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
Rigs, Hulls, & Wheelhouses: The Art of Bob Lavoie @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
Rigs, Hulls, & Wheelhouses: The Art of Bob Lavoie @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Come to the opening reception for Rigs, Wheelhouses, & Hulls: The Art of Bob Lavoie on July 12th during AHA night! Free admission. This exhibit captures the essence of the working waterfronts through the use... Read more »
St. Hughs Bones - The Shoemaker Series - Opening Reception at S&G Project Gallery @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
KATHY HODGE ST. HUGH’S BONES The Shoemaker Series “On a studio tour in 2005 in the small town of Warren, RI, I chanced upon a small shoe making shop. The heavy, oily, cast iron machines... Read more »
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening - A Spectacle in Motion THE EXPERIENCE @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Experience the incredible “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World” – America’s longest painting – as a moving picture show! The original 1848 “Grand Panorama” (on exhibit at Kilburn Mill in New Bedford... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Top Gun @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Top Gun @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer at The Z kicks off with this 1986 classic, starring Tom Cruise! Join us for two screenings: Matinee @ 2PM, Evening @ 7PM. Tickets are $3 per show. Tickets available online... 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 »
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 9 @ 9:04 am – Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:04 am
Lights Up! is The Z’s new musical theatre camp where every student shines as they learn, play, and perform a musical production in just one week! During their experience, campers sing, dance, act, rehearse, participate... 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 »
Silver Screen Summer: Lawrence of Arabia @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Lawrence of Arabia @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer at The Z continues with this sprawling 1962 epic, widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time. Join us for two screenings: Matinee @ 2PM, Evening @ 7PM. Tickets... Read more »
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford
Aug 18 all-day
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
A hip hop based youth development organization that engages young leaders to positively transform their community. Day of features Live hip hop and local musical sets, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, live streetart and... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
This 1988 blockbuster brought together live-action and animation in one of the most beloved films of the era, reuniting us with some our favorite Disney characters and introducing the iconic Jessica Rabbit. Join us for... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Indiana Jones debuted to the world in Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film and spawned one of the most successful franchises in movie history. Join us on the first of Indy’s many adventures! Join us for two... Read more »
Sep 13 @ 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 »
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 »
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NOVEMBER AHA! Night – Made In NB @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
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 »