LILAC FESTIVAL SITE GROUND RULES
The following ground rules apply to the Festival Site within Highland Park.
Thank you for your help in ensuring the festival is a comfortable and enjoyable place for all visitors.
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.
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.
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
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
The following roads will be Closed (Local Traffic Only)
Click on the icons for directions to the lot of your choice!
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
START YOUR ROCHESTER LILAC FESTIVAL RESERVATIONS ONLINE TODAY
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SERVICE THAT SETS US APART
THE LILAC EXPERIENCE
While admission to the festival is free, the following opportunities provide an upgraded experience: