Monarch Butterflies and Fairhaven: Our special summer visitor

Monarch Butterflies and Fairhaven: Our special summer visitor Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Millicent Library, 45 Center St., Fairhaven (Walnut Street entrance) Spring is here! Join Fairhaven resident and local monarch butterfly enthusiast, Louise Barteau, for an hour of warm conversation and colorful photos about one of the most interesting migrants on the planet. She’ll tell her own “monarch … [Read more...]

Ted Reinstein: New England’s General Stores

Ted Reinstein: New England's General Stores Exploring an American Classic Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Millicent Library, 45 Center St., Fairhaven ( use Walnut St. entrance) Ted Reinstein, author and broadcast journalist, will present New England’s General Stores: Exploring an American Classic on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 in the Millicent Library Auditorium. The program is sponsored by the Friends … [Read more...]

NFIA Easter Egg Hunt

NFIA Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. Livesey Park, Glenhaven Ave., Fairhaven Annual Easter egg hunt with separate areas for children in different age groups. Find candy eggs in the park and playground and look for specially numbered wooden eggs that can be redeemed for prizes. Visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Raffles. Sponsored by the North Fairhaven Improvement … [Read more...]

West Island 5K Run/Walk

West Island 5k Run/Walk Sunday, April 28, 2019, 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. Race shirt or beach towel to first 500 5k registrants. Cash prizes. Register online … [Read more...]

Cherry Blossom Friendship Festival

Cherry Blossom Friendship Festival Sunday, May 5, 2019 Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship House 11 Cherry Street, Fairhaven This traditional festival celebrates cherry blossoms and our friendship with Japan. Activities include names written in Japanese, origami (paper folding) instructions and demo, Japanese taiko drumming and martial arts, and displays of bonsai, quilts and kimonos, and a museum tour. … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Walking Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Riverside Cemetery, 274 Main St., Fairhaven Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this is one of the most beautiful rural-style cemeteries in Massachusetts. 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...]

Poverty Point Walking Tour Revisited

Poverty Point Walking Tour Revisited Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Starts at Cooke Memorial Park, Pilgrim Ave. (Parking on west side of Cherry St. and south side of Pilgrim Ave.) A revised and updated walk along a new tour route in the oldest village area in present-day Fairhaven. This area, once known as Oxford Village got the nickname Poverty Point around 1810, but the downturn of fortune was … [Read more...]

Riverside Cemetery Evening Tour

Riverside Cemetery Tour Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Riverside Cemetery, 274 Main St., Fairhaven Created in 1850 by Warren Delano II, the grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this is one of the most beautiful rural-style cemeteries in Massachusetts. 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

Fairhaven Village Militia Revolutionary War Encampment Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, 2019 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 and the Wareham Minutemen and Militia Companies present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2019, 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...]