Working Waterfront Festival

The Working Waterfront Festival

Celebrating Commercial Fishing — America's Oldest Industry

Directions to the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts

Map to New Bedford

Fisherman's Pier & Merrill's Wharf
70°56' W. 41°38' N.

From Boston, MA:

Route 93 South to 24 South (Exit 4 - Left lane)
to Route 140 South (Exit 2E)
to I-195 East (Exit 12E)
to Route 18 South (Exit 15 - Downtown)
See parking section below for garage / lot / on street parking information.

From NY, CT, Providence, RI:

Route 95 North to Route 195 East
to Route 18 South (Exit 15 - Downtown)
See parking section below for garage / lot / on street parking information.

From Cape Cod:

Route 6 West to Route 25
to Route I-195 West
to Route 18 South (Exit 15 - Downtown)
See parking section below for garage / lot / on street parking information.

Tour Bus Drivers:

Call festival office for directions and drop off information: 508-993-8894

By Ferry

For schedule and fare information for Martha's Vineyard to New Bedford, please visit the Seastreak website.

Parking

Elm Street Garage

FREE parking at the garage courtesy of the City of New Bedford

From Route 195 take Route 18 South exit
At first traffic light, turn RIGHT onto Elm Street.
One block up is the Elm Street Garage

A stop for FREE trolley service to the festival is located outside the Elm Street Garage entrance.

Whale's Tooth Parking Lot*

*There is a parking fee for this lot

From 195, take Route 18
Take Purchase Street exit
Turn LEFT onto Purchase Street
Follow to 1st traffic light
Make LEFT onto Hillman Street
At stop sign, turn LEFT onto MacArthur Drive
Turn RIGHT into Whale's Tooth Parking Lot

A FREE shuttle service to the festival is offered at this lot.

Handicap Parking

Parking for individuals with handicap placards is available at the Whale's Tooth parking lot for a special event rate of $5.00. A free, handicap accessible shuttle is available to the festival grounds.


On Street Parking

Throughout the central business district (Downtown), curbside parking is available - metered parking spaces are free on weekends.


Lodging

The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New Bedford is the official hotel of the 2014 Working Waterfront Festival.

Further lodging information may be obtained from the Destination New Bedford website.


Area information