Dates announced for 2018 Rochester Lilac Festival

The Lilac Festival will run from May 11-20. (WHAM Photo)

Rochester, N.Y. - The dates have been announced for the 2018 Rochester Lilac Festival, which is now in its 120th year.

The event will take place from May 11 to May 20. This event is the largest 10-day free festival in the region.

“We have so many exciting things planned for next year’s Lilac Festival,” said festival producer Jeff Springut. “Early announcement of the festival’s dates gives our sponsors, vendors and visitors, from across the northeast, more planning time – and of course, something to take their minds off those winter blues!”

The festival will feature performances from more than 120 bands and musical acts, over 300 vendors and, of course, the lilacs.

This year, to celebrate the festival's 120 years as a Rochester tradition, organizers are asking the community to share pictures and videos of their Lilac Festival memories using the hashtag #LILACFEST.


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