Special Events

Special Events

Salt & Lime Welcome Reception & Exhibits Preview

Thursday, 5:30–7:30pm: Arriving Thursday evening? Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a “Salt & Lime” welcome reception and preview of exhibits! Enjoy signature Margaritaville margaritas, spicy snacks and sweet treats for the kids and kids at heart (families welcome). Meet and greet other attendees and spend some one-on-one time with our exhibitors before CE begins the next day! Exhibits will be open Thursday evening and Friday only—there will be no Saturday exhibits! The event is free, but registration is requested to help us plan.

Reconnect Reception

Friday, 4:30–6pm: End your great day of CE with Happy Hour on Friday in the Exhibit Hall. Relax and unwind while enjoying beverages, delicious hors d’oeuvres and the camaraderie of your peers and exhibitors. The event is free, but registration is requested to help us plan. All registrants receive a free drink ticket for the event.

Connect2Win Carnival

Saturday, 3–5pm: This new event is designed to add some excitement to your Saturday afternoon. If you’re hanging at the pool, no problem! Come as you are and drop by the JB’s deck (behind the main building) for some fun carnival games for all ages. Try your hand to see if you win top score and a prize. Or just enjoy a snack and a beverage as you visit with friends. The event is free, and all attendees and guests are welcome, but registration is requested to help us plan.


5th Annual Raffle is Now Open!

Get Your Tickets

The star power! The bragging rights! The cash jackpot! It can all be yours if you are the last one standing in the 2022 Connect4Cash Raffle. Imagine yourself in the winner’s circle as Grand Champion holding at least $1500 cash! The popular Connect4Cash Countdown Raffle returns for a fifth year. You can't win it if you’re not in it. All you have to do is buy a ticket(s) for the raffle and play the game that pays while supporting the MDA Foundation.