The flyers are up and the announcement has been made… the Stumblin’ Elvis pub crawl will return to the streets of Downtown Memphis the evening of Saturday, August 17. Every year a bunch of us get dressed up like Elvis and wander from bar to bar, while participating in a food drive for charity. There are drink specials at the participating bars and it’s a whole lot of fun, although tourists will ask if they can take your picture about seventy thousand times over the course of the evening. That’s the way it works though. You are the spectacle.
You have plenty of time to find a costume, since the event is four weeks away. I did a search at Costume Craze and it returned 100 Elvis-related items, so you should be able to find what you need. Amazon also has many Elvis costumes, and then there are local costume shops where you can rent. The gift shops on Beale have Elvis scarves, glasses, sideburns and wigs.
This year’s list of bars has yet to be announced, but the lineup is typically some of the best bars on Main Street and Beale Street. I seem to remember a peanut butter and banana shot at one of the bars last year. It’s bound to be a fun night, so save the date and start planning your costume!