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The calendar below is a resource to keep up with Detachment events such meetings, events the detachment hosting or participating in, as well as highlighting important historical occasions.


You can find more information about the events by clicking on them within the calendar or visiting the events page.

Regular Monthly Meeting

Sept 19th 1800


Officer Installations


The meetings are held in the upstairs classroom of Black Gold Harley-Davidson in Allen. We share a fellowship meal at 6:00pm and start at 6:30pm. We discuss business of the detachment including upcoming events, community projects, assistances to Marines, other veteran initiatives, scholarships, celebrating significant events such as the Marine Corps Birthday as well as continuing the fellowship and camaraderie that comes from being Marines. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved and/or hang out with fellow Marines.

Anyone is welcome to attended our meetings. If you are wanting to become a member (Marines, FMF Corpsmen, or Chaplains who served with fleet Marine units) please bring a copy of you DD214, and $25 (prorated amount at this time) for annual Dues. If you are anyone else wishing to join as an associate member (family members, members of the community, etc) you only need to believe in our mission and pay the annual Dues of $25. We will have all new members completed the simple application and we conduct swearing in ceremonies at every meeting.


Plano Balloon Festival

September 22-25th, 2022

We are excited to be a part of the Plano Balloon Festival this year. It will be a weekend full of entertainment and things to do for the whole family.

The main attraction of course is the 30 hot air balloons of various shapes and sizes. There are also races; a 10k, 5k and 1k fun run/walk. The fun doesn't stop there. Enjoy balloon rides, live music, a kid zone with rides & other activities, sky divers, food, vendors, and more. 

The Marine Corps League will be set up with informational material about who we are, what we do and how you can become a member or support the League.

We will also have our full selections of military/veteran themed hats, challenge coins, T-shirts, water bottles, koozies, other items, and of course raffle tickets for our current raffle. Come by our booth to support local veterans

For more information on the event visit the website: Official Site of the Plano Balloon Festival

McKinney Oktoberfest

September 23th - 25th


Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German themed fun in Historic Downtown McKinney.


Enjoy the tradition of authentic German food, domestic and imported beer, live music, games, and much more.


The Marines were born in a bar and the German's thought we fought like mythical hounds of Hell a.k.a. "Devil Dogs."  We like beer and our Germen given nickname, why wouldn't we be there? This will be our 6th year at the McKinney Oktoberfest. We can't wait. 

For more information please check out the website:  Oktoberfest | McKinney, TX - Official Website (


Celina Oktoberfest

October 1st 11:00am - 10:00pm

Two Oktoberfest's this year? Consider the Marine in!

Whether you missed the McKinney Oktoberfest, or your like us and just want more, join us in Celina on October 1st. 

Kid Zone                                          Biergarten

Live music                                       Food

Dancing                                           Contests

Vendors                                           And more

For more information please check out the website:  Oktoberfest | McKinney, TX - Official Website (

Frisco Oktoberfest

October 1st 11:00am - 10:00pm

WAIT! Three Oktoberfest's in one year? This is almost as good as the Marine Corps birthday.

Whether you missed the McKinney Oktoberfest, or your like us and just want more, join us in Frisco on October 1st. 

Entertainment                                Biergarten

Games                                             Food

Activities                                          Vendors                                                           And more

For more information please check out the website:  Oktoberfest | McKinney, TX - Official Website (

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247th Marine Corps Birthday Ball

November 12th, 2022

We look forward to being able to share this Marine Corps tradition again after having to cancel last year.  Again we are inviting the local community to join us for this elegant evening of rich military history, tradition, and ceremony. 


The Marine Corps Birthday Ball is our biggest event of the year and serves the purpose of carrying on history and tradition. The Ball also serves as a major fundraising event for the Collin County Marine Corps League.  Funds raised through this event assist us in our mission of supporting local Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and their families.  It also allows us to support other veteran initiatives that are in line with our mission.  For far this year the Marine Corps League of Collin County has provided financial assistance to several Marines, supported the Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas, donated to erecting the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Frisco, and awarded three $1500 scholarships. Funds raised by the detachment also helped support our Toys For Tots campaign, that provided a Christmas to over 21,000 children in Collin County this past season during the pandemic.  

The detachment plans to open regular ticket sales on July 4th. We are currently seeking sponsors.  For more information about the Marine Corps League, the Marine Corps Birthday Ball or sponsoring this unique event and supporting Marines, FMF Corpsmen, their families plus other veteran initiatives please contact

Noe DeLeon. Phone: (214) 207-9093



Ramil Paredes. Phone: 310-803-7286 email:, or


Nathan Hanson. Phone 940-390-7992 


The members of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment hope to enjoy your presence on November 13th at the Hilton at Granite Park.  We look forward to sharing this sacred Marine Corps tradition with our community once again.  Thank you for your time and support of the Marine Corps League, LCpl Jacob D. Hayes Detachment. 

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