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
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE! dNB’s 2019 Holiday Stroll is happening November 30th, 12-5pm! Kick off the holiday season on Small Business Saturday in downtown New Bedford! With Santa at Mare Studios, Firetruck Rides, Carolers, Southcoast Brass... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:00 pm
Join Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Councilors, and the New Bedford community for the annual tree lighting celebration! At 4:30 p.m. Santa will lead a parade up William Street to the Main Library. The... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford Library
7:00 pm
New Bedford Festival Theatre is proud to present a star-studded cast, consisting of our performers from our 30 years of shows, returning to the Zeiterion stage. We invite you to join us Saturday, November 30,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Join us for the entertaining and quotable movies you know and love – or are discovering for the first time! There’s nothing like experiencing a film on the big screen with excitement all around you,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years, Popa Chubby describes his style as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.”... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Join us for the entertaining and quotable movies you know and love – or are discovering for the first time! There’s nothing like experiencing a film on the big screen with excitement all around you,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
The Second City arrives with an acclaimed, high-octane show that proudly roasts the patriarchy in a mashup of sketches and songs that reclaims comedy for everyone! She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Dubbed “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out captures the essence of Zeppelin and returns it to stage. The two-hour rock homage features an impressive group of musicians who were fans first, striving to... Read more »
Zeiteiron Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
Choreographer Ian Berg brings his Boston-based company for a night of live music and cutting-edge tap dance work to examine the intersection of tap and jazz. We welcome you through our red stage door to... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Join us for the entertaining and quotable movies you know and love – or are discovering for the first time! There’s nothing like experiencing a film on the big screen with excitement all around you,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A truly “electrifying” performance! With “singing” Tesla coils, an automated robot, and more, ArcAttack invites you to explore electricity, voltage and current, magnetism, and robotics in a show that combines music with science for an... 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
7:30 pm
Saxophonist Eric Wyatt comes from a line of talented musicians, and his meeting of two great jazz masters, Miles Davis and his godfather, Sonny Rollins, has changed his life and shaped his career. We welcome... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Drum Tao 2020 is the latest production from the internationally acclaimed percussion artists! Their modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. They combine highly physical, large-scale drumming with... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
The band showcases Colby James’ intense vocals and impressive acoustical style along with accomplished professional violinist Heather Church for an electrifying night of live music! We welcome you through our red stage door to find... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
The hilarious Peabody Award-winning hit TV comedy is coming to New Bedford with an all-new Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour! Join creator and original host, Joel Hodgson, in his... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center