EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Seaport Chowder Festival, WHALE International Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, Friday evening concerts overlooking the working waterfront. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

Need some inspiration? Check out our list of the Top 10 Things to do in New Bedford!

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Calendar of Events
May 13 @ 5:30 pm
5:30 pm
The 2021 season of H3 invites a local personality to talk about their favorite object in the RJD Museum: this month’s guest is Jesse Holstein, Concert Master at the NBSO. As a complement to their... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
1:00 pm
In 1861, Harriet Ann Jacobs published a masterpiece, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Her book is the first and only narrative to give voice to a woman who escaped slavery. Cornelia Grinnell... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
Drop by the estate at 396 County Street for brief guided tours of the mansion, lawn games, and refreshments. This on-site event is free as a part of AHA night.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
2:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon of music for strings. Originally part of a magazine subscription, Georg Philip Telemann’s “Gulliver’s Suite” from 1728 is a musical depiction of fantastical lands visited in Jonathan Swift’s iconic “Gulliver’s Travels.” From... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join local poets to hear their latest work read live, amongst the roses of the RJD garden. This event will run in the garden. Donations accepted in lieu of a fee.
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy your lunch break amongst roses, in the parterre garden of the Museum. Rick Finneran, RJD’s Manager of Facilities, gives a 30-minute tour in the garden, addressing design elements, rose care, and the history of... Read more »
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum