Norfolk County staff, along with community partners Port Dover Board of Trade, Port Dover Kinsmen Club, Port Dover Lions, and Norfolk County OPP are preparing for the May Friday the 13th event in Port Dover.

County staff are working closely with Friday the 13th organizers to effectively support with traffic-related issues, emergency contingency plans, licensing requirements, and enforcing issues, to ensure a safe and enjoyable motorcycle enthusiast event.

Community partners are coordinating the return of street vendors and beer tents and camping for out-of-town visitors at their respective sites.

In 2019, By-Law 2019-58 was established with a number of temporary street closures or parts of streets for public safety – with the exception of emergency and service vehicles. They are as follows:

From 3 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Friday the 13th:

  • Nelson St. East (from St. Patrick to Hwy. 24)
  • Greenock St. West (from St. George to Richardson Drive)
  • Richardson Drive (from Nelson St. West to Greenock St.)

From 4 p.m. on Thursday the 12th until 4 a.m. on Saturday the 14th:

  • Main St. (from Clifford St. to Walker St.)
  • Market St. East (from Main St. to St. Andrew St.)
  • Market St. West (from St. George St. to Main St.)
  • Park St.

While residents will no longer be required to show proof of residency – or a resident dash pass to enter town or checkpoints, they still must adhere to the by-law, prohibiting driving and parking on streets that are closed. Shuttle service will not be offered this year.

Additional details including by-law, map, and information on vendor licensing can be found on the County website.