This Week: Triathlons, Parades, and Fireworks!

Saturday, July 2nd

Marching Band

The Cape Verdean Recognition Parade

Buttonwood Park
Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA


It’s time for the 44th Annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade! All are welcome to come and celebrate with food and entertainment. The parade will start at Rockdale Avenue end at the reviewing stand located at the Cape Verdean American Veterans’ Memorial Hall at 561 Purchase Street.

Watching the parade is FREE

Sunday, July 3rd

Whaling City Triathelon

The Whaling City Triathlon

Fort Taber Park
South Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA


The Whaling City Tri & Ducathalon is a terrific race for beginner and seasoned triathletes alike. The splash and dash race begins at the corner of South and East Rodney French Blvd. and contains a 0.25 mile swim in Buzzards Bay, followed by a 12-mile flat bike course which has fast and scenic routes, and ends with a 3.1 mile run on sidewalks and walking paths offering gorgeous water views and a fantastic finish in historic Fort Taber Park.

Entry is $80

Click Here to Register

Monday, July 4th


4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

State Pier
State Pier, New Bedford, MA


Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display over New Bedford Harbor! Spectators who wish to view the fireworks overlooking State Pier are advised to park for free in the Elm Street and Zeiterion garages downtown and view from lower Union Street or Front Street. Lower Union Street (east of Water Street) will be closed to vehicle traffic and offers ideal fireworks viewing.

Seeing the fireworks is FREE

Tuesday, July 5th 


HŌKŪLE‘A: The Polynesian Voyaging Canoe is Coming to Port at State Pier

State Pier
State Pier, New Bedford, MA

The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a, built in the tradition of ancient Hawaiian wa‘a kaulua (double-hulled voyaging canoe), will visit the Port of New Bedford on its worldwide voyage to grow awareness for their sustainability campaign.

Visiting the HŌKŪLE‘A is FREE

Monday, July 4th 

Beach Yoa

Beach Yoga

Fort Phoenix State Beach
Fort Phoenix, Fairhaven, MA


Enjoy Vinyasa Yoga on the beach with accredited instructor Jacki Callahan for a mind, body, and spirit rejuvenation in the comforts of the warm ocean breezes of Fort Phoenix.

Sessions are $10

Classes meet-up at the Fort Phoenix tennis court first, then relocate to the exact spot for the session.

Tuesday, July 5th 


Enjoy a Beach Day on West Island

West Island
West Island, Fairhaven, MA

Enjoy one of the most beautiful locations on Buzzards Bay this week, and take the 20 minuet drive to West Island, for a great day out with family.

Fairhaven Residents
Season Pass: $30.00 per vehicle D
Day Pass (vehicle): $6.00
Day Pass (walk in): $3.00

Season Pass: $100
Day Pass (vehicle): $20
Day Pass (walk in): $10
Senior Citizens: $5

Wednesday, July 6th 


“Twenty-Acre Purchase” Walking Tours

Howe Allen Real Estate Office
43 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA


This 90-minute walk teaches the history of the early waterfront village that eventually grew into Fairhaven. See houses and buildings dating from pre-Revolutionary times into the 1800s, and learn about the people who lived and worked there. Howe Allen will be your guide – weather permitting.

Tours are FREE

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