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Upcoming Summer Events in New Bedford

The city of New Bedford is always holding events for the family, and this summer they have a ton of fun activities planned! Here’s a compiled list of what is going on this summer in New Bedford that you may want to check out. Be sure to keep up with Destination New Bedford to learn more!


New Bedford Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 9pm at the State Pier

Celebrate Independence Day with an amazing fireworks show held over the New Bedford Harbor!

Summer Sound Series New Bedford

Summer Sound Series

Fridays, 6-8pm at Pier 3

Enjoy free concerts on the pier every Friday! Bands include the Dune Billy All Stars, Dave Macklin Band, Ultimate Soul Band, and Green Season

Joe Jesus' 50's Night New Bedford

Joe Jesus’ 50’s Night

July 21, Downtown New Bedford Purchase and Union Street

Come to the classic car show to enjoy live music, food, and activities for the whole family!

Lunch Time Jazz New Bedford

Lunchtime Jazz

Fridays, 12-1:30pm at Custom House Square

Bring lunch and listen to live music with performances by Michael Gabriel and Marcus Monteiro


Craft-o-rama Art Market

Saturdays, 11-4pm at Custome House Square

An art market featuring arts and crafts from local artists in the Greater New Bedford area

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