Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, Showcasing Our Region

The 2018 80th Annual Spokane Lilac Festival is Almost Here!

Here is what is coming up and how you can participate, get more information and purchase tickets!

2018 “Color Me Lilac”

Coloring Contest

Presented by The Spokesman Review

Entries Due May 1st

2018 Armed Forces Appreciation Golf Tournament

Friday, May 4th

Indian Canyon Golf Course

Registration Deadline – May 1st

2018 “Lilac City’s Got Talent” Show

Showcasing High School Seniors from Spokane County

Tuesday, May 15th 6:30pm

2018 Spokane Lilac Festival Events

Includes links to Events Previously Listed & In Addition:

  • Let Freedom Ring Breakfast – Thursday, May 17th
  • Queens Luncheon – Friday, May 18th
  • Spokane Lilac Festival Gala – Friday, May 18th
  • 2018 Lilac Parade Bleacher Seats – Saturday, May 19th
  • Farewell Breakfast – Sunday, May 20th
  • Festival Weekend Hosting Package


Nancy Cole

2018 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 80 year-old community service organization. The 2018 theme is “Swing Into Spokane.”   Our mission statement is “Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, and Showcasing Our Region.” This year, we will shine a spotlight on all things Spokane that make Spokane the great community it is.

I am honored to be the Lilac President for 2018. 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.

Come Swing Into Spokane with us….either as a volunteer, as a parade participant, or a supporter—we welcome you to the Lilac family!!!


Lilac Festival Theme Pins