Photo Credits
Buttons are Sold Out
There are Many Button-Free Activities to Enjoy!

First Night of Summer 2016 Concert
June 19th   5 PM
2nd annual Free First Night of Summer Concert, with free ice cream, and cool Dixieland Jazz with the Monomoy Summer Seven Jazz band, will be held in Kate Gould Park on June 19th, 5 - 6 PM. Click here for more details.

First Night 2016-2017 Theme
Light up the Town
The theme for First Night Chatham 2016-2017 will be
Light up the Town
. The new button design can be seen at the upper left of this page (click for a larger image).

Last Year’s First Night

First Night 2015–2016: Media Coverage

Chatham Channel 18 and the Cape Cod Chronicle were filming and shooting pictures all day, and have begun putting First Night photos and videos online. More to come! Click here to visit this year’s Scrapbook page, and click/tap thumbnail images to view photos and videos.

First Night 2015–2016: Town Photo

This year’s Town Photo is now online, and a printed copy may be purchased at the Chatham CVS. Click here to view the Town Photo page, and then click/tap the photo bring up the deep-zoom version of the photo.

First Night 2015–2016: Our 25th Year

This year, First Night Chatham is marking 25 years of celebrating the arts with a “Silver Jubilee” celebration. This special anniversary has extended throughout the year and included concerts and events that express First Night’s thanks to the people of Chatham and Cape Cod for their support over the past 25 years.

Look along Main Street in the shop windows for “Do You Remember” displays about First Night’s 25 Years of history in Chatham. Silver Jubilee Events page for the special activities we have sponsored to celebrate 25 years of First Night Chatham.


Welcome to
First Night Chatham

Come join us for First Night Chatham!
We are a family-friendly, alcohol free, town-wide celebration of the arts with over 70 performances and events.

December 31st, 2016 will be First Night Chatham’s 26th New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s a full day of fun and entertainment, starting with the Town Photo at the Chatham Lighthouse at Noon, and culminating with Fireworks at Oyster Pond as the Countdown Cod takes us to the stroke of midnight.




Twitter Facebook
Check us out on
Twitter and Facebook!

PO Box 80, Chatham, MA 02633

Be a Sponsor
Support First Night

Little Star Girl
Be a Sponsor
Support First Night