Rochester Lilac Festival

Venue Information

Monroe County's famous Highland Park is a picturesque setting filled with gardens, rolling hills, large open spaces and so much more. More Info

Special Events at the Festival

  • Time Warner Cable News Lilac Parade Saturday, May 10, 2014 More Info 
  • One-Of-A-Kind Shopping Art & Craft Weekends feature over 120 artists and craftsmen selected through a juried process. More Info
  • Highland Hospital Lilac Run Sunday, May 18, 2014 More Info
  • Wine & Chocolate Tasting Tuesday, May 13, Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15 More Info
  • Craft Beer Garden Serving All Festival Hours More Info

Live Music & Children's Entertainment All Day, Every day!

View the Full Lilac Fest Schedule Online including Concert Lineup and Children's Entertainment Stageschedule More Info

It's Easier Than Ever To Visit The Festival!

Three designated Public Parking Lots, Weekend Shuttle Service and free parking weekdays through 3:00pm More Info


Guiness World Record Event

Opening Day | Friday, May 9

We need your help to form the World’s Largest Human Flower, breaking the 2012 record set in England by 2,190 people!

We love our famous hometown and we want the world to shine a spotlight on our community spirit and famous stars!

Register In Advance (Walk-ins Welcome!)  

No doubt, this is a massive undertaking - and while it is not essential to register in advance, we sure would love to know what to expect! 

All participants will receive an official Guinness World Record certificate - and those who register in advance will receive extra special recognition! 

Click here to register.

May 9th-18th, 2014