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?!)

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

Calendar of Events
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
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