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DUE TO COVID-19, OUR NEW DATE IS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

If you would like to be considered for participation in the 2020 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.

PARADE DAY PARKING & SHUTTLE SERVICE

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

PARADE VIEWING

  • The Lilac Parade 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.
  • For those unable to attend, the Lilac Parade is televised live on Spectrum News. Please check your local listings for the channel in your area.
  • Bleacher seating is located next to the grandstand on Highland Avenue.
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2020 Rochester Lilac Festival announcement

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

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