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 here.

Calendar of Events
12:00 pm
Annual service conducted by the New Bedford Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 499 dedicated to the Veterans who served during the Vietnam War. During the service the names of those from the Greater New Bedford... Read more »
Fort Taber Community Center
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Seaglass Theater The house and residents at 396 County span decades: 1834 to 1981. This concert explores music across the periods, in the way it might have been experienced: the parlors of someone’s home. Musicians... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Apr 13 all-day
12:00 am
The Center invites the public to bring their fishing industry related photographs, both historic and contemporary, as well as documents such as settlement sheets, union books, or news clippings to be scanned. Staff will scan... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:00 pm
Memory and Justice: Impressions of Disappearance in Argentina Estelle Disch The former Escuela de Mecanica de la Armada (aka ex ESMA) is the site of one of the most notorious torture and disappearance centers during... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
1:00 pm
Memorial Service for the 749 American Soldiers and Sailors who were killed on April 28, 1944 by enemy German E-Boats while conducting rehearsal drills for the D-Day Invasion.
Operation Exercise Tiger Memorial, Fort Taber Park
6:00 pm
West of County Street Walking Tour In the 1800s the sea captains of New Bedford became investors in international trade and soon the grand residences of County Street became their legacy. This tour will highlight... Read more »
William Rodman Mansion
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Browse high-quality antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers at the 10th Annual Nautical Antiques Show, part of Scrimshaw Weekend at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The show runs from noon to 5... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – May 12 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Attend the world’s only regular scrimshaw forum, where enthusiasts from across the country and abroad gather to enjoy this distinctive and beautiful art form. Enjoy two full days of discovery, learning, and stimulating talks PLUS... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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
6:00 pm
Thursday, June 13th Victorian New Bedford Walking Tour Gather at the front porch of the Wamsutta Club at 427 County Street at 6 pm. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
6:00 pm
VIP TOUR – Notable People in New Bedford History Gather at the Friend’s Meeting House, located at 83 Spring Street near downtown New Bedford, at 6 pm. This tour will explore many of the famous... Read more »
Friend’s Meeting House
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
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
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