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?!)

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Calendar of Events
Little Black Dress Exhibit: The Long and Short of It @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
Jun 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Little Black Dress Exhibit: The Long and Short of It @ Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
A staple in every woman’s wardrobe today, the history of little black dress (LBD) is one of fashion, fabric and fortune. Coco Chanel is widely credited with its creation – and she did give it... Read more »
Aug 10 – Oct 29 all-day
Nautical Tattoos & the Stories Behind Them: Portraits by Phil Mello @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join us for the opening of our newest exhibit – Nautical Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them: Portraits by Phil Mello. At the 2015 Working Waterfront Festival’s Nautical Tattoo Contest, contestants and others were photographed... Read more »
Biorhythms Closing Reception @ S&G Project Gallery
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Biorhythms Closing Reception @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Biorhythms by Brooke Mullins Doherty Join us for the Closing event Saturday, September 23th from 5-8pm 4 years in the making! See all 208 prints in one place for the first and only time ever!... Read more »
16th MANJIRO FESTIVAL @ DOWNTOWN FAIRHAVEN
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
16th MANJIRO FESTIVAL @ DOWNTOWN FAIRHAVEN | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF “SISTER CITY” RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAIRHAVEN/NEW BEDFORD AND TOSASHIMIZU JAPAN, THE HOME TOWN OF THE FIRST JAPANESE PERSON (MANJIRO) TO LIVE IN THE USA.
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception - Labyrinth of Desire @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Labyrinth of Desire by Micheal Walden October 6 to October 28, 2017 Join us Saturday October 7, 5 to 8 pm for an opening reception This body of work explores a journey of emancipation from... Read more »
TEDXNew Bedford: Begin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 11 all-day
TEDXNew Bedford: Begin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
The TEDx NewBedford team returns with the inspiring theme of beginning, whether it’s launching a business, starting a new lifestyle or sparking an idea. Renown homegrown and international speakers, such as Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Bernie Swain,... Read more »