Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, Showcasing Our Region

Proud Signature Sponsor of The 81st Spokane Lilac Festival

Spokane Lilac Festival Event Tickets On Sale Now!

Join us for the events leading up to our 81st Armed Forces Torchlight Parade
Saturday, May 18, 2019

2019 Parade Route

Saturday, May 18th

Ways to Watch the Parade


(Check with your provider on channel number)

Connected TV App OTT (Roku)
Facebook live
Stream on KHQ.com
Stream on Watch SWX App

Re-air Dates:
Tuesday, 5/21 at 7 PM
Sunday, 5/26 at 9 AM.
Available on the Watch SWX app for a month.

2019 Parade Lineup

Information Packets will be emailed starting Monday, May 6th.


Kristy Hamby

2019 President


2019 Event Highlights

2019 Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Saturday, May 18, 2019


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!!!