The Working Waterfront Festival
is going to a biennial format

The next Festival will take place in 2017

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fhc-logoThe New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, a year round institution dedicated to telling the story of the fishing industry past, present and future through exhibits, programs and archives, is now open! Click the logo to visit the website and learn more.

Missing the Festival? Some festival favorites will be featured at the Upper William Street Festival on September 24th.  Click here for details!

Join us in New Bedford, America’s largest commercial fishing port, to learn about the men and women who harvest the North Atlantic.
Walk the decks of a scalloper, dine on fresh seafood, see fishermen’s contests, and watch a cooking demonstrations. Experience the workings of the industry which brings seafood from the ocean to your plate.

The Working Waterfront Festival presents performances of music, dance and poetry; demonstrations and contests of industry skills; tours of workboats; documentary films and footage at sea; cooking demonstrations; author readings; children’s activities; U.S. Coast Guard demos; Tug Boat Muster; whaleboat races, and more!

Directions & Visiting New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Fisherman’s Wharf / Pier 3 – Steamship Pier