Spokane Lilac Festival

Spokane is known as the Lilac City. Every May when the purple blossoms are thick on the trees and the air is permeated with a sweet lilac scent, Spokane hosts the Lilac Festival. The week long celebration honors our military, young people and the beauty of our region.

2018 Lilac Festival: May 16-19

Armed Forces Torchlight Parade: May 19

Spokane Lilac Festival Guide

Started in 1938, Spokane Lilac Festival hosts a Military lunch and golf tournament, Queens lunch, Royal Tea Parties, and an art show. The crowning jewel is the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.

The morning of the parade, check out the Cruzin’ The Falls Car Show. See hot rods, classic cars and unique rides along Spokane Falls Blvd.

The Armed Forces Torchlight Parade is the largest of its kind in the nation with about 300 entries! People will line the streets of Spokane to wave at floats, enjoy regional bands and celebrate our heroes as they pass by. The parade starts at 7:45 pm, but prime viewing locations fill up quickly.

For more information about the Spokane Lilac Festival, click here.

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