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!

Calendar of Events
6:00 pm
Our 2020 Sailors’ Series of talks continues on Tuesday, April 14. Join us as we host Rich Wilson (SitesAlive – Rich Wilson Sails Vendée Globe 2016), a renowned sailor with an impressive list of world... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
6:00 pm
Thursday May 14 VIP2 Walking Tour – Notable People in New Bedford History The history of New Bedford is filled people who shaped the city during their lifetime and left a lasting legacy . The... Read more »
James Arnold Mansion
7:00 pm
Annual Student Jazz Concert Tuesday, May 26, 7pm New Bedford High School Whaler Jazz Band and Jazz Combo, Directed by Tim Mason; The Global Learning Charter Public School Jazz Ensemble, Directed by Donald Richard, Music... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
6:00 pm
Thursday June 11 Morelands Terrace and More! This tour highlights one of New Bedford’s premier neighborhoods. The houses on this tour represent a multitude of styles from the late Victorian to Mid-Century Modern. Gather at... Read more »
St. Lukes Hospital
Jun 27 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
6:00 am
27th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim Date: Saturday June 27, 2020 Time: 6am – 10am Location: New Bedford & Fairhaven, MA Address: Start Line beach next to the former Edge Seafood, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd,... Read more »
Buzzards Bay Swim Start Line
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Thursday July 9 Whitman Mills Walking Tour Textile tycoon William Whitman created a spectacular series of Textile Mills – Whitman, Manomet, Nonquit and Nashawena – in the north end of New Bedford on Belleville and... Read more »
Joseph Abboud Manuf.
6:00 pm
Thursday August 13th The New Bedford Downtown Historic District This Walking Tour of the Whaling National Park and adjoining areas will cover many of the most significant buildings in the city’s history and the stories... Read more »
Custom House Square
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Thursday September 10th Downtown New Bedford – The Definitive Tour The season’s series concludes with a tour of the city’s central business and retail district. The quintessential buildings on Pleasant, Union and Purchase Streets will... Read more »
New Bedford Public Library