Fairhaven Improvement Association

Preserve the Past, Improve Today and Plan for the Future


Congratulations to the recipients of the F.I.A. Beautification Award

Each year F.I.A. choses a business that has made improvements to their properties to beautify our community. This year’s winners were recently presented their awards by President Frank Fostin.

Little Village Cafe, 23 Center Street

Pictured: Yolanda Almeida, owner

Profishant Inc., 32 Adams Street

Pictured: Andrew Sievers and Mike Ouimette

F.I.A. Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our recipients of the

Fairhaven Improvement Association

Scholarships and the Myra Lopes Awards


Fairhaven High School

Shanti Furtado

Kate Farland 

Hastings Middle School

Ava Borges 

Elizabeth DaCunha

East Fairhaven School 

Kiera Borden

Taylor Cook 

Juliette Flynn

Leroy L. Wood School 

Elodie Cook

Mia G Normand    

Luke B Dupre

Lily A Costa

Saint Joseph School

Wyatt Park Grade 4

Tiana Andrade Grade 7

Total $1000.00

MYRA LOPES AWARDS 2021                               

Fairhaven High School

Layla Almeida 

Joey Sebby 

Hastings Middle School 

James Deluca

Aiden Nelson 

East Fairhaven School

Sydney Benevides

Gia Arruda

Aubrey Desroches

Leroy L. Wood School 

Sophie Ferreira

Austin Chisels

William Whales 

Gavin Cook 

Saint Joseph School

Isabella Goll Grade 4

Faye Sullivan Grade 7

Total $1000.00


 2020 Winners 

Scholarship in memory of Dorothy Gammans 

Claire Hubert  $2000.00

Jean Campbell Scholarship

Madeline Major  $1000.00

2021 Winners

Scholarship in memory of Sylvia Burnett

Shane McNamara  $2000.00

Jean Campbell Scholarship

Sydney Andersen  $1000.00

To learn more about the Scholarships and how to apply visit Dollars for Scholars.org

Shrub Voucher Program

The distribution of the 2021 FIA Shrubbery vouchers has ended
Due to an overwhelming interest from Fairhaven residents the FIA has distributed all 100 vouchers allocated for 2021.

If you have already received your voucher you can redeem it at Kenny’s Garden & Landscape center, 325 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven until September 30, 2021.

For $20.00, you will receive a voucher for double the amount – $40.00 – to purchase any combination of the following shrubbery at Kenny’s Farm Stand, 325 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven

Andromeda, Azalea, Boxwood, Butterfly Bush, Dogwood, Holly, Hydrangea, Lilac, Magnolia, PJM, Rhododendron, Viburnum and Wisteria

If you use your voucher before July 1, 2021, Kenny has offered to add another $10.00 allowance to your doubled voucher giving you a total of $50.00 in buying power at his nursery.

To take advantage of this program send a check for $20.00 with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 

The Fairhaven Improvement Association

P.O. Box 404

Fairhaven, MA 02719 

The voucher is valid from May 1, 2021 until September 30, 2021.

The voucher may be used for the shrubbery listed only. It may not be used for any other merchandise in the nursery. It cannot be exchanged for cash.

The voucher will expire September 30, 2021. The voucher program ends when all allocated funds have been depleted but no later than September 30, 2021.

*The offer is available to Fairhaven residents only. One voucher per family is allowed.

2021 Homecoming Day Fair

Media Release March 23, 2021


Barbara Acksen, Chair of the Fairhaven Homecoming Day Fair, on behalf of the Fairhaven Improvement Association which sponsors the Fair, announced today that the Fair will be rescheduled until June 25, 2022.

She noted that the well-being of the general public, our vendors, and our town employees remains our number one priority.  Despite gradual opening of the state, health advisories indicate that the public would still not be safe at a large-scale event such as this.  Street Festivals are currently prohibited and

no significant change in this prohibition is indicated in the near future.  We therefore believe that postponement is the responsible course of action.

The Homecoming Day Fair has been Fairhaven’s largest and most popular event for many years.   Thousands of people of all ages come together to enjoy our 175 booths of artisans and craftsmen from all over New England, live entertainment, art show, children’s activities, fire engine rides and great food. 

We look forward to next year when we can all come together again and share the special connections and fun that the Fair has brought for years to people of all ages.

Our committee is already at work planning for different requirements that may be needed for the Fair to take place next year.  We look forward to welcoming the public then.

For future information about rescheduled event please email fairhavenhomecoming@gmail.com

or visit  https://www.facebook.com/FairhavenImprovementAssociation/.

Like us on Facebook

Concerts Under the Stars 2021

Due to the current Covid State Regulations and the continued uncertainty of future regulations it is with great sadness that the Fairhaven Improvement Association will cancel this year’s concerts under the stars in front of the Fairhaven Town Hall . We are confident and hopeful that we will be able to have our concerts next year. 
Thank You
Frank Fostin
President-Fairhaven Improvement Association

Concert videos can be found on Fairhaventv.com

October Road Concert on the steps of Town Hall

137th Annual Dinner

The 137th Annual Dinner at the Wamsutta Club for the Fairhaven Improvement Association has been post postponed due to COVID-19. If you have already purchased your tickets, they will still be honored. A new date will be determined at a later time.

Annual Santa Sing-a-Long

Come down to Fairhaven Town Hall and sing Christmas carols on the front steps, as we wait for a very special visitor from the North Pole. This year’s singing will be lead by the vocal talents of Miss Apple Peach, Tori Kaliz and friends. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Sponsored by the Fairhaven Improvement Association. Event starts at 6 pm.
A tradition that dates back to 1975. FREE

Santa Claus arrives on Fairhaven’s Ladder 1 fire truck to the annual Town Hall Sing-Along on Saturday, 12/8/18, sponsored by the Fairhaven Improvement Association. Photo by Beth David.

F.I.A. Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the first 

Tuesday of the month at 7 pm

in the Fairhaven Town Hall.

Please join us. New members are always welcome.

For more information on becoming a member click here 

Concerts under the Stars 2019

Summer Music Series 2019 

7 pm

40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA

Bring your lawn chair, best singing voice and wear your dancing shoes !!!!

In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be held in the Town Hall auditorium

Rain or Shine !!! 

Thank you to FairhavenTV for filming all of our Concerts

Our Major Sponsor: Southern Mass Credit Union 

July 11, 2019                  Home Brewed Band

Whether its Country, Classic Oldies or Rock, Home Brewed Band has something in store for everyone. Sponsored by Acushnet River Safe Boating Club and Southern Mass Credit Union   VIDEO 

July 18, 2019                  Blues Train

A returning Favorite, Jack Jennings leads this quartet through a set list of Blues and Rock. Sponsored by Fairhaven Lumber and Southern Mass Credit Union  VIDEO

July 25, 2019                  Red Handed

Turning Center Street into a dance party, Red Handed returns with current pop favorites, disco and Motown Classics. Sponsored by Isaksen Fishing  and Southern Mass Credit Union   VIDEO

August 1, 2019               South Coast Jazz Orchestra

Come out and hear some of the South Coast’s finest Jazz musicians. This 16-piece band performs and eclectic mix of Jazz Orchestra hits. Sponsored by Fairhaven Coal Company and Southern Mass Credit Union  VIDEO

August 8, 2019             October Road/ A Tribute to James Taylor                    Experience the vibrancy and magic of a James Taylor concert right here in Fairhaven. Perfect for a summer night. Sponsored by Southern Mass Credit Union   VIDEO

Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars

Fairhaven Dollars for Scholars® is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America’s® national network of locally based, volunteer-driven Dollars for Scholars chapters, our mission is to mobilize our community on behalf of postsecondary education success for our students.

For more information visit:


Visit us on Facebook

Facebook Logo

View our disclaimer message.