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Rochester Lilac Festival

Rochester Lilac Festival
1440 South Avenue
585-473-4482

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.

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123rd Annual Rochester Lilac Festival

The largest free festival of its kind in North America, spring in Upstate NY is welcomed with three incredible weekends celebrating being together once again safely. Peek around every corner and you’ll discover magnificent gardens  and…

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122nd Annual Rochester Lilac Festival

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…

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Rochester Lilac Festival 2019

The Rochester Lilac Festival is known for bringing national touring acts and rising stars to entertain our festival goers. Visitors come from all over the country to see their favorite acts perform for Free on the Sahlen’s Center Stage set…

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Rochester Lilac Festival 2018

The Rochester Lilac Festival is known for bringing national touring acts and rising stars to entertain our festival goers. Visitors come from all over the country to see their favorite acts perform for Free on the Sahlen’s Center Stage set…

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Rochester Lilac Festival 2017

Schedule: Craft Beverage Expo: May 18 - 20,2017: Craft Beverage Expo VIP: The Ultimate Craft Beverage Experience Official VIP Lanyard First Entry - Skip the lines! Online Purchase Only Experience it all - Wine, Beer, Craft Cider & Spirit…

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Rochester Lilac Festival 2016

Schedule: May 6, 2016: 10:30am: RSCD School Of The Arts "Bloomin Arts" 4:00pm: The Crawdiddies 5.30 pm: Powerglide - Featuring Members of Duke Jupiter 7.00 pm: Linda Gail Lewis Location: Sahlen's Music Stage    May 7,2016: 10:30am:…

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Rochester Lilac Festival 2015

Schedule of Events: May 8, 2015 4:00pm The Blind Owls Hailing from Corpus Christi, Texas and discovered at SXSW 2015, The Blind Owls are easy to describe: 60's rock-n-roll, well dressed, energetic, raw, The Beatles, Little Richard – this band…

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Rochester Lilac Festival 2014

Schedule of Events: May 9, 2014: 4:00pm: Noble Vibes Their energetic live shows feature original songs along with reggae classics. Since hitting the scene in early 2013, Noble Vibes has performed throughout Western New York, including “Reggae…

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Monroe County Lilac Festival 2013

Schedule of Events: May 10, 2013 7 pm: The Skycoasters Upstate New York's premier, high-energy party band plays the hits that propelled their enormous popularity in New York and across the country. From their beginnings at small, local clubs to…

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