Entertainment Zone & Wristbands

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About the Festival Entertainment Zone

During the Festival, a designated Entertainment Zone will be established where wristbands for outside alcohol consumption will be sold for $10, to help defray the cost of entertainment and support services within this area. Animals are not allowed in the Entertainment Zone with the exception of services animals.

You do not need to purchase a wristband to enter the Entertainment Zone; it is only needed to consume alcohol on public property. Wristbands will not be required to consume alcohol in restaurants or bars. Restaurants and bars will not be responsible for patrons who do not have wristbands leaving their establishments with go-cup in hand. These establishments are encouraged to educate their customers, but the responsibility of complying is on the customer. Restaurants and bar customers who step outside the establishment to smoke will be allowed to have go-cup in hand without wristband.

The fine for violation of the wristband requirement is $100 (court costs included). There will be more than 20 fixed stations selling wristbands throughout the Entertainment Zone, as well as a number of roving sellers.

Entertainment Zone prohibited items: coolers, non-service animals, and fireworks/firecrackers (this includes items that don't require a flame to ignite, such as poppers/snap-its noisemakers).

The Entertainment Zone is bounded by East Broad Street on the east, the Savannah River on the north, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on the west, and Broughton Lane to the south, from MLK to Drayton Street, where it moves north to Bay Lane.

Festival Dates

Wristband enforcement will be in effect from Friday, March 16 through Saturday March 17. Visit the Savannah Waterfront Association website for a map of where wristbands will be sold.