CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Friday evening, downtown turns into a Festival District.
Customers of participating restaurants and bars will be able to purchase and take open containers of alcohol from licensed premises to public property within the boundaries of the Festival District.
It’s the first designation of its kind and coincides with the final Friday Night Live of the season.
Businesses taking part in the event will provide wristbands and serve alcoholic beverages in disposable cups to those interested in wandering the area while enjoying live music.
People are not allowed to bring alcohol from outside the area into the designated Festival District.
The event is from 5 – 9 pm, Friday.