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
Demonstration: Nantucket Basket Weaving @ New Bedford Whaling Museum
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Demonstration: Nantucket Basket Weaving @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Watch as experienced weavers Lou and Bonnie Silverstein demonstrate the time-honored practice of basket-weaving. In the mid-1800’s crewmen serving duty on lightships off the coast of Nantucket created Nantucket Lightship Baskets as a way to... Read more »
Steven Ujifusa Lecture: Delano & Grinnell – A Tale of Two Clippers @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Author Steven Ujifusa will discuss the lives of two remarkable men born near New Bedford, Massachusetts during the age of sail, the revolutionary ships they owned, and New Bedford’s crucial role in the development of... Read more »
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening - A Spectacle in Motion THE EXPERIENCE @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
9:00 am
Experience the incredible “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World” – America’s longest painting – as a moving picture show! The original 1848 “Grand Panorama” (on exhibit at Kilburn Mill in New Bedford... 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 »
Silver Screen Summer: Top Gun @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Top Gun @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer at The Z kicks off with this 1986 classic, starring Tom Cruise! Join us for two screenings: Matinee @ 2PM, Evening @ 7PM. Tickets are $3 per show. Tickets available online... 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 »
Silver Screen Summer: Lawrence of Arabia @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Lawrence of Arabia @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
The Silver Screen Summer at The Z continues with this sprawling 1962 epic, widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time. Join us for two screenings: Matinee @ 2PM, Evening @ 7PM. Tickets... Read more »
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
This 1988 blockbuster brought together live-action and animation in one of the most beloved films of the era, reuniting us with some our favorite Disney characters and introducing the iconic Jessica Rabbit. Join us for... Read more »
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
End Of The Summer Movie Night 2018 @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
The City of New Bedford Presents “See-Worthy” Summer Heroes on August 24th in Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford. Come see the Pixar classic “The Incredibles” at 7:30 followed by the 2018 Marvel hit... 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 »
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Silver Screen Summer: Raiders of the Lost Ark @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Indiana Jones debuted to the world in Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film and spawned one of the most successful franchises in movie history. Join us on the first of Indy’s many adventures! Join us for two... 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 »
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NOVEMBER AHA! Night – Made In NB @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Join us for AHA! Night when art, history and architecture come alive in New Bedford! On November 8 we invite you to celebrate people, places & things that are Made in NB. This is also... Read more »