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, Blues Festival, 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?!)

Download a printable list of 2017 Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Zeiterion proudly presents United States Coast Guard Band, the premier band representing the U.S.C.G. and the Department of Homeland Security. Based at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the 55-member ensemble has... Read more »
A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | Wilkes-Barre | Pennsylvania | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose, President/Business Agent for Local 1413 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. Raised in New Bedford, Mr. Rose is a third-generation longshoreman, following in the footsteps... Read more »
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos and singing. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American... Read more »
Popovich Pet Theatre @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
Popovich Pet Theatre @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater blends unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the talents of his furry costars, more than 30 pets who have each been rescued from animal shelters... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am
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, face painting, meet and greet with some of our animal residents and then head... Read more »
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am
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, face painting, meet and greet with some of our animal residents and then head... Read more »
AHA! Sustainable Southcoast @ Downtown New Bedford
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! Sustainable Southcoast @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM,... Read more »
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo
Apr 15 all-day
Easter EggZOOberance @ Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Back by popular demand! Hop over to the Buttonwood Park Zoo to meet the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent breakfast buffet, face painting, meet and greet with some of our animal residents and then head... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: Join the NBSO for an unforgettable concert that will transport you to the many worlds of John Williams! Guest Conductor: Ken-David Masur No composer has done more to bring the... Read more »
Annie Sing-Along Movie! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Annie Sing-Along Movie! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing along as little orphan Annie escapes the mean Miss Hannigan and into Daddy Warbucks’ arms in this sing-along version of the 1982 movie starring Albert... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The family-friendly downtown festa returns! Full of music, history, food and fun, this street fair showcases the richness of Southcoast’s vibrant Portuguese-American culture. The Zeiterion is proud to work alongside New Bedford’s finest Portuguese cultural... Read more »
AHA! We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM,... Read more »
Poetry Night @ The Sawmill
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Poetry Night @ The Sawmill  | Acushnet | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition for an evening outdoor poetry workshop at The Sawmill in Acushnet led by Pat Gomes of Greater New Bedford Writer’s Block. You’ll be inspired by The Sawmill’s serene natural scenery... Read more »
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
New Bedford Winter Farmers Market @ Bristol Building Hallway-between Travessia & Green Bean | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come shop for locally grown winter vegetables and other local items, including baked goods, chicken, grass-fed beef, jams, jellies, honey, lotions, dog treats, and more! We accept debit/credit and SNAP!
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! Launch: New Spaces, New Places @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM,... Read more »
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
AHA! Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM,... Read more »
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »