• City of Carbondale to Allow Alcohol Downtown on Oct. 26

    October 21, 2019

    The City of Carbondale wants to remind everyone about the City’s liquor laws ahead of Carbondale Halloween weekend.

    In September, City Council approved a resolution to allow open containers in the downtown area October 26.

    Under the ordinance, alcoholic beverages may be possessed in plastic containers between Jackson and Mill streets and University Avenue and Washington Street on October 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on October 27. Coolers and outside beverages will not be allowed.

    Open Container Map

    If you have questions or would like more information, contact Carbondale Halloween Committee Chair Steve Mitchell at (618) 457-3286.

    “Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

    Steven Mitchell, Carbondale Halloween Committee Chair