Look, we’re all about having a good time, but within reason. For the safety and enjoyment of all festival attendees, Downtown at Sundown (DT@SD) has established the following policies and guidelines. In addition, being an outdoor festival, we accept we cannot control the weather but offer a few tips.

  • Feel free to bring a chair or a blanket for your comfort

  • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

  • Pets are allowed, but must be leashed, up to date on all shots and vaccines, and cleaned up after

  • Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol – please have ID ready

  • No outside food or beverage is allowed inside the festival

  • No alcohol is allowed outside the festival (DT@SD Staff will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit)

  • No weapons or firearms are allowed inside the festival

  • DT@SD reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone engaging in violent, intoxicated or unruly behavior and will be ejected from the festival

  • Parking is available in the 72-hour lot west of the festival, as well as along side streets in downtown Brookings (please see this map for all parking available in Downtown Brookings)

  • Fifth Street, from Main Avenue to Third Avenue will be closed at 1 PM, but will remain accessible for brief customer parking until 3 PM. All vehicles not moved by 3 PM will be towed at owner’s expense.

  • Accessible parking is available in the Brookings Register parking lot

Downtown at Sundown goes on rain or shine – be prepared for the elements. If it rains, DT@SD will pause and wait for the weather to pass. In the event of extreme weather, like tornadic activity and lightning, DT@SD will cancel.


All food and beverage must be purchased with tickets. Retail vendors are required to be prepared with their own point-of-sale system and will not accept tickets as payment. Wristbands are distributed at both ticket booths. Everyone 21+ is required to wear a wristband if purchasing and consuming alcohol.

  • One ticket is worth $1

  • Each vendor sets individual prices for their menu items

  • It’s not suggested to use tickets as a form of tip

  • Everyone 21+ must have a wristband to be served any alcoholic beverages

*DT@SD is not responsible for acts of nature and is not liable for unused tickets. The festival goes on rain or shine. However, in the case of extreme weather, DT@SD will be cancelled.


Downtown at Sundown prohibits the distribution by hand of any leaflets, pamphlets, coupons or petitions inside the festival area. In addition, DT@SD reserves the right to dismiss any organizations or non-profits requesting a booth for political campaigning. DT@SD does not allow any soliciting or campaigning of any kind inside the festival area.

DT@SD gives several reasons for this:

  • The goal of Downtown at Sundown is to create a safe, family-friendly, central gathering place for community members to enjoy. We do not wish to subject our attendees to unwanted solicitation, nor is it a place to push specific agendas.

  • The authorized vendors, retail, and non-profit organizations have gone through all the required steps, including paying a fee, for the opportunity to market their business or share information within the festival

  • The City of Brookings has granted DT@SD control over the designated festival area and is therefore not a traditional public forum.


Downtown at Sundown operates video and photographic cameras at the festival in its entirety. By entering the festival area, you express consent and acknowledge you’ve been inform­­ed your image may be captured on film. Please reach out to DT@SD staff if you have any questions or concerns.

  • All media personnel must check-in with DT@SD Event Staff

  • Images/video clips may appear in future promotional efforts

  • All questions regarding media & marketing may be directed to