Fort Phoenix July 4th Ceremony

Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony
and Cannon Salute
Monday, July 4, 2022, following the July 4th parade
Fort Phoenix, Fort Street, Fairhaven

This patriotic program is held at historical Fort Phoenix to celebrate the founding of our nation. A short presentation will be given by speakers, including a history of Fort Phoenix. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Stasia Powers, chair of the Fairhaven Select Board. The flag will be raised by Cassie and Lacey Freitas as the National Anthem is sung by Fairhaven High School graduate and current Miss Freetown, Tori Kalisz..

Following the flag raising, the fort’s 24-pound Seacoast Defense cannons will be fired over the harbor by the Fairhaven Village Militia, Inc.

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

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