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 14 all-day
12:00 am
Free outdoor community dance party at Riverside Park! August guests for Riverside Beats are @Soulteknology, a trio of DJs consisting of DubLN, Mike Delick, and Yummy. Soul Teknology are purveyors of soulful/deep/Afro house music and... Read more »
Riverside Park
2:30 pm
Join educators from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and New Bedford Whaling Museum to explore New Bedford through the stories of women who fought for Justice. On this tour you’ll visit places that give... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
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
2:30 pm
Join educators from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and New Bedford Whaling Museum to explore New Bedford through the stories of women who fought for Justice. On this tour you’ll visit places that give... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
Bill Comeau, a New Bedford native his whole life, has been recognized as a ‘Distinct Member’ of the United States 12th Infantry Regiment. He was also awarded the Order of St. Maurice Medal by the... Read more »
New Bedford Downtown Library
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
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
8:00 pm
Eddie B. soared to new heights by creating his own opportunity starting with his series of comical videos titled “What Teachers Really Want to Say.” In a matter of hours, those videos sparked the attention... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center