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
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents the Summer Movie Series! The Summer Movie Series is an annual, all summer long series of classic movies on the Zeiterion’s big-screen from 7-9:30pm. The third movie of the series presents,... Read more »
Zeiterion Theatre
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
50s Night returns to Downtown New Bedford on Thursday, August 22nd from 5-9pm. Since it’s been a couple of years since our last cruise night, we wanted to let you know how to navigate your way... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
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
Join New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in English North America!
New Bedford Whaling National 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
7:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents the Summer Movie Series! The Summer Movie Series is an annual, all summer long series of classic movies on the Zeiterion’s big-screen from 7-9:30pm. The fourth and final movie of the... Read more »
Zeiterion Theatre
12:00 am
Join us for the entertaining and quotable movies you know and love – or are discovering for the first time! There’s nothing like experiencing a film on the big screen with excitement all around you,... Read more »
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.
11:30 am
Boondock Sports is partnering with the Food Truck Festivals of America to host Cornhole Tournaments at select events in 2019! There are two brackets available, advanced and social, so all skill levels are welcome! For... Read more »
Fort Taber
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
The Upper William Street Neighborhood Festival is joining New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center for a celebration along William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront! The neighborhood will be alive with music, history, the arts,... Read more »
William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront
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
8:00 pm
Lenny Clarke is coming to the Kilburn Comedy Cove on Friday, October 18th! See this local comedy legend without driving to Boston as he performs for one night only on our stage in New Bedford.... Read more »
Kilburn Comedy Cove
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
7:00 pm
Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have entertained billions of people in India for generations! Through a fusion of... 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 @ 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