Find Out What’s New at This Year’s Lilac Festival

Find Out What’s New at This Year’s Lilac Festival

Overview

By Matt Driffill

The 121st annual Rochester Lilac Festival is less than one month away so it’s time to get ready for some flowers, nice weather, and lots of live music!

Lilacs in Bloom?

One of the biggest annual questions regarding the Lilac Festival is the bloom status of the event’s namesake. A visit to Highland Park, the site of the event, offers a rare opportunity to experience the incredible beauty and intense fragrance of more than 500 varieties of lilacs on approximately 1,200 plants. And although they aren’t lilacs, the entrance to the park at South Avenue and Reservoir Drive also houses the annual bloom of the tulips, which provides a kaleidoscope of brilliant color.