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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
The Z’s Cultural Roadtrip: Jacob’s Pillow @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 12:00 am
The Z's Cultural Roadtrip: Jacob's Pillow @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Join fellow dance lovers on a day-long trip to Jacob’s Pillow Dance, lauded world-wide as a “hub and mecca of dance” (TIME). We’ll take a motor coach from The Z, leaving at 9:00 a.m., to... Read more »
Maritime Crafts Mini-Festival @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Maritime Crafts Mini-Festival @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
During the time of whaling, people purchased products that were hand-made, one at a time, not mass produced. Join New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Saturday, June 23, for the park’s first-ever Maritime Mini-Festival.... Read more »
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
4th of July with Frederick Douglass @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Meet Frederick Douglass and other people who lived in New Bedford during the 1800s. At 12:00 Frederick Douglass will give a speech in which he discusses slavery, independence, justice, and what it means to be... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Z presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival with another impressive line-up of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music! Last year’s festival presented more than 100 performers on... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Zeiterion Theater presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival from Saturday July 7 through Sunday July 8, 2018 with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk... Read more »
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Polish Summerfest @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Grounds
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Polish Summerfest @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Grounds | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
Greater New Bedford’s largest Polish-American festival, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Summerfest, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, on the church grounds at 235 N. Front Street, in the... Read more »
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
2nd Annual New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival @ Fort Taber Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Food Truck Festivals of America is returning to The Whaling City for the 2nd Annual New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan... Read more »
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2018 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 104 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free admission and entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese... Read more »
Sep 15 @ 12:00 am – Sep 21 @ 12:30 am
Love the Ave & North End: Restaurant Week @ New Bedford Now | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Pull up a chair, grab a fork, and come hungry. The City of New Bedford’s first Restaurant Week launches this September, 2018. It will feature the diverse menus of what some regard as the city’s... Read more »