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?!)
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You can download a printable sample of New Bedford’s 2019 Events and Festivals here.
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 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 exhibit outdoor visual art portuguese marathon 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 video arts art exhibits free event cultural workshops movies acting family performance literature The Moth NPR radio storytelling rock n roll classic rock musical theater dance dance performance Zeiteiron jazz classical live performance LGBTQ Boston showtunes 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 funk live show black history black history month poetry spoken word theatre gallery gallery x free craft beer Music in the Gallery car show classic cars union st summer events summer festivals outdoors outdoor festival 50's night art exhibition culture Portuguese culture Portugal Portuguese art south coast live entertainment sailing music at st anthonys spirit of song ensemble pipe organ cassandra morgan Historic Preservation art and culture fine art fiber art women's month fiber arts month women free exhibits 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 historic district Portuguese food local culture festa Portuguese feast Madeira outdoor performance Fort Taber waterfront lobster wine tasing swim bike Underground Railroad Educational author walk parade walking tour crafts hip hop R&B sports entertainment rides circus Angels fundraising concert teens local food buy local farmers market fresh vegetables fundraising event youth children's event arts community new bedford art museum haskell public gardens nature American Idol live concert country Americana bluegrass fadista Ted Talks UMass Dartmouth TEDX New Bedford in concert African American History STEVEN YOUNG ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH 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 architecture historic Casavant pipe organ painting holidays local artists Christmas tradition Holiday Stroll 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 garden 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 song 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 local author ghost #triathlon #multisport #duathlon Judy Lund shark Sea Turtles Herman Melville rosalind mohnsen 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 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 month of portugal classic movie Top Gun Tom Cruise Silver Screen Summer old Hollywood Indiana Jones Lighting the Way Historic Women Spectacle in Motion panorama free fun friday Historic Renovation soul sicilian Italian car meet airport aviation airplanes Party for the ocean crankie world food Tastes of the Panorama Taste of the Panorama Labrador Book reading mancini Indian mariners Wooden Boat Bristol Community College BCC abolitionist literacy march freedom Quaker audition James Jordan organ recital kites Guatemalan MakerSpace echoes of the panorama grand panorama kilburn mill ceramics works on paper science spooky history guild historic houses book signing arctic cathedral church bazaar games raffles hand made crafts meat pies chicken pot pies home made crafts storm plastic tree lighting Home Alone holiday movie New Bedford tree lighting Downtown NB Christmas movie David Crosby 70s Crosby Blackberry Smoke Bing Crosby White Christmas Celtic Christmas puppetry Eric Carle IPMA nasa historic pipe organ Spirit of Saint Anthony Choir sumi ink holiday sale religious holiday party Gardens horticulture fashion boxing amateurboxing kilburnmill kilburnfights Melville in Love valentine's day violin soprano Navy Band Memorial Service art film one man show Winston Churchill musical movie Julie Andrews Sound of Music Saint Patrick's Day fiddle player dance lecture dance theory lecture series Jose Mateo Ballet Hispanico fairy tale Women's History Music video beaked whales DTAG WHOI speaker mixedmedia collage artworkshop textiles womans month new bedford half marathon event open mic HERstory March AHA poets Co-Creative Center Commune-N-Tea poetry community writing community poets of NB Nautical Antiques Antiques Scrimshaw scrimshaw weekend Jamaican Cape Verdean food Jamaican food reggae DJs Steel Drums Caribbean Harmony Band El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble Felix Brown Band Felix Brown reggae bands dolphins Richard Connor Buckcherry Joyous Wolf The Vault at Greasy Luck The Quins Small Town Titans
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join NBAM/ArtWorks! on March 29, 2019, from 6 – 8 PM in celebrating the 2019 Patrons of the Arts Honorees Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield and Ralph and Merry Eustis. The Ditchfield’s and the Eustis’s are... Read more »
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A concert of music composed during the lifetime of Amelia Hickling Jones, in the way it might have been experienced in the parlor of the home. Featuring soprano/violinist Helen Hassinger, soprano Patrice Tiedemann, and music... Read more »
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/ArtWorks!) and the New Bedford Historical Society present a solo exhibition of a South Coast-born photographer’s intimate portraits of the Obamas. Pete Souza is a native of South Dartmouth, MA, and... Read more »
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm
FREE….FREE…..FREE….Come help us celebrate the opening of the Museum of Madeira Heritage, 20 years ago. Traditional Madeira Music, Silent auction, and many many surprises, Museum will be open! The Museum of Madeiran Heritage was opened... Read more »