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Welcome to Fairhaven!
Official site of Fairhaven Association.
Nestled between the calm waters of Bellingham Bay and the majestic Cascade Mountains in Washington state, Historic Fairhaven Village is known for its Victorian-era architecture and colorful history.
Fairhaven is home to a variety of unique local businesses, art galleries, restaurants and pubs and one of the best independent bookstores in the nation.
Located on the north end of Chuckanut Drive, within the southern city limits of Bellingham, Fairhaven Historic Village is the perfect launching point for a hike, cycle or kayak on the bay.
Join the Fairhaven Association!
We are a group of business owners, non-profit organizations, residents, neighbors, and friends who support the preservation and business success of Fairhaven Village. Through community events, social gatherings, and beautification we celebrate the people and the history that make Fairhaven Village the very special place it is. We encourage all businesses and organizations in the Fairhaven district to join in order to cross-promote, drive traffic to your business, and stay on top of Fairhaven events and activities. Individuals can join too! There is a non-business membership as well for all those that live in or around Fairhaven — or those near or far that love Fairhaven Village!
Enjoy Bellingham’s historic village.
Fairhaven Village is a charming Bellingham neighborhood where art, historic architecture, unique shops and local businesses are all set in the rolling hills of Bellingham Bay. Fairhaven is a place where cuisine comes straight from the Pacific Northwest, beer is artisan and cocktails are crafted. Come and discover the enchanting soul of Fairhaven.
FAIRHAVEN NEWS & UPDATES
Mystery of the Midnight Train – Dirty Dan Mystery Weekend is Back
By Sara Welsh “It was a dark and stormy night when the first train roared into Fairhaven Station in 1890. As torrential rain turned muddy streets to rivers of chocolate milk, the townspeople drank and danced at a lavish gala welcoming the railroad. No one imagined...
Meet the Fairhaven Association Board!
When Dirty Dan Harris founded Fairhaven in 1883 he named this area Fair Haven from the native “see-see-lich-em”, meaning “safe port” or “quiet place”. Since the 1890s Fairhaven has experienced booms and busts. Hundred-year-old buildings have been joined by modern...
The table is covered in chicken themed novelties: lamps, placemats and napkins. A toy “BAWKS” loudly at a late arrival. The pre-meeting chatter is a steady stream of chicken puns and low groans. We’re at the headquarters for the First Annual Fairhaven Chicken Fest,...