Organizers announce dates for 2021 Rochester Lilac Festival |

Organizers announce dates for 2021 Rochester Lilac Festival

Updated: March 24, 2021 05:10 PM
Created: March 24, 2021 02:15 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Organizers of the Rochester Lilac Festival announced the dates for this spring's event after Monroe County and New York state approved its plans. 

The 123rd annual Rochester Lilac Festival will take place over three consecutive weekends in May (Friday through Sunday): May 7-9, May 14-16, and May 21-23.

“Festivalgoers can look forward to enjoying the event in a new structure conducive to the health and safety of attendees and in full compliance with New York State reopening regulations, including reduced capacity, mandatory face coverings, and sanitizing stations. The event’s extensive planning efforts have been approved by Monroe County and New York State,” organizers said Wednesday. “Returning favorites soon open for registration and ticket purchasing on include the Lilac 5K/10K, Donut Dash, Craft Beer Expo, and the Wine Expo and Food Pairing. As always, walking the lilac trails through Highland Park is free and open to the public.”

The 2020 Lilac Festival was canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

City officials and event organizers will provide more details about this year's event at a press conference on April 1.

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