2013 Lilac Festivals
Lilac festivals are among the first outdoor festivals of the year. They herald
the beginning of the spring, and a new outdoor gardening season. The timing
of the festivals can be somewhat problematic. Cooler springs delay the flowering,
while hotter weather can bring the blossoms out earlier than anticipated.
If you travel to a festival, find out when it is being held, and go during
the middle of the event. Try to find out how the lilacs are doing- is an
early, on-time or late bloom is expected?
The Rochester, N.Y. lilac festival is the biggest and best of them all. It
has one of the the largest displays of lilacs, boasting 500 varieties over
22 acres in Highland Park. The annual Lilac Festival lasts for two weeks,
and includes a wide range of events, exhibits, Lilac10K races, craft displays,
bands and concerts, and much more.The American Bus Association lists it among
it's "Top 100 Events", as bus tours from all over the U.S. and Canada bring
2013 Lilac Festival Sites and Dates:
Enjoy the Lilacs! Here are links to lilac festival locations and information.
Make arrangements for your overnight stay well in advance. The popularity
of these festivals causes area hotels to fill up quickly.
Summary Rochester, N.Y. Info site for their Annual Lilac Festival
.The festival will be held May 10-19, 2013. Make plans to be there today!
Island Lilac Festival - June 7-16, 2013, held on Mackinac Island, Michigan
Royal Botanical Gardens
Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario, Canada Home of the world's largest collection
of varieties of French hybrid lilacs. There's over 800 lilac varieties. Check
their website for the 2013 Lilac Festival dates and activities.
Festival - held May, 2013
Lilac Bushes a great selection of popular Lilacs
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