Are You Ready for the Pub Crawl ~ July 26

Are You Ready for the Pub Crawl ~ July 26HowesLocation

(Crystal A. Proxmire, July 14, 2013)

Volunteers are gearing up for the 17th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl, which takes place July 26 throughout Downtown Ferndale.  Guided tours of 16 local bars and entertainment spots give thousands of people the opportunity to enjoy the nightlife, meet new people, and raise money for charity.

The premise is simple.  People meet at Boogie Fever and get a wrist band and a color-coded itinerary.  dinos02sidelogoGroups of 20-50 are sent out with each headed to a different location to start. Then they follow their lists, switching spots every 20 minutes or so for a new party experience.  Check in runs any time between 6:30pm and 9pm at Boogie Fever.

Those who want to take it easier may enjoy the new “Trivia Tour” which has been added.  The tour hits only six spots and gives attendees a more leisurely pace.  There is no rush to complete the tour and there will be prizes given out based on the number of correct answers.

The crawl itself has stops at Boogie Fever, New Way Bar, Bosco, Ferndale Elks Club, Howe’s Bayou, Danny’s, Como’s, Orchid, Honi Honi Tiki Bar, SOHO,  Rosie O’Grady’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Grasshopper, One Eyed Betty’s, Sneakers and Dino’s.  The $10.00 tax deductible donation that benefits four charities gives you free admission to all scheduled venues, varied drink specials, some complementary snacks and free entertainment, DDAsample02not to mention all the new folks and business contacts you can meet.

Crawlers are encouraged to pace themselves and not drink at every stop.  Also they should not drink and drive.

Monica Mills, volunteer coordinator, is looking for people who want to be part of the Pub Crawl Volunteer Team.  People are needed to sign up participants, help at Boogie Fever, and make the rounds as Group Leaders.  Leaders don’t need to work all night, as most groups end up casually dissipating or joining other groups by midnight anyhow.  “It’s very casual.  Everyone has their color list of venues, we just need someone going along and keeping time, trying to keep people moving.”

Over 65 volunteers help each year, and that’s not even counting the all-volunteer Ferndale Auxiliary Police who come in to help folks cross the streets safely.

To get involved contact Monica Mills at 248-545-1435 x 117 . For more on the event go to or join the event page at

Check out pictures of the 2012 Ferndale Pub Crawl at


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