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!

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

Calendar of Events
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
More than a dozen artists will be performing at Hatch Street’s open studios event, the weekend of Nov. 22 to 24. Here’s a look at what is already booked: FRIDAY, NOV. 22 5:00 – 8:00... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE! dNB’s 2019 Holiday Stroll is happening November 30th, 12-5pm! Kick off the holiday season on Small Business Saturday in downtown New Bedford! With Santa at Mare Studios, Firetruck Rides, Carolers, Southcoast Brass... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:00 pm
Join Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Councilors, and the New Bedford community for the annual tree lighting celebration! At 4:30 p.m. Santa will lead a parade up William Street to the Main Library. The... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford Library
7:00 pm
New Bedford Festival Theatre is proud to present a star-studded cast, consisting of our performers from our 30 years of shows, returning to the Zeiterion stage. We invite you to join us Saturday, November 30,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Come home for the holidays with The TEN Tenors! With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holidays hits, The TEN Tenors will take you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Popular folk/pop duo The Nields presents a Music in the Gallery Seasonal Christmas Concert. In this special concert, The Nields, sisters, Nerissa and Katryna, will perform a mix of Christmas and seasonal songs, some original,... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
1:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  Journey back to the 1850s,... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
5:30 pm
AHA Night at the RJD: Holiday Tunes The OSS Uke’Sters Thursday, December 12, 5:30pm The girls from Our Sisters’ School’s Uke Class and Uke Club, otherwise known as The OSS Uke’Sters, are excited to be... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
7:30 pm
Rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years, Popa Chubby describes his style as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
6:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  Journey back to the 1850s,... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
3:30 pm
Yaniv Dinur, Conductor Share the joy of the season with friends and family at the best holiday concert in town! Our magnificent Orchestra plays all your holiday favorites, and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Damien Sneed, the accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and Carnegie Hall veteran, brings a soul-stirring tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! We Shall Overcome is inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, showcasing repertoire... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Dubbed “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out captures the essence of Zeppelin and returns it to stage. The two-hour rock homage features an impressive group of musicians who were fans first, striving to... Read more »
Zeiteiron Performing Arts 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
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
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Drum Tao 2020 is the latest production from the internationally acclaimed percussion artists! Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. They combine highly physical, large-scale drumming with... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center