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 Events and Festivals here.

Calendar of Events
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Blue Collars Book Launch Party @ Inner Bay Cafe | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
Spinner Publications celebrates its new book, BLUE COLLARS, a novel written by local author, Catherine McLaughlin. On Thursday, June 21 a book launch party will be held at Inner Bay Cafe, 1339 Cove Rd, New... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
4th of July with Frederick Douglass @ Custom House Square | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Meet Frederick Douglass and other people who lived in New Bedford during the 1800s. At 12:00 Frederick Douglass will give a speech in which he discusses slavery, independence, justice, and what it means to be... Read more »
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Starts at Buttonwood Park
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade @ Starts at Buttonwood Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
SAVE THE DATE for the 46th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade on July 7th, 2018. Stay tuned for further details.
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series Neighborhoods of the Textile Era @ Grinnell Mansion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Neighborhoods of the Textile Era, July 12 Gather at 6pm at the Grinnell Mansion, 379 County Street. New Bedford was an important center for textile production in the world at the industry’s peak in the... Read more »
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Polish Summerfest @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Grounds
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Polish Summerfest @ Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Grounds | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
Greater New Bedford’s largest Polish-American festival, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Summerfest, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, on the church grounds at 235 N. Front Street, in the... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »
New Bedford Preservation Society Summer Walking Tour Series  Victorian New Bedford @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Victorian New Bedford, August 9 Gather at 6pm at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are characteristic of the 19th century architectural styles of New... Read more »
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 25 all-day
Local Bands Mini Music Fest @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Join New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park on Saturday, August 25, for the park’s first-ever Local Bands Mini Music Fest. The day features a variety of local artists showcasing their unique, SouthCoast talent. The event... Read more »
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach @ West Beach Pavilion  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
Reggae on West Beach is a 3-Part Summer Series featuring DJs spinning the best in the reggae styles of rocksteady, roots, ska, and dancehall. Last Sunday of each month 3pm-7pm. Family-friendly and FREE! The kick... Read more »