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
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Whales of Gold, directed by Lucia Duncan, explores the winter migration of grey whales, tourists, scientists, and conservationists descend upon the San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico. Their presence – and the establishment of... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
12:00 am
Based on the viral short films about an adorable, world weary little shell, Marcel the Shell stars the ineffable comedian/actress and MA native Jenny Slate, who will join our screening for a live Q&A. The... Read more »
Zeiteiron Performing Arts Center
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On August 26th, get down with Felix Brown Band on Union Street!... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
7:00 pm
Stand by Me details the story of four twelve-year-old boys who go in search of Ray Brower, a boy their age. After learning that a young stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On September 2nd Hip Shot will be playing on Purchase Street. The... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
5:00 pm
September 8, 2022 • 5-8 PM • Free New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel Street, New Bedford MA Join us for the opening of our next exhibit, “Fishboats: Art of the Industry!” The exhibit... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On September 9th come see The Rosie Show! Since returning to her... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
7:00 pm
Join us for an extraordinary evening of magic and illusion in support of The YMCA’s work to fight hunger. The most highly acclaimed female illusionist in America, Lyn Dillies, delivers a dazzling display of spectacular... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
A concert of Broadway hits that explores what shelters us -both emotionally and physically. The concert is presented in partnership with DATMA as a companion event to Shelter 2022-2023. FEATURING Jennifer Caraluzzi Emily Harmon Eduardo... Read more »
Gallery X
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On September 16th we’re bringing the Islanders to New Bedford! Hailing from... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
7:00 pm
A moving documentary on the extraordinary life of world-renowned Maine Master Boat Builder Ralph Stanley. Stanley, the son of a lobsterman, grew up on Mt. Desert Island and began building wooden boats in the early... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
New England-based Eagles tribute, ANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE, has been performing to sell-out crowds across the country for over twenty years! The standing ovations and thunderous applause emphasize that this group is the premier Eagles Tribute... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
A joyous communal experience! What began as offbeat programming for the internationally renowned Walker Arts Center soon became so popular that the event had to move from the museum to the St. Paul Saints stadium!... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Billy Ocean is an award-winning recording artist best known for a string of pop and soul anthems in the ’70s and ’80s, including the Grammy Award-winning “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run),” “When... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
3:00 pm
Celebrating those who built the foundation of popular music today! Todd Baptista brings the original voices of doo wop to New Bedford, and this year’s Doo Wop XIX: The Real Deal stars five original rock’n’roll,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center