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Handmade lanterns to light up the streets of Picton

Crowd at the 2013 Firelight Lantern Festival. [1]

The crowd at the 2013 Firelight Lantern Festival in Picton. File photo by Kelly Roblin

By Jordan Merkley [2]

BELLEVILLE – The Firelight Lantern Festival [3] will light up the streets of Picton on Saturday.

As the sun sets, the crowd will gather at Benson Park [4] at 6 p.m. and illuminate hundreds of handmade paper lanterns. They will parade through Picton at 6:30 and end up at the Crystal Palace [5].

There will be live music from D’Ari and Mel [6] as well as the Lemon Bucket Orkestra [7].

Light installations, a shadow-puppet performance and more music from DJ Ombudsman [8] will also take place.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids.

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