EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

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Calendar of Events
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Louie Leeman and Cheap Sneakers @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! Have a good... Read more »
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Amos Lee @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
Amos Lee @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
This Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher has toured with legendary artists like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, and Zac Brown Band. He’s just released his new single “Vaporize” which... Read more »
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2017 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 103 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese feast In... Read more »
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: World Premier @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! On August 4,... Read more »
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rich Robinson, co-founding member of The Black Crowes, brings together two former Black Crowes bandmates – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – to create The Magpie Salute! The band instantly sold out its... Read more »
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Whiskey Affair @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! On August 11,... Read more »
Summer Sound Series: Changes in Latitudes - America's Premier Jimmy Buffett Tribute @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! Changes in Lattitudes,... Read more »
Summer Concert: Come Fly with Me! @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Concert: Come Fly with Me! @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Relive the era of the Rat Pack, Las Vegas and frosty martinis with songs made famous by Ole’ Blue Eyes. Our signature summer concert series features crowd favorites Erin Rubico and Matt Bann of Seaglass... Read more »
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
Brian Wilson Presents: Pet Sounds - The Final Performances @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
With one of the most in-demand concert outings the last year music legend Brian Wilson is once again extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50TH Anniversary World Tour and announcing a... Read more »
16th MANJIRO FESTIVAL @ DOWNTOWN FAIRHAVEN
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
16th MANJIRO FESTIVAL @ DOWNTOWN FAIRHAVEN | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF “SISTER CITY” RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAIRHAVEN/NEW BEDFORD AND TOSASHIMIZU JAPAN, THE HOME TOWN OF THE FIRST JAPANESE PERSON (MANJIRO) TO LIVE IN THE USA.