2018 Spokane Lilac Festival Events


  • Friday, January 5th – Royalty Candidate Applications Due
  • January 8th – February 9th – Royalty Candidate Training and Community Service Projects


  • January 8th – February 9th – Royalty Candidate Training and Community Service Projects (Large Group)
  • Saturday, February 10th – Royal Court Selection Interviews
  • Saturday, February 17th – KHQ Telethon 7-10am
  • February 12th – March 7th – Royalty Court Training and Community Service (Small Group)


  • Thursday, March 1st – Royalty Family Night, West Valley High School, 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 4th – Royalty Coronation, Crowning of the 2018 Lilac Queen, West Valley High School, 3 p.m.


  • Sunday, April 22nd – Royal Tea Parties, 10am & 2pm, Historic Davenport Hotel


  • Friday, May 4th – Spokane Lilac Festival 2018 Armed Forces Appreciation Golf Tournament – Indian Canyon Golf Course
  • Saturday, May 12th, 10:00am – Spokane Jr. Lilac Parade, Downtown Spokane
  • Monday, May 14th:
    • 6-8pm – Lilac Legacy Art Show and Awards Party – Paint & Pints Click here for more information
    • 7:30pm – The Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Candlelight Ceremony (Officers & K-9 Memorials at 1100 W. Mallon). Candles will be provided.
  • Tuesday, May 15th:
  • Wednesday, May 16th, 5:00pm – Past Presidents Reunion, Historic Davenport Hotel, Hospitality Room #410.  $20 donation suggested; call or email the office to RSVP.
  • Thursday, May 17th:
  • Friday, May 18th:
    • 11:30am – Queen’s Luncheon, Historic Davenport Hotel
    • 5:30pm – Spokane Lilac Festival Gala, Historic Davenport Hotel
  • Saturday, May 19th:
    • 9am-4pm – Float Viewing, 4th Ave. at Jefferson Under the Freeway
    • 10:00am – Rose Planting Ceremony, Manito Park Rose Garden
    • 10am-6pm – Pre-Parade Events, Riverfront Park
      • Cruizin’ the Falls Car Show, Spokane Falls Blvd.
      • Dreamship, Lilac Bowl
      • Kids Area, Clock Tower Meadow
      • Hillyard Kiwanis Beer Garden, Near Ice Ribbon Area
    • 7:45pm – 80th ANNUAL ARMED FORCES TORCHLIGHT SPOKANE LILAC FESTIVAL PARADE, Click Here to Purchase Bleacher Seats;  2018 Parade Route
  • Sunday, May 20th – Lilac Century Family Fun Bike Ride by Aurora Northwest Rotory