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GROUND RULES

LILAC FESTIVAL SITE GROUND RULES

This festival is FREE and open to the public. Certain areas of the park do have rules, please adhere by them.

The following ground rules apply to the Festival Site within Highland Park.

    • No pets allowed.
    • Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are not allowed.
    • Patrons can bring a small chair, umbrellas, or blankets.
    • Bandanas are not allowed.
    • To enhance your festival-going experience, the Rochester Lilac Festival has implemented a parental escort program, the details of which are as follows:

Through the hours of the Festival (10:30 am – 8:30 pm) each day:

      • Persons the age of sixteen and under are not permitted unless escorted by a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult.
      • All underage persons must always remain within the company of their escort.
      • 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 includes a photograph and date of birth.
      • Valid forms of identification include: Driver’s license, non-driver ID card, college ID, Passport, Visa.

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

PARKING

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.

PARKING RATES + -

Parking is $5 per car. Parking is FREE on Fridays before 3pm.

PUBLIC PARKING + -

Parking is available entering at 1440 South Ave. Rochester, NY 14620.

BUS & MOTOR COACH PARKING + -

More information coming soon!

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.

TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN + -

Friday: Highland Ave will be open.

Saturday & Sunday: Highland Ave will be closed.

       DIRECTIONS

HOTEL INFORMATION

Holiday Inn- Downtown

70 State St, Rochester, NY 14614

The Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown is located in the heart of downtown Rochester NY and overlooks the Genesee River. Our Rochester NY location is convenient to popular restaurants and entertainment.

Business travelers can enjoy a short walk to Local, State and Federal Government offices, Kodak, Carestream and 10 minutes to most corporations. Take advantage of an easy commute to Harris Corporation, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music and RIT.

We are the perfect spot to stay when exploring the National Museum of Play at the Strong, Rochester Museum and Science Center or discovering the Rochester NY area.

Relax in our quiet and comfortable guest rooms while enjoying complimentary Wi-Fi after a long day of work, attending a conference or visiting family. Our River Club and State Street Grill provide delicious breakfast and dinner options along with in-room dining. Check your email in our 24-hour business center, then work out in our fitness center or relax in the seasonal heated outdoor pool.

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TOURS & GROUPS

WARM HOSPITALITY & ACRES OF ATTRACTIONS

Whether you’re a local or from out of town, the Rochester Lilac Festival has it ALL! Acres of landscaped gardens and the largest collection of lilacs in the USA are the showstoppers of Highland Park. But what makes it worth the visit are the craft beer and wine tastings, bistro, kids activities, award-winning art and craft show, mini farmers market, and a Lilac 5K/10K & Dunkin’ Dash!

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