The Fairhaven Bicentennial Committee gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the United Way of Greater New Bedford and the Fairhaven Cultural Council.

Four of Fairhaven's Bicentennial events - the Incorporation Ceremony, Maritime Day, the Grand Bicentennial Parade,and the Good Ol' Family Fun Day - were funded in part by the United Way of Greater New Bedford Community Building Mini-Grants Program.

The participation of Connecticut Valley Field Music in Fairhaven's Grand Bicentennial Parade was sponsored in part by a grant from the Fairhaven Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Thank you to our many donors. Click here for a complete list.




The Town of Fairhaven, MA, was incorporated on February 22, 1812, having previously been a part of New Bedford.
In preparation for the celebration of the town's 200th anniversary, the Board of Selectmen appointed a Bicentennial Committee to plan and coordinate activities and special events.

The Bicentennial Committee meets on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 am, usually in the Town Hall conference room. Meetings will be posted at the entrance of the Town Hall, on public television, and on

Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings, either as a guest or as an appointed member. We are always looking for new members to help us plan our town’s 200th birthday.

Check out what we’ve been discussing! (meeting minutes)


Volunteer Opportunities for Subcommittees

The following subcommittees will be planning activities for the town bicentennial. Anyone interested in serving on a subcommittee may contact either the subcommittee chairs or one of the Bicentennial Committee members.

• Fundraising Committee: Angela Dawicki
• Beautification Project: Beth Luey
• Parade Committee: Larry Roy
• Fire Muster/Fire Parade: John Rogers
• Car Show/Car Cruise: John Medeiros
• Harbor/Maritime: Anne Mozzone
• History: Chris Richard
• Dance: Don Arsenault
• Veterans
• February 22 Anniversary Ceremony Committee
• Souvenirs and Collectibles
• Time Capsule
• Publicity
• Athletics
• Music/Concerts