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?!)

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of the Top 10 Things to do in New Bedford!

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2019 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am
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 »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm
The SouthCoast Film Forum is pleased to announce a showing of the International Ocean Film Festival’s World Tour. This special program features 6 short films made by independent film makers from around the world, to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am
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 »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am
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 »
Buttonwood Park Zoo
May 4 @ 11:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
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
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