GREAT FALLS — Saturday April 18th from 5 to 8 p.m., the Downtown Great Falls Association is encouraging locals to participate in the city's first-ever virtual pub crawl.
In order to participate, pub crawlers must do the following:
1) Change from "day pajamas" to real clothes that you would wear for a night on the town
2) Take photos of yourself and those who live with you at each stop with your drink. Be sure to post them on Facebook & tag where the food and drinks came from as well as check in on the event itself.
3) Change rooms & drinks & repeat!
Downtown Great Falls Association Director of Operations Kellie Pierce said the Downtown Great falls Association has had to come up with creative ideas for their events, since public gatherings are not safe at this time.
“We’ve definitely had to switch up how we do a lot of our events now that nothing can be held in person,” Pierce said.
Pierce also added that the pub crawl is a great way to get people and business moving.
“The idea is just to really support our businesses. We are encouraging people to get out of their day-pajamas and put on something nice and pretend like you’re out and about on the town. We all know that we’re all getting cooped up in our houses and wanna have some fun with our friends, so this is a great way to do that virtually,” Pierce said.
Participants are encouraged to order out from more than one participating location by purchasing drinks from one stop and food from another.
“Food and drink go well together so we’re encouraging people to not only stop at their favorite watering hole but also pick up a pizza or order some food for one of their favorite restaurants while they’re downtown,” Pierce said.
After placing their orders, customers can take photos of themselves at their takeout destination or from the comfort of their home. Then, participants will post a picture on either their personal facebook page or the Virtual Pub Crawl page with either of the following hashtags: #downtowngfmt or #quarantinepubcrawlgf , for a chance to win a gift certificate redeemable at one of the more than 30 businesses within the Downtown Great Falls Association.
The crawl will benefit the following businesses within the Downtown Great Falls Association: