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!

Calendar of Events
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
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 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:00 pm
Join the countdown celebration to illuminate festive displays of dazzling lights throughout Clasky Common Park.
Clasky Common Park
7:00 pm
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
7:00 pm
Join us for December’s AHA Night open mic at the lovely Co-Creative Center in Downtown New Bedford. We like to pride ourselves on being an alternative holiday celebration -so bring your Scrooges and your Grinches... Read more »
Co-Creative Center
7:30 pm
Rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years, Popa Chubby describes his style as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”... 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 @ 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
7:00 pm
Celebrate the release of Domesticated Primate’s winter anthology; Tidings! Join us in the lavishly decorated parlors of the Rotch-Jones-Duff House for a reading featuring the local poets you’ll see in the pages of this unique... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell and sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank FREE Programming throughout Downtown New Bedford 5PM-8PM Fireworks on the waterfront by State Pier 8:30PM Check out amazing street performers, stilt... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
7:00 pm
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
8:00 pm
The Second City arrives with an acclaimed, high-octane show that proudly roasts the patriarchy in a mashup of sketches and songs that reclaims comedy for everyone! She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Dubbed “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out captures the essence of Zeppelin and returns it to stage. The two-hour rock homage features an impressive group of musicians who were fans first, striving to... Read more »
Zeiteiron Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Choreographer Ian Berg brings his Boston-based company for a night of live music and cutting-edge tap dance work to examine the intersection of tap and jazz. We welcome you through our red stage door to... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center