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?!)

Put the COOL in School Vacation with this list of April Staycation Week activities!

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Calendar of Events
April Vacation Week Activities @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
April Vacation Week Activities @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Visit the Center for FREE activities! Budding artists can decorate a scallop shell in the make and take craft area while learning more about scallops. A scavenger hunt will provide an opportunity for all to... 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 »
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dock-U-Mentaries: Fishing for Knowledge - Cooperative Research for Sustainable Fisheries in New England @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Researchers from the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology’s Department of Fisheries Oceanography will present ongoing cooperative fisheries research. Join us to learn about these exciting projects and collaborations between the local fishing... Read more »
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2017 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 103 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese feast In... Read more »