The dead will walk at UpTown venues during ‘Zombie Crawl’Written by Matt Liasse | | email@example.com
Seven venues will collaborate for the fourth year with the Zombie Crawl, a costumed bar crawl in Toledo’s UpTown neighborhood.
The event officially starts at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Wesley’s Bar & Grill, 1201 Adams Street, as a general meet-up. There will be a quick announcement at 9:30 p.m. and at 10 p.m. the official march will begin from Wesley’s to Manhattan’s, 1516 Adams St.
The venues involved also include The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St., UpTown Association, 241 16th St., The Truth Art Gallery and Event Center, 1811 Adams St., Ottawa Tavern, 1817 Adams St. and Bretz Nightclub, 2012 Adams St.
The UpTown Association will provide an extra outdoor bar space near The Attic on Adams for the Zombie Crawl. Also, the Ottawa Tavern will shut down the street for an outdoor party.
Each venue will have different entertainment featured and, according to UpTown Association Board Member Ryan Bunch, dressing as a zombie is “near mandatory.”
The event started as a “really simple idea” among Bunch and his friends, he said.
“There’s other cities that do zombie crawls; it was just one of those things like ‘Why can’t we do one here?’” Bunch said. “The first year, about 700 people showed up and it’s doubled in size each year since. The next year we had about 1,500 and last year we had about 2,500 people.”
Bunch is looking to double the number of attendees once again.
“I’m not sure what to expect this year but it’s going to be, I would say, pretty big,” he said.
Bunch has met people who have come from Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to Toledo specifically for the Zombie Crawl, even though those cities do their own.
“I think [that] says that Toledo is just right for having fun,” Bunch said.
The event will run until 2:30 a.m. There is structure at the beginning of the event, but as the night goes on attendees are free to do as they please. The event is free of charge.
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