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
Opening Reception: Seaport Art Walk @ Moby Dicks Brewing CO.
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening Reception: Seaport Art Walk @ Moby Dicks Brewing CO. | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:30 pm
Celebrate the Opening of the 2018 Seaport Art Walk! The New Bedford Art Walk unites two of the city’s nationally recognized cultural and commercial assets, its working artists and its working waterfront. Known for being... Read more »
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 2018! @ City of New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 pm
Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display over New Bedford Harbor! Presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell and the City of New Bedford the Fireworks Spectacular will take place overlooking State Pier on Wednsday, July... Read more »
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Front & Center
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2018 Summer Sound Series, FREE Concerts on City Pier Fridays 6:00pm – 8:00pm! On July 6th, one of the finest live performance bands in New England, Front & Center, takes... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Z presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival with another impressive line-up of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music! Last year’s festival presented more than 100 performers on... Read more »
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Sound Series: Flight of Fire @ 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 13, the multiple award-winning band, Flight of Fire, known for over-the-top stage antics and crowd-pleasing... Read more »
The Devon Allman Project @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm
The Devon Allman Project @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
His surname is synonymous with one of the most revered forebears of Southern Rock. Now singer, songwriter and guitarist Devon Allman has launched a new band as the next chapter in his already storied music... 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 »
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 9 @ 9:04 am – Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm
Lights Up! Musical Theatre Camp @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:04 am
Lights Up! is The Z’s new musical theatre camp where every student shines as they learn, play, and perform a musical production in just one week! During their experience, campers sing, dance, act, rehearse, participate... 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 »
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 25 all-day
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Saturday, August 25, for the park’s first-ever Local Bands Mini Music Fest. The day features a variety of local artists showcasing their unique, SouthCoast talent. The event... Read more »
American Idol LIVE 2018! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm
American Idol LIVE 2018! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
After a monumental return to television in 2018, “American Idol” announces it’s taking the show on the road with the American Idol Live! 2018 tour, spanning three months this summer. The shows will feature this... Read more »
Postmodern Jukebox @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
Postmodern Jukebox @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Postmodern Jukebox brings their trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits to The Z! This multi-talented collective reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime... Read more »