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
Jun 29 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:30 pm
2:30 pm
Many call New Bedford home. Join a Park Ranger as we think about what makes a town, city, state, or country ​”​home.​”​ And we’ll discuss why people leave home, return home, or ​make a new... Read more »
National Park Visitor Center
Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 am
To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30,... Read more »
Custom House Square
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
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am
The Upper William Street Neighborhood Festival is joining New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center for a celebration along William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront! The neighborhood will be alive with music, history, the arts,... Read more »
William Street from Eighth Street to the Waterfront
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 »
Multiple start lines
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Fourth annual fall plant sale at the Haskell Public Gardens. The plant selection brings back memories of Allen’s offerings including spring flowering bulbs, shrubs, seed garlic, and garden tools in our garden shop. We will... Read more »
Haskell Public Gardens