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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Fall Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Two books that witnessed almost mythical moments in American history will reunite in New Bedford. The exhibit will remain open daily 1:00-4:00 PM through October at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park MakerSpace, 33... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
6:00 pm
Explore the Indian Mariners’ Project with Dr. Jason Mancini , Executive Director of Connecticut Humanities, co-founder of Akomawt Educational Initiative, and former Executive Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Dr. Mancini established... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
12:00 am
Gather at 6pm at the Friend’s Meeting House 83 Spring Street. This tour will present a fascinating snapshot of local and national history through the homes of whaling caption and merchants, the Quaker society Friends... Read more »
Friends Meeting House
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
10:00 am
Walk the new historical walking trail guided by Lighting the Way experts! The Whaling Museum’s Emily Bourne Research Fellow, Ann O’Leary, and Lighting the Way adviser, Mary Howland Smoyer will share stories about some of... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Paul Cuffe, Nathan and Mary Johnson, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and others championed the cause of freedom locally and across the state. Come and hear the voices of black and white, male and female,... Read more »
Gallery X
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
Join us for AHA! Night when art, history and architecture come alive in New Bedford! On November 8 we invite you to celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford