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
7:30 pm
Choreographer Ian Berg brings his Boston-based company for a night of live music and cutting-edge tap dance work to examine the intersection of tap and jazz. We welcome you through our red stage door to... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 1 all-day
12:00 am
“RED” The Return Call for Artists.– This is the second coming of a popular show from several years ago. The theme is the title “RED” , However you want to interpret it as long as... Read more »
Gallery X INC
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
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Across the nation and around the world, The Philadelphia Dance Company, or PHILADANCO, is known for its innovative and creative approach while preserving the predominantly African-American traditions in dance. PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
10:00 am
Free special event to celebrate, support and serve commercial fishermen. Programs and activities for adults and children on healthy living, enrolling in health coverage plans, pediatric nutrition, vaccinations, massage and Reiki, raffles, games, dancing, photo... Read more »
Kilburn Mill
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Community members are encouraged to bring in any photographs, documents, or objects related to their own stories of immigration or enduring cultural heritage traditions. Such items will help inform and may be used in the... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
12:00 pm
A basic introduction to the art of improvisation geared specifically for women! Class instructor Jess Wilson is a working professional actor and director with many years of experience in the performing arts, as well as... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Known for lively, interactive performances, Golden Lane plays traditional Irish dance music. The Southeastern Massachusetts ensemble includes John MacDonald (guitar and banjo), Pat Black (bodhrán Irish drum, whistle, and vocals), Bill Black (guitar, banjo, bouzouki,... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A truly “electrifying” performance! With “singing” Tesla coils, an automated robot, and more, ArcAttack invites you to explore electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, and robotics in a show that combines music with science for an... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
House Tour Sunday, February 9, 2pm Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Rotch-Jones-Duff mansion. Tours are conducted by various RJD Docents and staff. Free with the price of admission.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of the Dance Complex, Cambridge This Dance Barre pairs with Folclórico Nacional de México performance on Saturday March 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
What are the Birds Telling Us? Fifty Years of Research at Manomet Bird Observatory Trevor Lloyd-Evans Long term studies based at Manomet Bird Observatory have let us follow the amazing migrations of the birds that... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join us at the lovely Co-Creative Center for February’s open mic night in honor of Black History Month! We’re honoring the immense talent of New Bedford’s Black poets & artists during this open mic! Interested... Read more »
Co-Creative Center
7:00 pm
Photographer Phil Mello will present, “Working on the Waterfront: Stories Behind the Images,” an illustrated talk about shore side industries in New Bedford. The images and stories that will be featured are part of a... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:30 pm
Saxophonist Eric Wyatt comes from a line of talented musicians, and his meeting of two great jazz masters, Miles Davis and his godfather, Sonny Rollins, has changed his life and shaped his career. We welcome... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Salsa Workshop on the historic Zeiterion Stage! Love to dance? Learn to dance salsa from longtime instructor Sue Young. First you’ll learn steps, body movement, and timing, then you’ll enjoy... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center