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
12:30 pm
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look at an oceanographic research expedition in action during a live link with scientists who are exploring the wreck of the steamship PORTLAND, which lies on the seafloor of NOAA’s Stellwagen... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
9:00 am
Smithsonian #MuseumDay is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s theme is #YearOfMusic. The New Bedford Whaling Museum will join other participating museums and cultural institutions across the country to... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
10:00 am
Join Emily Bourne Research Fellow, Ann O’Leary, and “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast” adviser Mary Howland Smoyer for “Women Activists: Abolitionists and Philanthropists,” a guided walking tour in downtown New Bedford highlighting... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
8:00 pm
Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and even won their Superbowl of Comedy. Bob has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
10:30 am
Learn about the history of New Bedford through the lives of women who fought to make the world a better place on this free one-hour guided tour. Hear stories of inspiring, civically-engaged SouthCoast women such... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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
Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown, and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and front man of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Choreographer showcase of local, national and international films. Join us for an film presentation of short experimental dances created specifically for the camera. The films collected here represent a diversity of cultural backgrounds and artistic... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
9:00 am
Investigate themes raised in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s major exhibition “De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting” with experts in the field. The exhibition explores the Whaling Museum’s extraordinary... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
3:00 pm
Silent film with live soundtrack! The 1925 picture stars Mary Philbin as Christine and Lon Chaney as the Phantom for a unique theater experience as The Z’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ provides the soundtrack to the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
The devil and his mistresses visit The Z this Halloween! The 1987 feature film follows three single women (Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer) who yearn for “Mr. Right” in a picturesque New England town.... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Live Shadowcast from RKO Army! The cult classic with a twist returns! RKO Army performs a live shadowcast as the movie starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick rolls on screen. Whether you’ve seen... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
National tour of the Tony and GRAMMY Award-Winning Broadway hit! Long before Carole King was a chart-topping music legend, she was a Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of... 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
Much has changed in the 15 years since Napoleon Dynamite was released, but the characters have stayed in our hearts! Join us for a unique evening that includes a full screening of the beloved indie... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
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