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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Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
From 12pm-3pm in the 3rd Floor Event Center: Photos with Santa Hot chocolate & cookies Indoor Snowball Fight Crafts for Kids From 10am-4pm: Shop all small businesses! Special Discounts Bonus Giveaways Holiday Treats
The Kilburn Mill Event Center & Shops
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2:00 pm
West End Grill
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
4:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet will perform its annual production of A New England Nutcracker December 9, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Keith Middle School Auditorium located at 225 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford, MA. Journey back to... Read more »
Keith Middle School
6:00 pm
Join the NBWM for a grand homecoming of the newly conserved Panorama of a Whaling Voyage by Charles Sidney Raleigh. View the newly restored painting and hear conservator Gianfranco Pocobene’s journey to restore the painting.... 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 9 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Come sing with us this spring! Open rehearsals Tuesday, January 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2024 from 7 to 9 PM at the First Unitarian Church, corner of County and Union streets. No Auditions Required! Program... Read more »
First Unitarian Church