Mardi Gras Gala! Sat, March 18th

Cocktail hour with appetizers and specialty mixed drinks, free flow beer and soda,
New Orleans style buffet dinner with imported wine shared at the table, entertainment,
fundraising raffle, DJ music, 3 live bands and plenty of dancing!  Sound good?  Come join us for the Qingdao Party of the Year! Qingdao Expat Mardi Gras Gala on March 18th!



qec invite with info 2
The Hyatt is offering a special rate of 700rmb net per room based on double occupancy including 1 or 2 breakfasts. Click on this link HYATT PROMO for more details.  Reservations can be made through Carolyn at phone 13573230784.
凡参加狂欢晚宴的宾客,可预订由青岛鲁商凯悦酒店提供的,700元含双早的大床或双床房。订房请联系凯悦酒店:卡洛琳, 13573230784

Photo by Lee Deforke Jr.

With trumpets blaring and colors blazing, the QINGDAO EXPAT CHARITY is bringing in the romance and spirit of New Orleans with their MARDI GRAS celebration on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Hyatt Hotel.

Mardi Gras, which means “Fat Tuesday” in French, is a carnival full of music, masquerade and as many beads as you can wear.

Join us for a night full of cocktails, buffet dinner, fundraising raffle, live music, and dancing until your feet hurt!  Festive formal attire and masks are encouraged!


Proceeds raised during the event will help local children in the Qingdao area supplement school tuition and provide financial assistance for children in need of medical attention, specifically congenital heart disease.  The Qingdao Expat Charity is entirely dependent on donations and completely run by volunteers.   The Charity supports over 65 students at schools in Jimo, Pingdu, and Laishi.  Over the last year, the Charity has supported 6 children in need of heart operations.  With your help, the Qingdao Expat Charity can continue to make a difference in the lives of these children.

Tickets are on sale now and only sold in advance.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Please contact us at wechat: qdexpatcharity or email at for more information.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Photo by Lee Deforke Jr.

Tickets:  399 rmb/ person (advance sales only)
Address:  Hyatt Hotel Ballroom 88 Donghai East Road, Qingdao
Formal festive attire and masks are encouraged
Masks will be available for purchase at the event
Adults only event



Interested in sponsoring or donating to the Qingdao Expat Charity?  Please click here!


What is the dress attire?  What should I wear?

It’s a dressy occasion so we encourage festive, party wear!   Evening cocktail dresses,  slacks, and button down shirts.  Please no tee-shirts or jeans.

Do I have to buy a masquerade mask for this event?  I can’t find one mask.  Will masquerade masks be provided?

Masks will be available for sale at the event and also given away when Charity Raffle tickets are purchased.

Are children allowed to attend?

Sorry no kids are allowed, 18 years and older please.  This is a night where adults and parents can let loose and have a good time.

I really want to come, but we are not sure we are in town!  What’s the absolute latest I can buy tickets? 

Tickets will be sold up to Wednesday, March 15th, if they are still available!  Otherwise, please contact us to discuss.

More questions?  Email us at or wechat: qdexpatcharity

We’d be happy to answer you!

*** All picts (except the Qingdao Expat Charity invite and header) have been borrowed from Google images. Xie Xie