Fort Phoenix Historical Encampment

photo by Martha Rogers Fairhaven Village Militia Spring Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2017 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 Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 2017, 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...]

Ongoing June Events

The following event are ongoing throughout the month of June. For a list of other, one-time events, click here: Upcoming Events 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 … [Read more...]

Lecture on the Lawn: Poverty Point

photo by Frank C. Grace Lecture on the Lawn: Poverty Point History Saturday, June 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Old Stone Schoolhouse, 40 North St., Fairhaven Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle under the tree next to the one-room schoolhouse for a talk by Tourism Director Chris Richard. The lecture will cover three centuries of history of the Oxford Village/Poverty Point neighborhood where the school is … [Read more...]

Lecture on the Lawn: Manjiro & Whitfield

Lecture on the Lawn: Manjiro & Whitfield Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Old Stone Schoolhouse, 40 North St., Fairhaven Bring a lawn chair or blanket and settle under the tree next to the one-room schoolhouse for a talk by Tourism Director Chris Richard. The lecture will focus on the story of the first Japanese person to live in America, Manjiro Nakahama, who was brought to Fairhaven in 1843 by … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Road Race

43rd Father’s Day 10K and 5K Road Races Sunday, June 18, 2017 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 21, 2017, 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

24th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim Saturday, June 24, 2017, 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 Fairhaven

Homecoming Day Fair Saturday, June 24, 2017 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...]

Fairhaven High School Tours

Fairhaven High School Tours Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven Tour the “Castle on the Hill,” which was donated to the town by Henry H. Rogers in 1906. Meet inside the main entrance of the high school. Guide: Bob Foster. Sponsored by the Fairhaven High School Alumni Association. For more information, email … [Read more...]