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
The Photography of John “Choo Choo” Ryan @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 9 2017 – Jan 28 2018 all-day
The Photography of John "Choo Choo" Ryan @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join us for the opening reception for The Photography of John “Choo Choo” Ryan during AHA night Thursday November 11th 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. John “Choo Choo” Ryan began photographing the New Bedford waterfront after... Read more »
Dance Barre – FREE Dance Discussion/Lecture @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm
Dance Barre - FREE Dance Discussion/Lecture @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
DANCE DECONSTRUCTED: HOW BALLETS COME TOGETHER & FALL APART Guest Speaker: Sydney Skybeter Ballet has a reputation for being pristine and prim, but many dances are overly improvisational, chaotic and over-the-top, and the choreographic processes... Read more »
The Moth Mainstage @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Moth Mainstage @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The wildly popular stage show returns once again with stories that honor the diversity and commonality of human experience. Since its inception, The Moth Mainstage has presented more than 26,000 true stories, crafted with assistance... Read more »
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February AHA! Night - Please Be Seated @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Jessica Lange Dance @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
Jessica Lange Dance @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Experience the beauty of movement and music as only Jessica Lang Dance can deliver. Rapidly gaining recognition, the company has performed at world-renowned venues and festivals including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, John F. Kennedy Center... Read more »
Masters of Illusion @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm
Masters of Illusion @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
As seen on CW television network! The time-honored art from master illusionists meets the modern design of the 21st century in this spectacular performance: grand illusions, levitation, appearances and vanishes, comedy magic, sleight of hand…everything... Read more »
March AHA! Night - I Am New Bedford: Herstory, History, Ourstory @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet's Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet returns for an enthralling presentation of Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Sergei Radchenko’s troupe brings together the highest classical... Read more »
Birdman LIVE @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
Birdman LIVE @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Experience the celebrated movie Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a live soundtrack from composer and renowned drummer Antonio Sanchez! He performs his GRAMMY® Award-winning score live on The Z stage while the... Read more »
April AHA! Night - Sustainable SouthCoast @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago! The premiere Chinese acrobats bring Cirque Ziva from world-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang. Their... Read more »
May AHA! Night – We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May AHA! Night - We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford | Woodbridge Township | New Jersey | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme, so check out the activities... Read more »
June AHA! Night – Launch @ Downtown New Bedford
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June AHA! Night - Launch @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
July AHA! Night – Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July AHA! Night - Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... 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 »
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August AHA! Night - Jammin' In The Streets @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October AHA! Night - Scapes:Tables & Tours @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September AHA! Night - #FrederickDouglassLivedHere @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December AHA! Night - City Sidewalks @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »