The Rochester Lilac Festival kicks off the festival season around here. This is World Famous – people come from all over the world to check out our Highland Park and all the varieties of lilacs! This is a multi-day event that usually lasts about 9 days. There are multiple activities, various music acts, food vendors, craft vendors, races, and of course the lilacs!
This visit of ours was mid-week, early afternoon. The festival was relatively quiet and no massive crowds. It is a different story in the evenings and on the weekends that the festival runs. There can be a LOT of people here because it’s so popular! We wandered around a bit, took some photos of various flowers and had a festival lunch of Italian Sausage sandwiches and shared a funnel cake. Funnel cake makes the festival, don’t you think? LOL We found a table and enjoyed our lunch while listening to a school jazz band on the stage.
There are many different types of vendors here. I recommend walking around and checking out all the tents set up! These were mostly food tents set up around the stage.
For more official information for the Lilac Festival this year – 2017 Lilac Festival
This will give you a line up of everything that is happening around the park – including directions on how to get there, where to park, etc. This is a local festival not to be missed! Plan on spending a few hours here, as there is so much to experience! Enjoy!