Rochester Lilac Festival | Kids Out and About Rochester

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 and exhilarating special events.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or first time Festival-goer, you’ll quickly discover that every day brings something new to experience at the world famous Rochester Lilac Festival.

 Entertainers and Activities:

* = Kids Event

May 11 

4:00pm   Jon Lewis Band

5:30pm   The Sisters of Murphy

7:00pm   The Devil Makes Three

Sat., May 12

10:30 am - 6 pm - Art in the Park

10:30 am - Lilac Parade

11:30am   JUMBOshrimp

1 pm - 2 pm - Garden Battles

1:00pm   The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters

2:30pm  Mosaic Foundation

4:00pm   The Coupe De’ Villes

5:30pm   Al Copley Band

7:00pm   Quinn Sullivan

May 13

10:30 am - 5 pm - Art in the Park

10:30am  The Travis Prinzi Band

11:30am  The Ruddy Well Band

1:00pm   Sean Patrick McGraw

2:30pm  Parsonsfield

4:00pm  Lyin’ Eyes

5:30pm   Zac Brown Tribute Band

May 14

10:30am   Webster Montessori Elementary Chorus

11:00am  Gates-Chili Middle School Band & Choir

12:00pm  Holley Elementary School Band & Chorus

12:00pm  Brighton Central School District

2 pm - 6 pm - Clifford the Big Red Dog *

4:00pm   The Dirty Pennies

5:30pm   Steve Grills and The Roadmasters

7:00pm   The Record Company

May 15

10:30am   Penfield Indian Landing Singers

11:00am   Brockport Central School District Hill Top Singers & Top Brass

12:00pm   Bishop Kearney High School Murder of Crows Folk Group

1:00pm   World of Inquiry School No. 58

2 pm - 6 pm - Clifford the Big Red Dog *

4:00pm   Personal Blend

5:30pm  MoChester

7:00pm   Third World

May 16

10:30am  Palmyra-Macedon Middle School

11:00am Siena Catholic Academy

11:30am St. Josephs Elementary School Band

12:00pm School 22 Band & Show Choir

1:00pm  Spenceport High School Jazz Band

4:00pm  River Lynch and The Spiritmakers

4 pm - 7 pm Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser

5:30pm   The Blind Spots

7:00pm   Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

7 pm - Orny Adams Comedy Show

May 17

10:30am Gananda 5th Grade Band & Chorus

11:00am Creekside Steel Drum Band

12:00pm   Le Roy Jr./Sr. High Swingin’ Knights Jazz Ensemble

1:00pm   Main Street Players

4:00pm    Dwayne Gretzky

5:30pm   Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People

7:00pm    Uprooted Ft. Rusted Root’s Michael Glabicki

May 18

10:30am  Rochester City School District “Bloomin Arts”

4:00pm  The Flood

5:30pm   Smooth Hound Smith

7:00pm   The Wood Brothers

May 19

10:30 am - 6 pm - Art in the Park

10:30am  Sam Nitsch

11:30am  Will Bee

1:00pm  Significant Other

2:30pm  The Klick

4:00pm  Amanda Lee Peers

5:30pm The Medicinals

7:00pm   Mingo Fishtrap

May 20

RACE: 5K starts at 8 am, 10K starts at 9:15 am, Dunkin' Donuts Dash Starts at 11 am

10:30 am - 5 pm - Art in the Park

11:30am   Roc City Singers

1:00pm  nobody’s marigold

2:30pm   Jenny Leigh

4:00pm   Miller and The Other Sinners

5:30pm  Big Eyed Phish

7:00pm    Driftwood


Lilac Festival


Highland Park
Rochester, NY, .
United States


Contact name: 
The Springut Group
Email address: 
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10:30 am - 8:30 pm (some individual events, such as races, start earlier)
Free admission (food, beverage and merchandise available for purchase)


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids