Mardi Gras & Black Lights
AUGUST 18, 2017
Pack your bags. Get a sitter. Come ready to party and be swept away by private jet when you are the big raffle winner!
The 11th Annual Suitcase Party returns this year for some familiar fun and some new surprises. This year’s destination is no longer a surprise! The lucky winners will be heading to San Francisco and Napa Valley for three days.
Ideas to pack: Think warm days and cool nights. Stylish and casual for the day. Comfortable and ready for a cooler night. Sun dresses and Tommy Bahama shirts are perfect. Flip flops, tennis shoes and sandals. Lots of fresh air and scenic views!
Everyone must have a ticket for entry or their confirmation of ticket purchase (and ID) if you are picking up tickets at Will Call – no exceptions.
Valet service will meet you at the party for easy parking and quick boarding to the party.
This year our patrons will be grooving to the incredible sounds of the Groove Merchants.
Hungry? As usual we’ll have lots of great local food on hand from folks like: Greeley Country Club, The Boot, The Lost Cajun, Hearth, Bud Events Center, Restaurant 415 and Locality.
Thirsty? Beers galore from High Country Beverage, margs from Coyote Gold, wine from La Merika, vodka and gin from Spring 44, Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam and Cruzan Rum also highlight the event. Additional whisky tasting from Wilbur’s Total Beverage will be on hand.
What is the Suitcase Party?
It is NOCO Unify’s premier fundraiser where two lucky raffle winners will be swept away by private jet that night for a 3-night trip. Combine that with live music, dancing, auctions, and great food/drink and it’s one heck of a party. Some would even say it’s “the” party of the year. This year marks our 11th Anniversary of the event!
How do I buy tickets to the Suitcase Party?
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Can I buy tickets at the door?
The past eight Suitcase Parties have sold out in advance. We expect the same this year.
Where do I park?
We’ll have valet parking service for you.
What's new for 2017?
This is our 11th Anniversary year! So come ready to have fun as we have some special surprises for you. First, we have a new location at 6310 Aviation Circle, Loveland, CO. And, our band this year is the Groove Merchants. And, we’ll have a few new surprises for you at the event as well.
Can I help sponsor the event?
Yes! We’d love you to help fund our mission of supporting disadvantaged children throughout Northern Colorado. Just call us at 970-556-1470 and/or review the Sponsor Book or check out our Day of Sponsorship Opportunities.
How do I buy raffle tickets?
Raffle tickets will be available at the event. You will want to download Handbid to your phone to purchase tickets or auction items.
Where am I going?
We can now inform you of this year’s destination – San Francisco and Napa Valley. Expect warm days in the 80s and cool nights in the 60s. Plentiful sun and fun. No passport needed! Your own private jet will escort you around.
What do I wear?
Feel free to express yourself in your best Mardi Gras attire. Or, feeling less sassy? It is summer in Colorado, after all. No need to feel compelled to dress in theme. Just come and enjoy the event with a smart and casual crowd. However you dress, we just want you here!
What are some live auction items?
We always have some great auction items. How about a yacht trip from Virgin Motors Yachts in the BVI, or a suite to the CSU v. CU football game or a new Yamaha YXZ? Lots a great items. Come ready to bid! You will want to download Handbid to your phone to purchase tickets or auction items.
How do I know what to pack?
Pack for warm days (mid 80s) and cool nights (low 60s). No need to get super fancy… Sundresses and Tommy Bahama-style shirts are just fine. If you want to be active and hike or bike, please plan accordingly. A swimsuit would probably be a good idea as well.
If I win the raffle, will I need a passport?
We will provide suitcase packing tips on the event page as the event gets closer. But passports will not be necessary, unless they make you feel like the ultimate jet-setter.
Who is the Headlining Band?
The Groove Merchants! These guys know how to play and get you on your feet dancing!
Who does this event benefit?
The event is the largest fundraiser for Northern Colorado United For Youth (NOCO Unify). The group is an organization of gentlemen in their 20s and 30s that believe in positively impacting the lives of Northern Colorado youth. This year’s primary beneficiaries are: United Way of Larimer County, Boy & Girls Club of Larimer County, Greeley Area Habitat For Humanity and Boys & Girls Club of Weld County.
WHERE IS IT?
This year’s party will be held at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport.
Hangar Address 6310 Aviation Circle, Loveland, CO 80538