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?!)

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 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
6:00 pm
Alex Bocconcelli, Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), with over 100 research cruises under his belt, will dive deep into the science of beaked whales. Very little is known about these elusive whales... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
Cuban born Jose Mateo explores the ways dance artists are creating deliberate social change. While the arts have always had an impact on the way social order is perceived, many artists in today’s highly-connected global... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
6:00 pm
Dolphin expert Richard C. Connor, Ph.D. will be talking politics – dolphin politics that is, during his presentation at the Whaling Museum on April 4. Dr. Connor will share 30 years of incredible discoveries about... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Jon Campbell owned a workboat before he owned a car. In those days bay scallops, clams, and quahogs, flounder and lobsters were abundant in the coastal ponds and Narragansett Bay. Regulations were few and the... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
12:00 am
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, is pleased to present Finding and Avoiding Fish as the Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, April 19th at... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
New Bedford’s Troubadour live at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center!For more than 40 years, Art Tebbetts has provided SouthCoast music fans with wit, warmth, and skill as a guitarist and vocalist. His roots in... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Browse high-quality antiques from some of New England’s most respected dealers at the 10th Annual Nautical Antiques Show, part of Scrimshaw Weekend at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The show runs from noon to 5... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – May 12 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Attend the world’s only regular scrimshaw forum, where enthusiasts from across the country and abroad gather to enjoy this distinctive and beautiful art form. Enjoy two full days of discovery, learning, and stimulating talks PLUS... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
7:00 pm
Take the journey! Watch the full-feature lionfish documentary that inspired the naming of a US Congressional bill. Meet the players – Activists are desperately trying to convince government officials to adopt an ingenious lionfish population... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
7:00 pm
The music of the legendary Broadway creative team of Lerner & Loewe is the focus for the collaboration of Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum and Seaglass Theater Company’s Return to Camelot on August 22, 2019... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum