Here are some great questions and answers about what Waterfront park will allow on the waterfront at events.

Can I bring lawn chairs?
Yes, but you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of those around you at the event with your belongings. Please do not bring anything that must be spiked into the lawn, and do not bring anything that could injure someone. Blankets, rugs, folding chairs, blow-up bean bags, and comfy seating is welcome, but please have a plan to store and move these items safely while you walk around the festival.

Can I bring my pet dog to the Big Four Bridge? 
Pets on leashes are welcome in the park, but are not permitted on the Big Four Bridge, playgrounds, fountains, or the Splash Park. Service animals are allowed everywhere in the park, including inside the event.

Can I bring my pet cat/ferret/parrot/turtle/snake/other pet?
No pets, please, sorry. Please leave the furry and feathered kids at home. This is the policy of the Waterfront Park for concerts at the festival, and we support these limitations for the safety of our attendees. Please note that per ADA law, service animals are always welcome, but please consider the safety of yourself, your animal, and those around you while attending the event, as this is an outdoor event on the waterfront with significant crowds at certain times of the day. If you have questions or need accommodations, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

What else can’t I bring? Can I bring my own beer?
Outside alcohol is prohibited. No coolers, no glass, or pets are allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn and the adjacent park areas. Adult beverages are available for purchase at the event.

COVID-19 Vaccination. Vaccinations are a critical step in providing protection against the COVID-19 virus and getting back to the people and activities we love. While vaccinations are not mandated by state guidelines to attend outdoor events, we strongly encourage those attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated.

Is there food and/or beer and/or alcohol and/or nonalcoholic drinks at the event?
Yes. Upscale festival food, local food trucks, and several wine and bar options will be available.

THE BIG FOUR ARTS FESTIVAL falls on the weekend after Labor Day every year. Save the Date!

Saturday, September 7, 2024: 10am - 7pm

Sunday, September 8, 2024: 10am - 5pm