Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball & Fundraiser
FRIDAY 022412
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6:00 - 10:00 pm
Join us for a great time during the second annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball & Fundraiser in New London, CT and help raise money for New London Main Street and our efforts to revitalize downtown! See the auction items>

The Details

Back by popular demand: Planet Zydeco!

Come in costume, dine on delicious Cajun and creole food prepared by local restaurants and bid on many fabulous items in our silent and live auctions! Many overnight stays throughout New England, spa, dinner & theater packages.

Dress to impress! Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Mask and King and Queen! If you get the baby in the cake you will also win a prize!

The event will take place once again at The Elks Lodge at 81 Washington Street in New London. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for a couple. You can purchase/pick up your tickets in the Main Street office until 5:00 pm Friday, February 24th at 147 State Street, Ste. B (2nd floor) or buy at the door on the night of the event (cash or check only please)! Online purchases can also be picked up at the door or in the office.

Online purchasing is now closed. Tickets available at the door.


Live dance music by Planet Zydeco!Milford Sound in New Zealand
Dance to New England's popular Zydeco band - Planet Zydeco! This is an exciting sextet that captures the essence of traditional rural-style accordion-driven dance music as it is played in clubs and dance halls in southwest Louisiana today. Bandmates hail from southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The Planet's funky syncopated sound includes Peter Pettengill and Nick Keil on twin electric guitars and harmony vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass, Doug Plavin on drums and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard. This crowd-pleasing group will be offering a beginner Zydeco dance lesson during the event! So don't be shy! Bring your friends - though no partner necessary for this dance!

Become King/Queen for a Night!

The ball is Costume Optional. Dress however you like, from casual to business casual to formal! Attendees are strongly encouraged to dress in masks and full costumes to be eligible to win prizes! Prize categories are Best Mask, Most Creative, King of New London and Queen of New London.

Stay tuned to for news and information regarding this event or contact Tracy Tremblay at for more info.

Sponsored by:

The City of New London
Dime Bank
Legrand Ortronics
Mariani & Reck, LLC
Minuteman Press
The Tree Group, LLC

Media Sponsors:

The Day
KOOL 101