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
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm
Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors' Series Lectures @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating... Read more »
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
All The President's Men Watch Party & Discussion @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Whet your appetite for Bob Woodward’s April 1 appearance! You’re invited to the The New Bedford Lyceum presentation of the Academy Award winning movie “All the President’s Men” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum theater.... Read more »
Drug Story Theatre: The Price You Pay @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Drug Story Theatre: The Price You Pay @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
****Rescheduled performance due to storm on Feb 9, 2017. All tickets for original date will be honored! **** Drug Story Theater’s The Price You Pay delivers powerful, real-life stories direct from teens struggling with drug... Read more »
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
US Coast Guard Band @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Zeiterion proudly presents United States Coast Guard Band, the premier band representing the U.S.C.G. and the Department of Homeland Security. Based at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, the 55-member ensemble has... Read more »
A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | Wilkes-Barre | Pennsylvania | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for A Day in the Life of Kevin Rose, President/Business Agent for Local 1413 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. Raised in New Bedford, Mr. Rose is a third-generation longshoreman, following in the footsteps... Read more »
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm
Che Malambo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Argentine company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos and singing. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American... Read more »
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 6 @ 6:00 pm
Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors' Series Lectures @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating... 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 »
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 »
Poetry Night @ The Sawmill
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Poetry Night @ The Sawmill  | Acushnet | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition for an evening outdoor poetry workshop at The Sawmill in Acushnet led by Pat Gomes of Greater New Bedford Writer’s Block. You’ll be inspired by The Sawmill’s serene natural scenery... Read more »