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 Fall Events and Festivals and 2019 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Two books that witnessed almost mythical moments in American history will reunite in New Bedford. The exhibit will remain open daily 1:00-4:00 PM through October at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park MakerSpace, 33... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
12:00 am
Join the celebration – American Craft Week and more! Craft events in New Bedford starting October 3rd – October 16th at various venues, museums, galleries and events.
Various venues
12:00 am
Working on the Waterfront: Words and Images of Shoreside Workers focuses on the important role of shoreside workers. Drawing on oral history interviews conducted over the course of a year, the exhibit gives visitors an... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 3 @ 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
3:30 pm
SouthCoast Film Forum presents Mountainfilm at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.This one-day, two-part festival of short documentaries features culturally rich and inspiring films on climate change, agriculture, the migration of people and birds, and outdoor... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
Join us for AHA! Night when art, history and architecture come alive in New Bedford! On November 8 we invite you to celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 »
Downtown New Bedford