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?!)

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.

New Bedford ArtWeek April 26th to May 5th 2019.

Calendar of Events
7:00 pm
Join David Dorfman for an inside glimpse into the process he and his company of dancers and musicians used to create Aroundtown. You’ll be drawn into this highly imaginative world where audience members, sitting together... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Charlie Thomas and his Drifters (“Under The Boardwalk,” “Save The Last Dance For Me,” “Up On The Roof”) return after a five-year absence to headline Todd Baptista’s annual trip... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
Whales Today Live promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind performance featuring contemporary dancers from Tilted Collab interpreting the Whaling Museum’s new exhibition “Whales Today.” Set to original music commissioned by the Museum, the dancers’ improvisational... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
An extraordinary story 400 years in the making! The American immigrant experience, from Jamestown to present day, is traced through the stories of ordinary men, women, and children who departed from their homelands in the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
New Bedford’s Troubadour live at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center!For more than 40 years, Art Tebbetts has provided SouthCoast music fans with wit, warmth, and skill as a guitarist and vocalist. His roots in... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:00 pm
New Bedford’s Troubadour live at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center! For more than 40 years, Art Tebbetts has provided SouthCoast music fans with wit, warmth, and skill as a guitarist and vocalist. His roots... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:30 pm
Don’t miss Girls, Guns & Glory – now known as Ward Hayden & The Outliers – in the cool, intimate Stage Door setting! Their love for early rock ’n’ roll, true country, raw blues and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 4 @ 11:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
1:00 pm
Save the date for the fourth annual Viva Portugal! The Z and local Portuguese-American organizations once again bring the tastes, sights and sounds of Portuguese culture and heritage to downtown New Bedford. You don’t have... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Camané is the leading male singer of the new generation of Portugal’s native urban song, fado, ever since his first album came out in 1995 – and one of the few men working within this... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Join Hatch Street Studios artists and friends in celebration of visual & performing arts on this exciting weekend inspired by the statewide ArtWeek! We’ll be offering behind the scenes guided tours, participatory demonstrations, live music,... Read more »
Hatch Street Studios
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Dena Blizzard is One Funny Mother! You may know Blizzard from her viral videos, including her “Back to School Rant,” which racked up 96 million views, or as the LIVE with Kelly Top 5 Co-Host... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – May 19 @ 2:30 pm
7:30 pm
This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. When Henry fails to obtain papal approval for... Read more »
Your Theatre, Inc.
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Aroundtown is a kinetic poem that examines the varied, unique and sometimes divided notions of love – its meaning, purpose, and platform. With original music, text, and visuals, the work explores commitment, community, and intimacy... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
2019 INTERNATIONAL PORTUGUESE MUSIC AWARDS IPMA is an annual music awards show that recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by artists of Portuguese ancestry. PERFORMER LINEUP From Angola, M’Vula, an African rock band celebrating... Read more »
Zeiterion Theatre
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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 Sundays: May 26, June 30, July... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion