Fairhaven Improvement Association

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2020 Homecoming Day Fair

    April 16, 2020

44th Annual Fairhaven Homecoming Day Fair Postponed Until 2021

            The 44th Annual Fairhaven Homecoming Day Fair scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020 has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021.

            Because of continuing concerns about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), we plan to postpone the fair till next year’s Homecoming Weekend, says Barbara Acksen, chair of the Homecoming Day Fair Committee for the Fairhaven Improvement Association, which sponsors the fair.  The well-being of the general public, vendors and town employees is our number one priority.  We have decided that rescheduling the fair is the only responsible course of action at this time.”

            She adds, “We made this decision because there is currently no clear time when the virus will be under control and safe for large-scale events.”

            For many years the Homecoming Day Fair has been Fairhaven’s most popular annual event.  In 2019 the fair included more than 175 booths featuring artists and craftsmen from all over New England, food, kids’ games, fire engine rides, music and live entertainment for the entire family.

            “We want to thank all the vendors, artists, Town of Fairhaven employees, and other members of the community for their ongoing support,” Acksen says.  “Our team will be reaching out directly to vendors and other participants with information about providing full refunds for any fees they have paid.”

            Acksen concludes, “We’re resolved to take up in 2021 where we left off with the Fairhaven Homecoming Day Fair.  We’re excited to reaffirm the community connections the event has encouraged in its various forms going back over 100 years.”

            For future information about the rescheduled event please email fairhavenhomecoming@gmail.com or visit www.fairhavenimprovement.org or https://www.facebook.com/FairhavenImprovementAssociation.

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Concert under the Stars 2020

To all our loyal friends, followers and sponsors,

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the uncertainty of future restrictions it is with a heavy heart that the Fairhaven lmprovement Association is canceling the very popular summer concert series in front of the Town Hall . These concerts have drawn large crowds to the center of Town and the Fairhaven Improvement Association greatly appreciates your support . We are looking forward to returning next year and continue this popular event for many years to come.

Thank You
Frank Fostin
President-Fairhaven Improvement Association


2019 Concert videos can be found on Fairhaventv.com




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

Printable Schedule 






Shrub Voucher Program

The Fairhaven Improvement Association
Beautification Project
A Special for Fairhaven Residents

Due to an overwhelming interest by Fairhaven residents
the FIA has distributed all 100 vouchers allocated for 2019.
If you have already received a 2019 voucher you can redeem it at Kenny’s Garden & Landscape center, 325 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven till September 30th, 2019.

Each year the Fairhaven Improvement Association offers the Voucher Program to help the
residents to enhance the beauty of their property.

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

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Please see terms and conditions in the application






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