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Festival Officially Cancelled
The Whaling City Festival's board of directors has officially cancelled the 2014 festival. In a letter sent out Tuesday night, the 45-year-old festival's directors said the budget simply could not support the event without taking on significant debt...
Festival Moving Forward
It's no "April Fools" joke. The Whaling City Festival is back on this year.
That's the word from festival president Allen Richard who says after meeting with his planning committee Monday night, they decided to take Mayor Jon Mitchell up on his one-time trial offer of a 9p…
Mayor Supports 8pm Closing
Mayor Jon Mitchell says its unfair to blame him for the decision by the Whaling City Festival Committee to cancel this year's summer event. 
The Committee says it pulled the plug on this year's festival because the city refused to extend the event's 8pm closing time...
Bring Back Whaling City Festival
A New Bedford man is leading a petition drive to bring back the Whaling City Festival.
Organizers of the event announced last week there would be no Festival this year, after the City refused to allow the closing time to extend beyond 8pm...
No More Whaling City Festival
Rumors have been swirling all weekend that there would be no Whaling City Festival this summer in New Bedford. On today's "Midday Live with Taylor Cormier", Taylor spoke with Allen Richard, the president of the Whaling City Festival.