Chicago Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
Next Event: February 20, 2016 #BeadQuest2016
BeadQuest is the Festa Parties Bead-Collecting, Mardi Gras-themed Pub Crawl origniated in 2009 to bring New Orleans style fun to Chicago in the middle of winter. Since then, over 15,000 FestaPartiers have experienced this intense, high energy Mardi Gras Pub Crawl to get them through the last dark days of February before March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day bring a little ray of hope! And who doesn’t love BEADS, BEADS, and MORE BEADS!?!?!?
BeadQuest (and yes it’s one word we invented, but we’ll say Bead Quest here in case you search for that… or even #BeadQuest) involved collecting NUMBERED BEADS One thru Ten at 10 Bar Crawl Stops in Wrigleyville spread across about 20-25 bars. In addition to the 1000 of each numbered bead, our team of BeadBITCHEZZZZ and BeadBastardZZZZ from our Royal Court also toss out over 50,000 other beads to keep everyone amused.
How does BeadQuest work? We have 10 stops, and at each, we throw out a special bead with a numbered disc – #1 thru #10 – and your mission is to collect all ten beads. Each year, we distribute over 55,000 beads, so there are plenty to go around for everyone. And it’s not just beads! BQ features…
- Dixieland Jazz Band parading down Clark Street
- Free Face and Body Painting
- New Orleans / Cajun Food Tasting Portions at each stop
- The Famous Festa Frames to capture your photographic memories!
- And perhaps most important of all, THOUSANDS of Chicago’s coolest party people – most of them SINGLE! – who are out in the middle of winter to rock Wrigleyville!
Check out the links to see some of our cool pictures from previous years! The next BeadQuest is firmly scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016, in Wrigleyville, Chicago, USA. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and join our mailing list to be advised when tickets go on sale. See you at the next BeadQuest! #BeadQuest2016 2/20/2016