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
oktoberfest october beer festival beer festival music food gastronomy spirits whales Moby Dick Melville performance museum new bedford free events performance art art art galleries downtown downtown New Bedford seaport cultural district AHA AHA night Zeiterion Zeiterion Theatre Zeiterion Performing Arts Center America's Got Talent NBMA concert live local artist Stage Door Live on-stage Flashdance 80's theater musical Broadway Christmas holiday kids books children's theater actor pop charity film fundraiser House Tour Historic Silent Auction movie whaling museum history live music classical music Night out Orchestra Holiday Entertainment Free Gift for children Symphony date night Ravel Fun performing arts family New Years Eve New Bedford Whaling Museum party celebration fireworks outdoor visual art portuguese 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 photo art art exhibits free event workshops movies acting family performance literature The Moth NPR radio storytelling rock n roll classic rock musical theater dance dance performance jazz classical live performance LGBTQ Boston choral group singing Celtic Irish St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn WGBH Brian O'Donovan Irish step dancers Celtic music folk music New Bedford Public Library classics classic literature books page to stage multi-cultural reading purchase st live show black history black history month poetry spoken word theatre gallery free craft beer Music in the Gallery union st summer events outdoors outdoor festival 50's night culture Portuguese culture Portugal Portuguese art south coast live entertainment sailing music at st anthonys spirit of song ensemble cassandra morgan Historic Preservation art and culture fine art women's month women tribute Queen kids and family family fun ocean doo wop Chinese circus acrobatics childrens books folk rock acoustic blues ballet family friendly fado Day of Portugal world music summer concert New Bedford Folk Festival New Bedford Folk Fest NB Folk Fest conference Portuguese food local culture festa Portuguese feast Madeira outdoor performance waterfront wine tasing swim bike Underground Railroad Educational author parade walking tour crafts hip hop R&B rides circus fundraising concert teens local food buy local farmers market fresh vegetables fundraising event youth children's event arts community new bedford art museum nature American Idol live concert country Americana bluegrass fadista Ted Talks UMass Dartmouth TEDX New Bedford in concert African American History new bedford symphony orchestra john williams comedy live comedy The Z tribute band library ghosts Halloween Michael Keaton silent film silent movie Wurlitzer classic film Rocky Horror Rocky Horror Live fiddle guitar singer-songwriter things to do for halloween night life in new bedford live performance in new bedford halloween party painting local artists Christmas tradition Ireland Led Zeppelin cover band Mim Paquin Jason Robinette Adam Morris Russ Campoli Christmas Concert sculptures Buzzards Bay Coalition 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 sculpture 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 Curious George childrens literature live theater Culture Park folk festival makers space space rental Greater New Bedford Community Health Center New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park Seven Hills Behavioral Health South Coast LGBTQ Network The Women's Center UMass Dartmouth Center for Women Gender & Sexuality YWCA Southeastern MA Douglass Project 2018 Debussy piano Cape Verdean local history Murals mural painting printmaking animation interactive digital media Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Paul Cuffe jewelry making sailor craft maritime music dinner July 4 4th of July Custom House Square park ranger rangers pointing at things easter Sleeping Beauty junior ranger all ages school vacation Local History Guild Sailors' Series adult John Burnham lectures World War I navy Day environment worksop symposium Rotch Jones Duff the second half Charlie Kin and Ed Howland recall Norman Fortier Padanaram’s beloved marine painter and photographer. Each has special memories and particular favorites among the nearly 60 native american documentary traditional music appalachian music New Bedford Science Norway Folk art party for the planet Philip Hoare accordion regatta 29er hand crafted immigration immigrant experience free workshop Creative Classroom folkloric dance Haitian dance Haiti dance workshop Haitian culture veterans military free movie free film screening documentary film veterans experience bus tour Jacobs Pillow The Berkshires roadtrip day trip motor coach Devon Allman The Allman Brothers southern rock kids theatre summer camp theater camp Wizard Of Oz theater instruction acting class youth acting American Idol LIVE Postmodern Jukebox Youtube Youtube Star model boats rocksteady dancehall cooking demo workboats