Welcome to our 118th edition
May 6 – 15 | 10:30am – 8:30pm Daily | Highland Park, Rochester, NY
The largest free festival of its kind in North America, spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with ten incredible days and nights of non-stop festivities. Peek around every corner and you'll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits and exhilarating special events.
Whether you're a regular visitor or first time Festival-goer, you'll quickly discover that every day brings something new to experience at the world famous Rochester Lilac Festival.
Lilac Festival Site Ground Rules
The following ground rules apply to the Festival Site within Highland Park.
- No pets allowed. Please leave your pet at home. Pets will be turned away.
- Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are not allowed
- With the exception of one sealed bottle of water, visitors may not bring food or beverages into the festival grounds.
- Patrons are able to bring a small chair and umbrellas and blankets are welcome.
Thank you for your help in ensuring the festival is a comfortable and enjoyable place for all visitors.