- $8 for the “Everyone Gets Lei’s” Hawaiian-Themed Pub Crawl on Saturday, August 23 ($20 value)
Starting at 1 p.m., patrons gather at FatPour in Wicker Park to start the Hawaiian-themed pub crawl with drinks and free leis. From there, the group—lead by Lei leaders carrying a giant beach ball—make their way through the neighborhood stopping at bars such as Innjoy, Division Ale House, and The Fifty/50. Throughout the course of the evening, guests are encouraged to collect leis; if they get them all, they win prizes. Everyone gets a T-shirt and drink specials will also be available during the event.
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.