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14 Things To Do This Weekend (July 14 – July 16)


This past week has been very humid and this weekend will be no different. As someone who used to live in Florida, I can say it is very reminiscent of certain times of the year there. It will be unbelievably humid, a rain shower will appear around mid-day for about 20-30 minutes, then everything would dry up like nothing happened…then back to the stickiness. While we won’t have Florida like temperatures this weekend, we will have the occasional showers and humidity everyday except Sunday.

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Add it here. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!


Friday, July 14th

Summer Sound Series: Summer Ensemble (Jazz & Soul) (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2017 Summer Sound Series with FREE Concerts on the Pier Fridays! Bring your own chair, sit back and relax, or get up and dance! Hipshot Band LLC will perform July 7. Bringing you the best dance music of “THEN & NOW”. Port of New Bedford, 52 Fisherman’s Wharf, New Bedford.

FREE concerts each Friday evening from 6:00pm-8:00ppm!

Harbor Days Festival at Shipyard Park (6:00pm-8:00pm)
Who’s excited for this weekend’s Harbor Days Festival at Shipyard Park? There will be plenty of Oxford Creamery, a fish fry, vendors, clothing, crafts, jewelry, toys, pottery, a “U-Pick ‘Em auction, lobsterfest, and a pancake breakfast! Please check their page for each day’s start time.

Downtown Concert: Blues Night & Food Truck Festival (Taunton) (6:00pm-9:00pm)Head to Downtown Taunton to enjoy Blues Night with the Undaunted Professor Harp from 7 – 9 PM! Starting at 6 PM, the DTF Food Truck will be joined by Mom on the Go food truck, The Bearded Chicken, and a number of other food trucks for what promises to be an evening of culinary delight for all! More details will be posted about this event as they unfold. Downtown restaurants will be open before, during, and after the show. A limited number of chairs will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets as well as bug spray. Taunton Green, Taunton, MA.

2017 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail (6:00pm-11:00pm)
Gotta try ’em all! Cool off from the heat of July while you are enjoying the gardens of 2017 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival! Stop in at participating local restaurants, venues & stores along the Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail. Each location is serving their own Hydrangea-inspired cocktails that you can only try during the festival. Stop in at participating local restaurants, venues & stores along the Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail. Each location is serving their own Hydrangea-inspired cocktails that you can only try during the festival. Monday-Friday: 10AM-6PM, Saturday: 11AM-4PM, Tours ONCE Daily at 11:00am.

Saturday, July 15th

Acushnet Farmers Market (9:00am-1:00pm)
Join us as we kick off the season. Great lineup of vendors including many of your favorites from last year. A fine selection of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs, honey, chicken, beef, BBQ sauce, dog treats, jewelry and so much more. Cooking demos, hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches, music and events. Ample off street parking, rain or shine. Accepting SNAP and farmers market nutrition coupons. Stone Bridge Farm, 186 Leonard St., Acushnet, MA.

Find some local treasures at New Bedford Antiques at Wamsutta Place this weekend!

Taste Of Boston (10:00am-7:00pm)
Welcome to the first original “Taste Of Boston” held at Brocktom’s beloved Campanelli Stadium. Come enjoy a day of fun right down on the baseball diamond used by the Brockton Rox. Hand-picked and curated food court from the finest mobile cuisine vendors from all around Massachusetts. Live local music and entertainment. The finest craft beers. Adults – 5$, Kids Under 12 – FREE. Campanelli Stadium, 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, MA.

South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour (11:00am-5:00pm)
Includes over 70 exhibiting artists. The self-guided tour will take you across small highways and rural byways of stunning natural beauty. Along the way you’ll discover the work of welcoming artists working in such diverse mediums as oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, sculpture, basketry, fiber arts, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, paper and mixed media. All you have to do is follow the map in the brochure and look for the blue and white Open Studio signs marking each studio or gallery. Both Open Studio Tour weekends are free, open to the public, and require absolutely no registration. South Coast Artists, 153 Charlotte White Rd. Westport, MA.

New Bedford Antiques Center at Wamsutta Place (11:00am-6:00pm)
Antiques, collectibles, and history all in one place! The Center is home to over 200 dealers and consigners featuring antiques and collectibles from early Americana to Mid-Century to today’s treasures. With specialty stores within the Center which include a flower shoppe boutique, an ephemera store, the cast-iron store and vintage clothing. The Center is also the largest antique consignment venues in the Southcoast Region. So if you have one piece or an estate full of treasures , the Center will preview your items and consign them. The staff has over 100 years of collective knowledge in the antique trade from buying to selling to refinishing to retailing. There are public bathrooms, the center is handicap accessible and, pet-friendly! Phone: (508) 991-8700. Wamsutta Place, 61 Wamsutta St., New Bedford.

Food Truck Festival is coming to New Bedford on Saturday!

New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (12:00pm-5:00pm)
Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to the Massachusetts South Shore for its New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in New Bedford, MA at Fort Taber. Featuring some of New England’s most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites, and dozens of regional and national craft breweries. We’ll be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to the South Shore along with craft beer, live music, lawn games and more! For full Craft Beer, Artisan Vendors and Food Truck Lineup as well as the Musical Acts click on event title.

NB Fibah’ Club (1:00pm-4:00pm)
The New Bedford Fibah’ Club is knitting at the New Bedford Downtown Library! All knitters, crocheters, and fiber enthusiasts are welcome and some supplies are available. Please bring your yarn, patterns, and friends to the Downtown Library! Drop in on July 15th at any time from 1-4PM. The Fibah’ Club will be knitting outdoors weather permitting. New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford.

Lecture on the Lawn: The Taber Family (2:00pm-3:00pm)
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle under the tree next to the one-room schoolhouse for a talk by Tourism Director Chris Richard. The lecture will focus on several generations of the Taber family, which first owned the land making up Oxford Village starting with Thomas Taber, son-in-law of the Pilgrim John Cooke in the 1660s. Also included will be George H. Taber, for whom the masonic lodge was named. Old Stone Schoolhouse, 40 North St., Fairhaven.

Sunday, July 16th

New Bedford Wellness Program For Adults (10:00am)
Qigong: Wu Ming Dragon’s Way w/ Marcia & Steve (10:00), Qigong: Exercises & Revuv w/ Marcia & Steve (11:00), Aerobics: Line Dancing w/ Jill McHenry (11:00), Nutrition: Michelle Sutcliffe (Noon), Yoga: Jeff Costa (1:00), Hypnotism: Smoking Cessation with John Barboza (1:00), Mindfulness: Meditation, Richard (2:00), Open 3 on 3 Basketball (3:00pm) and Pop-Up Farm Stand: Healthy Future Farm, Averyl & Nathan Andrade (11:00am-3:00pm). Boys and Girls Club of New Bedford, 166 Jenney St, New Bedford.

Car Show To Benefit St Peters Episcopal Church (1:00pm-5:00pm)
Join us for our First Annual Car Show with a special guest appearance by MASS ATTACK ROLLER DERBY! All models and year cars are welcome! $20 entry donation per car and spectators have free admission though donations are welcome! Please feel free to post a picture of your car below! We look forward to seeing everyone there! Dartmouth High School, 555 Bakerville Rd. Dartmouth.

Courtyard Trivia Contest (FREE) (3:00pm-6:00pm)
Every Sunday! Trivia Contest and Scavenger Hunt for answers. FREE and fun for art lovers, one and all. Every Thursday a new set of questions will be available via, in the gallery or on our website:www.vaultgalleryfinearts.com. Then on Sunday the person or team with the most correct answers will receive a discount on any item in the gallery (the value is as high as $3,500.00 depending on your selection) good until the next contest. There is always a guaranteed winner! All this is going on during Sunday Salon at the Gallery..eat drink and be merry! The Vault Gallery of Fine Arts. 169 Rockdale Avenue, South Dartmouth.


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