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Thank you to everyone who helped us make the Best Night of the Year 2017 the VERY BEST!

We hope you will join us for the 20th Anniversary of the Best Night of the Year on Sunday, June 24th, at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee.

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 20” will be held at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. 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 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 last year’s participating vendors.

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 breathtaking 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. 2017 highlights included: Tuna Fishing with Shawn DeLude on Trashy Thoughts Too, a private sunset party with food and drinks and Nobska Light, and an outdoor oasis package to name a few. Click here to see some of the other featured auction items from 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.