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Rochester Lilac Festival

More than a century old, the Rochester Lilac Festival Festival is still inspired by Highland Parks 1,200-plus lilac bushes.

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Highland Park
Rochester, NY 14620
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May 10-19, 2019: Held annually in mid-May, Rochester’s Lilac Festival  is the largest free festival of its kind in North America features thousands of spectacular and fragrant lilacs and 10 days of incredible entertainment and non-stop festivities. More than a century old, the festival continues to be inspired by the magnificent lilac collection at Highland Park — 500 varieties of lilacs on more than 1,200 bushes.
 
Drawing more than 500,000 people annually, festival goers will discover the magnificent gardens and scents, musical gems, exciting exhibits and exhilarating special events. Two concert stages feature more than 135 performances, including headline entertainment showcasing top artists in rock, reggae, dance music, R&B and lots more.
 
The festival also features a juried arts and crafts show exhibiting the work of 160 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople; three days of Wine & Chocolate Tasting, a two-day craft beer festival and a USA Track & Field Certified 10K and 5K.
 
 
 
 
 

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