EVENTS

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, International 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?!)

You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2018 Events and Festivals here.

 

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Calendar of Events
AHA! Mothers and Daughters @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AHA! Mothers and Daughters @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
At New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, rangers and volunteers will reenact a lively discussion about the lives of famous mother and daughter​,​ Anna and Rosetta Douglass​ at 6:30​. ​And first, the life and times... Read more »
Film and Discussion, Slavery by Another Name @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Film and Discussion, Slavery by Another Name @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
During our year-long commemoration of the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birth, we look at slavery in America, throughout its history. This film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Viviane Saleh-Hanna, Chairperson,... Read more »
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 2:30 pm
Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:30 pm
2018 marks the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’s birth. We commemorate him this year with a special walking tour that traces his footsteps and explores his words, like: “My first afternoon, on reaching New Bedford, was... Read more »
Juneteenth Family Celebration @ Abolition Row Park
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Juneteenth Family Celebration @ Abolition Row Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
A celebration of the ending of slavery across the U.S. in 1865 with African music, dance, and story telling. Re-enacters will be on hand to tell the stories of New Bedford residents who fought for... Read more »
The Whaling Days Walking Tour @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – Sep 30 @ 10:30 am
The Whaling Days Walking Tour @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:30 am
Find out why New Bedford was the 19th Century’s world capitol of industrial whaling. What caused the decline of this source of oil energy? What can we learn from the earliest globalized energy industry and... Read more »