EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! The Taste of SouthCoast, New Bedford JazzFest, New Bedford Folk Festival, Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Seaport Chowder Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series: Friday evening block party-style concerts in historic downtown (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
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
3:00 pm
The “Recognition Music Festival” is a fundraising event by the Cape Verdean Recognition Parade Committee and the funds raised are for the benefit of our parade. This year we will be celebrating our 50th Cape... Read more »
Cisco Brewers
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum after hours! This 21+ event mixes art, history, science, and entertainment into the First Friday of every month over the summer. Each night will feature music, a signature drink,... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
12:00 am
New Bedford Folk Festival returns to celebrate its 25th anniversary! For a quarter of a century, the fan favorite festival has gathered world-class contemporary singer/songwriters, traditional Americana, the best in blues, classic Celtic and, of... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
Free outdoor community dance party at Riverside Park! Guest DJ Jacob Herschel of Symposium Records will be joined by New Moon resident DJs baye and Neil Matheson to bring you the freshest, grooviest house, disco,... Read more »
Riverside Park
Jul 23 @ 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
12:00 am
Founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrant men who wanted to recreate the religious festivals that were so common in the villages of their home island and to commemorate their safe passage to these American... Read more »
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
Aug 27 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 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
Oct 22 @ 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