EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! Check back for dates and information about Viva Portugal, 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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Rigs, Hulls, & Wheelhouses: The Art of Bob Lavoie @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
Rigs, Hulls, & Wheelhouses: The Art of Bob Lavoie @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Come to the opening reception for Rigs, Wheelhouses, & Hulls: The Art of Bob Lavoie on July 12th during AHA night! Free admission. This exhibit captures the essence of the working waterfronts through the use... Read more »
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
"Unusual Growth Patterns" solo show by Alison Wells @ New Bedford Art Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Come down to New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks on AHA Night August 9th, at 7PM to hear Alison Wells discuss her first ever museum solo exhibition! Come celebrate on August 19th, the Closing Celebration of “Unusual... Read more »
Aug 13 – Sep 13 all-day
Bill Seaman: Suspended Sentence / UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus @ University Art Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Bill Seaman: Suspended Sentence Open through Sept 13, 2018 Site-specific distributed poem with video and audio component inspired by architectural details, heating and lighting systems, and emergency signs of UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus in... Read more »
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
SuperFlat NB Mural Festival @ Wing's Court | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Get ready New Bedford! This is SuperFlat’s first Mural Festival 2018! This is the launching of our first of many public murals that will be in and around New Bedford. This is a week long... Read more »
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Guided Tour: Lighting the Way Walking Trail @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Walk New Bedford’s new historical walking trail guided by Lighting the Way experts! The Whaling Museum’s Emily Bourne Research Fellow, Ann O’Leary, and Lighting the Way adviser, Mary Howland Smoyer will share stories about some... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Open every Thursday at Custom House Square from 2-6pm from June-October! The market offers a variety of products: Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Eggs, Cheese, Seafood, Honey, Pastries, Pies, Prepared Foods, Jams, Soaps & Lotions, ,... Read more »
Dock-U-Mentaries: In Altro Mar @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dock-U-Mentaries: In Altro Mar @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for the screening of In Altro Mar by director and anthropologist Franco La Cecla. This film interweaves the stories of Gloucester,... Read more »
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford
Aug 18 all-day
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
A hip hop based youth development organization that engages young leaders to positively transform their community. Day of features Live hip hop and local musical sets, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, live streetart and... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common Park
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Open every Saturday at Clasky Common Park from 10-2pm from June-October! The market offers a large variety of local farm fresh fruit & vegetables! Credit, Debit, SNAP, & HIP benefits accepted!
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crankie-Making Workshop at Kilburn Mill @ Kilburn Mill | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
A crankie (prounounced kraNG-kē) is an old storytelling art form. In the 19th century, they were called “moving panoramas” – like the Museum’s “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World,” but smaller! A... Read more »
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Honoring Rev. William Jackson, Civil War officer @ Union Baptist Church  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Bicentennial commemoration of Rev. William Jackson, abolitionist, first African American officer during the Civil War. Celebrate his birthday with a talk on his life and activism. Valerie Craigwell White, great-great-granddaughter of Rev. Jackson, will share... Read more »
Rosa Tatuata: An Evening of Sicilian Maritime Music @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rosa Tatuata: An Evening of Sicilian Maritime Music @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for this intimate house concert with Rosa Tatuata! Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian Roots Music is what drives Rosa Tatuata to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as... Read more »
Story Slam Road Trip @ Greasy Luck Brew Pub
Aug 20 all-day
Story Slam Road Trip @ Greasy Luck Brew Pub | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Story Slam– On The Road Long Distance Romance, Business trip gone astray? Road trip with friends? Long distance wedding? What’s your road trip story Join Andrea Lovett and Karen Chace for the South Coast Story... Read more »
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Open every Monday at Brooklawn Park from 2-6pm from June-October! The market offers a variety of products: Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Eggs, Cheese, Seafood, Honey, Pastries, Pies, Prepared Foods, Jams, Soaps & Lotions, , Live... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer, sponsored by Mayor Jon Mitchell, at The Z presents Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This 1988 blockbuster brought together live-action and animation in one of the most beloved films of the era,... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Open every Thursday at Custom House Square from 2-6pm from June-October! The market offers a variety of products: Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Eggs, Cheese, Seafood, Honey, Pastries, Pies, Prepared Foods, Jams, Soaps & Lotions, ,... Read more »
Seafood Throwdown 2018 @ Custom House Square
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Seafood Throwdown 2018 @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:30 pm
Come see Chef Kevin Gibbons, Executive Chef at UMass Dartmouth, face off against Chef Michael Comire, Executive Chef at University of Rhode Island, as the Seafood Throwdown returns on Thursday August 23rd! With a secret... Read more »
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tastes of the Panorama @ Kilburn Mill | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Taste your way around the world at “Tastes of the Panorama”! Explore fine fare and enjoy spirited sounds inspired by some of the main ports of call depicted in the “Grand Panorama of a Whaling... Read more »
Endless Summer @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Endless Summer @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Vintage songs of the summer season is the theme for the presentation of Seaglass Theater Company’s Endless Summer on August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM as the 5th annual production of the popular Concerts on... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Buttonwood Park Zoo Free Fun Friday @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
We’re excited to announce that we are among the 100 institutions across Massachusetts participating in this year’s Free Fun Friday initiative, thanks to our partnership with the Highland Street Foundation! Admission will be free on August 24th, all... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Hughs Bones - The Shoemaker Series - Closing Reception @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
KATHY HODGE ST. HUGH’S BONES The Shoemaker Series “On a studio tour in 2005 in the small town of Warren, RI, I chanced upon a small shoe making shop. The heavy, oily, cast iron machines... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
End Of The Summer Movie Night 2018 @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The City of New Bedford Presents “See-Worthy” Summer Heroes on August 24th in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford. Come see the Pixar classic “The Incredibles” at 7:30 followed by the 2018 Marvel hit... Read more »
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 25 all-day
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Saturday, August 25, for the park’s first-ever Local Bands Mini Music Fest. The day features a variety of local artists showcasing their unique, SouthCoast talent. The event... Read more »
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common Park
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Clasky Common Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Open every Saturday at Clasky Common Park from 10-2pm from June-October! The market offers a large variety of local farm fresh fruit & vegetables! Credit, Debit, SNAP, & HIP benefits accepted!
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am
OdiePalooza 3 Family Festival @ Buttonwood Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Award winning OdiePalooza 3 is back and has been expanded to a weekend event . Saturday and Sundays start time is 11 am till 7 pm both nights. Music Fest will feature 15 hours of... Read more »
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am
OdiePalooza 3 Family Festival @ Buttonwood Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Award winning OdiePalooza 3 is back and has been expanded to a weekend event . Saturday and Sundays start time is 11 am till 7 pm both nights. Music Fest will feature 15 hours of... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Bedford Farmers Market @ Brooklawn Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Open every Monday at Brooklawn Park from 2-6pm from June-October! The market offers a variety of products: Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Meats, Eggs, Cheese, Seafood, Honey, Pastries, Pies, Prepared Foods, Jams, Soaps & Lotions, , Live... Read more »
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lecture: Globalization and Diversity of Maritime Industries in New Bedford @ New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
This is the final lecture in a series about America’s longest painting, the “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World,” which is featured in two Whaling Museum exhibitions: “A Spectacle in Motion: The... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer, sponsored by Mayor Jon Mitchell, at The Z presents Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones debuted to the world in Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film and spawned one of the most successful... Read more »