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
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
12:00 pm
The NBSO presents FREE summer popup concerts throughout New Bedford and Fall River on various dates throughout the summer, funded by a grant from the Creative Commonwealth Initiative of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Mass.... Read more »
City of New Bedford
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
The Marcus Monteiro Quartet is a high energy jazz fusion band hailing from New Bedford Massachusetts. First formed by band leader and saxophonist Marcus Monteiro in 2006 alongside original band member Jim Robatai on guitar.... Read more »
The Courtyard at Kilburn Mill
Sep 22 all-day
12:00 am
On Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Martha Gannon Souza (soprano), Linsey Govoni (trumpet and flugel horn) and Matt Richard (piano) will present a seventy-five minute concert of lullabies and other songs. The program... Read more »
St. Peters Episcopal Church
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
A free celebration of commercial fishing culture. Activities will take place in and around the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street) and on Steamship Pier (walking and vessel tours) from 10:00 am to... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
The Upper William Street Neighborhood Festival is joining New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center for a celebration along William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront! The neighborhood will be alive with music, history, the arts,... Read more »
William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Dynamic singer and songwriter Laura Love presents a Music in the Gallery concert. Laura Love is a singer/songwriter/bassist with a love of all deeply rooted American music. She is known for her colorful style embracing... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
8:00 pm
Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown, and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and front man of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Catch this American Idol alum live at The... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
A vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war era! This spectacular evening captures the charm and essence of Paris in a story about romance blossoming in a city where love conquers all.... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
Susan Sylvia and Dave Grew have each been performing for twenty-five years in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island music circuit. They particularly enjoy this unique, fun piano duo and they promise to bring a great... Read more »
Kilburn Event Center
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
National tour of the winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and GRAMMY-winner for Best Musical Theater Album.Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
National tour of the Tony and GRAMMY Award-Winning Broadway hit! Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have entertained billions of people in India for generations! Through a fusion of... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
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