What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.
There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)
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Calendar of Events
oktoberfest october beer festival beer festival music food gastronomy spirits whales whaling Moby Dick Herman Meliville Melville performance museum new bedford free events performance art art art galleries downtown downtown New Bedford seaport cultural district AHA AHA night October events Samantha Johnson Zeiterion Zeiterion Theatre Zeiterion Performing Arts Center America's Got Talent NBMA concert live local artist The Price Is Right gameshow Stories Untold Stage Door Live on-stage Flashdance 80's theater musical Broadway Maniac Thanksgiving Black Friday Christmas holiday Fancy Nancy kids books children's theater Alan Cumming actor pop cabaret Beatles charity film fundraiser House Tour Historic brunch Silent Auction whale ship in the heart of the sea movie whaling museum history live music classical music Rachmaninoff Beethoven Paulus Night out Orchestra Holiday Entertainment Santa Claus Free Gift for children Showstoppers Symphony Britten Schumann Mussorgsky date night Poulenc Ravel Tchaikovsky Fun Bernstein Scrooge matinee tradition Charles Dickens performing arts family New Years Eve New Bedford Whaling Museum party celebration New Years fireworks champagne exhibit outdoor photos outdoor art visual art costume exhibit portuguese adaptation read-a-thon marathon whaling city clam chowder culinary tour seaport cultural district exhibitions whale education moby dick marathon photography exhibition national park national historical park art museum visual arts photo exhibit art exhibit things to do in New Bedford things to do photo art portraits portrait photography video arts multi-media multi-media art art exhibits weekend event free event cultural district exhibits workshops movies shows acting family performance literature The Moth NPR radio storytelling Janis Joplin Woodstock rock n roll classic rock biography musical theater New York dance Bodytraffic Los Angeles dance performance Zeiteiron Canadian Brass brass quartet jazz classical live performance LGBTQ Boston chorus showtunes choral group singing Grace Episcopal Church bullying school Schooltime bullying prevention cafe Bohemian gypsy Celtic Irish St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn WGBH Brian O'Donovan Irish step dancers Celtic music folk music New Bedford Public Library Sherlock Holmes BBC classics classic literature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books page to stage multi-cultural reading saturday night fever remake purchase st true west visual performance south end jazz show jazz performance brass trumpets trombone trombone shorty orleans new orleans funk live show music show jazz concert brass concert gipsy kings spanish flamenco raising cane raisin cane Harlem Harlem renaissance 1920's black history black history month poetry spoken word theatre gallery gallery x modern art raiders of the lost arts free beer summit summit beer challenge rose alley alehouse rose alley alehouse february bars drinking brews craft beer Music in the Gallery cars car car show classic cars antique cars classic car show antique car show union st summer events summer festivals outdoors outdoor car show outdoor festival outdoor exhibit 50's night classic night days of old art exhibition culture art culture Portuguese culture Portugal Tizil Rodrigo Lima Portuguese art mardi gras bourbon street ymca southcoast south coast mardi gras party mardi gras celebration live entertainment nola louisiana 21+ 21+ event sailing music at st anthonys spirit of song ensemble pipe organ cassandra morgan Historic Preservation wine cuisine local restaurants art and culture fine art fiber fiber art women's month fiber arts month women women in art free art free exhibit free exhibits tribute Queen kids and family family fun science fiction ocean sea life doo wop vintage retro Kid Kyle 60s Chinese circus acrobatics Grammy-winning Bambaleo Wild Things childrens books interactive play children's book wild rumpus folk rock acoustic blues Paul Rishell Annie Raines ballet Cinderella family friendly fado feast Day of Portugal Mexico Cinco De Mayo mariachi world music Melissa Etheridge summer concert New Bedford Folk Festival New Bedford Folk Fest NB Folk Fest outdoor music summer festival music festival conference historic district street festival Portuguese food local culture festa Portuguese feast Madeira outdoor performance Fort Taber waterfront Quinn Sullivan Shemeika Copeland lobster wine tasing whale boats auction swim run bike cycle Underground Railroad Educational author parade walking tour fishing road race crafts The Voice celebrity Cee Lo hip hop urban R&B rides circus Angels fundraising concert arts writing teens local food baked goods buy local farmers market fresh vegetables fundraising event children's event writers conference craft arts community nature Kellie Pickler American Idol live concert country CMT Americana bluegrass Old Crow Medicine Show Wagon Wheel Grand Ole Opry Mariza fadista TEDX Ted Talks UMass Dartmouth TEDX New Bedford in concert Kansas African American History STEVEN YOUNG ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH new bedford symphony orchestra john williams chamber music marion southcoastchambermusicseries southdartmouth comedy live comedy The Z Comedy X political comedy political satire election season Bee Gees disco Stayin Alive tribute band tribute act stand up Jay Leno The Tonight Show library ghosts Halloween movie theatre Paranorman zombies Beetlejuice Michael Keaton Alec Baldwin Geena Davis movie marathon PG movie silent film silent movie Wurlitzer classic film Rocky Horror Dr. Frank-N-Furter Rocky Horror Live live cast shadow cast interactive Rated R clean comedy Brian Regan fiddle guitar singer-songwriter night life things to do for hallowee things to do for halloween things to do in new bedford for halloween things to do in new bedford for hallowee night life in new bedford lgbt night life live performance in new bedford lgbt night life in new bedford lgbtq night life lgbtq night life in new bedford lgbtq night life near me lgbt halloween night life near me nigh life near me halloween party halloween parties halloween dance halloween dance parties things to do for halloween in new bedford cape cod queens of the southcoast plymouth fall river attleboro seekonk rhode island providence LGBTTQQIAAP LGBTTQQIAAP2SAA architecture house painting holidays Chirstmas local music local artists Ebeneezer Scrooge Christmas tradition Holiday Stroll Ireland Led Zeppelin cover band Mim Paquin Jason Robinette Adam Morris Russ Campoli Christmas Concert sculptor sculptures Buzzards Bay Coalition Buzzards Bay Brewing hors' d oeuvres catered by Elaine Sculptor John Evans John Evans New Collection of Sculptures Hors d' oeuvres free admission shop dance barre lecture learning arts education MOMIX Opus Cactus choreography dancer WCAI The Moth Radio Hour podcast Elvis Elvis impersonator Elvis Presley Elvis tribute prevention drug abuse rehabilitation therapy drug abuse program Drug Story Theatre opioid crisis play romantic comedy Purchase Street The Giver Australia Ten Tenors male vocalist Shawn Mullins 90s rock St Pats A Celtic Sojourn radio show The Beatles RAIN US Coast Guard free performance Che Malambo Argentina Latin dance Latin music Popovich rescue animals pet theatre stage animals health talk commercial fishing artifacts maritime archeology oral history Azorean Maritime Heritage Society maritime world war II nonprofit Reggae Dancing DJs Beach Food Trucks opera B-52 summer Summer sizzle party rock party band life at sea acushnet magic camp magic after school program Kevin Spencer autism special needs creative arts edcuation community outreach community health intervention high school art therapy Bob Woodward Washington Post news Presidental election journalism discussion Robert Redford New Bedford Lyceum Zoe Lewis oldies easy listening Todd Baptista Annie Carol Burnett sing along Pippin live theatre Viva Portugal Club Madeirense Cosulate of Portugal Prince Henry Society Carlos Do Carmo Keigwin & Co Civil War Union Longshoremen President debate adults kids The Magpie Salute The Black Crowes oil drilling 2017IPMA Stories humor arts and crafts Rope Marlinspike Newfoundland community boating 505 North Americans Racing Boating Buzzards Bay zoo The Cult workshop dance class George Thorogood Bad to the Bone Dave Mason Amos Lee Sweet Pea buttonwood park zoo buttonwood park S&G Project Gallery Artist Reception Hatch Street Studios knit and crochet kayak Brian Wilson Beach Boys Pet Sounds album records Tapeface mime Author reading Tall ship seafood BYOB i love new bedford musicfest swimming cycling running demonstration new bedford ballet Tattoos maine Maritime Heritage Shakespeare park Azorean whaleboat Bela Vista Lance Lee Second Half Famine Fenians Catalpa author events satire David Sedaris musicals national tour Tony Awards Broadway musical moive marathon movies at The Z Halloween movie double feature The Addams Family Coraline Lon Chaney stage play book club ideas worth spreading professional development Frozen Disney Lightwire Theatre Christmas at The Z wildlife series Stewards of the Sea whales today Manjiro Manjiro Nakahama Japan Asia whalers Manhattan Short Manhattan Shorts Film festival michel labens handicap access st anthony of padua choir organist david langevin gardening mountainfilm Joshua Slocum ghost #triathlon #multisport #duathlon Judy Lund shark Sea Turtles Herman Melville Hospitality becky chace nutcracker New Bedford Historical Society chanteys Open Water Swim Fundraise Volunteer outsoors Migration and Millwork Story Hour Story SusanWener Folk Fest Yamato drummers drums drumming guest speaker Patti Smith Devotion author event staged reading Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford Jessica Lange modern dance dance company Artsbridge illusionist medium Ladysmith Black Mambazo African Russian ballet classical ballet The Oak Ridge Boys Charlotte's Web kids theater kid friendly soundtrack Antonio Sanchez Oscars Oscar winner Birdman Johnny Cash Jerry Lee Lewis Karl Perkins Sun Recrods Tony winner comedy night portuguese music Ana Moura ukulele Hawaii The Things They Carried book to stage Vietnam War veteran veterans issues war acrobats circus tricks Chinese kid friend tribute performance Ruben Studdard Luther Vandross Pinkalicious free festival Portuguese festival Ms Magazine feminism Gloria Steinem Curious George childrens literature live theater Culture Park folk festival makers space space rental