Riverside Cemetery Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Riverside Cemetery, 274 Main St., Fairhaven Take a walk in one of the most beautiful rural-style cemeteries in Massachusetts, created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The tour visits the final resting places of some of the town’s most prominent people. You’ll also see lovely examples of early … [Read more...]

Fort Phoenix Historical Encampment

Fairhaven Village Militia Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018 Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA 9:00 a.m. Saturday to 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Cannon firing approx. 7:45 p.m. Saturday The Fairhaven Village Militia, the Wareham Minutemen, and the Fairhaven Office of Tourism present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Main Street, from Center Street north to Riverside Cemetery Units will march from Center and Main streets north to Riverside Cemetery. There will be a pause at Fairhaven High School for the raising of the “Big Flag” with the National Anthem performed by Fairhaven High School music students. At Riverside Cemetery there will be a ceremony at the Civil … [Read more...]

June: All Month

Henry H. Rogers Walking Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., June through September Start outside Town Hall, 40 Center St., Fairhaven A free 90-minute guided walk teaches about the town’s benefactor Henry H. Rogers of the Standard Oil Co. and his gifts of magnificent architecture to Fairhaven. Tour includes visits inside the Town Hall and Millicent Library. Tuesday guide: Bob Foster, Thursday … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Road Race

43rd Father’s Day 10K and 5K Road Races Sunday, June 17, 2018 Begins at Hastings Middle School, 30 School Street, Fairhaven Start time, 9:00 a.m. The annual running of  a 10K, TAC sanctioned course through the lovely, historical Fairhaven streets features some of New England’s top runners. There is also a shorter 5K race. Sponsored by Fairhaven merchants and Fairhaven Road Race Inc. Online entry fee … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Evening Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m. Riverside Cemetery, 274 Main St., Fairhaven Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this is one of the most beautiful rural-style cemeteries in Massachusetts. The tour visits the final resting places of some of the town’s most prominent people. You’ll also see lovely examples of early … [Read more...]

Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim Saturday, June 30, 2018, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. New Bedford & Fairhaven Start: beach next to The Edge, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford Finish: Fort Phoenix State Beach, Green Street, Fairhaven Don't miss this chance to swim point-to-point across a closed shipping channel with 300 other swimmers! Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, … [Read more...]

Homecoming Day Fair

Homecoming Day Fair Saturday, June 30, 2018 Center Street, from William to Green streets, Fairhaven 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fairhaven’s largest annual event features about 175 booths of handmade crafts and delicious foods in addition to live entertainment, an art exhibit on the west lawn of the Unitarian Church, and children’s activities, including the very popular fire engine rides. Sponsored by the … [Read more...]

July: All Month

Henry H. Rogers Walking Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., June through September Start outside Town Hall, 40 Center St., Fairhaven A free 90-minute guided walk teaches about the town’s benefactor Henry H. Rogers of the Standard Oil Co. and his gifts of magnificent architecture to Fairhaven. Tour includes visits inside the Town Hall and Millicent Library. Tuesday guide: Bob Foster, Thursday … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Fun: NB Fishing Heritage Center

Monday Morning Fun at the Visitors Center with the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Monday, July 2, 2018, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., program at 10:00 a.m. Fairhaven Visitors Center, 141 Main Street, Fairhaven SPONSORED BY http://thinktechonline.com A fun morning for kids aged 5 to 12 and their parents or guardians on the lawn of the Visitors Center. Play old fashioned lawn games (bean bag toss, … [Read more...]