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!

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 29 @ 10:30 am – Sep 30 @ 11:30 am
10:30 am
What makes New Bedford, “The City That Lit The World?” Park Rangers will lead an interactive discussion about a compelling aspect of New Bedford’s story. It will make you question what you know (or think... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Many call New Bedford home. Join a Park Ranger as we think about what makes a town, city, state, or country ​”​home.​”​ And we’ll discuss why people leave home, return home, or ​make a new... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
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
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Learn how to harness the power of wind and waves, investigate how marine animals adapt to windy, wavy habitats, and meet people who are working to protect marine and coastal environments. Taking inspiration from the... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
6:00 pm
The New Bedford Whaling Museum stewards one of the most important collections of maritime Dutch and Flemish paintings and prints outside of the Netherlands and many of these treasures are showcased in the exhibition “De... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
12:00 am
Coming in August!!! 30th Annual Public Hanging at Gallery X. Calling all artists to submit work for the Aug 1st- 31st Open Art Show Aug 3rd Opening reception 5-8 PM AHA! Night Aug. 15th 5-8... Read more »
Gallery X
6:00 pm
Howland Mills Walking Tour Gather at the Howland Place 651 302 Bolton Street entrance at 6pm. The Howland Mill story is one of the most compelling in the history of New Bedford. William D. Howland... Read more »
Howland Place
12:00 am
Shakespeare in NB, New Bedford’s Free Shakespeare Program, returns for its third summer via a co-production with Midsummer Shakespeare of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING! Much Ado tells the story of Beatrice and Benedick, contemporaries evenly... Read more »
Wings Court
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
6:00 pm
Neighborhoods of the Textile Era Gather at 6pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street. New Bedford was an important center for textile production in the world at the industry’s peak in the early 1900s.... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
A vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war era! This spectacular evening captures the charm and essence of Paris in a story about romance blossoming in a city where love conquers all.... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center