Municipalities may attach conditions to temporary licenses to reduce underage and binge drinking. The license conditions can ensure that the organization sponsoring each event implements specific strategies or else risks losing its license to sell alcohol beverages the following year. When alcohol beverage sales are essential to the operation and success of a festival, appending license conditions allows the festival to proceed while implementing policies that support community health and safety.
Even if a municipality has not attached license conditions to the temporary licenses, a community can still keep an eye on what is happening at its summer festivals and outdoor events. In the absence of clearly stated license conditions, some communities have found that policies that reduce underage drinking are more widely adopted voluntarily, but policies that reduce binge drinking are less frequently implemented. Gathering information can be useful to determine which organizations are being most effective at preventing underage drinking and sales to obviously intoxicated people.