City Celebrates! NEW YEAR’S EVE 2021

December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Bedford Tourism Department
City Celebrates! NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021 @ Downtown New Bedford

Family Fun Throughout Downtown 5PM-8PM

Fireworks by State Pier 8:30PM

City Celebrates! 2021 New Year’s Eve!

Free programming from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Check out amazing street performers, stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters, and…

  • Seamen’s Bethel featuring harpist Eva MacFarlane 5:00-7:00PM
  • A dynamic Toe Jam Puppet Band performance  at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30PM outside at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
  • NEW! Take a photo with Elsa, Ana and Olaf inside the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
  • Living Art: Fortune Teller by Ten31 Productions, hot cocoa and at the Zeiterion Penler Space 6:00-8:00PM
  • Jedlie’s Magic Circus presents a Family Magic Workshop at the New Bedford Art Museum 5:30 and 6:30PM

(Locations subject to change)

In Wings Court & Custom House Square

  • DJ Anghelli will be spinning dance hits in Wings Court 5:00-8:00PM
  • Check out Mr. Vinny’s Bubble Guys and Gals in Wings Court 5:30-7:30PM
  • Extraordinary Arts performances with stilt walkers, and glow fans (Purchase Street, Wing’s Court, Custom House Square)
  • Cirque de Light will heat up the night with improvisational fire spinning and LED hoop performances from 5:00-8:00PM in Custom House Square
  • Living snow globe in Wings Court
  • Vinny’s Miracle Fish Puppet downtown 6:00-8:00PM

(Locations subject to change)


Don’t miss the FIREWORKS on the waterfront by State Pier at 8:30 pm!

For more information and a complete updated list of New Year’s Events visit

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