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 Fall Events and Festivals and 2019 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
12:00 am
Working on the Waterfront: Words and Images of Shoreside Workers focuses on the important role of shoreside workers. Drawing on oral history interviews conducted over the course of a year, the exhibit gives visitors an... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
When the desire to make a living from the sea intersects with politics and corruption, commercial fishermen are driven to their limits, and beyond. Salt of the Sea is the story of commercial groundfishing in... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
7:00 pm
Join us as lobsterman Steve Holler shares his story as we continue our A Day in the Life series. Steve began fishing at the age of 14 when his ex-Navy SEAL uncle pulled him off... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
6:30 pm
Join us for the launch of Paul Doucette’s book, Neptune’s Nor’easter! He will read excerpts, discuss how he came to write about his father’s story, and sign copies of his book which will be available... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host Scanning Day, an opportunity for the public to share and preserve a digital image of their fishing industry photographs, documents, and other records for future generations. The... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join us for our monthly Dock-u-mentary film! Life by Lobster is a 55-minute documentary that takes you inside the lives of five young lobster fishermen determined to pursue this proud traditional vocation against steadily mounting... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will host Scanning Day, an opportunity for the public to share and preserve a digital image of their fishing industry photographs, documents, and other records for future generations. The... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center