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
5:30 pm
Talk: Planting Trees for Sustainability Thursday April 9, 5:30pm Justin Ohlson, New Bedford City Arborist “People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people”, so says writer... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
6:00 pm
Our 2020 Sailors’ Series of talks continues on Tuesday, April 14. Join us as we host Rich Wilson (SitesAlive – Rich Wilson Sails Vendée Globe 2016), a renowned sailor with an impressive list of world... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
2:00 pm
Lecture: Historic House Window Treatment Sunday, April 19, 2pm Michael Chellel, The Studio: Period 19th Century Interiors Hear from the speaker about appropriate historic window treatment based on his 40 years of experience and case... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
May 6 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
History Happy Hour Wednesday, May 6, 5:30pm Belly up to the bar for a shot of history with a chaser of networking. RJD’s newest program offers a brief talk on a historical topic, along with... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
6:00 pm
The 2020 Sailors’ Series concludes on Tuesday, May 12 with a lecture by Onne van der Wal, one of the most prolific and talented marine photographers in the world of sailing. Enjoy van der Wal’s... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
5:30 pm
Talk: Daniel Drayton & Photius Fisk Thursday, May 14, 5:30pm George Kontanis, RJD Docent Daniel Drayton became known for helping enslaved individuals escape to northern ports in the early to mid 1800s. He is now... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
6:00 pm
Thursday May 14 VIP2 Walking Tour – Notable People in New Bedford History The history of New Bedford is filled people who shaped the city during their lifetime and left a lasting legacy . The... Read more »
James Arnold Mansion
8:00 pm
Explore the unique history, fascinating lore, and intricate beauty of maritime art and artifacts at the New Bedford Whaling Museum during Maritime Weekend. Join enthusiasts, aficionados, and armchair historians from around the world for a... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
2:00 pm
House Tour Sunday, May 17, 2pm Enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Rotch-Jones-Duff mansion. Tours are conducted by various RJD Docents and staff. Free with the price of admission.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
Exhibition Opening Thursday, June 11, 5:30pm View RJD’s newest special exhibition of needlework. Refreshments served. Part of AHA Night. Free.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
6:00 pm
Thursday June 11 Morelands Terrace and More! This tour highlights one of New Bedford’s premier neighborhoods. The houses on this tour represent a multitude of styles from the late Victorian to Mid-Century Modern. Gather at... Read more »
St. Lukes Hospital
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Thursday July 9 Whitman Mills Walking Tour Textile tycoon William Whitman created a spectacular series of Textile Mills – Whitman, Manomet, Nonquit and Nashawena – in the north end of New Bedford on Belleville and... Read more »
Joseph Abboud Manuf.
6:00 pm
Thursday August 13th The New Bedford Downtown Historic District This Walking Tour of the Whaling National Park and adjoining areas will cover many of the most significant buildings in the city’s history and the stories... Read more »
Custom House Square
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Thursday September 10th Downtown New Bedford – The Definitive Tour The season’s series concludes with a tour of the city’s central business and retail district. The quintessential buildings on Pleasant, Union and Purchase Streets will... Read more »
New Bedford Public Library