This Week: Forts, Swimming, and Rock Climbing!

Wednesday, June 22nd 


Riverside Cemetery Evening Tour

The Riverside Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, MA


Take an evening stroll in one of the most beautiful rural-style cemeteries in Massachusetts. Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the tour visits the final resting places of some of the town’s most prominent people. You’ll also see lovely examples of early tombstone art as you walk along the beautifully landscaped paths.

Tours are FREE

Friday, June 24th 


The Schwartz Center Fishing for a Cause Tournament

Pope’s Island Marina
102 Popes Island New Bedford, MA

12:01am – First Lines allowed in the water
2:00pm – Fishing submissions end
5:00pm – Cocktail hour
6:00pm – Dinner followed by live auction, fishing awards ceremony and dancing

The 6th Annual Meeting Street and Schwartz Center Fishing for a Cause Tournament, one of the organization’s largest fundraisers of the year, returns to local waters June 24th and 25th. Recreational boats of any size are encouraged to participate in the catch-and-release striped bass, bluefish, and fluke tournament. Trophies and prizes are up to $2,500 and the proceeds go towards the Meeting Street Foundation to help support families educating special needs children.

Registration is $250/person
Tickets for the dinner event are $175/person

Saturday, June 25th 


The Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

New Bedford and Fairhaven
Start: 1480 E. Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford (Beside the Edge Seafood & Lounge) 
Finish: Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA

Swim begins at 7:15am
Check-in beginning at 5:30am
Mandatory safety briefing at 7:00am.

Don’t miss this chance to swim point-to-point across Buzzards Bay with 300 other swimmers! This 1.2-mile open-water swim begins in the clean, clear waters of the outer harbor in New Bedford, MA and ends with a pancake breakfast and awards ceremony on the beach in Fairhaven. The Buzzards Bay Swim is a fundraiser for clean water and is open to ages 11 and up.

There is a $25 registration fee, plus a minimum fundraising requirement of $150.

Click Here to Register

Sunday, June 26th 

Farmers Market

New Bedford Farmers Market

New Bedford, MA
1997 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA

2:00pm – 6:00pm

Come shop for locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, chicken, meats, eggs, baked goods, jams & more in Brooklawn Park!

Monday, June 27th 

Rock Climbing

Carabiner’s Indoor Rock Climbing

New Bedford, MA
328 Parker St., New Bedford, MA

12:00pm – 10:00pm

Carabiner’s Indoor Rock Climbing is a full service facility offering rock climbing, instruction and services for all levels and ages. Stop by for fitness classes, training, group parties, or a casual day of rock climbing adventure!

$50 for up to two climbers
$20 each additional climber
To ask about group rates for 6 or more climbers call 508-984-0808

Tuesday, June 28th 

Fort Rodman

Fort Rodman/Fort Taber Park

New Bedford, MA
1000C S Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Open every day from dawn to dusk.
Military Museum is open every day (except Christmas and New Years) from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

Fort Taber Park is a 50-acre waterfront park that provides over a mile of ocean frontage located on scenic Clark’s Point which projects into Buzzards Bay.  The park incorporates historical landmarks, offers many amenities and various opportunities for passive and active recreation. The centerpiece of the park is the historic Fort Rodman, built between 1857 and 1871 as part of the nation’s sea coast defense system, which is home to a military museum.

New Bedford Residents Daily Fee- $1 per vehicle
Non-Residents Daily Fee- $15 per vehicle

Wednesday, June 29th 

The Walk

Harbor Walk

New Bedford, MA
E Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA

The newly installed Harbor Walk gives visitors a chance to walk across the city’s hurricane barrier, and look out to where Buzzards Bay (East Beach) meets historic Fort Taber, beyond to Fairhaven’s Fort Phoenix, West Island, and noted points of interest like Butler Flats Lighthouse. The elevated walking trail stretches 3880 ft. (.75 mi) and is lit at night, making any time a good time to take in the natural wonder of South Coast, MA. The Harbor Walk is also pet friendly.

Admission is FREE

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