Celebrating 19 years of fundraising, New Orleans style!
From its humble beginnings as an intimate cocktail reception, Mardi Gras has evolved into a much anticipated fundraising gala to benefit United Way of Calvert County's Community Impact fund. Each year a court of candidates compete for the title of King and Queen by raising the most donations to support United Way. Through special events, sponsorships and votes, they endeavor to win the crown, netting over $100,000 annually.
This black tie affair with a New Orleans twist attracts hundreds of costumed revelers out to dine on gourmet Cajun cuisine and dance the night away to a backdrop of local artwork and live music. Interact with stilt walkers, jugglers, and other strolling performers or test your luck at the table games on the upper level. Don't forget to place your bid at the Bourbon Street Silent Auction or enter to win thousands of dollars in designer jewelry at the Razzle Dazzle Raffle tent. The evening commences with the elaborate King and Queen crowning ceremony… it's all part of the magic of Mardi Gras!
Proceeds from United Way's Mardi Gras directly benefit programs that improve the education, financial stability, and health of people living in Calvert County.