Annual Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

100th Anniversary: July 31 – August 3, 2014

Founded in 1915, this traditional mid-summer event has become the largest Portuguese Feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England attracting over 300,000 visitors. The Feast features Portuguese and American food, live music and entertainment, midway, carnival rides and the largest parade in New Bedford. Visit the Museum of Madeiran Heritage (free during the Feast) to experience the full story of Madeiran immigration to America. Held at the Madeira Field, Madeira Ave.