Don’t miss the craic at our first f2f Finnegan’s Wake since 2019! This traditionally is our annual IAS fundraiser. After offsetting costs, any money raised will go towards our social events and charitable activities for 2023.
If you’ve been in the past, you know there is always LOTS OF FUN AT FINNEGAN’S WAKE!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2023 At 6 PM – 8 PM
Smartmouth Brewing Co.
1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507

6-8 pm is our PRIVATE PARTY!!! You must hand over your ticket to our bouncers to get a special wrist band. No wrist band, no entry.
Seating is first come, first served. You might want to throw some stadium chairs in the car just in case we run out. You are allowed to bring seats in.

Performances, pastimes, & presentations from 6-8 pm will include:
☘️Irish selfie/photo area all night long
☘️Irish songs performed by David Carter & Nick Smith
☘️FÁILTE & announcements from IAS
☘️Sashing of 2023 IAS Princesses & other Honorees
☘️2nd annual Pipers & Princesses Procession
☘️Siren City Pipe Band
☘️Rhodes Academy of Irish Dance
☘️50-50 and other RAFFLE winners announced — must be present still to win!!!

Attendees can purchase food from the on site food truck (with some Irish-y options!) and beverages from Smartmouth’s bar. Please tip servers well!

Non-refundable tickets can be purchased IN ADVANCE ONLY from IAS FW Committee Members. I will update this invite with a list of ticket sellers once the tickets are in hand. Performers will each receive a comped ticket based on the official lists submitted to us, but all other attendees MUST purchase a ticket. Only 150 tickets are available, including the performers, so get yours before they run out!!!
$5 each for ages 5-17
$10 each for ages 18+
$20 max per family/same household

BUT THE FUN DOESN’T END AT 8 PM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-10 pm we are hosting a dance party at Smartmouth with our popular Emerald Ball music man, DJ Eric! This dance party is open to the public for a small voluntary donation; FW attendees admitted free with wristband.

☘️ There is no dress code other than IRISH FESTIVE, whatever that means to you! Past IAS Princesses and Honorees encouraged to wear their sashes!!!
☘️ If you are interested in donating a Gift Basket or Gift Certificate for the RAFFLE, let Aimee Musicant Corbitt know to have it on the list.
☘️ If you are interested in helping with set up and decorating from 5-5:45pm the evening of, let Debra Taylor-Kelly know! You still must buy a ticket in advance, to be clear.