ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the long winter season looming, what better time to think ahead to the summer festival season. The 119th annual Rochester Lilac Festival, named one of The Weather Channel's Top 10 places to visit in May, will take place on May 12-21 next year. The event is the largest 10-day free festival in the country.
2017 Rochester Lilac Festival Special Events
- Thursday, May 18 – Saturday, May 20, First-annual Craft Beverage Expo: Three days of national, statewide and regional craft beer, wine, cider and spirits. Something for every craft drinker.
- Sunday, May 21, Lilac Run 5K & 10K: Jog, run, or walk through the beautiful Highland Park gardens that boasts the largest lilac collection in the U.S. with more than 500 varieties on 1,200 plants.
- Afterparty includes: Live music, Red Jacket Orchard Juices, snacks, Dunkin Donuts coffee and bagels with a pancake breakfast, mimosas, bellinis, beer and wine available for purchase.
For the first time in the Festival's near 120-year history, holiday presale tickets are available for purchase at www.lilacfestival.com. With the holiday season around the corner, now is the perfect time to surprise friends, family members or even yourself, with a gift that tastes, smells, and sounds like fun in the sun. Tickets for the Craft Beverage Expo and Lilac Run registrations are discounted by $5 until January, 15.
500,000 visitors from across the Northeast and Southern Ontario visit the Rochester Lilac Festival every year. With exciting special events, more than 120 bands and musical acts, 320 premium arts and craft vendors, and the largest collection of lilacs in the country – the 119th Annual event is set to be the greatest yet. This time-honoured Rochester tradition is all made possible by the Festival's local, regional and national sponsors.
Want to put your business in the spotlight of the 2017 Rochester Lilac Festival? Contact Joseph Dolce at (585) 473-4482, Joe@RochesterEvents.com or Jenny LoMaglio at (585) 473-4482, jennylo@RochestEvents.com to learn about vendor/sponsorship opportunities.
Current Sponsors include: Sahlen's, Genesee Brewery, Labatt Blue, Pepsi, Farmers Insurance, Red Jacket Orchards, Radisson Rochester Airport Hotel, Gnarly Head, House of Guitars, Frontier Communications, People Inc., Dunkin Donuts, Casa Larga Vineyards, Woodcliff Hotel and Spa, Hampton Inn by Hilton, and Lifespan.
For more information about the festival visit www.lilacfestival.com.
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