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
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE! dNB’s 2019 Holiday Stroll is happening November 30th, 12-5pm! Kick off the holiday season on Small Business Saturday in downtown New Bedford! With Santa at Mare Studios, Firetruck Rides, Carolers, Southcoast Brass... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:00 pm
Join Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Councilors, and the New Bedford community for the annual tree lighting celebration! At 4:30 p.m. Santa will lead a parade up William Street to the Main Library. The... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford Library
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 @ 1:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm
1:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  Journey back to the 1850s,... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
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
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
6:30 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 7 through 15 at the NBB Community Theatre, located at 2343 Purchase Street in New Bedford.  Journey back to the 1850s,... Read more »
New Bedford Ballet
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
Please join us on Sunday December 15th at Kilburn Mill at Clarks Cove from 11 am – 2 pm for our annual Holiday Party. Admission is FREE for this fun family event, so don’t miss... Read more »
Kilburn Mill
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Children’s Tea Sunday, December 15, 4pm Bring your favorite doll or plushy animal friend for tea in the decorated parlors of the mansion. Dress-up is encouraged, but not at all required. Fee includes tea and... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
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
8:00 pm
The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to New Bedford with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Join creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, in his... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center