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May 7-9 | May 14-16 | May 21 - 23
10:30am –7pm Daily

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Welcome to our 123rd EDITION!

May 7-9, 2021

May 14-16, 2021

May 21-23, 2021

10:30am – 7:00pm

Highland Park, Rochester, NY


The largest free festival of its kind in North America, spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with three incredible weekends celebrating being together once again safely. Peek around every corner and you’ll discover magnificent gardens  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.

2021 Poster

Poster Artist: Lisa Robinson

Artist Poster Signing

Saturday, May 15: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Sunday, May 23: 10:30am- 12:30pm

Find Lisa right next to the Merch Tent by the Purple Crosswalk

How is the Festival  working in 2021?

  • Parking is at 1440 South Avenue: $5 per car
  • The Highland Park is open from dawn to dusk and it is always FREE! No tickets needed.
  • No vaccination required to enjoy the festival, however get vaccinated by Monroe County and the Veterans Administration on Saturdays and Sundays at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial parking lot.
  • No admission or ticket required for Art in the Park.
  • Kids’ Zone: tickets are on sale for the kids’ rides. Tickets can be purchased on-site.
  • Special Events Tent is pre-ticketed only.
Art in the Park
May 8+9 | May 15+16
May 22+23
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Craft Beer Expo
May 8
Back Safely in 2021
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Wine Tasting Expo
May 16
Back Safely in 2021
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Lilac Run
May 23, 2021
5K & 10K
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Dunkin’ Dash
May 23, 2021
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Plans are uncertain..
Still waiting for COVID to go away.
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