11th Annual Kick-off to Summer Celebration

Join us for the 11th Annual Kick-off to Summer Celebration

This one-of-a-kind Celebration overlooking Fall River’s waterfront will help to raise crucial funds benefiting the youth in Saint Vincent’s Life Skills program, providing them with opportunities to learn the necessary skills to live independently, participate in specific school-to-work experiences, and receive job and career coaching.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank, the 11th Annual Summer Celebration Presenting Sponsor, is a long-time supporter of Saint Vincent’s and has donated more than $120,000 to the many different programs and services offered by Saint Vincent’s.  Other sponsors of this year’s Kick Off to Summer Celebration include Long Built Homes, Bristol County Savings Bank, Preferred Concrete, BayCoast Bank, Saint Anne’s Hospital, Toyota of Dartmouth, Plimoth Investment Advisors and BankFive. The evening features a unique cocktail reception, dinner, and auctions and guests will dance the night way with one of our areas favorite bands – Played Out.

Tickets are now available.

Tickets are $100 per person and include dinner, drinks, entertainment and a great night out celebrating the start of Summer.  

Event Details


June 21, 2019


6PM – 11PM


Fall River Heritage State Park
Visitors Center
Davol St, Fall River, MA 02720

$150.00Add to cart

Purchase a glass of champagne for the chance to win a 3/4 carat (.75ct) diamond donated by Plante Jewelers.

All glasses will contain a stone… Only ONE will hold the grand prize diamond. This brings a whole new meaning to “sparkling wine!”

  • Only 50 flutes will be sold leading up to our Summer Celebration… first come, first serve
  • No limit on the number of flutes that can be purchased per person
  • $100 per flute with proceeds benefiting Saint Vincent’s Life Skills Program

Images from Past Events

2019 Summer Celebration Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Bristol savings bank
Venue Sponsor
Venue Sponsor
Saint Anne's hospital
Participating Sponsor
Zibra Corp
Participating Sponsor
Bank 5
Toyota of Darthmouth

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Read About Last Year’s Summer Celebration

The 12th Annual Kick-Off to Summer Celebration held on Friday, June 24, 2022 was a huge success! Nearly 200 guests joined us for a wonderful evening at the Kilburn Mill overlooking Clark's Cove in New Bedford.  The evening began at 6:00 pm with cocktails, entertainment from the Mac and the Boys, and the beautiful sunset view from the Kilburn Mills outside deck.    Guests also took part in our Silent Auction - from sparkly Swarovski crystal purses to tickets for Yankees vs. Red Sox and everything in between...our guests help raise money by outbidding each other during our unique, one-of-a-kind Silent Auction.  From there, our guests entered the main ballroom and enjoyed a delectable dinner from On the Go Catering.  During dinner, Saint Vincent's CEO, Kristen Dutra, and Director of Development, Jenny Mello Reis, introduced and presented the Carlin Lynch Humanitarian Award to Mrs. Francis Lynch. Mr. Carlin Lynch, a friend and former Member of the Saint Vincent’s Services Board of Directors., often referred to as “Coach”, lived and breathed the definition of “Humanitarian”.  Those who were lucky enough to know him will remember his love for his family, his never-ending smile, and his dedication to our community and those less fortunate,
More than 350 guests joined us at the Fall River Heritage State Park Visitor's Center for the 10th Annual Kick-Off to Summer Celebration on Friday, June 22, 2018. Guests enjoyed an array of palate satisfying dishes from near 20 local restaurants, an chance to take home a 1.5 Carat Diamond from Silva & Company, entertainment from the band Played Out and a unique Live and Silent Auction