West Island 5K Run/Walk

West Island 5k Run/Walk Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. 41 Causeway Rd., West Island, Fairhaven The Fairhaven High School Cross Country program benefits from this event, run on a US Track and Field certified course. Entry fees range from $15 to $25. There is also a Kids Mile Run with an entry fee of $5. Shirts to first 600 5k registrants; neoprene wrist bands to Kids Mile entrants. Cash prizes. … [Read more...]

Cherry Blossom Friendship Festival

Cherry Blossom Friendship Festival Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cooke Memorial Park cor. Pilgrim Avenue and Cherry Street, Fairhaven This traditional festival celebrates cherry blossoms and our friendship with Japan. Free outdoor activities include names written in Japanese, origami (paper folding) instructions and demo, Japanese taiko drumming and martial arts demonstration, … [Read more...]

Lecture: Architect Charles Brigham

Charles Brigham, Architect for Fairhaven and the World Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Millicent Library, 45 Center St., Fairhaven (Walnut Street entrance) Everyone knows about Henry Huttleston Rogers, who paid for Fairhaven’s distinguished public buildings, but we know less about Charles Brigham, the architect who designed them. On May 8, David J. Russo, the leading expert on Brigham, will tell us more … [Read more...]

Ham & Bean Supper

Old Fashioned Ham and Bean Supper Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Council on Aging, 229 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven A fundraiser sponsored by the Fairhaven Lions Club and the Fairhaven Village Militia, will include a meal of ham, beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert, a vintage cruise night, music, and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. For tickets call Bill Moniz … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour Sunday, May 21, 2017, 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

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...]