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
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
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
Jun 22 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
6:00 am
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a scenic point-to-point course across the clear, calm waters of outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety... Read more »
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
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
3:00 pm
Two additional music events have been added to the popular Reggae on West Beach Series featuring different styles of music. On Sunday, July 14th, El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble will play from 3pm-5pm followed by... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
Aug 1 – Aug 4 all-day
12:00 am
FREE-FREE-FREE….Founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrant men who wanted to recreate the festivals that were so common in the villages of their home island, this traditional mid-summer gathering for family and friends has become... Read more »
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
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
7:00 pm
The music of the legendary Broadway creative team of Lerner & Loewe is the focus for the collaboration of Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum and Seaglass Theater Company’s Return to Camelot on August 22, 2019... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 4-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, rubadub, and dancehall. The event will run on May 26, June 30, July 28,... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
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
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am
Location: Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole, MA Address: 100-mile start at 99 Bluff Head Avenue, Little Compton, RI 75-mile start at Horseneck Beach, 166 John Reed Road, Westport 35-mile start at Eastover Farm at... Read more »
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