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, International 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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Events and Festivals here.

 

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Calendar of Events
April AHA! Night - Sustainable SouthCoast @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
May AHA! Night – We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May AHA! Night - We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford | Woodbridge Township | New Jersey | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme, so check out the activities... Read more »
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 2:30 pm
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:30 pm
2018 marks the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birth. We commemorate him this year with a special walking tour that traces his footsteps and explores his words, like: “My first afternoon, on reaching New Bedford, was... Read more »
The Whaling Days Walking Tour @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – Sep 30 @ 10:30 am
The Whaling Days Walking Tour @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:30 am
Find out why New Bedford was the 19th Century’s world capitol of industrial whaling. What caused the decline of this source of oil energy? What can we learn from the earliest globalized energy industry and... Read more »
25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim @ New Bedford, MA and Fairhaven, MA
Jun 30 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am
25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim @ New Bedford, MA and Fairhaven, MA | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 am
Just 50 miles south of Boston, the Buzzards Bay Swim features a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2... Read more »
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
4th of July with Frederick Douglass @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Meet Frederick Douglass and other people who lived in New Bedford during the 1800s. At 12:00 Frederick Douglass will give a speech in which he discusses slavery, independence, justice, and what it means to be... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Z presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival with another impressive line-up of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music! Last year’s festival presented more than 100 performers on... Read more »
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Starts at Buttonwood Park
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Starts at Buttonwood Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
SAVE THE DATE for the 46th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade on July 7th, 2018. Stay tuned for further details.
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2018 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 104 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free admission and entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese... Read more »
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August AHA! Night - Jammin' In The Streets @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
12th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride @ Buzzards Bay | Falmouth | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 am
Experience the beauty and spirit of the Buzzards Bay region in autumn at the 12th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, September 30. Choose from three celebrated 100, 75, and 35-mile cycling routes that... Read more »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September AHA! Night - #FrederickDouglassLivedHere @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free Arts and Culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA! Night, a detailed listed... Read more »