What’s Happening

2017 Downtown Happenings


AHA! Night
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.



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.


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


3rd EyE Open 
August 19th 

A full day of live music, dance, graffiti, b-ball tourney, kids carnival, food & fun!