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
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
12:00 am
The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s landmark exhibition “A Wild Note of Longing” brings together major masterworks across the career of New Bedford native, Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917), who achieved legendary status among artists during his... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm
Gather together again for free concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford! Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site... Read more »
Custom House Square
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
An outdoor dance party at Riverside Park featuring New Moon resident and guest DJs playing a variety of dance music styles from house to disco to techno and more!
Riverside Park
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm
Gather together again for free concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford! Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site... Read more »
Custom House Square
3:00 pm
AUGUST 15: New Genre/ Surf Rock/Punk and Hip Hop The Cool & Deadly (NYC Infusion of Surf Rock, Dub, Punk) and Chachi Carvalho and The International Players (Mix of genres creating a unique blend of... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm
Gather together again for free concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford! Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site... Read more »
Custom House Square
2:00 pm
Join us and enjoy some of the best in Craft Beer and Food Trucks in Eastern MA and RI. This is a limited ticketed event and no tickets will be sold at the door. Get... Read more »
Madeira Field, New Bedford, MA
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm
Gather together again for free concerts at Custom House Square in downtown New Bedford! Bring a lawn chair and lounge in the park, or sit under the tent and have a drink from the on-site... Read more »
Custom House Square
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm
6:00 pm
In the Harbor Gallery overlooking the Port of New Bedford, Seaglass Theater Company presents The Lure of the Sea, a concert of classical vocal repertoire that highlights the relationship of fishermen and women to the... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
9:00 am
Back by popular demand– Buy Black NB brings you an event with a hand-selected diverse group of local vendors offering you an opportunity to find your next favorite product! Celebrate the summer and enjoy art,... Read more »
Rotch Jones Duff House
3:00 pm
AUGUST 29: Reggae Season Finale Natural Element Band followed by Mighty Mystic For more info, visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/reggaeonwestbeach Reggae/Music On West Beach is a four-part Sunday summer series beginning in July, featuring two... Read more »
West Beach Pavilion
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
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Susan Werner performs music that effortlessly slides between folk, jazz, and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and charm. Throughout her expansive career, boundless versatility has emerged as a hallmark of Susan’s talent, and has... Read more »
Wamsutta Club