Looking to spend an evening doing something a little different this month? Instead of dining inside at your usual locale, grab a ticket to the 6th Annual Frisky on the Wisky fundraiser event held on May 11th in Downtown Norfolk. Then, put on your nautical chic best, and enjoy the perfect night under the stars on top of the Battleship Wisconsin.
This event supports the Sail Nauticus Academy, which serves the youth of Hampton Roads through offering a free after-school program for local middle-school students. This program focuses on some sailing basics (such as swimming, sailing, and building a boat). Last year, this event raised nearly $77,000 with almost 500 people in attendance. This year, they are hoping for 650 people.
So, what does your ticket get for you? The Main Event includes fun food from local restaurants, specialty drinks (as in open bar), local live music from MOER, some cornhole fun, dancing and an experience not like your usual weekend evening. To see the restaurant line-up and learn about the big ticket silent auction item, head to the information page.
Personally, I’m looking forward to watching the sun go down over the Elizabeth River while on the deck of the ship, but I’m also looking forward to the drinks, trying new foods, and hearing a little music in the air during this beautiful season.
You can purchase your tickets online here. You have to be at least 21 for this one. To stay up-to-date with the event, follow the Facebook event page here. For more information about Nauticus, check out their webpage.