- $25 for two passes to the Double Denim Bar Crawl ($40 value)
On Saturday, April 25, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wrigleyville streets will run blue with denim as revelers participate in the seventh-annual Double Denim Bar Crawl to benefit Autism Speaks. Guests draped in at least two pieces of denim clothing gather at Sluggers before meandering through the many nearby bars, drinking cold brews and competing in contests, including a rock/paper scissors tournament and a Denim Princess Pageant. When onlookers ask, “What’s with the blue?” Participants are encouraged to say that they are raising awareness for autism and Autism Speaks.
Double Denim Bar Crawl
The organizers of Double Denim Bar Crawl have two goals: raise awareness of autism and have fun doing it. Their yearly event crawls through historic Wrigleyville, which take place during Austism Awareness Month, gather revelers suited up from head to toe in denim jeans, jackets, and shirts to let loose amid dance-offs, and debates on the cultural degradation caused by khaki. Contests including kiddie-cocktail races and a rock-paper-scissors tournament complement prizes for best and worst double denim, denim princess, and being a HugeParty. Celebrants can feel good about every sudsy libation they imbibe, too, since profits of the crawl go to Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP), an organization dedicated to funding autism research, spreading awareness, and advocating for the individuals and families affected by autism.