Savannah's biggest celebration of the year will soon begin. If festivalgoers plan to consume alcohol inside the festival zone downtown, they will need a wristband.
It's up to police to enforce the wristband policy. But there are a lot of out-of-towners who may not know about the change this year.
Groups involved with wristband sales are taking a proactive approach. They're going out to sell them rather than waiting for people to come to them.
Control zones open at 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be 22 locations throughout the control zone. Some wristband sales locations accept cash some also accept credit cards. There'll also be roaming wristband sales. City market, Downtown Business Association and the Savannah Riverfront officials say they don't want this to be a problem for police.
"You can't worry about what you can't control. We are just going to do our best and be in as many locations as possible," said Jim Downs of the Savannah Riverfront Association. He said they're trying to get out and educate the public about the wristband policy and requirement.
They're urging people that they if plan on attending the festival on both days, to buy wristbands for both days on Friday.