Supporting the Arts on First Night Chatham

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Press Release 9/20/2021

First Night Chatham 2021-2022 Brief Summary of Outdoor Events

The First Night Chatham committee met Sept. 16 to finalize plans for this year's event. FNC continuing concern is for the health protection of our attendees, performers and our over 300 volunteers. Given that concern, we are electing to make this year's FNC event an all-outdoor activity.

Our theme is: First Night Chatham: Special Main Street Edition (a street festival if you will).
Below is a summary of the activities we are anticipating:

  • A Town Photo Shoot
  • Carnival Caper Road Race
  • A Noise Parade
  • Fireworks at Veteran’s Field at 6:30PM
  • 4-5 Ice Sculptures
  • Our Headquarters Decorated
  • A Photo Scavenger Hunt, 2 divisions…kids and teens
  • Bubble Wrap Stomp (outside)
  • Miniature Golf, Giant Legos and Candyland (outside)
  • Our Performers have been contacted, some had previously indicated they might perform outside.
  • Details for all activities will be available (as finalized) on our website, our social media platforms and the media.

First Night Chatham Collectors Button

The First Night Chatham collectors button is displayed below. Right-click the image and select “Save Image” for a high resolution image in JPG format (800 pixel).

Click any of the links below to open a button image in new window, which can be saved in the same way:

High-resolution (800 pixel) PNG image, with transparent background.

Medium-resolution (250 pixel) JPG image, more suitable size for display on a web page.

Medium-resolution (250 pixel) PNG image,transparent background, more suitable size for display on a web page.


The best selection of photos of First Night Chatham events and activities are pictures taken by the Cape Cod Viewfinders Club over the past three years. These photos are displayed in the First Night Chatham scrapbooks for these years, and direct links are shown below. These photos require permission from the photographer for use beyond the First Night Chatham website, but we encourage you to ask if there are photos you would like to use.

Email requests for use to First Night Chatham and we will forward to the photographer(s). These Picasa albums contain medium resolution images. High resolution images are available.

The photo albums are at the following web locations:

First Night Chatham 2015 (Dec 31st, 2014) Photos

First Night Chatham 2014 (Dec 31st, 2013) Photos

First Night Chatham 2013 (Dec 31st, 2012) Photos