Experience the Rochester Lilac Festival in 2024

10 FREE DAYS OF GARDENS, MUSIC, ART, FOOD, RACES AND MORE

10 FREE DAYS OF GARDENS, MUSIC, ART, FOOD, RACES AND MORE

Experience the Rochester Lilac Festival in 2024

10 FREE DAYS OF GARDENS, MUSIC, ART, FOOD, RACES AND MORE

Opening Day

May 10th

Lilac Parade

May 11th

Art in the Park

Both Weekends

Free Concerts

Every night starting at 5:30pm

Seniors Day

May 15th

Lilac Run 5K, 10K and Dunkin’ Dash

May 19th

10 days of free music on our Main Stage and buskers throughout the park

10 days of free music on our Main Stage and buskers throughout the park

Explore North America’s largest collection of lilacs

Around every corner of the winding pathways through Highland Park, you’ll find pieces of history, the festival and an expansive collection of lilacs, tulips, pansies and more.

Lilacs
Read more on how to find the 700+ varieties
History
Frederick Law Olmstead, famous for his design of NYC’s Central Park, is Highland Park’s architect.
Tulip Beds
You’ll find the tulips on the north side of the park, where South Ave meets Reservoir Ave.

Now Accepting Exhibitors
& Sponsors

Celebrating 126 years in 2024! Featuring stunning gardens in an Olmstead-designed park, with hundreds of varieties of lilacs and other flora. This 10-day event features live music all day, everyday from 10:30am-8:30pm with local and national musicians. Apply to be a 10 day exhibitor or sponsor the festival, the 45th Lilac 5K/10K, or Art in the Park. Food vendors can apply too!

Rochester’s favorite way to welcome spring

126 years

10 Days

500,000+ attendees

two women shopping

THANK YOU TO OUR 2024 SPONSORS

Dunkin' logo
Wright Beverage
Zweigle's Logo
Point of the Bluff
United Healthcare logo
Boulder Coffee logo
Crumbl Cookie
Admar
Reimer
Chick-fil-A
United Rentals

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