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
12:00 am
Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting contemporary art institute, and its partners will kick-off a city-wide, collaborative venture in New Bedford, MA, called “SHELTER 2022–23” over two seasons of which the first... Read more »
UMass Dartmouth CVPA Star Store Swain Gallery
12:00 am
Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting contemporary art institute, and its partners will kick-off a city-wide, collaborative venture in New Bedford, MA, called “SHELTER 2022–23” over two seasons of which the first... Read more »
downtown New Bedford outdoors along the harborfront walkways
12:00 am
Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting contemporary art institute, and its partners will kick-off a city-wide, collaborative venture in New Bedford, MA, called “SHELTER 2022–23” over two seasons of which the first... Read more »
downtown New Bedford outdoors at the YMCA green space
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Shop local at the New Bedford Farmer’s Market hosted by Coastal Foodshed. Enjoy live music and a cooking demonstration while you shop with our local farmers and food makers! We accept multiple payment options, including... Read more »
Brooklawn Park
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
Shop local at the Mobile Farmstand hosted by Coastal Foodshed. Enjoy a live cooking demonstration with a neighborhood community chef who will share recipes and provide samples of a dish made from seasonally sourced ingredients... Read more »
Serenity Gardens
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Shop local at the New Bedford Farmer’s Market hosted by Coastal Foodshed. Enjoy live music and a cooking demonstration while you shop with our local farmers and food makers! We accept multiple payment options, including... Read more »
Buttonwood Park
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2:00 pm
Shop local at the Mobile Farmstand hosted by Coastal Foodshed. Enjoy a live cooking demonstration with a neighborhood community chef who will share recipes and provide samples of a dish made from seasonally sourced ingredients... Read more »
Clasky Common Park
6:00 pm
This Walking Tour will highlight people as well as places significant in the development of New Bedford. Gather at the James Arnold Mansion 427 County Street.
James Arnold Mansion
12:00 am
July 14, 2022 • 5-8 PM • Free July AHA! Night is a double whammy from NBFHC – come to the Center free of charge to see the opening of our newest gallery exhibit, “Some... Read more »
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature Friday, July 15, 2022 • 7 PM • Free • National Park Theater, 33 William Street, NB We will be running a special Double Feature for this month’s Dock-u-mentaries, and showing “Spirit... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
3:30 pm
Although New Bedford is an urban environment with a lot of people, it is also home to lots of wildlife. Join a Mass Audubon naturalist on a walk through some of the City’s parks in... Read more »
Brooklawn Park / Wilks Library
12:00 am
Founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrant men who wanted to recreate the religious festivals that were so common in the villages of their home island and to commemorate their safe passage to these American... Read more »
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:00 pm
The Climate Café program is a forum for judgement-free, informal climate conversations in local communities. These conversations not only foster comfort and understanding of climate change and its local impacts, but also equip participants with... Read more »
New Bedford Library
3:30 pm
Although New Bedford is an urban environment with a lot of people, it is also home to lots of wildlife. Join a Mass Audubon naturalist on a walk through some of the City’s parks in... Read more »
New Bedford Downtown Library