2019 Spokane Lilac Festival Events

Our 2019 year has begun and we are off and running with our planning! We will update the dates below as times and dates are solidified. Dates and times may be subject to change, check back often.


  • Royalty Candidate Orientations


  • Friday, December 20th – Royalty Candidate Applications Due


  • January 18-20th – 2019 NW Festival Hosting Conference
  • January – February – Royalty Candidate Training and Community Service Projects (Large Group)


  • January – February – Royalty Candidate Training and Community Service Projects (Large Group)
  • Saturday, February 9th – Royal Court Selection Interviews
  • February – March  – Royalty Court Training and Community Service (Small Group)
  • Thursday, February 28th – Royalty Family Night | West Valley High School


  • Sunday, March 3rd, 3:00pm – Royalty Coronation, Crowning of the 2019 Lilac Queen | West Valley High School
  • Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30pm – SLFA & BECU Present: “Lilac City’s Got Talent” – Talent Show | Click Here for More Information
  • Saturday, March 30th – KHQ Telethon


  • Friday, April 19th – 2019 Art Show Entry Forms & Digital Art Due
  • Sunday, April 28th – Royal Tea Parties, Historic Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom
  • Sunday, April 28th – Lilac Century Family Fun Bike Ride by Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary | Click Here for More Information


  • Friday, May 3rd, Spokane Lilac Festival 2019 Armed Forces Appreciation Golf Tournament, Qualchan Golf Course
  • Saturday, May 11th, 10:00am – Spokane Jr. Lilac Parade presented by Spokane Rotoract Club, Downtown Spokane
  • Festival Week Events:
    • Monday, May 13th, 6pm – Lilac Legacy Art Show and Awards Party, Paint & Pints
    • Tuesday, May 14th, 11:30am – Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane Luncheon
    • Wednesday, May 15th:
      • 5pm- Past Presidents Reunion, Historic Davenport Hotel, Hospitality Suite
      • 6-10pm – Past Royalty Reunion, The Onion Bar & Grill Downtown
    • Thursday, May 16th – Let Freedom Ring Breakfast, Historic Davenport Hotel 7:30am | Hosted by GSI & SLFA
    • Friday, May 17th:
      • 11:30am – Queen’s Luncheon, Historic Davenport Hotel, Marie Antoinette Ballroom
      • 5:30pm – Spokane Lilac Festival Gala, Historic Davenport Hotel
    • Saturday, May 18th:
      • 9am-4pm – Float Viewing, 4th Ave. at Jefferson Under the Freeway
      • 10:30am – Rose Planting Ceremony, Manito Park Rose Garden
      • Pre-Parade Events, Riverfront Park
        • 10am-6pm Cruizin’ the Falls Car Show, Spokane Falls Blvd.
        • 11am-8pm Lilac Festival Food Truck Rally, Howard St. Bridge | Click Here for More Information
    • Sunday, May 19th:
      • 8:30am – Farewell Breakfast, Historic Davenport Hotel