- $10 for admission for one to the BeadQuest Pub Crawl on Saturday, February 22 ($20 value)
Revelers meet at Murphy's Bleachers at noon, and embark on the crawl from 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., hitting up 19 other Wrigleyville hotspots along the way. There will be $3 Miller Lites at all the bars. The night ends back at Murphy's for karaoke. Throughout the night, more than 30,000 strands of Mardi Gras beads will be tossed, and those who collect nine special numbered necklaces are entered to win one of more than 50 prizes, including gift certificates to local bars and restaurants. The first 3,000 people to register get a souvenir BeadQuest mug, and the first 2,000 people to sign up receive a I Heart TBOX T-shirt.
The team known as Festa Parties produces many themed pub crawls each year. Events include the well known Christmas themed TBOX, Mardi Gras-themed BeadQuest and the baseball-themed Cover Your Bases. And the brains behind these quirky and interactive crawls is owner Christopher Festa, who aims to help locals have a memorable night out while simultaneously giving back to Chicago. Over the past six years, Festa Parties has donated over $230,000 and more than thousands of boxes of cereal.