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16 Things To Do This Weekend (Aug 01-Aug 03)

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This will surely be the biggest “Feast” ever!!

This weekend will be a mild one in terms of temperatures. Much cooler than the past few weekends. Friday will hit the weekend high of 82 degrees and it will drop from there and be in the low 70s on Saturday and Sunday. While there will be periodic rain on Saturday and Sunday will have a few thunderstorms there is no reason not to go out and enjoy the many things to do in the South Coast. We’re not wicked witches of the Wast – we won’t melt! What a world!

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? Check out our tutorial. For more info, you can click on each title. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!

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Friday, August 1st

100th Celebration of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (12:00pm-12:00am)
The New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a.k.a. the Portuguese Feast, a.k.a. Madeira Feast is the largest event the city has every year. More than that, it is the largest Portuguese feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England. The feast was founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrants who wanted to recreate the festivities of their home island. READ MORE by clicking on thread title.

Sunset Music Series: Jumpin’ Juba (Westport) (6:00pm-8:00pm)
It’s a picnic style event, and attendees may bring their own food or enjoy a variety of delicacies from Compton Clambakes & Catering and once again a raw bar will be provided by Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms. Don’t forget a blanket, chairs, bug spray, glasses and a cork screw. Admission is $10 per carload (Buses are $30) and beer, wine and local food will be served for a fee. The event is weather permitting and NO ALCOHOL MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE EVENT.

The Sounds of Music (7:00pm)
To celebrate its 25th Season of bringing the best of Broadway to Southern New England, Festival Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC – “the happiest sound in all the world” – July 25–August 3, 2014 for 7 performances at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA. Tickets: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/

Disco night at the Mattapoisett YMCA (7:00pm)
Boogie on down to the hits from the 70’s at our Disco Dance Party on the waterfront of the Mattapoisett YMCA! Dress to impress in your retro threads & platforms or come in your favorite 70’s themed character. This 21+ evening will feature a cash bar, prize for best 70’s outfit, light appetizers, & disco dance lessons. Be there or be square! Proceeds will benefit the Gleason Family YMCA & Mattapoisett YMCA Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance to families that could otherwise not affords membership or programs. Tickets available at the Gleason Family YMCA and Mattapoisett YMCA or online at ymcasouthcoast.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event. Phone: 508-295-9622. Email: clongfield@ymcasouthcoast.org.

Paint images like this one at Painting With A Splash!

Painting with a Splash: Van Gogh Starry Night w/ Fitz (7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Star players of Bristol County: “GREASE” (7:30pm)
You loved the movie and the songs! Now experience it live! A full ensemble cast that may actually do it better than the original! Showing from August 1-24th. Adults-$28.00, Senior/Student/Member-$25.00 (25 or younger with student I.D. or 65+). Child/Group-$22.00 (Child is 12 years old or under, group is 20 or more.)


Saturday, August 2nd

Silverbrook ACUSHNET Country Store (9:00am-8:00pm)
SWEET CORN HAS ARRIVED! The Silverbrook Country Store is the home of The Pereia Bread Co. (a tasty little division of Silverbrook Farm) where they make their Famous Pies and Breads, as well as jams, sauces and other great food products. It is also the home of their Farm Stand that is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday. Silverbrook Country Store also has a wonderful and unique line of crafts including their popular candle/potpourri items and a great selection of handmade Amish items that truly make great gifts for any occasion.

Vietnam History Day (Fall River) (9:00am-5:00pm)
At Battleship Cove. Free admission to all Vietnam Veterans all day long. Activities include helicopter making “fun”shop, helmet decoration “fun”shop and more. $15, $12 seniors, veterans and AAA members, $9 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and military personnel in uniform. Battleship Cove features the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships; five National Historic Landmarks; and Massachusetts’ official veterans memorials for World War II and the Korean, Vietnam, etc.

Four local authors signing (Westport) (10:00am-12:00pm)
Partners Village Store presents book signings from four local authors. Participating authors include David Cole, author of “Lucky Me,” John Conway, author of “Buckrammer’s Tales,” John “Red Cummings, author of “Cream of the Crop…Fall River’s Best and Brightest,” and Lynne Ann Hartnett, author of The Defiant Life of Vera Figner.” FREE! For more information, visit www.partnersvillagestore.com. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 865 Main Road.

Look at all these events and activities!

Edaville’s Western Weekend (10:00am-5:00pm)
It’s an all new adventure along the tracks. Come dressed in your best cowboy and cowgirl attire all weekend long. The train’s been stopped by a gang of bank robbers, and only you can help find the stolen money! All are welcome so bring the whole family, and make sure to go on all the rides, and see all the fun! Dinoland is included in this admission.

100th Celebration of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (12:00pm-12:00am)
The New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a.k.a. the Portuguese Feast, a.k.a. Madeira Feast is the largest event the city has every year. More than that, it is the largest Portuguese feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England. The feast was founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrants who wanted to recreate the festivities of their home island. READ MORE by clicking on thread title.

Painting with a Splash: Sunset Beach w/ Ann (7:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

The Sounds of Music (7:00pm)
To celebrate its 25th Season of bringing the best of Broadway to Southern New England, Festival Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC – “the happiest sound in all the world” – July 25–August 3, 2014 for 7 performances at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA. Tickets: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/


Sunday, August 3rd

100th Celebration of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament (12:00pm-12:00am)
The New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a.k.a. the Portuguese Feast, a.k.a. Madeira Feast is the largest event the city has every year. More than that, it is the largest Portuguese feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England. The feast was founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrants who wanted to recreate the festivities of their home island. READ MORE by clicking on thread title.

Silverbrook ACUSHNET Country Store (9:00am-4:00pm)
SWEET CORN HAS ARRIVED!! The Silverbrook Country Store is the home of The Pereria Bread Co. (a tasty little division of Silverbrook Farm) where they make their Famous Pies and Breads, as well as jams, sauces and other great food products. It is also the home of their Farm Stand that is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday. Silverbrook Country Store also has a wonderful and unique line of crafts including their popular candle/potpourri items and a great selection of handmade Amish items that truly make great gifts for any occasion.

While visiting the Country Store at ACUSHNET Silverbrook, be sure to take advantage of $4 OFF tickets to the Harvest Festival deal from now through August 10th ONLY!

Edaville’s Western Weekend (10:00am-5:00pm)
It’s an all new adventure along the tracks. Come dressed in your best cowboy and cowgirl attire all weekend long. The train’s been stopped by a gang of bank robbers, and only you can help find the stolen money! All are welcome so bring the whole family, and make sure to go on all the rides, and see all the fun! Dinoland is included in this admission.

The Sounds of Music (2:00pm)
To celebrate its 25th Season of bringing the best of Broadway to Southern New England, Festival Theatre will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC – “the happiest sound in all the world” – July 25–August 3, 2014 for 7 performances at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA. Tickets: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/

Painting with a Splash: Yellow Flower Cottage w/ Ann (2:00pm)
Welcome to Painting with a Splash Where you are the artist! Painting with a Splash is the newest addition to Historic Whaling City Downtown New Bedford. Bringing you an experience of art as entertainment. Add a little wine (BYOB) that will surely tap into your creative side. With step by step instruction and a little music, you and your friends will create the evenings featured painting with a splash of your own uniqueness. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a desire to have fun.

Want to sponsor this weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details.


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  1. Hi folks! You should mention the Southcoast Toy and Comic Show at the Seaport Inn on Saturday as well!

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