Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, Showcasing Our Region

2021 ‘Destination Spokane’

83rd Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

Saturday, May 15, 2021
7:45pm
Downtown Spokane

2020 Royal Court

2021 Royalty Scholarship Program

We are in search of Spokane County High School senior women to join our Royalty Program.

Click below to learn more!

2020 Royal Court

2021 T-Shirt Design Contest!

We are on the lookout for a new t-shirt design! We know there are a lot of talented artists in our Community and we would love our new shirt to represent that!

Click below to learn more and enter!

Entries due by January 3rd

Proud Signature Sponsor of The 83rd Spokane Lilac Festival

Dan & Chris VerHeul

2020 & 2021 President & First Lady

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 83 year-old community service organization.

The 2021 theme is ‘Destination Spokane’. You will notice in our logo design, that this is a throwback to a time when life for many was much simpler.   It was my intent to have us think back to a time when families would pack up the car and the trailer and head for the woods on the Spokane River. Family is a very important part of my life and hopefully yours too. Some of our greatest times together as a family were, and are still today, sitting around the campfire. Back in those earlier year’s, folks traveled to Spokane to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and spend time hiking, fishing and playing in our many lakes and rivers. Since that time, we have grown to become many families as we share what Spokane has to offer. The most obvious today is the Lilac Family.

‘Destination Spokane’ is a way to remember the past and bring us to the present. Today we have many people visiting Spokane for more than just camping. We have Mt. Spokane with its skiing, Riverfront Park, Bowl and Pitcher, golf, conventions, Broadway shows and multiple Colleges, just to name a few. We are honored to have Fairchild Air Force Base as a destination for many of our Air Force families, and because of the many opportunities in our community they have chosen to make Spokane a part of their family.   When camping, families share nature together with other families. Many times they invite other families to join around the camp fire and tell stories, some true and some exaggerated a little, but all in good humor and fellowship. It is my desire that we as the Lilac family will relax a little, tell a good story, no exaggerating, and open our hearts and arms to invite others to come and enjoy all the great things that Spokane has to offer. Whether traveling through or planning to stay. We are Destination Spokane.

Our mission statement is “Honoring Our Military, Empowering Our Youth, and Showcasing Our Region.”  I am honored to be the Lilac President for 2020 & 2021.

We would love to get to know why Spokane is your Destination.  We invite you to join our Lilac Family either as a Volunteer, Director, Partner or as a Parade Participant!

~Dan