THE VERY BEST SHOPPING
The two-weekend art and craft show is located on Reservoir Avenue from South Avenue to the reservoir. Also on Reservoir Avenue are the Lamberton Conservatory, a playground, ATM’s, restrooms and food trucks.
Visitors can arrive at the art shows with a two-minute walk from the main festival site down South Avenue or on the paths through the lilacs (just follow the signs pointing the way!) or if taking the shuttle from MCC, stay on until the shuttle stop at the corner of South Avenue and Reservoir Avenue.
Art in the Park is a juried show which features the original work of 120 artists from around the country with jewelry, clothing, ceramics, paintings, soaps, woodwork and much, much more.
LILAC FESTIVAL TRADITIONS
Visitors can purchase their favorite Highland Lilac perfumes, lotions and soaps at the two merchandise tents, as well as lilac-scented candles, adorable plush animals, baseball caps, coffee mugs, fun magnets, and of course, this year’s poster and tee-shirts.
Online orders for posters are accepted only after the festival has concluded.
The music and merchandise of the performing artists appearing on the Main Stage is available immediately following each performance by visiting the band merchandise tent adjacent to the stage.
A JURIED ART & CRAFT SHOW
Only those who are the hands-on makers of their work may participate in Art in the Park. If you are an artist, craftsperson or specialty vendor who would like to be considered for participation, click here to learn more and apply online before February 21 (or March 15 late deadline with a $50 late fee). Our application portal will open on November 1, 2019. NO BUY/SELL is permitted.
As of today, we are being advised by the Monroe County Health Department that we will be unable to hold the 2020 Rochester Lilac Festival during the originally planned timeframe of May 8th -17th. As you can imagine, this is painful for all of us. However, we are hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to reschedule.
As time progresses, and more information is known, we’ll be letting you, our valued Festival participants and attendees know if, and when we plan to reschedule the Festival.
Hang in there and stay healthy.
Your Rochester Lilac Festival Team