The Fair Haven Day 2024 Story

It’s all about celebrating community spirit.

That’s what The Foundation of Fair Haven organizers are stressing about this year’s Fair Haven Day, set for June 8 — not that there’s anything new about that. It’s just that after a bit of time of doing without a Foundation and a Fair Haven Day, they felt that with the second year since the day’s full-on resurrection, the time was more than right to make the theme come to life with extra purpose. And there are new ways to celebrate the exclamation to that end.

Fair Haven Day was borne out of the borough’s centennial celebration in 2012. Residents loved the celebration of the borough and wanted to see it done annually. So, non-profit 501c3 The Foundation of Fair Haven was created and Fair Haven Day became a tradition the following year. The rest is history …

“Fair Haven Day is a celebration of our community’s unity and camaraderie, where neighbors come together to create lasting memories. We have also added a new attraction this year — a fun photo booth to help capture some of these memories.”

Susan Sorensen, president of The Foundation of Fair Haven

The day will start at 4 p.m. at Fair Haven Fields and run until the fireworks end after nightfall. Until the 9ish end, there will be activities for all ages, including bouncy houses, face painting, and live music featuring Living Proof and the Moroccan Sheepherders.

Food will include choices from the classic local fare of Brennan’s picnic and Booskerdoo’s ice cream sandwich and Lighthouse ice cream to the new-this-year vendor, Angry Archie’s Seafood with its famous lobster roll.

The festivities will culminate in the fireworks display.

“Fair Haven Day reflects the values that make our town extraordinary — inclusivity, creativity, and a deep sense of belonging. It’s a joyous occasion that brings out the best in all of us.”

Betsy Koch, Foundation board executive and Fair Haven Borough Council president

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The Foundation extends its thanks to the Borough of Fair Haven’s mayor, council and staff for their assistance in making Fair Haven Day possible. “This outstanding event would not be possible without their support, our fantastic local businesses (please remember to shop local) as well as the many people who volunteer,” Sorensen added.

This year’s event is sponsored by The Foundation of Fair Haven, along with the support of the Fair Haven Business Association, Rice Wealth Management, Lauren Porter of Edward Jones, Daisy Chocolates, Shea Communications, and others.