EVENTS

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
9:00 am
Smithsonian #MuseumDay is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s theme is #YearOfMusic. The New Bedford Whaling Museum will join other participating museums and cultural institutions across the country to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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
2:00 pm
The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will offer a six part program on the life of financial wizard, Hetty Green with focus on lesser known aspects of her life and legacy. Topics will cover... Read more »
New Bedford WhalingNational Historical Park
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
A free celebration of commercial fishing culture. Activities will take place in and around the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street) and on Steamship Pier (walking and vessel tours) from 10:00 am to... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:00 pm
Choreographer showcase of local, national and international films. Join us for an film presentation of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Adrienne Hawkins, Director of Impulse Dance Company, Boston This Dance Barre pairs with the Philadanco performance on Friday, February 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask that you RSVP... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of the Dance Complex, Cambridge This Dance Barre pairs with Folclórico Nacional de México performance on Saturday March 7th at 8PM. Dance Barre is FREE, but we do ask... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center