Eventbrite - 243rd Chicago Marine Corps Birthday Celebration


THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2017 OUR BIGGEST CELEBRATION YET!  Over 700 people helped us raise more than $35,000 for veterans charities including $25,000 to the Semper Fi Fund!

But Marines don't look back, we only look FORWARD!  And we want you with us as we celebrate the 243rd birthday of the US Marine Corps.

You don't have to be a Marine to celebrate with us!  You must love fun, camaraderie, and charity!

This year we welcome back World Famous Anthem Singer Jim Cornelison!  Jim gets us going with the National Anthem and brings the house down leading the Marines' Hymn.  

Also coming back to Chicago just for the birthday celebration is Maxim magazine model, Chicago radio personality, and bad-ass Marine, Shannon Ihrke!  Thank you Shannon for being here for 4 years!

Our Guest of Honor this year is Navy Cross Recipient Sgt Mike Mendoza. You can read Mike’s citation here: https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/3765


Share the birthday!  The more people, the larger the donation to Semper Fi Fund!


 Drink with the Marines like Chesty Puller did!

Drink with the Marines like Chesty Puller did!

Didn't come last year and wondering how you get a canteen cup?

Come this year!  We're bringing them back!

Instead of wristbands and challenge coins, each guest will receive one commemorative canteen cup with your donation to the Chicago Marine Corps Birthday Celebration!  

You must attend the celebration on November 10 to receive your cup!  Not responsible for you losing your cup.