For the third summer, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism is offering a season of fun family programs on Monday mornings at the town’s visitors center, aimed at children ages 5 to 12 and their parents or guardians.
The Monday Morning Fun programs run through Aug. 21, and are held on the lawn of the Fairhaven Academy Building, 141 Main Street, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
It’s a popular, family-friendly way to spend a summer morning. Every week children can play old fashioned lawn games such as nine pins, hula hoops, trap ball, bean bag toss, horse shoes and more. They can jump in a bounce house (for free), get their faces painted or henna “tattoos” by Heart Body Arts, and have some ice cream and bottled water from Acushnet Creamery. There will be visits by “Buttons” the bear from Carousel Family Fun Center. On hot mornings there will be sprinklers and on two weeks there will be a water slide–bring a towel.
At 10 a.m. each week, there will be a special guest program geared toward children ages 5 through 12 and their parents and guardians. Admission, games, bounce house, and programs are free. There is a charge for face painting, the ice cream, and/or bottled water.
Special Programs for 2017:
Monday, July 10: Behind the Scenes at Emma Jean’s Chocolatier Leigh Dalton from Emma Jean’s Cupcake Factory, Candy House, and Ice Cream Shoppe promises a sweet presentation about making candy, including a taste test. Bounce house sponsored by What A Find! Consignment Furniture.
Monday, July 17: “K-J Tunes” Disc jockey Ken Souza with musical fun, limbo contest, kids karaoke, hula hoops & more. Bounce house sponsored by Our Lady’s Haven.
Monday, July 24: New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center (and Giant Water Slide) The program “All About Scallops” will teach you about scallops and our local scallop fleet. There will be a shell decorating craft as well, and some fishermen’s survival suits to try on. Bounce house sponsored by Seconds Count. Giant water slide sponsored by Fairhaven Improvement Association.
Monday, July 31: Ezekiel the Green’s Magical Foolery and Foolishness The Magician of the Obscure Order of Lesser Green Wizards really tries his best demonstrating and “teaching” magical feats. Bounce house sponsored by Pink Bonnet Bakery.
Monday, August 7: Hogwarts Herbology Professor Pomona Sprout Learn about and taste some edible plants you can grow yourself. Bounce house sponsored by the Fairhaven Business Association.
Monday, August 14: Buttonwood Park Zoomobile with live animals from the zoo! Bounce house sponsored by BRW Property Services.
Monday, August 21: Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society (and Water Slide) Fun Japanese cultural activities, calligraphy, origami, chopstick contests, and more. Bounce house/slide combo sponsored by DeTerra’s Jump and Friends of the Fairhaven COA.
These are outdoor programs and they will be canceled in the event of rain. The Academy Building is on the Main Street lawn of Fairhaven High School. There is plenty of off-street parking in the high school lot.
The Monday Morning Fun programs are funded by contributions to the Fairhaven Office of Tourism Gift Account, the Tourism Department budget, and additional sponsors as indicated.
Bounce house and programs sponsored in 2017 by: Rich and Evie Griffiths, Our Lady’s Haven, Seconds Count, Pink Bonnet Bakery, What a Find! Consignment Furniture, Fairhaven Improvement Association, DeTerra’s Jump and Bounce, Fairhaven Business Association, Barb and Dave Mitchell, St. Anne’s Credit Union, Friends of Fairhaven COA, Dr. Stephen Desroches, BRW Properties, Mary Jane Richard, and MOLIFE.
For more information, email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov or call 508-979-4085.