Monday Morning Fun

Monday Morning Fun at the Visitors Center
Mondays in July and August 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Dates in 2017: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21
Academy Building Lawn, 141 Main St. at Route 6, Fairhaven

A family friendly way to spend a summer morning at the Visitors Center. Play old fashioned lawn games (bean bag toss, horse shoes, nine pins, jarts, frisbee, hula hoops, etc.), jump in a bounce house, get your face painted by Heart Body Arts, and more. On hot mornings, there will be sprinklers–bring a towel. Expect a visit from Buttons the Bear from Carousel Family Fun Center. Enjoy some ice cream from Acushnet Creamery.

Acushnet CreameryAt 10:00 each week, enjoy a special guest program geared toward children ages 5 through 12 and their parents and guardians. Admission, games, bounce house, and programs are free. There is a charge for face painting and the ice cream and water.

Bounce house and programs sponsored by contributions to the Tourism Gift Account by local businesses, non-profit groups, and individuals.

For more information, including how to make a donation to Monday Morning Fun, call 508-979-4085 or email

Programs for 2017:

Monday, July 3ArtMobile from the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! with two art educators with lots of art supplies for getting creative! Bounce house sponsored by Evie and Rich Griffiths.

Monday, July 10: Behind the Scenes at Emma Jean’s Chocolatier Leigh Dalton from Emma Jean’s Cupcake Factory, Candy House, and Ice Cream Shoppe promises a sweet presentation about making candy, including a taste test. Bounce house sponsored by What A Find! Consignment Furniture.

Monday, July 17: “K-J Tunes” Disc jockey Ken Souza with musical fun, limbo contest, kids karaoke, hula hoops & more. Bounce house sponsored by Our Lady’s Haven.

Monday, July 24: New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center The program “All About Scallops” will teach you about scallops and our local scallop fleet. There will be a shell decorating craft as well, and some fishermen’s survival suits to try on. Bounce house sponsored by Seconds Count. Giant water slide sponsored by Fairhaven Improvement Association.

Monday, July 31Ezekiel the Green’s Magical Foolery and Foolishness The Magician of the Obscure Order of Lesser Green Wizards really tries his best demonstrating and “teaching” magical feats. Bounce house sponsored by Pink Bonnet Bakery.

Monday, August 7Hogwarts Herbology Professor Pomona Sprout Learn about and taste some edible plants you can grow yourself. Bounce house sponsored by the Fairhaven Business Association.

Monday, August 14Buttonwood Park Zoomobile with live animals from the zoo! Bounce house sponsored by BRW Property Services.

Monday, August 21Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society Fun Japanese cultural activities, calligraphy, origami, chopstick contests, and more. Bounce house/slide combo sponsored by DeTerra’s Jump and Friends of the Fairhaven COA.

Other donors supporting the programs are: MOLIFE, Dr. Stephen DesRoches, Mary Jane Richard, St. Anne’s Credit Union.

You may download the Monday Morning Fun Flier here: Monday Morning Fun 2017

Bounce houses & water slide provided by


with donations from Fairhaven businesses & groups.

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