Some road closures expected for Picton’s Firelight Lantern Festival Parade

Firelight Lantern Festival Parade – Photo by Ramesh Pooran

In preparation for the highly anticipated Firelight Lantern Festival Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, residents and visitors of Picton are advised of temporary road closures and restrictions. The event, set to bring a vibrant display of lights and festivities, will necessitate altered traffic routes to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees.

The procession is slated to commence at Benson Park, located at 56 King Street, Picton. To facilitate the smooth flow of the parade, certain roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7 to 8 p.m. on the event day. Spectators can expect the parade to traverse from Ross Street to Picton Main Street, culminating at the iconic Crystal Palace, where the festivities will reach their grand finale.

Local authorities have urged residents and visitors alike to plan their travel accordingly, taking into account the specified road closures and associated delays. Alternate routes have been identified to mitigate inconveniences and maintain the overall efficiency of traffic management during the specified period.

For individuals seeking additional information or clarification regarding the event and related road closures, the County of Prince Edward has established dedicated points of contact. Interested parties can reach out to the County at the following contact numbers: 613.476.2148, extension 1023, or 613.962.9108, extension 1023. Inquiries can also be directed via email to

The Firelight Lantern Festival Parade promises to be a captivating spectacle, highlighting the creativity and community spirit of Picton residents. Organizers are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone involved, and the cooperation of the public in adhering to the outlined road closures and restrictions is greatly appreciated.

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