Fort Phoenix July 4th Ceremony

Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony
and Cannon Salute
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven

At the conclusion of the Car Cruise and Parade (scheduled for 9 a.m.), a patriotic program will be held at historical Fort Phoenix.

The ceremony will feature a brief history of Fort Phoenix, a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Selectman Robert Espindola, a short tribute to Nattalie S. Hemingway, followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Fairhaven High School Class of 2017 graduate Brooke Douglass as the flag is raised. After the flag raising the fort’s five 24-pound Seacoast Defense cannons will be fired over the harbor.

Sponsored by the Town of Fairhaven and the Fairhaven Village Militia. Free. Handicap parking available. For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email

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