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 Events and Festivals.

Highland Street Summer Free Fun Fridays 2019

Calendar of Events
7:00 pm
The music of the legendary Broadway creative team of Lerner & Loewe is the focus for Seaglass Theater Company’s Return to Camelot on August 22, 2019 at 7:00PM. Come listen to songs from Lerner &... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 103 Anniversary with us on Saturday August 24 with a lineup of local bands! Candida Rose and the KabuJazz Ensemble, Leo The Kind, and Littlefoot. All of this magic under... Read more »
Custom House Square
1:00 pm
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Introduction of the program by Lee Blake, New Bedford Historical Society Executive Director and reading of City of New Bedford Proclamation by the 1850s Ladies, Ruth and Abby. Followed by... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
“North Sea Gas”, Dave Gilfillan, Grant Simpson, Ronnie (Mac) McDonald, is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 12 all-day
12:00 am
Ten choreographers, one tiny stage. This event is FREE and open to the public, taking place during September’s AHA Events – New Bedford’s monthly celebration of art, history and architecture!
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm
7:30 pm
New Bedford, MA – Your Theatre, Inc. director Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. of New Bedford has cast several Southcoast area actors in the comedic spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller The 39 Steps by John... Read more »
Your Theatre Inc.
8:00 pm
Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and even won their Superbowl of Comedy. Bob has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown, and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and front man of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Choreographer showcase of local, national and international films. Join us for an film presentation of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Catch this American Idol alum live at The... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
A vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war era! This spectacular evening captures the charm and essence of Paris in a story about romance blossoming in a city where love conquers all.... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
National tour of the winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and GRAMMY-winner for Best Musical Theater Album.Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
3:00 pm
Silent film with live soundtrack! The 1925 picture stars Mary Philbin as Christine and Lon Chaney as the Phantom for a unique theater experience as The Z’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ provides the soundtrack to the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Live Shadowcast from RKO Army! The cult classic with a twist returns! RKO Army performs a live shadowcast as the movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick rolls on screen. Whether you’ve seen... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
National tour of the Tony and GRAMMY Award-Winning Broadway hit! Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center