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?!)

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You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2019 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Mar 7 – Mar 30 all-day
12:00 am
“Fibers Show 2019” March 7th -30th OPENING RECEPTION & MEET THE ARTISTS: THURSDAY 14th MARCH AHA NIGHT 5-9pm In honor of Fibers month & International Womans’ Month . . Featuring the work of: Anita Trezvant... Read more »
ALISON WELLS FINE ART GALLERY
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm
7:30 pm
A Powerful Story Of Survival Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Britain took in over 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children from Europe. The rescue effort was known as Kindertransport. Separated from their... Read more »
Your Theatre, Inc.
7:00 pm
Buckcherry’s Warpaint Tour 2019 is rolling through The Vault Music Hall at Greasy Luck on Tuesday March 26, 2019. Their highly anticipated return to The Vault is brought to you by TKM Promotions. This show... Read more »
The Vault at Greasy Luck
6:00 pm
Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), with over 100 research cruises under his belt, will dive deep into the science of beaked whales. Very little is known about these elusive whales... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
Cuban born Jose Mateo explores the ways dance artists are creating deliberate social change. While the arts have always had an impact on the way social order is perceived, many artists in today’s highly-connected global... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join NBAM/ArtWorks! on March 29, 2019, from 6 – 8 PM in celebrating the 2019 Patrons of the Arts Honorees Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield and Ralph and Merry Eustis. The Ditchfield’s and the Eustis’s are... Read more »
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
12:00 pm
Annual service conducted by the New Bedford Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 499 dedicated to the Veterans who served during the Vietnam War. During the service the names of those from the Greater New Bedford... Read more »
Fort Taber Community Center
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
PLEASE SHARE: 2-DAY MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Sunday 31st March 12pm-3pm AND Sunday 7th April 12pm-3pm DAY 1: Learn how to make & prepare your very own Original Collage Papers as seen in my paintings –... Read more »
Alison Wells Fine Art Studio & Gallery
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
A concert of music composed during the lifetime of Amelia Hickling Jones, in the way it might have been experienced in the parlor of the home. Featuring soprano/violinist Helen Hassinger, soprano Patrice Tiedemann, and music... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Seaglass Theater The house and residents at 396 County span decades: 1834 to 1981. This concert explores music across the periods, in the way it might have been experienced: the parlors of someone’s home. Musicians... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
6:00 pm
Dolphin expert Richard C. Connor, Ph.D. will be talking politics – dolphin politics that is, during his presentation at the Whaling Museum on April 4. Dr. Connor will share 30 years of incredible discoveries about... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Jon Campbell owned a workboat before he owned a car. In those days bay scallops, clams, and quahogs, flounder and lobsters were abundant in the coastal ponds and Narragansett Bay. Regulations were few and the... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:30 pm
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks is a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
3:00 pm
(New Bedford) – At 3 o’clock, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, ROSALIND MOHNSEN will take command of the great historic pipe organ in St. Anthony’s majestic cathedral style church. As an accomplished and extremely experienced... Read more »
Saint Anthony of Padua
6:00 pm
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/ArtWorks!) and the New Bedford Historical Society present a solo exhibition of a South Coast-born photographer’s intimate portraits of the Obamas. Pete Souza is a native of South Dartmouth, MA, and... Read more »
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
Apr 13 all-day
12:00 am
The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center