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
5:00 pm
Join the New Bedford Whaling Museum during December’s AHA! Night for the free premiere of “Love Letters for New Bedford”, a short documentary film. In 2022, New Bedford Creative at the NBEDC oversaw successfully completing... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling 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
7:00 pm
Join the Fishing Heritage Center on Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm for a free screening of Artifishal: The Fight to Save Wild Salmon. This 2019 documentary explores people, rivers, and the fight to save wild... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
On December 16, 1773, Bostonians threw close to 45 tons of tea into the Boston Harbor. This was not the only protest against British taxes. In New Bedford women created teas out of herbs and... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Join us for our Annual Christmas Candlelight Service on December 17th, 2023 at 4pm!! We will be kicking off the holiday week with some great folks!! Please come down and hear Pastor Paul Wheeler deliver... Read more »
Seamen's Bethel
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm
12:00 pm
Set sail with the NBWM on an unforgettable literary voyage! From January 5 – 7, 2024, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will host one of the world’s best-known readings of Herman Melville’s iconic American novel,... Read more »
New Bedford Whaling Museum
11:00 am
Want to learn what attending a Historically Black College or University is like and how it can become a reality for you or your child? To complement DRUMLine Live’s performance on January 14, The Z... Read more »
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center