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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Sharks Come Cruisin Album Release Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sharks Come Cruisin Album Release Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Love sea shanties, Irish and folk music with a bit of a punk twist? Then you will love this concert! Come hear Sharks Come Cruisin’ as they celebrate the release of their newest album, When... Read more »
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resident Artist Barbara Merry - The Marlinspike Artist @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come see Barbara demonstrate the art of marlinspike work. She will have a make and take craft for you to try your hand at knot making. Free admission!
Airport Cruise Nights @ New Bedford Regional Airport - Long Term Lot
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Airport Cruise Nights @ New Bedford Regional Airport - Long Term Lot | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
4:00 pm
Spectators: This event is FREE and open to the general public. Bring the family down to check out some cool cars, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy our Observation Deck & Playground. Kid &... Read more »
Ana Vinagre in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ana Vinagre in Concert @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of beautiful Portuguese fado music with Ana Vinagre and her ensemble as we celebrate Portuguese heritage. Ana Vinagre is one of the area’s best known, and most respected Fadistas. Born... Read more »
Resident Artist Manny Catulo @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Resident Artist Manny Catulo @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Come see resident artist Manny Catulo demonstrate the art of model boat making. He recreates the traditional fishing boats that plied the waters of Portugal prior to World War II. These wooden boats predate the... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Z presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival with another impressive line-up of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music! Last year’s festival presented more than 100 performers on... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Zeiterion Theater presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival from Saturday July 7 through Sunday July 8, 2018 with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk... Read more »
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Starts at Buttonwood Park
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Starts at Buttonwood Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
SAVE THE DATE for the 46th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade on July 7th, 2018. Stay tuned for further details.
July AHA! Night – Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July AHA! Night - Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford | 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 »
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series Neighborhoods of the Textile Era @ Grinnell Mansion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Neighborhoods of the Textile Era, July 12 Gather at 6pm at the Grinnell Mansion, 379 County Street. New Bedford was an important center for textile production in the world at the industry’s peak in the... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2018 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 104 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free admission and entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese... Read more »
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 9 @ 9:04 am – Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:04 am
Lights Up! is The Z’s new musical theatre camp where every student shines as they learn, play, and perform a musical production in just one week! During their experience, campers sing, dance, act, rehearse, participate... Read more »
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August AHA! Night - Jammin' In The Streets @ Downtown New Bedford | 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. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series  Victorian New Bedford @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Victorian New Bedford, August 9 Gather at 6pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are characteristic of the 19th century architectural styles of New... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
American Idol LIVE 2018! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
American Idol LIVE 2018! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
After a monumental return to television in 2018, “American Idol” announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this... Read more »
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
12th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride @ Buzzards Bay | Falmouth | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 am
Experience the beauty and spirit of the Buzzards Bay region in autumn at the 12th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, September 30. Choose from three celebrated 100, 75, and 35-mile cycling routes that... Read more »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October AHA! Night - Scapes:Tables & Tours @ Downtown New Bedford | 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. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December AHA! Night - City Sidewalks @ Downtown New Bedford | 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. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »