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Inside the Event: OBI’s 17th Annual Mardi Gras

Feb 04, 2015 04:41PM ● By Becca Newell
Break out the colorful beads, feathered masks, and party hats - OBI’s 17th Annual Mardi Gras returns this Saturday night! Presented by Maryland Live! Casino, this year's event is sure to bring the New Orleans spirit to the Old Line State. Read on for more details!

The Basics

Date: Saturday, February 7th

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Location: OBI’s facilities, located at 8855 Veterans Highway in Millersville



The Details

What can guests expect? A fun evening of live music by Sly 45, along with plenty of delicious (and complimentary!) food and drink. Additional entertainment includes a live and silent auction, a fortune teller, and plenty of sights to see.

Food and drinks? It wouldn't be a party without beer and wine, so it's fitting that the two are included with ticket purchase. New this year, Jailbreak Brewing Company will provide some of its signature craft beer, in addition to the beer typically found at OBI’s Mardi Gras. As for food, Iron Bridge Wine Company will provide Louisiana inspired hors d’oeuvres.

What about parking? No need to worry about searching for a nearby spot. There's a lot adjacent to OBI's facilities, so parking is easy AND free!

The dress code? It is a party after all, so cocktail attire is appropriate. And since it's a party to celebrate Mardi Gras, attire following that theme/color is strongly encouraged.

Are tickets still available? Yes! Tickets are $75 for anyone who registers by noon on Friday, February 6th, and $95 at the door. They can be purchased online at If you do purchase tickets in advance, keep in mind that tickets aren't mailed out; names are placed on a registration list.

Where do the proceeds go? The event is a fundraiser to support OBI’s mission of providing work for adults with developmental disabilities. The nonprofit organization hopes to raise $50,000.