EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! 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?!)

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of the Top 10 Things to do in New Bedford!

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Calendar of Events
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
An LGBTQ+ Artist Showcase presented by The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network of New Bedford and Gallery X, featuring over 75 works by 26 local LGBTQ+ & ally artists. The exhibition will be on view at... Read more »
Gallery X
12:00 am
DATMA and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “WATER 2021” this summer and offer free, public art to all in New Bedford. Swiss sound-installation artist, Zimoun, will bring a majestic installation... Read more »
UMass Dartmouth CVPA Star Store Swain Gallery
12:00 am
DATMA and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “WATER 2021” this summer and offer free, public art to all in New Bedford. This public outdoor exhibition will showcase largescale but intimate... Read more »
Along the harborfront walkways and downtown along Union Street between Water Street and North 2nd Street
12:00 am
DATMA and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “WATER 2021” this summer and offer free, public art to all in New Bedford. In partnership with the School for Marine Science and... Read more »
downtown New Bedford
7:00 pm
An endearing coming-of-age film from Brazil, Valentina stars trans YouTube influencer Thiessa Woinbackk in her feature film debut for which she received an Outstanding Performance Award at Outfest LA. When Valentina must move to the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy your lunch break amongst roses, in the parterre garden of the Museum. Rick Finneran, RJD’s Manager of Facilities, gives a 30-minute tour in the garden, addressing design elements, rose care, and the history of... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
This summer, we are celebrating the Center’s five-year anniversary and the official grand opening of More than a Job with an event on June 26th! Watch demonstrations of model boat making and other industry skills.... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
7:00 pm
Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli’s sophomore feature examines a tight-knit group of trans and genderqueer artists, writers, activists, living intertwined lives in Brooklyn. It traces the couplings that form and are quietly strained as the group... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
The Moby Show “A Whale’s Tale” Call for Artists , July Show!!! June 30th-Aug. 1st, 2021 Opening reception Sat. July 3rd Closing reception/ Herman Melville’s Birthday Sun. Aug. 1st 3-5:00 PM All Media welcome 3’x3′... Read more »
Gallery X
7:00 pm
Premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Searchers is a humorous and touching documentary about dating in the age of apps. The film beautifully cinematic as it follows a wide range of people across age,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Join New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park for a performance by The Johnson Girls. The performance will take place outside at the garden of the New Bedford Whaling National... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
7:00 pm
Winner of an audience award at Sundance, director Marion Hill’s debut feature is a sumptuous film set in the French countryside about a polyamorous triad navigating their complicated connections. With its subtle and complex script... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
Set in the Badlands of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge reservation, Chloé Zhao’s award-winning first feature, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, displays her gift for capturing the rugged beauty of rural... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies back in 1986. Three decades on, the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:30 pm
The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EMISUNSHINE have captured the nation’s attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: “Sounds like the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
The Z is thrilled to present Black Panther in partnership with New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! in support of its new exhibition Uncommon Threads: The Works of Ruth E. Carter to celebrate the career of Massachusetts-born... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center