EAST PEORIA, Ill (WMBD) — The Festival of Lights in East Peoria is still happening this weekend.
The decades-old traditional parade will start at the festival building, then work its way down Washington Street.
Organizer Doug Mccarty said he expects a big turnout this year despite the ongoing pandemic.
“I would say that it’s gonna be bigger, just because people have been looking for things to do. We had a couple different events throughout the summer and crowds were bigger than we normally expected. So, if the rain holds off, I expect some pretty good crowds,” he said.
On Saturday, the parade starts at 5:45 pm with roads closing just before that at 5:15 pm.
Here is a link with the expected road closures associated with the parade.