Fort Phoenix July 4th Ceremony

Photos on this page courtesy of Glenn Silva

Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 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 Leon Correy, Chair of the Select Board. The flag will be raised by John Medeiros as the National Anthem is sung by Fairhaven High School student Lexi Davignon. Throughout the ceremony there will be musical performances coordinated by the Shepherd Center for the Performing Arts.

Following the flag raising, a gun salute will be fired over the harbor by the Fairhaven Village Militia, Inc.

Sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and the Fairhaven Historical Commission, with the Fairhaven Village Militia, Inc. Free. Disabled accessible parking  and walkway available. For more information, call the Fairhaven Office of Tourism at 508-979-4085 or email

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