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 14 – Dec 3 all-day
12:00 am
Looking at Black Portraiture September 14th – December 3rd Opening reception September 14th 5:00pm – 7:00pm Looking at Black Portraiture is a tightly focused, informal exhibition organized around three major themes, representations of Black Americans... Read more »
New Bedford Art Museum
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
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Gateways to Awareness November 9th – December 31st Opening reception November 9th 5:00pm – 7:00pm Gateways to Awareness explores the role of memory, perception and the five senses in our appreciation of art and the... Read more »
New Bedford Art Museum
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Season’s greetings from the Fishing Heritage Center! Stop by the Center on Thursday, December 14 from 5pm to 7pm for AHA! Night to decorate scallop shells (perfect for holiday ornaments) and enjoy free hot chocolate... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
Art Talk: 309Hz Thursday, December 14th 6:00pm – 7:30pm $10 For All Luthier, bee keeper, and artist Rachel Rosenkrantz speak about the process of creating 309Hz, an example of sound art featured in Gateways to... Read more »
New Bedford Art Museum