2019 Rochester Lilac Festival: Road closures, parking, and specials events

2019 Rochester Lilac Festival: Road closures, parking, and specials events

May 15, 2019 04:31 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The 121st Rochester Lilac Festival runs through Sunday, May 19. Organizers are expecting more than 500,000 attendees this year. 

The free event is open 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 


Here are a few activities you can look forward to at this year's festival:


Dozens of headliners and special guests are scheduled to perform at this year's festival. The concerts will take place on the Sahlen's Center Stage. 

Click here for the full lineup. 


You can also purchase tickets for the Party Deck, Wine Tasting Expo, Craft Beer Expo, Bloody Mary Expo, and Lilac Run & Donut Dash. 


Lot 1: Adjacent to 1094 Elmwood Ave. Enter from Elmwood Avenue.

Lot 2: Adjacent to 1440 South Ave. Enter from South Avenue. 

Lot 3: Located between 1219-1419 South Goodman St. Enter on Goodman Street, between Highland and Elmwood Avenues. 

Lot 4: Located at 1065 Elmwood Ave. Enter on Elmwood Avenue. 

You can park for free on opening day (May 10) and weekdays (May 13 through May 17).

If you enter one of the lots listed above before 3 p.m. on the other days, parking is also free. At all other times, parking costs $5.

Click here for a festival map and ground rules.


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