Big Boats Little Boats
A free celebration of commercial fishing culture in New Bedford, MA, the #1 Fishing Port in the Country.
Activities will take place in and around the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (38 Bethel Street) and on Steamship Pier (walking and vessel tours) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A free shuttle will run in a loop between the Center and the waterfront.
An evening performance of maritime music at the Seamen’s Bethel, (15 Johnny Cake Hill) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. featuring the New Bedford Sea Chantey Chorus, Ana Vinagre Ensemble, and the Johnson Girls.
Through exhibits, demonstrations, walking tours, dockside vessel tours, author readings, and performances, the event will showcase industry skills, fisheries science, and sustainable seafood.
A display of model fishing boats will complement the Center’s fall exhibit F/V Innovation chronicling the history of vessels and gear and honoring the contributions of local industry innovators.