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
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
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
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
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Tickets just $10 – available on line! No stage, no seats, no rules, just fun. Free munchies and desserts Full cash bar open all evening featuring local craft beers 60 minutes of live music by... Read more »
Kilburn Mill at Clarks Cove
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
New Bedford’s Troubadour live at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center!For more than 40 years, Art Tebbetts has provided SouthCoast music fans with wit, warmth, and skill as a guitarist and vocalist. His roots in... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
May 4 @ 11:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
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
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on Sundays: May 26, June 30, July... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
6:00 pm
FREE….FREE…..FREE….Come help us celebrate the opening of the Museum of Madeira Heritage, 20 years ago. Traditional Madeira Music, Silent auction, and many many surprises, Museum will be open! The Museum of Madeiran Heritage was opened... Read more »
Museum of Madeiran Heritage Open House- 20 Year Celebration
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
3:00 pm
Two additional music events have been added to the popular Reggae on West Beach Series featuring different styles of music. On Sunday, July 14th, El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble will play from 3pm-5pm followed by... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion