mixed media, photography, fiber art, sculpture, wood work, and jewelry.
Children’s Author Jerry Pallotta @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Children's Author Jerry Pallotta @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Join us for a reading and signing with children’s author Jerry Pallotta during AHA’s Kids Rule! Jerry wrote his first book in 1986 after realizing all the alphabet books he was reading to his children... Read more »
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception - Fluctuations in the Electric Fluid @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Fluctuations in the Electric Fluid New Developments in the Electrostatic Series July 14 to August 12, 2017 Gatesman’s current body of work explores the fundamental forces of electricity and magnetism. Through experimentation and the use... Read more »
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Summer Ensemble @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! On July 14,... Read more »
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Stop by the farmers market for locally grown fruits and vegetables and locally made lotions and soaps! Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express, SNAP, and cash!
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival @ Fort Taber Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to the Massachusetts South Shore for its New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in New Bedford, MA. Featuring some of New England’s most popular food trucks,... Read more »