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 Events and Festivals.

Highland Street Summer Free Fun Fridays 2019

Calendar of Events
Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 am
To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30,... Read more »
Custom House Square
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 103 Anniversary with us on Saturday August 24 with a lineup of local bands! Candida Rose and the KabuJazz Ensemble, Leo The Kind, and Littlefoot. All of this magic under... Read more »
Custom House Square
12:00 pm
Food Truck Festivals of America is bringing the 3rd Annual New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival to Fort Taber on Saturday, September 14th from 12pm – 5pm (VIP hour 11am – 12pm). While... Read more »
Fort Taber
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