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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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
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on Sundays: May 26, June 30, July... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
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 22 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
6:00 am
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a scenic point-to-point course across the clear, calm waters of outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety... Read more »
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
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 6 @ 11:00 am – Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
11:00 am
***Early Bird pricing for Folk Fest ends June 22nd, 2019! Prices after 6/22: $30- Single Day | $40 – Weekend pass | $140 Premium Pass*** From Americana to blues, Celtic to roots, the best contemporary... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
11:00 am
We will present the 47th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade on July 6th. This event delights the City and many visitors that annually flock to New Bedford to embrace the Cape Verdean culture, traditions and... Read more »
3:00 pm
Two additional music events have been added to the popular Reggae on West Beach Series featuring different styles of music. On Sunday, July 14th, El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble will play from 3pm-5pm followed by... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
FREE-FREE-FREE….Founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrant men who wanted to recreate the festivals that were so common in the villages of their home island, this traditional mid-summer gathering for family and friends has become... Read more »
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
3:00 pm
Two additional music events have been added to the popular Reggae on West Beach Series featuring different styles of music. On Sunday, August 11th, the popular Felix Brown Band will be performing a whole slew... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
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