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?!)

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of the Top 10 Things to do in New Bedford!

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

Calendar of Events
12:00 am
Working on the Waterfront: Words and Images of Shoreside Workers focuses on the important role of shoreside workers. Drawing on oral history interviews conducted over the course of a year, the exhibit gives visitors an... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Wildlife Education Series 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm Students free with i.d. Members $8 Non-members $10 The Wildlife Education Series is a monthly educational discussion covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Biology, Ecology, Marine... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
3:00 pm
Enjoy a historical reenactment of Coretta Scott King by Jeanne Costa. Break through the lens of history and see Coretta King’s life, love, family, and activism come to life before you with the skillful historical... Read more »
New Bedford Free Public Library
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Wildlife Education Series 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm Students free with i.d. Members $8 Non-members $10 The Wildlife Education Series is a monthly educational discussion covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Biology, Ecology, Marine... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Jim Bean and Steve Sullwold, both long time residents of the South Coast, have been singing together for over 30 years, sharing maritime songs, gospel, shape note hymns and original works with their audiences. As... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
2:00 pm
The New Bedford Historical Society Invites you to the 19th Annual Frederick Douglass Community Read-A-Thon of ‘the Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave written by himself (1845)’. Sunday February 10th at... Read more »
First Unitarian Church
2:00 pm
A community reading of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
First Unitarian Church
7:30 pm
Roses and Thorns RICHARD STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier Suite ANDREA TARRODI: Highlands – Cello Concerto PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 Conductor: Yaniv Dinur Guest Artist: Christine J. Lee, Cello Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi creates a... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Join a group of Professional Horticulturists on a winters day and learn some new pruning tips. Winter is the best time of year to prune your trees and shrubs, this task gets us gardeners outside... Read more »
Haskell Public Gardens
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Join a group of Professional Horticulturists on a winters day and learn some new pruning tips. Winter is the best time of year to prune your trees and shrubs, this task gets us gardeners outside... Read more »
Kristin McCullin
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Wildlife Education Series 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm Students free with i.d. Members $8 Non-members $10 The Wildlife Education Series is a monthly educational discussion covering a wide range of topics pertaining to Biology, Ecology, Marine... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
7:30 pm
Movie Night: The Sequel MOVIE NIGHT: Beautiful and unforgettable movie music…and your favorite Maestro! Conductor: Yaniv Dinur In response to audience demand, the NBSO continues to explore the beautiful and unforgettable music of film. This... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
2019 INTERNATIONAL PORTUGUESE MUSIC AWARDS IPMA is an annual music awards show that recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by artists of Portuguese ancestry. PERFORMER LINEUP From Angola, M’Vula, an African rock band celebrating... Read more »
Zeiterion Theatre
7:30 pm
Epic Journeys ZOSHA DI CASTRI: Lineage SAMUEL BARBER: Piano Concerto SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances Conductor: Yaniv Dinur Guest Artist: Joyce Yang, Piano The NBSO closes the season in an epic as well as personal concert.... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
6:00 am
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a scenic point-to-point course across the clear, calm waters of outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety... Read more »
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am
Location: Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole, MA Address: 100-mile start at 99 Bluff Head Avenue, Little Compton, RI 75-mile start at Horseneck Beach, 166 John Reed Road, Westport 35-mile start at Eastover Farm at... Read more »
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