Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, Showcasing Our Region

Proud Signature Sponsor of The 81st Spokane Lilac Festival

That’s a Wrap!

Thank you to all those who joined us for our 81st ‘We Are Spokane’ Spokane Lilac Festival!

We also want to thank Gibby Media and all our Partners who helped create the beautiful ‘We Are Spokane’ video below.

Did you miss the Parade? No worries, you can catch the re-aired broadcast via the Watch SWX app until June 15th.

We hope to see you next year, May 11-16, 2020, for our 82nd year!

Congratulations to the 2019 We Are Spokane Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Winners!

Lilac Sweepstakes Award (Best Overall Community Float)

Connell Community Float – Connell, WA

Queen’s Award (Best Float in Population 100-1,000)

1st Place – Freeman Community Float, Freeman, WA

Princess’ Award (Best Float in Population 1,000-2,000)

1st Place – Manson Apple Blossom, Manson, WA

President’s Award (Best in Population 2,000-12,000)

1st Place – Chewelah Community Float, Chewelah, WA

Grand Marshal Award (Best Float in Population 12,000-700,000)

1st Place – Miss Sunnyside Scholarship Program – Sunnyside, WA

Torchlight Award (Best Lighting)

1st Place – Prosser Chamber of Commerce Float – Prosser, WA

Equestrian Winners

Royalty

Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days

Specialty

U.S. Border Patrol

Community

C.O.P.S. Mounted Patrol Unit

Pooper Scooper

Newport Rodeo

Michael Dedmon Memorial Award of Excellence

Pendleton Roundup Royalty

Evelyn Jones “Best Overall Equestrian”

Happy Canyon Company

Band Winners

Click here for a full list of our “Lilac Gold Standard” award winning bands.

2019

Kristy Hamby

2019 President

 

2019 Event Highlights

2019 Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Saturday, May 18, 2019

7:45pm

Downtown Spokane

2019 Event Highlights

2019 Spokane Lilac Festival Queen & Court Coronation

Sunday, March 3, 2019

3 pm

West Valley High School

2019 Event Highlights

2019 Royal Tea Parties

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10am and 2pm

Historic Davenport Hotel

2019 Event Highlights

2019 Spokane Lilac Festival Gala

Friday, May 17, 2019

5:30 pm

Historic Davenport Hotel

2019 Event Highlights

2019 Lilac City’s Got Talent

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6:30 pm

The Bing

On behalf of the Spokane Lilac Festival Association,

It is our honor to welcome you to our website. We hope you will find the information you are seeking that will answer your questions and familiarize you with our 81 year-old community service organization.

The 2019 theme is “We Are Spokane.”  It is a little about the “who” in the “Story of Spokane.” The story of Spokane is made up of our Native American History and our great river. The industries that developed Spokane. It is Spokane’s cool events like our Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, Hoopfest or Bloomsday and the distinctive places like the Historic Davenport Hotel.  It is the military presence, the aviation history, medical and higher education elements that impact our people and economy.  This city is made up of so many different kinds of people – the ones born and raised here and the many transplanted here for work or school.  All with their own stories.  And that is our story – that is what “We Are Spokane” is all about.

Our mission statement is “Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, and Showcasing Our Region.”  I am honored to be the Lilac President for 2019. Throughout the year, we will take part and host many celebrations, culminating with the largest Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in the nation on the third Saturday in May.

We would love to be part of your story and you part of ours….either as a volunteer, as a parade participant, or a supporter—we welcome you to the Lilac family!!!

~Kristy