Ongoing July Events

The following event are ongoing throughout the month of July. For a list of other, one-time events, click here: Upcoming Events

Monday Morning Fun
Monday mornings in July & August,
9:00 to 11:30 a.m., program at 10:00 a.m.
Fairhaven Visitors Center, 141 Main Street, Fairhaven
See individual July listings for details.
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 like trap ball, nine pins, Jarts, bean bag tossing, hoop rolling, jump in the bounce house and more. If it’s hot, there will be sprinklers, so bring a bathing suit and towel. Visit Heart Henna’s face painting booth and say hello to “Buttons” from Carousel Family Fun Center. Enjoy ice cream and bottled water from Acushnet Creamery. Each week at 10:00 there is a different guest program. Games and program are free. There is a charge for face painting and refreshments. Sponsored by the Office of Tourism. For more information, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.

Henry H. Rogers Walking Tours
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m., June through September
No tour on Tuesday, July 4
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 guide: Chris Richard. Weather permitting. For more information, visit http://fairhaventours.com/category/tours/

Unitarian Memorial Church Tours
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
No tour on Tuesday, July 4
102 Green Street, Fairhaven
See the inside of the magnificent English gothic Unitarian Memorial Church, built in 1901-1904 by Henry H. Rogers in memory of his mother. Amazing examples of stone cutting, wood carving and stained glass make this one of the most beautiful churches in New England. Handicap accessible. Donations accepted. For more information, call 508-992-7081.

Pirates & Privateers Presentation at Fort Phoenix
Fridays, 10:00 a.m., June through September
Start at Fort Phoenix flagpole,
Fort Phoenix, Old Fort Rd., Fairhaven
Hear tales of pirates, Revolutionary War era privateers, and historical Fort Phoenix presented by Greybeard, an 18th century gunner from the privateer sloop Broome, Abigail “Abby” Black, a ship’s doctor who grows herbal remedies in her village garden when not at sea, and Andrew the Powder Monkey, a boy who know how cannons are loaded and fired. Learn the what is pirate myth and what’s reality, the difference between pirates and “legal” privateers, and why grog wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Presentation includes a demonstration firing of a black powder swivel gun. Weather permitting. For more information, visit http://fairhaventours.com/category/tours/

Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House
Saturdays and Sundays, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
11 Cherry Street, Fairhaven
Visit the house of Capt. William Whitfield, who rescued Japanese fisherman Manjiro Nakahama from a Pacific island in 1841 and brought him to Fairhaven. Manjiro became the first Japanese person to live in America and later grew in prominence in Japan following the opening of Japan to western trade. Admission to the house is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children. For more information, visit http://Whitfield-Manjiro.org.

Old Stone Schoolhouse
Saturdays, 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.
40 North Street, Fairhaven
Fairhaven first one-room district school is open for the public to see what schooling was like in the 1800s. Children’s activities. Free. On the first and third Saturday of the month there is a free historical lecture on the lawn at 2:00 p.m.; bring a lawn chair or blanket. Note: The Old Stone Schoolhouse has no restroom. For more information, visit http://fairhaventours.com/old-stone-school-house/, call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.

Fairhaven Farmer’s Market
Sunday afternoons beginning June 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven
Buy fresh local produce and other products from area farmers. Enjoy the local market with family and friends every Sunday afternoon through mid-October. Entertainment will be available occasionally during market hours. Access the parking lot off Main Street to the rear of the Academy Building. Handicap parking. Free admission. Coordinated by the Fairhaven Sustainability Committee.

Yoga in the Park
Tuesdays, June 20 through August 22, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Cushman Park, Green Street, Fairhaven
Kripalu certified yoga instructor Jeff Costa leads. Bring your own yoga mat. Weather permitting. Free. For more information, call 508-287-2482.

Fitness Bootcamp
Thursdays, June 22 through August 24, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Cushman Park, Green Street, Fairhaven
Certified functional trainer Wayne Goulart leads. Bring your own mat and set of weights. Weather permitting. Free. For more information, call 508-287-2482.

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