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 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
The Z’s Cultural Roadtrip: Jacob’s Pillow @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 24 @ 12:00 am
The Z's Cultural Roadtrip: Jacob's Pillow @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Join fellow dance lovers on a day-long trip to Jacob’s Pillow Dance, lauded world-wide as a “hub and mecca of dance” (TIME). We’ll take a motor coach from The Z, leaving at 9:00 a.m., to... Read more »
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Resident Artist Barbara Merry - The Marlinspike Artist @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Come see Barbara demonstrate the art of marlinspike work. She will have a make and take craft for you to try your hand at knot making. Free admission!
Resident Artist Manny Catulo @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Resident Artist Manny Catulo @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Come see resident artist Manny Catulo demonstrate the art of model boat making. He recreates the traditional fishing boats that plied the waters of Portugal prior to World War II. These wooden boats predate the... Read more »
July AHA! Night – Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July AHA! Night - Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series Neighborhoods of the Textile Era @ Grinnell Mansion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Neighborhoods of the Textile Era, July 12 Gather at 6pm at the Grinnell Mansion, 379 County Street. New Bedford was an important center for textile production in the world at the industry’s peak in the... Read more »
Dock-u-mentaries: Barge @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Barge @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for the screening of Barge,an award winning film by director Ben Powell. This intimate portrait of the machinery of American ambitions... Read more »
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2018 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 104 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free admission and entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese... Read more »
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 9 @ 9:04 am – Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:04 am
Lights Up! is The Z’s new musical theatre camp where every student shines as they learn, play, and perform a musical production in just one week! During their experience, campers sing, dance, act, rehearse, participate... Read more »
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series  Victorian New Bedford @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Victorian New Bedford, August 9 Gather at 6pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are characteristic of the 19th century architectural styles of New... Read more »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October AHA! Night - Scapes:Tables & Tours @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September AHA! Night - #FrederickDouglassLivedHere @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »