Marine Corps Birthday Ball

The Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines on 10 November 1775.  Each year near that date, Marines around the world celebrate the Marine Corps birthday.  The celebration may be a formal ball, a casual party, a cake shared with friends, or a simple “Happy Birthday, Marine!”


We will be celebrating the 246th birthday of the Marine Corps at the Huntingburg Event Center on 6 November, 2021.  The event is open to everyone. This year’s guest speaker is Michael M Phillips, author and staff reporter of The Wall Street Journal.  He has spent extensive time embedded with military units in combat environments and has written books and many articles about his experiences and the people he came to know.  We are excited to meet him and hear what he has to say.


Tickets are available at $40 per person until October 23rd.  We will not accept late registration and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Online ticket purchase

We are again asking for sponsors to help cover the cost of this traditional celebration.  Sponsors can donate cash or sponsor a table.  The table will seat 8 people of your choice.  Sponsors will be acknowledged by a signs placed around the room, on a rolling presentation during social hour prior to the meal, and on our website.  If you wish to reserve a table, we will need that donation by the ticket purchase deadline so we can include those 8 people in the meal count.

Sponsor letter