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
5:30 pm
Talk: Daniel Drayton & Photius Fisk Thursday, May 14, 5:30pm George Kontanis, RJD Docent Daniel Drayton became known for helping enslaved individuals escape to northern ports in the early to mid 1800s. He is now... Read more »
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden 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
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 26 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Poetry Reading Friday, June 26, 7pm Celebrate the release of Domesticated Primate’s summer poetry anthology, Rituals, with a curated reading featuring local poets. Free.
The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
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