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
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
Memory and Justice: Impressions of Disappearance in Argentina Estelle Disch The former Escuela de Mecanica de la Armada (aka ex ESMA) is the site of one of the most notorious torture and disappearance centers during... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
A special event in the Drawing Room to celebrate ArtWeek–Do you love to decorate your home and have often wondered how beautiful home decorating fabric is designed? Join us for tea and meet Amy Grady... Read more »
The Drawing Room
5:00 pm
This is one of a series of workshops created by NBAM/Artworks, the Co Creative Center and S&G Project Gallery for participants in the cultural community on the Southcoast. It will be held at S&G Project... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
A special event to celebrate ArtWeek–register today, space is limited–The South Coast is fortunate to have many artists and galleries that offer a wide variety of styles, mediums and subjects available for purchase, order or... Read more »
The Drawing Room
May 4 @ 11:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Browse high-quality antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers at the 10th Annual Nautical Antiques Show, part of Scrimshaw Weekend at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The show runs from noon to 5... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2:00 pm
Two performance’s by New Bedford Ballet. 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Zeiterion Theatre
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
David Baggarly & Tim McDonald Counterpoint Extasy & Enstasy ..the wild freedom of the dance, extasy silent solitary illumination, enstasy.. ~Gary Snyder The two lines above from American poet Gary Snyder’s “What You Should Know... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
Jun 23 @ 4:11 pm – Jul 31 @ 4:11 pm
4:11 pm
Group exhibit of regional artists, paintings, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculptures, pottery,jewelry and woodwork. Opening reception Sunday 6/23, 4-7pm , Aha night Reception 7/11, 5-8pm
Art Exhibit
12:00 am
Get a behind the scenes look at an artists process and experience artwork seen around the world created by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics.  
co-creative center
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Inspired by the graceful, synchronous motion of schools of fish, Patrick Shearn’s signature Skynets are a constant reminder of nature moving around us. The forthcoming installation for DATMA’s Summer Winds exhibit will dramatically reveal the... Read more »
Custom House Square
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 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
Vecinos is an ongoing project that explores unique ways to create intimate connections between neighbors (in a global and local sense) through public art projects and story-telling. This July, Mia Pinheiro + Celestina Cardona Billington... Read more »
Co-Creative Center
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 »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy uses his natural surroundings to create works of art in San Francisco, St. Louis, New England, Brazil, Scotland and France. Originally released December 2017.
Custom House Square