EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, International Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

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Calendar of Events
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day
February Vacation Week at the Whaling Museum @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Get ready for some fun and adventure at the Whaling Museum during February Vacation Week! Len Cabral, a great grandson of Cape Verdean whalers, will captivate you with engaging stories and folktales on Monday. Pose... Read more »
Whales, Tales, & Sails @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Whales, Tales, & Sails @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Foxes are found in many parts of the world, and in our National Parks, too! Join us for Whales, Tales, & Sails, the park’s free weekly story hour. Storyteller Jackson Gillman offers songs, stories and... Read more »
Family Concert with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Concert with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Family Fun Night with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante! Join them on Friday 2/23 at 6:00 pm for a family friendly concert. Janie and Rob will entertain the crowd with maritime music from the... Read more »
African Children's Choir, South Coast Children's Chorus, NBPS Carney Academy Select Chorus @ Keith Middle School | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Experience an unforgettable Cultural Connections Concert as The African Children’s Choir unites with our local talented voices from the South Coast Children’s Chorus and NBPS Carney Academy Select Chorus! This concert is presented by the... Read more »
Unusual Catches Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Unusual Catches Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Pottery, fossils, bottles, old tools? Don’t know what it is? Most fishermen have pulled up an unusual catch in their net or dredge and want to learn more about the piece. We invite the public... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet performs The Manjiro Story at AHA Night @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet Celebrates Local Ties to Japan Travel in time to 1841 as the New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story,” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for AHA... Read more »
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Courage, Perseverance, and Trust:  The Manjiro Story @ New Bedford Ballet | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Travel in time to 1841 as New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story” based on the extraordinary life of Manjiro Nakahama. A poor, uneducated, shipwrecked Japanese boy, rescued by the... Read more »
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
This four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning ensemble has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide for more than 50 years! With joyous and uplifting musical voices in a cappella style, Ladysmith Black Mambazo combine the complex rhythms and... Read more »
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style! After more than 30 years of captivating audiences with Irish music and culture on the radio program A Celtic Sojourn, Brian O’Donovan brings traditional instrumentalists, dancers and... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »
Moscow Festival Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet's Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Moscow Festival Ballet returns for an enthralling presentation of Sleeping Beauty, a crowning jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. Sergei Radchenko’s troupe brings together the highest classical... Read more »
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day
Buttonwood Park Zoo's Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:30 am
Back by popular demand! Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast buffet, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and meet some of the Zoo’s favorite... Read more »
Women in World Jazz @ New Bedford Free Public Library - Downtown Branch
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm
Women in World Jazz @ New Bedford Free Public Library - Downtown Branch | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
In honor of Women’s History Month, join the Women in World Jazz at the New Bedford Downtown Library 3rd floor Meeting Room! Women in World Jazz presents an educational performance for the whole family featuring... Read more »
Charlotte’s Web @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am
Charlotte's Web @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
Theatreworks USA brings E.B. White’s classic to life on stage! Charlotte’s Web is the beloved story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. To help her dear friend Wilbur,... Read more »
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Buttonwood Park Zoo's Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:30 am
Back by popular demand! Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast buffet, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and meet some of the Zoo’s favorite... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »
Black Violin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
Black Violin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Hip hop meets strings in a groundbreaking collaboration between Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, known together as Black Violin. The classically-trained duo return to The Z with their incredible band and signature blend... Read more »
April AHA! Night - Sustainable SouthCoast @ 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 in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
Jake Shimabukuro @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The ukulele virtuoso returns, putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, popular tunes and classical symphonic concertos. No wonder Rolling Stone called him “one of the hottest axe men of the past few... Read more »
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago! The premiere Chinese acrobats bring Cirque Ziva from world-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang. Their... Read more »
Junior Ranger Day! @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Apr 15 all-day
Junior Ranger Day! @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Complete the Triple Ranger Challenge! That’s right, complete all three junior ranger programs on this one day and get an oversize, ranger signed, colorful, magnificent, unique, Junior Ranger Day Triple Ranger Challenge certificate! Free for... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »
Pinkalicious – The Musical! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
Pinkalicious - The Musical! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Based on the beloved best-selling books by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious The Musical follows Pinkalicious who has overindulged in pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. She lands in the doctor’s office with Pinkititis,... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The third annual Viva Portugal! festa harnesses the power of The Z and 12 local Portuguese-American organizations for an event that lauds the culture and heritage of so many in our community. Four downtown New... Read more »
May AHA! Night – We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May AHA! Night - We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford | Woodbridge Township | New Jersey | 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 in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme, so check out the activities... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »
Curious George @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Curious George @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Welcome Curious George, the star of children’s books, movies, an award-winning PBS television show, and Theatreworks USA’s delightful new musical. The live performance follows the inquisitive and lovable little monkey as he travels to Rome... Read more »
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Indoor Winter New Bedford Farmers Market @ Times Square Building Atrium | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Stop by the New Bedford Farmers Market to purchase fresh, local produce, grass-fed beef and meats, honey, jams, baked goods, pet treats, body care products, and more! The Market accepts credit, debit, and SNAP. SNAP... Read more »