EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! 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.

Highland Street Summer Free Fun Fridays 2019

Calendar of Events
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – Sep 30 @ 11:30 am
10:30 am
What makes New Bedford, “The City That Lit The World?” Park Rangers will lead an interactive discussion about a compelling aspect of New Bedford’s story. It will make you question what you know (or think... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Learn how to harness the power of wind and waves, investigate how marine animals adapt to windy, wavy habitats, and meet people who are working to protect marine and coastal environments. Taking inspiration from the... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
12:00 am
Coming in August!!! 30th Annual Public Hanging at Gallery X. Calling all artists to submit work for the Aug 1st- 31st Open Art Show Aug 3rd Opening reception 5-8 PM AHA! Night Aug. 15th 5-8... Read more »
Gallery X
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
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Damien Sneed, the accomplished vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and Carnegie Hall veteran, brings a soul-stirring tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! We Shall Overcome is inspired by the words and actions of Dr. King, showcasing repertoire... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Adapted from the extraordinary life of slam poet, playwright and speaker Lemon Andersen, County of Kings takes audiences on an astonishing journey of self-discovery, touching on young love, the birth of hip hop, slinging crack,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Los Angeles Theatre Works brings Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center