EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! Whether you're looking for live music, festivals, art openings, lectures, farmer's markets, family-friendly activities, or live theater, New Bedford is the place to go for the best events on the South Coast.

Calendar of Events

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12:00 am
Thirsty Thursday’s with New Bedford’s own The Concept Band. Bringing you a smaller intimate acoustic set for dinner, drinks and sing alongs. Each and every Thursday in Downtown New Bedford @ The Rose Alley Alehouse
Rose Alley Alehouse
Oct 14 2023 @ 7:30 pm – May 18 2024 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
HERE’S A LOOK AT NBSO’S 2023-24 SEASON: Three Worlds Saturday, October 14, 7:30 PM Yaniv Dinur, conductor Sydney Lee, cello James Lee III: Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Edward Elgar: Cello... Read more »
New Bedford High School
12:00 am
New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF) proudly announces its 11th Anniversary concert of regional and national jazz, on Sunday, December 3, from 2:00-6:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm). New Bedford JazzFest features 24 musicians, cash bar,... Read more »
Steeple Playhouse
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
3:30 pm
Our perennially sold-out Holiday Pops concerts are something you and your family won’t want to miss! The spirit of the season is alive and well with Yaniv, our musicians, and special guests, including The Showstoppers... Read more »
Bronspiegel Auditorium, New Bedford High School
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Our perennially sold-out Holiday Pops concerts are something you and your family won’t want to miss! The spirit of the season is alive and well with Yaniv, our musicians, and special guests, including The Showstoppers... Read more »
Bronspiegel Auditorium, New Bedford High School
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
The Z invites musicians and music lovers to grab your instruments for a jam session led by sax player and music educator Emmanuel “Manny” Escobar! Shed all your cares, enjoy live music, improv and jam... Read more »
New Bedford Co-Creative Center
7:30 pm
Join local Cape Verdean musical legend Amilton Tavares, backed by his talented band, for a memorable night of live music! Together they deliver the traditional and beautiful sounds of the Cape Verde Islands. While the... Read more »
Kilburn Mill
12:00 am
Ready for a night of ‘Thump & Soul’ that’ll have you Groovin’, Dancin’ and Feeling Good! The GroovaLottos at the CV Vets Hall is where you want to be!
Cape Verdean Memorial Vets Hall
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
GNBCS presents A CELEBRATION OF CAROLS: Vivaldi’s “Magnificat”, Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”, and familiar favorites. Come and enjoy seasonal music at Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford. Directed by Raymond Buttero and featuring soprano soloist Elizabeth... Read more »
Grace Episcopal Church
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Christmas Candlelight Service on December 17th, 2023 at 4pm!! We will be kicking off the holiday week with some great folks!! Please come down and hear Pastor Paul Wheeler deliver... Read more »
Seamen's Bethel
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Come sing with us this spring! Open rehearsals Tuesday, January 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2024 from 7 to 9 PM at the First Unitarian Church, corner of County and Union streets. No Auditions Required! Program... Read more »
First Unitarian Church
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit movies “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat,” embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band... Read more »
New Bedford High School
10:00 am
An international tour based on the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band tradition. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, this stage performance incorporates original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40... Read more »
New Bedford High School
7:30 pm
What do Yaniv, our musicians, Tom and Jerry, Homer Simpson, and the Pink Panther all have in common? They want to get animated! And so will you at this concert of wonderful music from films... Read more »
Bronspiegel Auditorium, New Bedford High School
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
The Z invites musicians and music lovers to grab your instruments for a jam session led by sax player and music educator Emmanuel “Manny” Escobar! Shed all your cares, enjoy live music, improv and jam... Read more »
New Bedford Co-Creative Center
12:30 pm
A new musical created by the Education Artist-in-Residence at The Kennedy Center. It follows seven generations of women in award-winning children’s author Jacqueline Woodson’s own family, touching on the legacies of slavery. Soonie’s great-grandma was... Read more »
UMass Dartmouth Main Auditorium