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?!)

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.

New Bedford ArtWeek April 26th to May 5th 2019.

Calendar of Events
1:00 pm
Save the date for the fourth annual Viva Portugal! The Z and local Portuguese-American organizations once again bring the tastes, sights and sounds of Portuguese culture and heritage to downtown New Bedford. You don’t have... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
The 20th annual Pet Fest and Walk sponsored by the Coalition for Animals of Greater New Bedford features a dog walk, food, crafts, and educational and entertaining performances and adoptable animals. A celebration of animals... Read more »
Buttonwood Park
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
6:30 pm
Join us for the 5th Annual Red, White & Brew, Buttonwood Park Zoo’s beer and wine tasting festival! The event will feature Unlimited Beer and Wine Tastings From Over 35 Breweries Souvenir Sampling Glass Live... Read more »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
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
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
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
11:00 am
***Early Bird pricing for Folk Fest ends June 22nd, 2019! Prices after 6/22: $30- Single Day | $40 – Weekend pass | $140 Premium Pass*** From Americana to blues, Celtic to roots, the best contemporary... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Don’t miss this free family event inviting both first time flyers and the best stunt kite flyers to New Bedford’s historic Fort Taber for a day of soaring on the sea. Special guests include; ConnectiKITERS,... Read more »
Fort Tabor Park
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
FREE-FREE-FREE….Founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrant men who wanted to recreate the festivals that were so common in the villages of their home island, this traditional mid-summer gathering for family and friends has become... Read more »
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
On September 14th the William and Eighth Street neighborhood will be alive with music, history, and the arts. There will be activities for the kids in the garden of the First Unitarian Church; , the... Read more »
Upper William Street Festival