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
The House of Blue Leaves @ Your Theatre at St. Martins
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm
The House of Blue Leaves @ Your Theatre at St. Martins | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Artie Shaughnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zookeeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York where he lives... Read more »
Drug Story Theatre: The Price You Pay @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Drug Story Theatre: The Price You Pay @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
****Rescheduled performance due to storm on Feb 9, 2017. All tickets for original date will be honored! **** Drug Story Theater’s The Price You Pay delivers powerful, real-life stories direct from teens struggling with drug... Read more »
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
This live multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this new iteration of their performance adds even more hits... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Seaglass Theater Company presents Amore! @ Grace Episcopal Church | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Seaglass Theater Company presents Amore! at historic Grace Episcopal Church. Delight in the first kiss of Mimi and Rodolfo in La Boheme and become intoxicated by the charming lovebirds in L’Elisir d’Amore. Be helplessly drawn... Read more »
Zoe Lewis – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
Zoe Lewis - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
World-beat grooves, vintage jazz, yarn spinning, vaudevillian Zoe Lewis is described as a “band in a body,” playing anything from the piano to the spoons. Originally from the U.K., she now resides in Provincetown, Cape... Read more »
Doo Wop At The Dawn of Soul @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
Doo Wop At The Dawn of Soul @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Todd Baptista’s beloved Doo Wop series takes us back to when rock was young, if only for a night. This installment re-visits the dawn of soul with Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters... Read more »
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
2017 International Portuguese Music Awards @ The Zeiterion Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA), recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by international artists of Portuguese ancestry. Multiple award categories honor exceptional artists for their abilities to inspire audiences all over the world.... Read more »
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 »
PIPPIN @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 4 @ 8:00 pm
PIPPIN @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Full of dazzling acrobatics, sizzling choreography and soaring songs, this unforgettable performance of Pippin will lift you up and leave you smiling. Straight from Broadway, where it won four 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical... Read more »
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 »
Carlos Do Carmo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Carlos Do Carmo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Z offers the best in World Music, and fado super star Carlos do Carmo’s arrival for a one-night-only performance is proof! Possibly the finest in the “Lisbon Song,” do Carmo dominates the stage with... Read more »
Keigwin & Company @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 13 @ 8:00 pm
Keigwin & Company @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, KEIGWIN + COMPANY engages audiences with a dynamic repertory program that showcases two of Bernstein’s most iconic works: “On The Waterfront” and “On the Town – Suite.” With... 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 »
B-52’s LIVE! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
B-52's LIVE! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band! And nearly 40 years and over 20 million albums into their career, there’s no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and... Read more »
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rich Robinson, co-founding member of The Black Crowes, brings together two former Black Crowes bandmates – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – to create The Magpie Salute! The band instantly sold out its... Read more »