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
6:00 pm
Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), with over 100 research cruises under his belt, will dive deep into the science of beaked whales. Very little is known about these elusive whales... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
Cuban born Jose Mateo explores the ways dance artists are creating deliberate social change. While the arts have always had an impact on the way social order is perceived, many artists in today’s highly-connected global... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
6:00 pm
Dolphin expert Richard C. Connor, Ph.D. will be talking politics – dolphin politics that is, during his presentation at the Whaling Museum on April 4. Dr. Connor will share 30 years of incredible discoveries about... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm
The SouthCoast Film Forum is pleased to announce a showing of the International Ocean Film Festival’s World Tour. This special program features 6 short films made by independent film makers from around the world, to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
12:00 am
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, is pleased to present Finding and Avoiding Fish as the Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, April 19th at... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
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
5:00 pm
This is one of a series of workshops created by NBAM/Artworks, the Co Creative Center and S&G Project Gallery for participants in the cultural community on the Southcoast. It will be held at S&G Project... Read more »
S&G Project Gallery
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 – 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
7:00 pm
Take the journey! Watch the full-feature lionfish documentary that inspired the naming of a US Congressional bill. Meet the players – Activists are desperately trying to convince government officials to adopt an ingenious lionfish population... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
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
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