AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.

   
AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.
AHA New Bedford

Full info coming soon! 

A perfect night for shopping, dining with friends, and enjoying Downtown New Bedford all decked out for the holiday season.

  • Deck The Windows of Downtown New Bedford: Over 40 Holiday Window Displays
  • Meet Father Christmas with the United Way
  • Looking Glass Theater Carolers in Custom House Square • Stilt Walkers in Wings Court
  • Gallery Xmas: Shop Local Art, Crafts, Jewelry & More
  • Look for the South Coast Brass Band throughout Downtown
  • Guest Venue! Open House @ South Coast Credit Union featuring Art by Butch McCarthy
  • Sippican Elementary School Band in Paul Cuffee Park
  • CVPA Holiday Sale
  • Voices In Time @ Pilgrim UCC/

AHA! AT-A-GLANCE

2019  
December 13, 2018 City Sidewalks
FEBRUARY 14, 2019 PLEASE BE SEATED
MARCH 14, 2019 I AM NEW BEDFORD: HERSTORY, HISTORY, OURSTORY
APRIL 11, 2019 SUSTAINABLE SOUTHCOAST
MAY 9, 2019 WE ART NB
JUNE 13, 2019 PRIDE
JULY 11, 2019 KIDS RULE
AUGUST 8, 2019 WIND & WATER
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 #CREATIVECOMMUNITYNB
OCTOBER 10, 2019 ART IN TUNE
NOVEMBER 14, 2019 MADE IN NB
DECEMBER 12, 2019 CITY SIDEWALKS

GENERAL INFORMATION
All activities are FREE and open to the public.Year-round programming is funded in part by the Mass Cultural Council's John and Abigail Adams Arts Program, The Island Foundation, The City of New Bedford, the AHA! partners, individual supporters and in-kind marketing support from the Standard-Times and WBSM. For more information call 508-996-8253 x205

First time visitors
may want to start AHA! Night at the National Park Visitor Center (33 William Street). Complete program flyers with maps are also available at all AHA! venues starting the Tuesday prior to each event.

Directions: From I-195 E or W. Take Exit 15 (Rte. 18). Follow Rte 18 to 2nd traffic signal; take a right onto Union St. At the first traffic signal take a right onto Second Street and take your first left for parking in Custom House Square or continue on two blocks to the Elm Street garage. On-street parking also available for free after 6 pm. 




Our AHA! Partners have something for everybody on your list. 
- boutique shops 
- museum memberships
- galleries galore
- tickets to a show
- gift cards to eclectic eateries 

Click here for AHA! Partner info.

AHA! Is a monthly FREE celebration of arts & culture in downtown New Bedford.