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 Fall Events and Festivals.

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
12:30 pm
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look at an oceanographic research expedition in action during a live link with scientists who are exploring the wreck of the steamship PORTLAND, which lies on the seafloor of NOAA’s Stellwagen... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians will share his observations on the life and times of Frederick Douglass.
First Unitarian Church
6:30 pm
As historic weather related events are on the rise it is important to stay informed about what we all can to to make our homes live on into the next century. Now more than ever,... Read more »
The Star Store
9:00 am
Smithsonian #MuseumDay is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s theme is #YearOfMusic. The New Bedford Whaling Museum will join other participating museums and cultural institutions across the country to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:00 am
Join Emily Bourne Research Fellow, Ann O’Leary, and “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast” adviser Mary Howland Smoyer for “Women Activists: Abolitionists and Philanthropists,” a guided walking tour in downtown New Bedford highlighting... 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
7:00 pm
Choreographer showcase of local, national and international films. Join us for an film presentation of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
9:00 am
Investigate themes raised in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s major exhibition “De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting” with experts in the field. The exhibition explores the Whaling Museum’s extraordinary... 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
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Adrienne Hawkins, Director of Impulse Dance Company, Boston This Dance Barre pairs with the Philadanco performance on Friday, February 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask that you RSVP... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A truly “electrifying” performance! With “singing” Tesla coils, an automated robot, and more, ArcAttack invites you to explore electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, and robotics in a show that combines music with science for an... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of the Dance Complex, Cambridge This Dance Barre pairs with Folclórico Nacional de México performance on Saturday March 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask... 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