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Birthday Traditions

No two Birthday Ball celebrations are the same, but the official ceremony remains consistent year in and year out from anywhere in the world.

Gen John A. Lejeune's Message
Cake Cutting
Commandant’s Message

Schedule of Events

Cocktail HourDinnerCeremonyDancing

Appropriate Attire

Visit The MARINE Shop to purchase your uniform, ribbons, and medals.

Civilian Guests

What To Wear

Birthday Celebration Locations

ALABAMA

 

 

Marine Corps Ball in Mobile
Saturday, November 16th
Mobile Convention Center
1 S Water St, Mobile, AL

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

2019 Marine Corps Ball in Carlsbad
Saturday, November 2nd
1700
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA

 

Formal Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1800 – 2300
American Legion
1404 N Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA

 

1st Combat Engineer Battalion USMC Ball- H&S CO
Monday, November 11th
1700
Pala Casino Spa & Resort
11154 CA-76, Pala, CA

 

3d MAW Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 3rd
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA

 

2019 Marine Corps Ball in Carlsbad
Saturday, November 2nd
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball MMA&F
Saturday, November 16th
1730
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

 

 

DELAWARE

 

FSMA 244th Marine Corps Ball
Friday, November 1st
1800 – 2200
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino,
1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE

 

Marine Corps Ball 2019
Sunday, November 10th
1700 – 2200
Kings Creek Country Club
1 Kings Creek Cir, Rehoboth Beach, DE

 

 

FLORIDA

 

Bravo Company’s 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 16th
1900 – 2200
Jacksonville Marriott
4670 Salisbury Rd, Jacksonville, FL

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1700 – 2359
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers, FL

 

Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1800 – 2355
Rosen Center Hotel
9840 International Dr, Orlando FL

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Friday, November 8th
1830 – 2300
Capital City Country Club
1601 Golf Terrace Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301

 

Marine Corps Ball 2019 – MCL Det 990
Saturday, November 2nd
1700 – 2300
Turkey Creek Clubhouse
11400 Turkey Creek Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615

 

 

GEORGIA

 

Marine Corps Ball 2019
Saturday, November 9th
1800 – 2200
Moose Lodge,
518 Academy Ave, Dublin, GA

 

Marine Corps Ball 2019
Saturday, November 9th
1800 – 2200
The Ice House
213 S Monroe St, Dublin, GA

 

 

ILLINOIS

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1700 – 2300

Chicago Mariott Naperville

1801 North Naper Boulevard

Naperville, IL

 

 

INDIANA

 

Calumet Detachment Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 16th – Sunday, November 17th
1800 – 0000
900 Eagle Ridge Dr, Schererville, IN 46375

 

Marine Corps Birthday Ball – Southern Indiana Leathernecks
Saturday, November 9th
1800
Huntingburg Event Center
110 E 14th St Huntingburg, IN

 

 

MICHIGAN

 

Barry County Marine Corp Ball in Hastings
Sunday, November 10th
1700
Walldorff Brew Pub & Bistro
105 E State St, Hastings, MI

 

 

NEVADA

 

244th Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1800 – 2300
The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV

 

2019 Subic Bay Marines Reunion In Las Vegas
Wednesday, November 6th – Sunday, November 10th
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1700 – 2300
Marine Corps League Greater NV Detachment 186
4360 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV

 

 

NEW YORK

 

Rochester, NY USMC Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 16th
1700 – 2300
Double Tree Inn
Henrietta, NY

 

 

NEW MEXICO

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1700
Sandia Resort & Casino
30 Rainbow Rd, Albuquerque, NM

 

 

OKLAHOMA

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball – Schwab Det 857 MCL
Saturday, November 16th
Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills
1902 East 71st Street, Tulsa, OK

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 23rd
1700 – 2300
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA

 

 

TEXAS

 

United States Marine Corps Ball
Sunday, November 10th
1800 – 2100
Messina Hof Winery
4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan, TX

 

244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1800 – 2359
Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
5805 Granite Parkway, Plano, TX

 

Marine Corps Birthday Ball – Ellis County MCL Det 1452
Saturday, November 2nd
1730 – 2345
Texas Motorplex’s Champions Club Event Center
7500 U.S. 287 Ennis, TX 75119

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

Marine Corps Embassy Security Group 244th Marine Corps Ball
Saturday, November 2nd
1730 – 2330
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA

 

Marine Corps Birthday Cake-Cutting Ceremony
Sunday, November 10th
1400-1530
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA

 

 

WASHINGTON

 

Marine Corps Ball H&S Co CLB 23
Saturday, November 9th
1700 – 2200
Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA

 

Marine Birthday Celebration Luncheon
Saturday, November 2
Doors at 10:30, Ceremony at 11:00
Roberts Campus Center at the Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th Street, Renton, WA
Contact staff@wamarines.org for ticket information and additional details

 

 

WASHINGTON, DC

 

2019 Commandant’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 9th
1630 – 2230
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC 20009