EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

Download a printable list of 2017 Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
NB Lyceum presents Bob Woodward & The Age of the American Presidency @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
No journalist or author has uncovered more secrets or probed deeper into the modern American presidency and Washington than Bob Woodward. Over the years the power of the executive branch has morphed and broadened. How... Read more »
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Symposium-  Inner Light: The World of William Bradford @ new bedford whaling museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
The New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a symposium, Inner Light: The World of William Bradford, on the life and era of the New Bedford-born, highly acclaimed artist on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 am... Read more »
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm
Famine, Friends and Fenians Lecture Series @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Lecture series to explore charity, human rights, and social justice, through centuries of struggle in both in the US and Ireland This spring, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will host a lecture series that delves... Read more »
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm
Exercise Tiger Service @ Fort Rodman | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. presents the annual observance of the soldiers and sailors lost during Exercise Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon, England April 28, 1944. The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger,... Read more »
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The family-friendly downtown festa returns! Full of music, history, food and fun, this street fair showcases the richness of Southcoast’s vibrant Portuguese-American culture. The Zeiterion is proud to work alongside New Bedford’s finest Portuguese cultural... Read more »
May 27 – May 28 all-day
Spring Revolutionary War Encampment @ Fort Phoenix
12:00 am
The Fairhaven Village Militia, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s.... Read more »
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
10th Annual WWII Living History Encampment @ Fort Rodman
12:00 am
The Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. presents the 10th Annual WWII Living History Encampment at historic Fort Rodman and surrounding gun batteries. World War II proved to be the most devastating international conflict in... Read more »
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lecture on the Lawn: Manjiro & Whitfield @ Old Stone Schoolhouse | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle under the tree next to the one-room schoolhouse for a talk by Tourism Director Chris Richard. The lecture will focus on the story of the first Japanese... Read more »