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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Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – Dec 30 @ 4:00 pm
10:00 am
Visit the Offshore Wind Education Exhibit! Explore offshore wind energy, the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind project, and new career opportunities offshore wind is bringing to our community. Experience the excitement of designing, building, and... Read more »
Bristol Community College Wind Power Lab
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Iconic comedian, author, lecturer, host, and actress Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and legendary spontaneous wit. She is the star of several HBO specials, including Cats, Cops and Stuff and Paula Poundstone Goes to Harvard. Paula is a regular... Read more »
UMass Dartmouth
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
Holiday Party: Northern Lights Wednesday, December 6th 6:00pm – 9:00pm Please join us for a phenomenal evening surrounded by beautiful projections of the Northern Lights, entertainment, a special wintry cocktail and our interactive sensory artworks.... Read more »
New Bedford Art Museum
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
West End Grill
12:00 am
The Annual Holiday House Tour is back on December 10, 2023 from 1pm-5pm for a ONE DAY TOUR. This 29th annual tour is a great opportunity to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends and family... Read more »
James Arnold Mansion
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
We invite you to join us for an evening of the Sublime, through Artist-in-Residence Taylor Hickey’s immersive installation. Opening on December 14th, “New Bedford, Sublime” explores the traditional sense of the sublime, as the philosophers... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
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
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
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
SOLD OUT ON BROADWAY SOLD OUT IN EDINBURGH SOLD OUT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE SEEN BY OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE BMX, basketball, breakdancing, acrobatics, drumming and more, the international smash hit returns! A phenomenal physical... Read more »
New Bedford High School