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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford
Aug 18 all-day
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
A hip hop based youth development organization that engages young leaders to positively transform their community. Day of features Live hip hop and local musical sets, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, live streetart and... Read more »
Story Slam Road Trip @ Greasy Luck Brew Pub
Aug 20 all-day
Story Slam Road Trip @ Greasy Luck Brew Pub | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Story Slam– On The Road Long Distance Romance, Business trip gone astray? Road trip with friends? Long distance wedding? What’s your road trip story Join Andrea Lovett and Karen Chace for the South Coast Story... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer, sponsored by Mayor Jon Mitchell, at The Z presents Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This 1988 blockbuster brought together live-action and animation in one of the most beloved films of the era,... Read more »
Endless Summer @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Endless Summer @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Vintage songs of the summer season is the theme for the presentation of Seaglass Theater Company’s Endless Summer on August 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM as the 5th annual production of the popular Concerts on... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
End Of The Summer Movie Night 2018 @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The City of New Bedford Presents “See-Worthy” Summer Heroes on August 24th in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford. Come see the Pixar classic “The Incredibles” at 7:30 followed by the 2018 Marvel hit... Read more »
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 25 all-day
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Saturday, August 25, for the park’s first-ever Local Bands Mini Music Fest. The day features a variety of local artists showcasing their unique, SouthCoast talent. The event... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer, sponsored by Mayor Jon Mitchell, at The Z presents Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indiana Jones debuted to the world in Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film and spawned one of the most successful... Read more »
Sep 6 – Sep 16 all-day
Your Theatre presents Mauritius @ Your Theatre, Inc. | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. Sep 6-8, 2018 and Sep 13-15, 2018 at 7:30 PM and Sep 9 and 16, 2018, 2:30 PM Stamp collecting may be far more risky... Read more »
Music On West Beach: Steel Drum Performance & DJ Shzz Mack (Classic Soul & Funk DJ) @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Music on West Beach is a family-friendly and free event featuring different styles of music each time. The series is offered Sunday, August 12th from 3pm-7pm. ***August 12th features El Caribe Drum Ensemble (Steel Drum... Read more »
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September AHA! Night - #FrederickDouglassLivedHere @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
American Idol LIVE 2018! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
American Idol LIVE 2018! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
After a monumental return to television in 2018, “American Idol” announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this... Read more »
Postmodern Jukebox @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
Postmodern Jukebox @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Postmodern Jukebox brings their trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits to The Z! This multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime... Read more »
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NOVEMBER AHA! Night – Made In NB @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Join us for AHA! Night when art, history and architecture come alive in New Bedford! On November 8 we invite you to celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also... Read more »
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December AHA! Night - City Sidewalks @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »