In preparation for Harborfest 2012, the Oswego Police Department announced the following advisories regarding traffic, pedestrian and general information specific to the Harborfest Celebration scheduled for July 25-29.
Alcoholic Beverages/Open Container Ordinance — Harborfest is designed to be a fun, family oriented event and Oswego police are asking those attending Harborfest to be respectful of others enjoying the festival and to act responsibly.
The city’s Open Container Ordinance, which prohibits the possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a public place, will be strictly enforced throughout this event.
Fines for this violation can be up to $250, 15 days in jail or both.
The only exceptions to the ordinance, where adults over the age of 21 may legally possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage in public space are, Breitbeck Park, the Picnic Areas located in Wright’s Landing, and the designated vendor Café area in Washington Square.