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 in historic downtown and 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!

Calendar of Events
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Join us to hear about how artists are using their studio research to talk about their concepts and aesthetics Presenting artist for this event is John Jameson
Co+Creative Center
May 26 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Thursday, May 26, 2022 • 7 PM • 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford MA Over thirty-seven years and stronger than ever!! “North Sea Gas” is one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands with great vocals... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Join us to hear about how artists are using their studio research to talk about their concepts and aesthetics Presenting artist for this event is Kate Frazer Rego
Co+Creative Center
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
The NBSO and The Drawing Room present the second annual Sonata Saturdays series on the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October! NBSO musicians will serenade you outside The Drawing Room’s new location at... Read more »
The Drawing Room
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 5:30 am
4:00 pm
The public is invited to an open forum to provide their views and to learn more about the creation of a mural in recognition of Booker T. Washington who visited New Bedford several times at... Read more »
Church Home - Pilgrim United Church of Christ
7:00 pm
Mel Brooks’ hilarious film about a washed-up director and his buddies who attempt to make a comeback with a latter-day silent movie! Mel Funn (Mel Brooks), Marty Eggs (Marty Feldman) and Dom Bell (Dom DeLuise)... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
2:00 pm
What started out in 1982 at a Western Massachusetts elderly housing project has developed into the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical extravaganza better known as the Young@Heart Chorus! They joyfully pass the time instead of passing before... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day
12:00 am
20mi2 is an invitation to co-create, activate and celebrate every neighborhood in the 20 square miles that are the port-side city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Cultural organizations, non-profits, business and individuals throughout the city are... Read more »
City-wide
12:00 am
5pm -10pm. Stage performances of hip hop, indie rock, piano and drag artists from 6-8pm. Night Light Dance Party from 8-10pm. Vendors, community partners, info tables, live artists and more!
Custom House Square
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
Rick Finneran, RJD’s Lead Gardener gives a 30-minute tour in the garden, addressing design elements, rose care, and the history of the neighborhood. This event is free as part of AHA night.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Muesum
6:00 pm
VIP IV Walking Tour – Notable People in New Bedford History June 9, 2022 This Walking Tour will highlight people as well as places significant in the development of New Bedford. 2022. Gather at the... Read more »
James Arnold Mansion
12:00 pm
Friday, June 10, 2022 • 12 PM EST / 4 PM GMT • Free For our fourth Mid-Day Mug Up on June 10, 2022, Portuguese-Canadian author Alison Neilson (CICS.NOVA Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Sciences, Nova... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
9:30 am
Brooklawn Park, while being an urban park, is also home to lots of wildlife. Join a Mass Audubon naturalist on a walk through the park in search of birds. Whether you’ve never been on a... Read more »
Brooklawn Park / Wilks Library
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A beautiful swan, a handsome prince, a wicked sorceress, an evil curse – the embodiment of a top-notch fairytale. Add to the mix charming little peacocks, newts and toads, and enchanting swans en pointe. Please... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
NEW BEDFORD. Spinner Publications introduces the second in a four-part series of panel discussions celebrating the life of Captain Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) of Westport. Titled “Captain Paul Cuffe: Entrepreneur,” the event will take place on... Read more »
Wamsutta Club
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
NEW BEDFORD BALLET’S SWAN LAKE SATURDAY, JUNE 11, AT 2PM & 8PM ————————————————————————– A beautiful swan, a handsome prince, a wicked sorceress, an evil curse – the embodiment of a top-notch fairytale. Add to the... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center