Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, Showcasing Our Region

We Are Spokane

2019 Theme & Pin Design

2019 Royalty Candidate Orientations

If you are a High School senior in Spokane County and interested in becoming a Royalty Candidate, you are required to attend one of the following orientation meetings.  Click here or more information about our Royalty program.

2019 Northwest Festival Hosting Conference

We are very excited to host this year’s conference January 18-20, 2019.

2019 Parade Participation Applications Now Open!

Submission Deadline March 15, 2019


Kristy Hamby

2019 President

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!!!