EVENTS

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 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Rigs, Hulls, & Wheelhouses: The Art of Bob Lavoie @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm
Rigs, Hulls, & Wheelhouses: The Art of Bob Lavoie @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Come to the opening reception for Rigs, Wheelhouses, & Hulls: The Art of Bob Lavoie on July 12th during AHA night! Free admission. This exhibit captures the essence of the working waterfronts through the use... Read more »
Demonstration: Nantucket Basket Weaving @ New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Demonstration: Nantucket Basket Weaving @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Watch as experienced weavers Lou and Bonnie Silverstein demonstrate the time-honored practice of basket-weaving. In the mid-1800’s crewmen serving duty on lightships off the coast of Nantucket created Nantucket Lightship Baskets as a way to... Read more »
BLUE COLLARS Book Signing @ Howland Green Library
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
BLUE COLLARS Book Signing @ Howland Green Library  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:30 pm
Spinner Publications author Catherine McLaughlin will be reading excerpts from her new book, BLUE COLLARS. Come meet New Bedford Native Catherine McLaughlin- a published poet and accomplished painter. During the events, the author will take... Read more »
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Phunky Autokratz @ City Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2018 Summer Sound Series, FREE Concerts on City Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! On July 20, a group of talented musicians who have played/toured with some of the music industry... Read more »
Dock-u-mentaries: Barge @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Barge @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for the screening of Barge,an award winning film by director Ben Powell. This intimate portrait of the machinery of American ambitions... Read more »
Movies in the Park @ Buttonwood Park
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Movies in the Park @ Buttonwood Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Phone home with E.T. on the big screen. Movies in the Park, an outdoor movie series staged in New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park, will present E.T. on Friday, July 20, 2018 (rain date Friday, July 27).... Read more »
St. Hughs Bones - The Shoemaker Series - Opening Reception at S&G Project Gallery @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
KATHY HODGE ST. HUGH’S BONES The Shoemaker Series “On a studio tour in 2005 in the small town of Warren, RI, I chanced upon a small shoe making shop. The heavy, oily, cast iron machines... Read more »
BLUE COLLARS Book Signing @ Southworth Library
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
BLUE COLLARS Book Signing @ Southworth Library  | Dartmouth | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Spinner Publications author Catherine McLaughlin will be reading excerpts from her new book, BLUE COLLARS. Come meet New Bedford Native Catherine McLaughlin- a published poet and accomplished painter. During the events, the author will take... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
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 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Funk Side Up @ City Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2018 Summer Sound Series, FREE Concerts on City Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! On August 3rd, Funk Side Up will cover the biggest hits from a wide variety of artists... Read more »
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free Cooking Demo with Rhonda Fazio at NB Farmers' Market Custom House Square @ New Bedford Farmers' Market | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Come see Rhonda Fazio of LaRhonda’s Catering-Alchemy in a Jar as she demonstrates how to prepare LaRhonda’s Southcoast Sicilian Special featuring Scup. The demonstration will be followed by a tasting opportunity. Admission is free. The... 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 »
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series  Victorian New Bedford @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Victorian New Bedford, August 9 Gather at 6pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are characteristic of the 19th century architectural styles of New... Read more »
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Steppin Out featuring New Image @ City Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2018 Summer Sound Series, FREE Concerts on City Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! On August 10h, bring your funk dance shoes, a friend or two, and throw down with the... Read more »
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
USCG Barque Eagle Port Call & Coast Guard Band Concerts @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Public Tours 1pm-5pm (all dates/times subject to change). Free and open to the public. Parking available at Elm Street Garage and free shuttle services provided by the New Bedford Port Authority.
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford
Aug 18 all-day
3rd EyE Open @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
A hip hop based youth development organization that engages young leaders to positively transform their community. Day of features Live hip hop and local musical sets, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, live streetart and... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
End Of The Summer Movie Night 2018 @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The City of New Bedford Presents “See-Worthy” Summer Heroes on August 24th in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford. Come see the Pixar classic “The Incredibles” at 7:30 followed by the 2018 Marvel hit... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
Sep 13 @ 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 »
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
October AHA! Night - Scapes:Tables & Tours @ 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 »
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NOVEMBER AHA! Night – Made In NB @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Join us for AHA! Night when art, history and architecture come alive in New Bedford! On November 8 we invite you to celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also... Read more »
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scanning Day @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
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 »
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
December AHA! Night - City Sidewalks @ 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 »