By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jan 16, 2023 at 2:01 PM

The OnMilwaukee Adult Spelling Bee is in partnership with Educators Credit Union

After last year's sold-out stinger of a spelling soiree, "to bee or not to bee" is not even a question. Obviously, we all want "to bee" again this year!

Thus, The Second Annual OnMilwaukee Adult Spelling Bee, sponsored by Educators Credit Union, returns to The Cooperage, 822 N. Water St., on Friday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 6. (Note that when we say "Adult" we mean the competitive spelling slam is open to anyone 21 years or older, not that it will include profane words.)

The Adult Spelling Bee will feature 15 pre-registered spellers attempting to spell a wide selection of words with varying degrees of difficulty. Audience members are invited to attend to cheer (at appropriate times), drink (at all times), participate in warm-up rounds (only if you want to) and marvel at the contestants' mad spelling skills.

Sound like fun? It's un-bee-lievably entertain-wing, so grab a ticket for you, your honey, your BeeFF or anyone else who will appreciate a stimulating, seriously silly Friday night in February. 

Buy your tickets here.

Tickets cost $25 and include a free adult beverage and an Admirals ticket voucher (a $18 value). Plus, The OnMilwaukee Adult Spelling Bee is a benefit for SHARP Literacy.

Are you a fastidiously persnickety speller or know someone who is? 

Update: We are at capacity with spellers for this event, but you can still sign up for the waiting list.

Sign up to compete in the Bee here.

Come hive a great night with us and support literacy! 

Please consider a donation to Sharp Literacy. Text SHARPGIFT to 76278 or go here.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.