Annual Events

This page is a general list some of the larger annual events that take place during the year in Fairhaven.

For more detailed and updated information about what’s coming up, check Upcoming Events.

For information about walking tours, visit the Tours page.

Annual Events

Fort Phoenix Polar Plunge
News Years Day, January 1
Fort Phoenix State Beach and Reservation
South end of Green St., Fairhaven, MA
For more information, call Kathy Lopes at 508-991-2194 or Sherry Lopes at 508-951-2147.

NFIA Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday before Easter
Date in 2022: April 16
Livesey Park, Glenhaven Ave., Fairhaven, MA

West Island 5k Run/Walk
Last Sunday in April, 11:00 a.m.
Date in 2022: to be announced
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. There is also a Kids Mile Run. Cash prizes. For more information visit or email

Cherry Blossom Friendship Festival
Late April/Early May
Date in 2022: to be announced
Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House, 11 Cherry St., Fairhaven, MA

Huttleston Marketplace
Saturdays from May into September
Dates in 2022: May 21 through September 17
Visitors Center lawn, 141 Main Street at Route 6
An outdoor marketplace of arts, crafts, antiques, vintage collectibles, and local foods, sponsored by the Office of Tourism.

Fairhaven Village Militia
Spring Revolutionary War Encampment
Dates in 2022: Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to dusk, Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cannon firing Saturday evening at sunset
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven, MA

Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day, 8:30 a.m.
Date in 2022: May 30
Main Street, from Center Street north to Riverside Cemetery

Summer Tours from the Office of Tourism
June, July, August, September
Click here for summer tour schedule.

Father’s Day 10K and 5K Road Races
Father’s Day, 9:00 a.m.
Date in 2022: June 19
Begins at Hastings Middle School, 30 School Street, Fairhaven

Fairhaven Farmers Market
Sundays, late June to late October
Dates in 2021: June 13 to October 31
151 Alden Road, Fairhaven

Annual Buzzards Bay Swim
A Saturday in June or July, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Date in 2022: To Be Announced
New Bedford & Fairhaven
Start: beach adjacent to The Edge, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford
Finish: Fort Phoenix State Beach, Green Street, Fairhaven

Homecoming Day Fair
Last Saturday in June, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Date for 2022: June 25
Center Street, from William to Green streets, Fairhaven

Fourth of July Car Cruise & Float Parade
July 4
Starts at Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven
Antique and classic cars and vehicles cruise from Fairhaven high school. eventually traveling south on Green Street to Fort Phoenix. Floats join the parade at Cushman Park. Fairhaven businesses or groups that would like to enter a float should contact John Medeiros at 508-990-0000.

Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony & Cannon Salute
July 4, following the parade
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven

Concerts Under the Stars
Thursday evenings in July and August, 7:00 p.m.
Fairhaven Town Hall steps, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven
Dates in 2022: to be announced

NFIA & Legendary Street Rods
Car, Truck & Bike Show

A Sunday in July or August, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Date in 2022: to be announced
Livesey Park, Parker Street, Fairhaven
Car show plus food, music, games, more

National Night Out
First Tuesday in August, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Date in 2022: August 9 
Lawn of Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven
A great night for families to meet with law enforcement and public safety personnel. Food, music, information booths, kids activities, demonstrations.

Feast of Our Lady of Angels
Labor Day Weekend
Dates in 2022: September 3, 4, 5
Procession on Main St. Monday at 1:00 p.m
Our Lady of Angels Feast Grounds, 7 Jesse St.,.

Fairhaven Village Militia
Fall Revolutionary War Encampment
Late September
Dates in 2022: September 23 & 24
Cannon firing at 6:30 p.m.

Manjiro Festival
First Saturday of October, Odd numbered years only 
Next festival: October 7, 2023
Center and Walnut streets

Fairhaven Kids Fest
Second Saturday in October
Date in 2022: October 8
A fall fair for children, with fun activities, free entertainment, food, and things to buy, sponsored by the Office of Tourism and Millicent Library Youth Services.

NFIA Halloween Parade
Sunday near Halloween, 5:00 p.m.
Date in 2021: October 24
Main Street from Benoit Square to St. Mary’s Church.

Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 9:00 a.m.
Main Street from Oxford School south
to Fairhaven High School

Old-Time Holiday
Second Saturday in December
Cancelled for 2021
Various times and locations 

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