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20 Things To Do This Weekend (June 19-June 21)

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Yay! No rain for a change! Nature has removed all the excuses you could possibly come up with not to head out and enjoy the many fun events taking place on the South Coast and beyond. We’ll be close to 80 degrees all weekend long and the sun will be shining! If you don’t head out and enjoy it while you can, you’ll be in for a shock when we start mentioning the “S” word!

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, June 19th

Sunset Music Series: Gary Faris (Westport) (5:00-7:00pm)
Gary Faris
Westport Rivers Winery: Sunset Music Series every Friday 5-7 p.m. through September. Next concert, Gary Faris. Admission $10 per carload and beer, wine and SoCo local food will be served for a fee. Weather permitting. 417 Hixbride Road.

“Benjamin Russell” opening reception and book release (6:00-8:00pm)
New Bedford Whaling Museum presents an opening reception and book release for Keith W. Kauppila’s new book “Benjamin Russell: Whaleman-Artist, Entrepreneur.” An exhibition of the same name will run through July. (508) 997-0046.

FREE Children’s Festival!

Paint Party For Habitat For Cats (Westport) (6:00pm)
At Joe’s Cafe & Lounge. Evening of painting and laughs, $35 per person. For more information or for tickets visit www.upaintevents.com. 549 American Legion Hwy.

Painting with a Splash: Lighthouse 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.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra FREE Concert (7:00pm)
NBSO presents a celebratory concert for the merging of South Coast Chamber Music Society and New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Free. Grace Episcopal Church, 133 School St.


Saturday, June 20th

Operation Clean Sweep: Volunteer to beautify New Bedford! (8:30am-12:00pm)
The Operation Clean Sweep Anti-Litter campaign is working to improve the quality of life in New Bedford through organized cleanup, education, and advocacy for enforcement of city ordinances. Ward 6: Ruth Street between McGurk Street and Salisbury Street. Pre-register at 508.979.1493. Sign-up or check in at the OCS headquarters. e-mail: info @operationcleansweep.net.

Love hot rods? Check this out!

10th Annual Car Show: Refreshments, door prizes, entertainment, raffle! (10:00am-1:00pm)
Rain or shine! Registration from 9-10am. SVT Cobra, Mustang & All Fords. Register to win door prizes, FREE refreshments, FREE entertainment by “Johnny Angel,” and a 50/50 raffle! 3 awards per class, 14 classes in all. Free dash plaques for the first 50 people. For more information or to register, call 617.827.9789 or visit ashleyfordsales.com. 395 Mt. Pleasant Street.

Charles W. Morgan and His Contemporaries cemetery tour (10:00-1:00pm)
Enjoy historic portrayals in period costume at gravesides of the Morgans and other first families of New Bedford. Oak Grove Cemetery Parker Street New Bedford, Mass. For more info visit http://www.nbpreservationsociety.org/eventscalendar.html, Phone: 508-997-6425. Email: nbps2000@yahoo.com.

Summer Open House FREE Family Event! (10:00am-2:00pm)
Head to the Andrea McCoy Recreation Center at 181 Hillman Street for outdoor games, class demonstrations, face painting, piano workshop display, phot booth, giveaways, outdoor obstacle course, bubble pool, horseshoes, arts & crafts, and more! Call 608.991.6209 for more information.

Learning to quahog! (10:00-11:30am)
Buzzards Bay Coalition “Learning to quahog” program. Free. Registration required, email bayadventures@savebuzzardsbay.org or call (508) 999-6262, ext. 219. Meet by the restrooms at Fort Taber.

3rd Annual Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Market (Westport) (11:30am, 2:30pm, 6:00pm)
At Westport Fairgrounds. Event to feature tastings from all ten of Coastal Wine Trail’s Vineyards as well as fresh, local food items. Three sessions: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 2:30-5 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets $25 advance, $40 at the door. For information and tickets visit www.coastalwinetrail.com/wine-cheese-chocolate-festival. 200 Pine Hill Road.

Fishing For A Cause (Fairhaven) (1:00pm)
Fishing For A Cause to help local children with special needs and Schwartz Center for Children. Catch-and-release Striped Bass, Blue Fish and Fluke tournament spanning Cape Cod to Block Island and beyond. Tournament culminated in catered seaside dinner at Pope’s Island Marina. For information call (508) 996-3391 or visit www.fishing4acause.org. Pope’s Island Marina.

FREE Children’s Summer Festival (1:00-5:00pm)
The House of Music on 593 Kempton Street features a Michael Jackson show. facepainting, games, prizes, pony rides, moon bounce, dunk tank, bubbles, art & crafts, hula hoops and more. All for FREE!!

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SeaSide Street Party (4-8 pm) 

Lower Union Street in downtown New Bedford will be closed down to vehicle traffic for a street party for charity. $10 per ticket and all proceeds benefit the New Bedford Education Association. Live music: 4-6pm Neal McCarthy Experiment, 6-8pm Heart and Soul.

Silverbrook Farm ACUSHNET!

Silverbrook Farm ACUSHNET: FREE Tractor Rides/Movie Night “Wizard of Oz”! (7:00pm)
Silverbrook Farm ACUSHNET doesn’t only provide the freshest, organic produce around for CSAs, a country store that has fresh baked breads, pies, jams, ice cream, pastries, and more….but they also have family oriented events all season long, including the very popular movie night that kicks of with FREE tractor rides. Take the family and see what all the buzz is about at one of the South Coast’s premier fun destinations!

Painting with a Splash: Sailboat Sunset 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.


Sunday, June 21st

Lique of Franco Americans (8:30am & 1:00pm)
96th celebration of the Feast of Saint John the Baptist. Flag raising at Franco-American Veterans Square. Banquet at the Wamsutta Club, 1 p.m. Award ceremony and scholarship ceremony will be held. Tickets $25, for tickets call Nomand Ouellette at (508) 674-7036.

6th Annual Walk, Talk & Rock (Plymouth) (10:00am)
The Sixth Annual Walk, Talk & Rock to Cure scleroderma will kick off at Nelson Beach in Plymouth. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the 4K Walk stepping off at noon. From the park, the walk will go through Plymouth center, then along the waterfront. Walk to find a cure for scleroderma; Talk among friends and family to increase awareness; and Rock to music. Face painting, clowns and refreshments. Registration, information: E-mail: rdube@sfnewengland.org or call 978-887-0658.

Help clean up New Bedford with a great group of people!

51st Annual St. Rose of Lima Chicken Barbecue (Rochester) (12:00pm)
St. Rose of Lima Church. Bake shop, raffles, silent auction, kids games, face painting, rock wall and more. Music provided by KP Productions. Adults $9, children $5. 282 Vaughan Hill Road.

SeaSide Street Party (2- pm) 

Lower Union Street in downtown New Bedford will be closed down to vehicle traffic for a street party for charity. $10 per ticket and all proceeds benefit the New Bedford Education Association. Live music: 2-4 Jack,  Trade and the Gaad Damn Band.

Painting with a Splash: “Paint For Paws” to support Forever Paws Animal Shelter (5:00pm)
Join Painting w/ A Splash for the “Paint For Paws” event to support forever Paws Animal Shelter. Reserve your seat for $45 and all proceeds benefit Forever Paws! Tickets include pizza, munchies and surprises. There will also be a raffle to support the cause!

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About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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2 comments

  1. The free summer festival is not free. You have to buy tickets for the pony ride and moon bounce.

  2. Douglas boice jr

    You should report more on local crime stories like the late night stabbing on ruth st in nb

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