Frequently Asked Questions
DATES: Saturday, February 10 & 24 2024
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (City Center Ballroom)
Tickets go on sale: Saturday, December 16, 2023 on our website.
COST: $30 per ticket + convenience fee and includes sit down dinner, dessert & dancing.
**See door service at bottom of page
TIMES: Ticket table opens at 4:45 pm. Ballroom doors open promptly at 5:00 pm. Please be seated by 5:30 pm for a short program. Sit down dinner serving begins promptly at 5:45 pm. Ball ends at 10:00 pm. You will be greeted by staff wearing Father Daughter Ball name badges. Please ask them for directions. Professional portraits begin at 4:15 pm in the French River Room.
TICKETS: Starting at 4:45pm, your tickets will be available for pick-up at the "WILL-CALL" tables at the bottom of the escalators and stairs at Entrance "B". Watch for the signs! **Please fill out your section of the ticket and have ready to present at the door of the ballroom when entering. Tickets are transferable, but non-refundable. Please email us with your name change or let your guests know what name the tickets will be under.
WHERE: City Side Convention Center at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center) in the Lake Superior Ballroom. Located on second floor at the top of the escalators and to the left. There will be signs posted with directions from ramps and entrances.
PHOTOS: Lynnette's Portrait Design will be offering portrait packages for purchase. Pictures will begin when the doors open at 4:15pm in the French River Room - located on the second floor across from the ballroom. She will close briefly for the dinner hour - 5:30 -6:15 so dinner can be served in a timely manner. Pictures will then resume and go through the early part of the evening. The DJ will make a couple of last call announcements.
MENU: Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans & carrots, rolls & butter and salad. Cupcakes for dessert. If you have any special dietary requests, please contact the DECC at 218-623-1232 prior to the event to make special arrangements.
MUSIC: Music is tasteful and fun. You will recognize many familiar and old favorites! Be ready for the Limbo and the Chicken Dance.
ATTIRE: This is a special occasion and an opportunity to wear your "Sunday Best". Daughters usually wear dresses - some come in prom dresses. Fathers often wear dress shirts and ties; suits are common attire (even a few tuxedos). Coat check available to the left of Entrance “B”, Split Rock Room (at bottom of escalators).
DOOR SERVICE: Our volunteers will be available to stand and wait with your daughter(s) at Entrance “B” while you go to park your car or to pick it up after the event - Volunteers with Father Daughter Ball LOGO NAME BADGES will be posted at this door - speak with them directly. Again, the drop-off and pick-up location is Entrance "B"- Bottom of escalators.
WASH ROOM ATTENDANTS: There are two attendants available at all times to escort/assist your daughter as needed to use the restroom, etc. Let us know how we can help. Look for the ladies wearing our LOGO Badges. We want this to be a memorable evening for you. A "family restroom" is located next to the other restrooms on the ballroom floor level.
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in financially partnering with our ministry or giving a gift in kind, please contact us to request information. We also welcome donations to provide complimentary tickets for our MN Adult & Teen Challenge fathers and their daughters. If we have remaining funds from this year’s event, they will go directly back into the ministry for next year.
LOST & FOUND: Items found during the event are usually brought to the information table outside of the ballroom. Please check there first. We will then bring these items periodically to the DJ to announce during the evening. All items remaining after the event will be placed in the lost and found at the DECC. You may call the DECC at 218.722.5573 the following business day to claim your items.