Can I still purchase a ticket for Zephyrfest?
Yes, tickets are available until Saturday, April 22, or until capacity is reached. If you aren’t able to attend in person, you can still participate in the fun and support St. Mary Catholic Schools by purchasing sweepstakes entries, and bidding on silent auction items. You do not need to be present to win any of our silent auctions or sweepstakes.
What should I wear?
Cocktail attire is appropriate for Zephyrfest. Dress your best and prepare to make memories and take photos with family and friends.
Where can I park?
The Red Parking Garage, located on the corner of Lawrence Street and Superior Street, is conveniently located across the street from the Fox Cities Exhibition Center. Parking in the ramp is $5 for more than 4 hours.
What time should I arrive?
The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with a hosted bar and a chance to explore the auction offerings in person. Volunteers will be on hand to sell basket raffle tickets, additional sweepstakes entries, and chances to play our games. Arriving at 5:00 p.m. will allow you time to visit with old friends and make new ones before dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.
What’s for dinner?
Dinner will be served following a musical performance and prayer, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy this time to visit with friends, before our feature presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. The menu includes roasted filet of beef tenderloin, bacon jam airline chicken breast, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and glazed carrot & fried brussel sprout blend. Our vegan option is cranberry wild rice stuffed acorn squash. All meals start with a harvest salad and conclude with decadent flourless chocolate cake.
What can I expect after dinner?
Zephyrfest is an opportunity to celebrate what makes SMCS special and join together to ensure our schools remain strong. If you’re attending in person, your Zephyrfest 2023 experience includes:
- Compelling stories: Meet an SMCS family full of alumni and current students who will share how St. Mary Catholic Schools has left a positive mark on their family.
- Raffles: Kick off the warmer weather with a new Blackstone. Rev up your morning with a different coffee blend. Enjoy some of the finest restaurants in the Fox Valley. All of this could be yours for the price of a lucky raffle ticket!
- Live Auction: The best of the best items are reserved for our live auction, only available to our in person attendees. From five-star vacations to once in a lifetime experiences, you won’t believe what’s up for grabs.
- Musical Entertainment: A celebration isn’t complete without music! We’ll provide the soundtrack for an evening of memories with performances by Elite Music Services. Don’t miss the photo booth hosted by YO DJ.
I cannot attend in person. How can I take part in Zephyrfest 2023?
Our sweepstakes and silent auction offerings are designed to allow SMCS supporters near and far to participate in the excitement of Zephyrfest. Purchase your sweepstakes entries by Thursday April 27. (Sweepstakes entries will still be sold at the in person event.)