The annual Lights on the River Festival is returning to Owego this year and there are a few things residents and motorists should know ahead of time.

The festival will be held on Friday, December 1st from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lake Street and Front Street between Church and Court Streets will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., according to Owego Police.

All vehicles must be removed from Lake and Front Streets by 3 p.m. or they will be towed at the owner's expense. No on-street parking will be allowed in this area.

Fireworks are scheduled to start at 8 p.m. at Draper Park, and the Court Street Bridge, Park Street and Front Street from Church Street to Academy Street will be closed from 7:30 p.m. until they are done and the area is cleared.

Motorists should use alternate routes to avoid delays.