19 Things To Do This Weekend (July 25-July 27)

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Sunny, sunny, and sunny sum up what this weekend’s weather will be like. Sure, we may get a thunderstorm on Sunday, but that’ll help drop the humidity a bit and make things tolerable. We’ll hover around a high of 80 degrees throughout the weekend and a low of 59 degrees. Let’s pack up the family or friends and head out and take advantage of the fanatastic weather!

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, July 25th

Ruby Red Art Gallery Exhibition! (2:00pm-8:00pm)
Come join the hottest new tattoo parlor in the area for their first Art Gallery weekend. All Paintings, Prints, and Art Work will be displayed an on sale! Schedule some ink or get a piercing as well!!

Zoo Nights/Meet Queen Elsa at Buttonwood Park Zoo (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Zoo Nights are designed to offer families an opportunity to enjoy the Zoo on cool summer nights, experience keeper chats and participate in children’s activities. Children will have the opportunity to meet Queen Elsa from 6pm-7:30pm. Cost: Zoo Members: free; Non-members: $4/child; $8/adult.

Sunset Music Series: One Bad Aunt (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.

Head to UGLY Gallery for the opening of the new exhibit Florescence!

Summer Sounds Series – New Bedford Waterfront (6:00-8:00pm)
Tonight! Summer Sound Series features Boston Soul Revue w/ special guests the FOXX Dreamgirls playing on the City Pier 6-8pm. The Summer Sound Series are brought to you by the City of New Bedford, Destination New Bedford, The Port of New Bedford, and our generous sponsors Freitas Package Store, Miller Lite, Colonial Wholesale Beverage. There will be no parking on City Pier tonight (except for handicap parking)Parking in the downtown area and Elm St. Garage is recommended.

UGLY Gallery presents Florescence 6:00pm)
The UGLY Gallery presents their newest offering: Florescence: Pop Color Icons by Christopher Florentino and hosted by DJ Jim Pasta! 246 Union Street.

Painting with a Splash: At The Beach & Van Gogh Starry Night (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.


Saturday, July 26th

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.

Padanaram Summer Festival & Sidewalk Sale (9:00am-4:00pm)
Handcrafted goods, children’s activities, music, food, special deals/deiscounts, treats, special appearance by Cat in the Hat, artwork, and a whole lot more!! See poster or click on thread title for more info!

Look at all these events and activities!

Padanaram “Days of Yore (9:00am-5:00pm)
Sidewalk sales located at St. Peter’s Church and Rex Field, a SEMAP culinary exhibit, Roots of Faith will provide exhibits and activities in an old-fashioned church fair format, DCTV Historic Photo-Video presentations, Akin House tour, DNRT Story Walk at Frank Knowles Reserve, and fire truck rides, singers, and more at the village center! See poster or click on thread title for more info!

Edaville’s First Ever Engineer Experience ! (10:00am-5:00pm)
Engineer Package Includes: 2 Admission Tickets (Adult & Child; Parent must be with child), Ride in the Engine (20 minutes), Engineer Hat for Child, 15 minute Educational Experience w/ Engineer after ride, Engineer Certificate for Child (Signed by Engineer), Picture Op with Engineer, Gift Bag for Child. Call 508-866-8190 now to book your VIP Experience!

Painting with a Splash: Colorful Garden Flowers (Kids) & Butler Flats Lighthouse (11:30 am & 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.

Ruby Red Art Gallery Exhibition! (2:00pm-8:00pm)
Come join the hottest new tattoo parlor in the area for their first Art Gallery weekend. All Paintings, Prints, and Art Work will be displayed an on sale! Schedule some ink or get a piercing as well!!

Reggae at No Problemo – Celebrating the Life of Don Dread (10pm – 1pm)
Join the WUMD 89.3 Crew as the celebrate the life of legendary Don Dread featuring Sista Laura, Realm, Jah Soldier, Nuggiez, Rystar and Selectah Niko.  Music starts at 10pm, 21+.


Sunday, July 27th

Buttonwood Park Zoo FREE DAY! (9:00am-5:00pm)
Please join us for a free day at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in memory of Shulamith R. Friedland. Admission will be free at the Buttonwood Park Zoo on Sunday, July 27. The Zoo will be open 9:00am-5:00pm, with the last admission at 4:15pm.

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.

A lot of things going on Saturday and Sunday!

Ruby Red Art Gallery Exhibition! (12:00pm-5:00pm)
Come join the hottest new tattoo parlor in the area for their first Art Gallery weekend. All Paintings, Prints, and Art Work will be displayed an on sale! Schedule some ink or get a piercing as well!!

Edaville’s First Ever Engineer Experience ! (10:00am-5:00pm)
Engineer Package Includes: 2 Admission Tickets (Adult & Child; Parent must be with child), Ride in the Engine (20 minutes), Engineer Hat for Child, 15 minute Educational Experience with Engineer after ride, Edaville Engineer Certificate for Child (Signed by Engineer), Picture Op with Engineer, Gift Bag for Child. Call 508-866-8190 now to book your VIP Experience!

Painting with a Splash: Spotlight Rose (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.

Padanaram “Days of Yore (2:00pm-6:00pm)
St, Mary’s Parish center presentations on history, vintage 1860s baseball game at concordia field, vintage children’s games and family activities at the YMCS, farm volunteer and education opportunities, free public swimming and rock clibing, and much more! See poster or click on thread title for more info!

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