Roads Closed for the Shanghai Tourism Festival Grand Parade

By Urban Family, September 12, 2018

0 0

201711/originally-uf.jpgThis article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.

By Yuzhou Hu

It's finally upon us. The annual Shanghai Tourism Festival will commence this Saturday, kicking off with a Grand Parade during the evening of September 15. Selected roads across the downtown area will temporarily close from September 13 to 16, reports Shine.

From midnight September 13 until 7.30am September 16, Longmen Lu will be closed to all vehicles, with bus routes diverted.

Image via Google Map

Huaihai Zhong Lu and Liulin Lu, the main routes of the Grand Parade, will be unavailable to motorists from 8.30pm September 14 to 1am September 15 as well as from 5pm to 10.30pm September 15.

Image via Google Map

The surrounding area will also be inaccessible on the night of the Grand Parade. By then, no vehicles will be allowed on Pu'an Lu, Tuanyuan Lu, Shouning Lu and Taicang Lu from 5pm to 10.30pm.

Image via Google Map

The time and range of the road closures are subject to adjustment according to the circumstance of the night, according to the police. So, make sure to plan ahead in case you get caught in the traffic congestion. 

Taking place on Saturday evening, this year's Shanghai Tourism Festival opening ceremony will feature 25 floats, along with 35 performance groups from home and abroad. Among them, floats dispatched by the European Union, Quebec and Haichang Ocean Park will make their debut. Here is a glimpse of the floats.

Floats from Shanghai Disney, Haichang Ocean Park and European Union. Images via shanghaitourism/WeChat

Apart from the Grand Parade and the road closures, the Shanghai Tourism Festival will also bring a half-price ticket promotion. From September 15-21, 75 tourist attractions across the city will offer tempting discounts, including Shanghai Disney Resort, which joins the lineup for the first time.

[Cover image via Shanghai Tourism Festival]

This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

more news

WIN! A ¥200 Voucher to Abbey Road

Did somebody say super hour?

2 New COVID-19 Cases in Shanghai Were Imported from US and Italy

Another 36 suspected cases are currently undergoing tests.

Shake Shack to Open at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

Folks in Shanghai will have yet another location to order ShackBurgers.

That's Shanghai - March 2020 Issue Out Now!

The March 2020 issue of That's Shanghai is out now – paper-and-ink-form citywide and also in digital pdf-form.

Download the That's App Free and Make the Most of Shanghai

That's App: Your essential China companion. Download it today.

UPDATE: Shanghai Reports No New Coronavirus Cases, Total Stands at 337

On Friday, the Shanghai Health Commission confirmed no new cases of coronavirus in the city.

Road Trippin' Around China During a Coronavirus Outbreak

Despite the deteriorating epidemic situation, one group of travelers decided to throw caution to the wind and embarked on a major China road trip.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.