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Rochester Lilac Festival


Lilac Festival


Highland Park
Rochester, NY, .
United States


The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10:30 am - 8:30 pm (some individual events, such as races, start earlier)
Free admission (food, beverage and merchandise available for purchase)


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids
Contact name: 
The Springut Group
Email address: 
The largest free festival of its kind in North America, spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with ten incredible days and nights of non-stop festivities. Peek around every corner and you’ll discover magnificent gardens, musical gems, exciting exhibits and exhilarating special events.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or first time Festival-goer, you’ll quickly discover that every day brings something new to experience at the world famous Rochester Lilac Festival.

 Entertainers and Activities:

* = Kids Event

May 11 

4:00pm   Jon Lewis Band

5:30pm   The Sisters of Murphy

7:00pm   The Devil Makes Three

Sat., May 12

10:30 am - 6 pm - Art in the Park

10:30 am - Lilac Parade

11:30am   JUMBOshrimp

1 pm - 2 pm - Garden Battles

1:00pm   The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters

2:30pm  Mosaic Foundation

4:00pm   The Coupe De’ Villes

5:30pm   Al Copley Band

7:00pm   Quinn Sullivan

May 13

10:30 am - 5 pm - Art in the Park

10:30am  The Travis Prinzi Band

11:30am  The Ruddy Well Band

1:00pm   Sean Patrick McGraw

2:30pm  Parsonsfield

4:00pm  Lyin’ Eyes

5:30pm   Zac Brown Tribute Band

May 14

10:30am   Webster Montessori Elementary Chorus

11:00am  Gates-Chili Middle School Band & Choir

12:00pm  Holley Elementary School Band & Chorus

12:00pm  Brighton Central School District

2 pm - 6 pm - Clifford the Big Red Dog *

4:00pm   The Dirty Pennies

5:30pm   Steve Grills and The Roadmasters

7:00pm   The Record Company

May 15

10:30am   Penfield Indian Landing Singers

11:00am   Brockport Central School District Hill Top Singers & Top Brass

12:00pm   Bishop Kearney High School Murder of Crows Folk Group

1:00pm   World of Inquiry School No. 58

2 pm - 6 pm - Clifford the Big Red Dog *

4:00pm   Personal Blend

5:30pm  MoChester

7:00pm   Third World

May 16

10:30am  Palmyra-Macedon Middle School

11:00am Siena Catholic Academy

11:30am St. Josephs Elementary School Band

12:00pm School 22 Band & Show Choir

1:00pm  Spenceport High School Jazz Band

4:00pm  River Lynch and The Spiritmakers

4 pm - 7 pm Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

5:30pm   The Blind Spots

7:00pm   Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

7 pm - Orny Adams Comedy Show

May 17

10:30am Gananda 5th Grade Band & Chorus

11:00am Creekside Steel Drum Band

12:00pm   Le Roy Jr./Sr. High Swingin’ Knights Jazz Ensemble

1:00pm   Main Street Players

4:00pm    Dwayne Gretzky

5:30pm   Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People

7:00pm    Uprooted Ft. Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki

May 18

10:30am  Rochester City School District “Bloomin Arts”

4:00pm  The Flood

5:30pm   Smooth Hound Smith

7:00pm   The Wood Brothers

May 19

10:30 am - 6 pm - Art in the Park

10:30am  Sam Nitsch

11:30am  Will Bee

1:00pm  Significant Other

2:30pm  The Klick

4:00pm  Amanda Lee Peers

5:30pm The Medicinals

7:00pm   Mingo Fishtrap

May 20

RACE: 5K starts at 8 am, 10K starts at 9:15 am, Dunkin' Donuts Dash Starts at 11 am

10:30 am - 5 pm - Art in the Park

11:30am   Roc City Singers

1:00pm  nobody’s marigold

2:30pm   Jenny Leigh

4:00pm   Miller and The Other Sinners

5:30pm  Big Eyed Phish

7:00pm    Driftwood