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
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
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 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 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 30 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Drawing on the band’s global background of Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the U.S., this group of close musical friends is led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou. Banda Magda combines South... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor, and activist Arlo Guthrie returns with Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour! This tour marks the 50th Anniversary of the feature film Alice’s Restaurant, which was... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2:00 pm
Two performance’s by New Bedford Ballet. 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Zeiterion Theatre
6:00 pm
FREE….FREE…..FREE….Come help us celebrate the opening of the Museum of Madeira Heritage, 20 years ago. Traditional Madeira Music, Silent auction, and many many surprises, Museum will be open! The Museum of Madeiran Heritage was opened... Read more »
Museum of Madeiran Heritage Open House- 20 Year Celebration
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 23 @ 2:30 pm
7:30 pm
Tea For Three by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka; Directed by Robin Richard Jun 20-22, 2019, 7:30 PM;Jun 23, 2019, 2:30 PM Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, TEA FOR THREE humanizes... Read more »
Your Theatre, Inc.
8:00 pm
Tyler Henry is the star of E! Entertainment’s hit television show, Hollywood Medium, and for the first time audiences will be treated to his new live show entitled “Life Lessons I’ve Learned From The Departed.”... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center