calendar of events

Thank you to our partner SouthCoast Today for providing this Calendar of Events (scroll down to view). If you have an event you would like listed, click on “Promote Your Event.”

2021 #NBfestive “Chill out, Shop small, Eat local”

The New Bedford arts community and creative businesses, along with a host of others, have big plans to put some sizzle into your spring this year. Many establishments are open in-person and/or virtually and following COVID-19 safety protocols.


New Bedford stands out for its wicked cool places and events, including AHA! (Art, History, Architecture), New Bedford’s free downtown Cultural Night with over 60 venue partners; DATMA, presenting contemporary public art with the convergence of design, art, and technology; Gallery X, the city’s pioneer art cooperative; New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks! showcasing exhibitions of local and national talent plus arts education for all ages; New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center celebrating the history and culture of New Bedford’s commercial fishing industry; New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the heart of the historical heritage of the city; New Bedford Whaling Museum, the touchstone to the region’s past informing a sustainable future; New Bedford Historical Society celebrating the history and legacy of African Americans, Cape Verdeans, Native Americans, and other people of color at the Nathan and Polly Johnson House; and Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, presenting nationally and internationally acclaimed performing artists, and home to New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Festival Theatre, New Bedford Ballet, New Bedford Folk Festival, and Southcoast Children’s Theatre.

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