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?!)

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You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2019 Events and Festivals.

Highland Street Summer Free Fun Fridays 2019

Calendar of Events
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Where can the wind take you? Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Disney-Pixar’s 2009 animated masterwork – UP, on the Z’s silver screen! The Zeiterion and DATMA team up to screen this delightful hero’s journey that’s... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
9:00 pm
Photo credit: Peter Perreira New Bedford is the place to be this 4th of July! Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford, in collaboration with event sponsor Clean Uniforms and More!, are celebrating... Read more »
State Pier
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents The Summer Sound Series! The Summer Sound Series is a annual all Summer long Music Series of Free Concerts on the pier from 6-8pm. The first of the series to kick... Read more »
Working Waterfront
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm
11:00 am
***Early Bird pricing for Folk Fest ends June 22nd, 2019! Prices after 6/22: $30- Single Day | $40 – Weekend pass | $140 Premium Pass*** From Americana to blues, Celtic to roots, the best contemporary... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
11:00 am
We will present the 47th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade on July 6th. This event delights the City and many visitors that annually flock to New Bedford to embrace the Cape Verdean culture, traditions and... Read more »
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents The Summer Sound Series! The Summer Sound Series is a annual all Summer long Music Series of Free Concerts on the pier from 6-8pm. The Second Concert of the series presents... Read more »
Working Waterfront
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents The Summer Sound Series! The Summer Sound Series is a annual all Summer long Music Series of Free Concerts on the pier from 6-8pm. The third concert of the series presents... Read more »
Working Waterfront
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents The Summer Sound Series! The Summer Sound Series is a annual all Summer long Music Series of Free Concerts on the pier from 6-8pm. The fourth Concert of the series presents... Read more »
Working Waterfront
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
ALL ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE Z’S PRE-SHOW COMMUNITY SING AT 6:30PM. GROOVY ATTIRE ENCOURAGED! With never-before-seen footage, WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells the story of the political and social upheaval... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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 first movie of the series presents... Read more »
Zeiterion Theatre
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
FREE-FREE-FREE….Founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrant men who wanted to recreate the festivals that were so common in the villages of their home island, this traditional mid-summer gathering for family and friends has become... Read more »
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents The Summer Sound Series! The Summer Sound Series is a annual all Summer long Music Series of Free Concerts on the pier from 6-8pm. The fifth Concert of the series presents... Read more »
Working Waterfront
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell Presents The Summer Sound Series! The Summer Sound Series is a annual all Summer long Music Series of Free Concerts on the pier from 6-8pm. The Final Concert of the summer is... Read more »
Working Waterfront
3:00 pm
Two additional music events have been added to the popular Reggae on West Beach Series featuring different styles of music. On Sunday, August 11th, the popular Felix Brown Band will be performing a whole slew... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion