Fair Haven, New Jersey
Borough of Fair Haven, New Jersey

Recreation - Annual Special Events

Fair Haven proudly offers several special events throughout the year to serve our residents.

The Fair Haven Annual Memorial Day Parade
Each Memorial Day, the citizens of Fair Haven honor the Veterans and heroes of our nation through an enjoyable Memorial Day Parade in their honor. The parade features patriotic anthems, reading of names of fallen Fair Haven soldiers, a special guest speaker, presentation of wreaths and much more. 

The Annual Baseball and Softball Opening Day Parade

Fair Haven Baseball and Fair Haven Softball welcome the spring season! The parade starts at McCarter Park and continues to Fair Haven Fields.

The Fair Haven Camp Out

This event will take place in the fall, at Fair Haven Fields. Participants play games in the park, listen to music, and watch a movie before retiring to their tents for a night under the stars.

Sounds At Sunset

Throughout the summer, the Parks dept. will be presenting concerts at the Fair Haven Dock in the evenings. Bands are all local artists and admission is free.

The Fair Haven Halloween Parade

A long-standing October Fair Haven tradition, as ghosts and goblins march down to the Firehouse for some tasty treats. The parade starts at Sportsmans Field and continues to the Fair Haven Fire Dept. 

Annual Halloween Egg Hunt

Held  at Fair Haven Fields at dusk in October.  Children try to scoop up as many scary black and orange Halloween Eggs as they can. 

The Fair Haven Fishing Derby

The First Saturday in May.  Children of all ages cast out to the water of McCarter Pond.  We have prizes for biggest fish, most fish and first fish.   

The Fair Haven Annual Tree Lighting

Celebrate the holidays with a picture with Santa, music and crafts in the park. Businesses along River Road stay open late and welcome guests with specials and giveaways.

Father Daughter Dance

A tradition like no other.   Open to girls in grades 1-5.  A special evening of dinner and dancing with Dad.  This event features a three course meal, dancing all night, as well as a professional photographer who will photograph each father/daughter and provide a take home picture. 

Mother Son Brunch of Champion

A special event honoring local heroes and champions from RFH and our local community. A chance for the boys to talk to the special guests, eat some delicious brunch food, and take part in a little dancing/dance floor games with their mother- music provided by a professional DJ. Mothers and sons will also have a professional photographer take their photo and provide a take home picture..  Attended by boys and their moms, grades 1- 5.

Spring Egg Hunt

Held at Fair Haven Fields in the Spring.  Children try to scoop up as many toy and candy filled eggs as they can while the Spring Bunny hops around and takes photos.