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 Thank you to everyone who helped us make the Best Night of the Year 2016 the VERY BEST! We are pleased to announce a new location for Best Night of the Year 2017 — The Ridge Club in Sandwich. We hope you will join us!


The history…

The original “Best Night of the Year” was envisioned as a wine festival by former Board Member the Reverend Rob Ross of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Osterville. Early events were held in private homes of long-time Cape and Islands United Way supporters, including Grant and Helene Wilson of Chatham, Chuck and Doreen Bilezikian of Yarmouthport and Zenus Crocker of Oyster Harbors. Once the event grew too large to be held in a private home, it began to alternate venues throughout the Cape including the Ocean House in Dennisport and Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. The event is held on the last Sunday evening in June each year.

The location…

“Best Night” 2017 will be held this year at a new location — The Ridge Club in Sandwich. We try our best to change locations through the years to welcome and accommodate United Way family from all towns on the Cape and Islands. The beautiful Ridge Club will be the place to be on Sunday, June 25, 2017!

The food and drink…desserts

While the number of participating food and beverage vendors has grown over the years, many of the original restaurants return year after year, donating their time and offerings. Click here to see a list of our participating vendors for 2017.

The format…

Guests arrive and upon entering, they sample and enjoy a wide variety of food, beer and wine from the best restaurants in the area. While enjoying samples and breath-taking views, guests peruse and bid on a wide variety of silent auction items. From there, a live auction is held with cocktail service available throughout the auction. The evening concludes with a fantastic display of fireworks.

The auction…

“Best Night of the Year” attendees have become accustomed to bidding on one-of-a-kind or experiential type auction items. 2016 highlights included: a 1953 Willy’s Army Jeep, a lakeside log cabin retreat in New Hampshire, and a signed Tom Brady jersey to name a few. Click here to see some of the other featured auction items for 2017.

The pitch…

The evening will include a speaker who will discuss how YOU, as a donor of the Cape and Islands United Way, have had a specific impact on the Cape and Islands.

The fireworks…

The “Best Night of the Year” is capped off by a spectacular private fireworks display donated each year by Atlas Pyrovision.