EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! 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 Fall Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – Sep 30 @ 11:30 am
10:30 am
What makes New Bedford, “The City That Lit The World?” Park Rangers will lead an interactive discussion about a compelling aspect of New Bedford’s story. It will make you question what you know (or think... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Many call New Bedford home. Join a Park Ranger as we think about what makes a town, city, state, or country ​”​home.​”​ And we’ll discuss why people leave home, return home, or ​make a new... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
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
12:30 pm
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look at an oceanographic research expedition in action during a live link with scientists who are exploring the wreck of the steamship PORTLAND, which lies on the seafloor of NOAA’s Stellwagen... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
9:00 am
Smithsonian #MuseumDay is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s theme is #YearOfMusic. The New Bedford Whaling Museum will join other participating museums and cultural institutions across the country to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
The Upper William Street Neighborhood Festival is joining New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center for a celebration along William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront! The neighborhood will be alive with music, history, the arts,... Read more »
William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Fourth annual fall plant sale at the Haskell Public Gardens. The plant selection brings back memories of Allen’s offerings including spring flowering bulbs, shrubs, seed garlic, and garden tools in our garden shop. We will... Read more »
Haskell Public Gardens
7:00 pm
New Bedford Festival Theatre is proud to present a star-studded cast, consisting of our performers from our 30 years of shows, returning to the Zeiterion stage. We invite you to join us Saturday, November 30,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Come home for the holidays with The TEN Tenors! With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holidays hits, The TEN Tenors will take you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Zeiterion holiday tradition returns! After a year hiatus, the celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is back on The Z stage. The classic is rich with thrilling ensemble... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
2:00 pm
This stand-out magician from “Masters of Illusion” was so funny, we invited him back for a solo show! Named “Comedy Magician of the Year!” and “Top Funniest Magicians,” Chipper Lowell brings his unusual blend of... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Damien Sneed, the accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and Carnegie Hall veteran, brings a soul-stirring tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! We Shall Overcome is inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, showcasing repertoire... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Adrienne Hawkins, Director of Impulse Dance Company, Boston This Dance Barre pairs with the Philadanco performance on Friday, February 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask that you RSVP... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Across the nation and around the world, The Philadelphia Dance Company, or PHILADANCO, is known for its innovative and creative approach while preserving the predominantly African-American traditions in dance. PHILADANCO has a legacy of breaking... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A truly “electrifying” performance! With “singing” Tesla coils, an automated robot, and more, ArcAttack invites you to explore electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, and robotics in a show that combines music with science for an... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Drum Tao 2020 is the latest production from the internationally acclaimed percussion artists! Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. They combine highly physical, large-scale drumming with... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center