COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford's array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.



Sea Monsters: Real and Imagined

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA, United States

"Sea Monsters Real and Imagined" is a new exhibit that opens on July 13 (AHA! Night) and will remain on view until December 31. The exhibit showcases real-life deep sea […]

Christmas on County

Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum 396 County St., New Bedford, MA, United States

Drop in to see the decked halls of the mansion and hear from docents about some of the holiday customs held by residents of the house. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and seasonal accessories. The cookie challenge is in its fourth year where weekend-warrior bakers bring batches of their favorite homemade cookie for visitors to […]

Love Letters to New Bedford

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA, United States

As part of AHA! Night, the New Bedford Whaling Museum will present "Love Letters for New Bedford." New Bedford Creative at the NBEDC, successfully completed the first-ever place-based pilot of Creating Connection in New Bedford in 2022, a national initiative by Arts Midwest aimed at mainstreaming creative expression in our society. This year's pilot project […]