A FREE arts & culture festival that takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in Downtown New Bedford.
New Bedford Half Marathon – March 19th
A 13.1 mile race through the streets of New Bedford that starts and ends in Downtown.
Viva Portugal – May 6th
A Downtown New Bedford Festa presented by the Zeiterion.
Taste of SouthCoast – May 21st
Sample SouthCoast Eats on Pier 3.
Seaport Art Walk – June 3rd – October 4th
Original sculpture created by local artists throughout the working waterfront.
New Bedford Jazz Fest – June 10th
Live Music of the Jazz Variety (food and drinks too!) on Pier 3.
Cape Verdean Recognition Parade – July 1st
Music, floats & lots of CV love takes over Union Street and ends with a big party!
Summer Sound Series – July & August
Lunchtime Jazz in Custom House Park and Early Evening Concerts on the Pier.
New Bedford Folk Fest – July 8th & 9th
Two full days of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic
3rd EyE Open – August 19th
A full day of live music, dance, graffiti, b-ball tourney, kids carnival, food & fun!
Working Waterfront Festival – September 23rd
An award winning, family friendly event celebrating the history and culture of New England’s commercial fishing industry.
Chowderfest – October 8th
Sample chowder, stuffed quahog and soup from 30 local restaurants on New Bedford’s working waterfront on Pier 3.
AHA! Presents the Holiday Shop & Stroll
Food Tastings, gift buying, live music and plenty of holiday cheer.
Shop local while enjoying family fun throughout downtown New Bedford.
City Celebrates New Year’s Eve – December 31st
Ring in 2018 with fireworks, street performers, live music, ice sculptures, an outdoor dance party, the NYE Smile Cam, and a lot more.