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MAY 7, 2022

10:30AM Start Time

The Lilac Unity Parade presented by Wegmans has more than 2,500 participants, including 20 marching bands, dancers, costumed characters, and the popular Damascus mini cars are what makes parade day one of the most special times at the Rochester Lilac Festival.


Immediately Following the Parade: The Big Sing

Celebrate More Bicentennial events at the Lilac Festival presented by Wegmans
ROCHESTER, NY Monroe County Executive Adam Bello today announced the Lilac Festival parade
theme and a new community event to mark the Monroe County Bicentennial. Under the Monroe County Bicentennial theme of Celebrate More, the 2022 Rochester Lilac Festival will feature the Lilac Unity Parade and the Big Sing, a new event featuring a massive gospel singers from across Monroe County performing at the festival site immediately after the Lilac Parade. Both the parade and Big Sing are made possible and presented by Wegmans.


If you would like to be considered for participation in the 2022 Lilac Parade, download the application by clicking on the link above.

If you are a brand name or retail business, please click here to find out more about our sponsor opportunities.


Weekend Shuttle Service begins at 8:30am on Lilac Parade Day.
Plus, parking is available at the four Lilac Festival Parking Lots. More


  • The Lilac Unity Parade presented by Wegmans begins on South Avenue at Science Parkway, then travels north on South Avenue to Highland Avenue where it turns south past the lilac gardens before ending at the corner of Highland Avenue and Goodman Street.
  • Bleacher seating is located next to the grandstand on Highland Avenue.
  • The Parade will be televised by Channel 8.

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