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FESTIVAL MAP & GROUND RULES

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
    • Patrons are able to bring a small chair and umbrellas and blankets are welcome.
    • With the exception of one sealed bottle of water, visitors may not bring food or beverages into the festival grounds.
    • To enhance your festival going experience, the Rochester Lilac Festival has implemented a parental escort program, the details of which are as follows:
      • Thorough the hours of the Festival (10:30am -8:30pm) each day:
        • Persons the age of sixteen and under are not permitted unless escorted by a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult.
        • All under age persons must remain within the company of their escort at all times.
        • Each escort may supervise up to five youths.
        • All persons appearing to be less than 17 years of age should be prepared to show valid identification which include a photograph and date of birth.
        • Valid forms of identification include: Driver’s license, non-driver ID card, college ID, Passport, Visa.
        • This policy is at the discretion of the on-site security team.

Thank you for your help in ensuring the festival is a comfortable and enjoyable place for all visitors.

2017 Rochester Lilac Festival Map

Click here to download the map and be sure to pick up the official festival guide on site.

PARKING & SHUTTLE

Please be aware of the changes to traffic patterns due to the Highland Park Traffic Control Plan. Follow the directions below to get to the festival effectively.

parked-cars

DON'T GET TICKETED OR TOWED + -

Be kind to the neighborhood and your pocketbook and obey the parking rules. Vehicles parked illegally on the side streets surrounding the Lilac Festival and Highland Park will be ticketed and/or towed.

PARKING RATES + -

Enter before 3:00pm and Park Free on Friday, May 12th (Opening Day)

Enter before 3:00pm and Park Free on Weekdays, Monday, May 15th through Friday, May 19th

All Other Times: $5.00 per car

PUBLIC PARKING + -

Close-in parking is available every day at three locations. If using web based driving directions or GPS, please enter one of the following Public Parking Lot coordinates in your destination field.

Lot 1 | Adjacent to 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter from Elmwood Avenue

Lot 2 | Adjacent to 1440 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter from South Avenue

Lot 3 | Located at 485 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter on Goodman Street, between Highland and Elmwood Avenues

BUS & MOTOR COACH PARKING + -

Motor coaches and other group tour vehicles must stop at the bus and motor coach check-in booth at the corner of Highland and South Avenues before discharging their passengers. Bus Drivers will be directed to a drop off point close to the purple cross walk. Once passengers have been discharged, vehicles will be directed to free parking

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES + -

People with disabilities who have a wheelchair hang tag should use Public Parking Lot 2 and enter from South Avenue. The GPS address is 1440 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Please be aware, changes to traffic patterns during the Lilac Festival may affect your route.

WEEKEND SHUTTLE SERVICE + -

Park free at Monroe Community College, 1000 E Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623

Shuttle Service to and from the Festival site operates continuously from 10:30am through 9:00pm each Saturday and Sunday with pick up and drop off at the purple crosswalk on Highland Avenue near the entrance to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Adult round trip shuttle cost is $2.00, children six and under ride free. Handicapped accessible busses are available. For any questions, call Greg at Visit Rochester 585.784.0302.

PARADE DAY EXTENDED SHUTTLE HOURS + -

On Lilac Parade day, Saturday, May 13, 2017, shuttle service will operate continuously from 8:30am through 9:00pm.

TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN + -

Changes apply from May 6 – May 15, 2015

Traffic Pattern Changes

  • Highland Avenue is one-way Eastbound from Goodman Street to South Avenue
  • Pinetum Drive, One way Westbound, from South Goodman Street to Doctors Drive
  • Reservoir Avenue, One way Westbound, from Pinetum Drive/ Doctors Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue
  • Doctors Drive Closed to Through Traffic
  • Robinson Drive, One Way Eastbound, from Mt. Hope Avenue to South Avenue

Road Closures

The following roads will be Closed (Local Traffic Only)

  • Meadowbrook Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Azalea Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Laney Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Gregory Hill Road between Meigs Street and South Goodman Street
  • Furman Cres between Highland Aveune and Mt Hope Avenue
  • Pavilion Street between South Avenue to West Dead End
  • Linden Street between Mt Hope Avenue to South Avenue

DIRECTIONS

Click on the icons for directions to the lot of your choice!

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

Whether visiting Rochester for any of our special events or taking a stay-cation, be sure to visit any one of our very comfortable hotel partners- they will go out of their way to make your stay memorable!

Radisson Hotel Info
Radisson Hotel Info

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport

175 Jefferson Road, Rochester NY 14623, United States

Front Desk: (585) 475-1910 | Toll Free: (866) 967-9033
Guest Fax: (585) 475-9633

Ideally located on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport is just minutes from the Rochester Lilac Festival and Highland Park, the Greater Rochester International Airport, shopping destinations, and downtown Rochester. The hotel features spacious, comfortable guest rooms with complimentary high-speed Internet access, two restaurants, a fitness center, and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Woodcliff Hotel info

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, NY 14450, United States

Front Desk: (585) 381-4000 Toll Free: (800) 365-3065
To take advantage of this Lilac rate, please call us directly at (585) 381-4000 and ask for the Lilac Visitors Rate.

Step out of the city and into an exclusive resort with glorious views from every room. Exceptional décor designed to immerse you in luxury and comfort with luxe linens and sumptuous bedding. We offer packages for all of our suites and offer 236 deluxe guest rooms including 12 excitingly new and distinctive luxury suites.

Don’t forget to take time to relax in Spa Elan and or take a step out on our 9-Hole Golf Course.

For more information check out our website:

www.WoodcliffHotelSpa.com

Hampton Inn Hotel Info

Hampton Inn

500 Center Place Drive, Rochester, New York, 14615 United States

Front Desk: 1-585-663-6070 | Toll Free: 1-800-Hampton

Reservations will be made directly with the hotel room reservation department by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-Hampton or hotel direct at 585-663-6070. In doing so, please ask your attendees to request the group rate for “Lilac Festival”. Reservations can also be placed online here.

TOURS & GROUPS

WARM HOSPITALITY & ACRES OF ATTRACTIONS

Do you love sampling beers of the world? Are you ready to discover your new favorite artist or craftsperson? Do you crave some wine with your chocolate? The Rochester Lilac Festival has all this and more alongside acres of landscaped gardens and the incredible beauty of the largest collection of lilacs in the USA.

Rochester Lilac Festival

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SERVICE THAT SETS US APART

  • Convenient Passenger Drop-off and Pick-up
  • Plenty of Free Bus Parking
  • Special Hotel Rates Available

THE LILAC EXPERIENCE

While admission to the festival is free, the following opportunities provide an upgraded experience:

  • Add reserved seating for the Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 13, 2017 (FREE but you must reserve in advance.) Seating begins at 8:00am. Groups must arrive no later than 9:00am.
  • Add a visit to the Lamberton Conservatory ($3 per person, $2 per person Seniors 62+)
  • Craft Beverage Expo – Thursday, May 18- Saturday, May 20 (Daily Sessions- 12:30pm-4:00pm & 5:00pm-8:30pm)
    • Thursday & Friday (Wine, Cider & Spirit Tastings) $20 per person
    • Saturday (Beer, Cider & Spirit Tastings) $35 per person
    • Want the ultimate craft beverage experience? Go VIP for any two days. $47.50 per person
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