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?!)

Download a printable list of 2017 Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AHA! Launch: New Spaces, New Places @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 downtown venue partners. Held on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 9:00 PM,... Read more »
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Opening- Out There: Peter Pereira, Photojournalist @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
See the world through the camera lens of Peter Pereira, internationally acclaimed photojournalist at The Standard-Times since 2000. The exhibition Out There: Peter Pereira Photojournalist opens on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6 pm at... Read more »
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day
10th Annual WWII Living History Encampment @ Fort Rodman
12:00 am
The Fort Taber~Fort Rodman Historical Association, Inc. presents the 10th Annual WWII Living History Encampment at historic Fort Rodman and surrounding gun batteries. World War II proved to be the most devastating international conflict in... Read more »
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Junkstaposition - Closing Reception @ S&G Project Gallery | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Junkstaposition Upcycling Found Objects to Art May 3 – June 10 2017 Join us for the free closing reception for this amazing show! Holly Carruthers is a multi-media assemblage artist seeking to make sense of... Read more »
Dock-U-Mentaries: Hudson Shad @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dock-U-Mentaries: Hudson Shad @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for Dock-U-Mentaries at the National Park theater for the screening of Hudson Shad. This documentary chronicles the work of Peter Seeger (yep, the folk singer) and the River Keepers who cleaned up the... Read more »
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm
Lecture on the Lawn: Manjiro & Whitfield @ Old Stone Schoolhouse | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle under the tree next to the one-room schoolhouse for a talk by Tourism Director Chris Richard. The lecture will focus on the story of the first Japanese... Read more »
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2017 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 103 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese feast In... Read more »
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »