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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Fall Events and Festivals and 2019 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
12:00 am
Working on the Waterfront: Words and Images of Shoreside Workers focuses on the important role of shoreside workers. Drawing on oral history interviews conducted over the course of a year, the exhibit gives visitors an... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
2:30 pm
Experience the live stream of the Insight Mars landing on the big screen at the New Bedford Downtown Library! Have your questions answered during a telephone interview with NASA representatives and if your name is... Read more »
New Bedford Downtown Library
5:00 pm
Join Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Councilors and the New Bedford community for the annual tree lighting celebration! At 4:30PM Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead a parade up William Street to the Main... Read more »
New Bedford Public Library
7:00 pm
You’re invited to a free screening of Home Alone! The 1990 classic holiday movie follows 8-year-old troublemaker Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) who must protect his house from a pair of burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host Scanning Day, an opportunity for the public to share and preserve a digital image of their fishing industry photographs, documents, and other records for future generations. The... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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 »
Downtown New Bedford
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Before airplanes and trains, when the sea was the conduit to move people and cargo, shipwrecks took a devastating toll. The United States Life-Saving Service was formed by the Unites States government in 1878 to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park