The 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival has been Rescheduled until July 9 & 10, 2022

A folk festival celebration 25 years in the making deserves the best circumstance! Because we want you to be safe and feel secure about attending, we have decided to postpone the festival until the summer of 2022. If you have purchased passes, please click here for your options to keep, gift, donate or receive a refund.

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The 25th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival has been Rescheduled until July 9 & 10, 2022

Premium Pass

The Premium Pass offers convenience and comfort as you enjoy the festival all weekend long. Each pass includes:

  • Two full days of amazing live music, with access to nearly 75 performances
  • Premium Pass lanyard
  • 2021 NB Folk Festival T-shirt
  • Access to the fully-air conditioned Premium Pass Lounge with private restrooms
  • Guaranteed seating at all Zeiterion performances and priority seating at Whaling Museum performances
  • Free parking in Zeiterion & Elm Street garages
  • Discounts at several food vendors in the Food Court & Beer Garden outside the Zeiterion Theatre
Premium Pass holders have a special entrance to the Whaling Museum Theater, located inside the museum, under the “whale bones.” Your preferred seats will be held until 10 minutes before the performance.
Premium Pass seats at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center are guaranteed, and are located in the front of the theater, near the stage. Please note: The Whaling Museum theater will be cleared after each performance.

Early bird pricing:


$150 after June 27

Single day & Weekend pass

Save with a weekend pass! We hope you’ll join us for the whole weekend. That’s two full days of amazing music with access to nearly 75 performances.

Can’t make it both days? Purchase a single day pass for either Saturday or Sunday to enjoy 10 hours of fantastic live music.

Early Bird: Single Day


$40 After June 27

Early Bird: Weekend Pass


$50 After June 27