2020 Spokane Lilac Festival Events

Our 2020 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 – Click Here for More Information
    • North Valley – Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 6pm – Argonne Library (4322 N. Argonne Rd.)
    • South Hill – Thursday, Nov. 7th, 6pm – Moran Prairie Library (6004 S. Regal)
    • Northside – Sunday, Nov. 10th, 2pm – North Spokane Library (44 E. Hawthorne Rd)
    • South Valley – Monday, Nov. 18th, 6pm – Spokane Valley Library (12004 E. Main)
  • Saturday, November 16th, 9am-4pm – Float Barn Cleanup (903 E. Pacific)


  • Royalty Candidate Applications Due – December, 19th (Online & Lilac Office)


  • January – February – Royalty Candidate Training and Community Service Projects (Large Group)


  • January – February – Royalty Candidate Training and Community Service Projects (Large Group)
  • TBD – Royal Court Selection Interviews
  • February – March  – Royalty Court Training and Community Service (Small Group)
  • Saturday, February 29th – KHQ Telethon


  • Thursday, March 19th- Royalty Family Night | Location TBD
  • Sunday, March 22nd, 3:00pm – Royalty Coronation, Crowning of the 2020 Lilac Queen | Location TBD



  • TBD – Spokane Lilac Festival 2019 Armed Forces Appreciation Golf Tournament, Qualchan Golf Course
  • Saturday, May 9th, 10:00am – Spokane Jr. Lilac Parade presented by Spokane Rotoract Club, Downtown Spokane  Click Here for More Information
  • Festival Week Events (Some Dates  & Locations TBD):
    • Monday, May 11th, Lilac Legacy Art Show and Awards Party, Paint & Pints
    • Associated Garden Clubs of Spokane Luncheon
    • Past Presidents Reunion, Historic Davenport Hotel, Hospitality Suite
    • Past Royalty Reunion
    • Let Freedom Ring Breakfast, Historic Davenport Hotel 7:30am | Hosted by GSI & SLFA
    • Friday, May 15th:
      • 11:30am – Queen’s Luncheon, Historic Davenport Hotel, Historic Davenport Hotel
      • 5:30pm – Spokane Lilac Festival Gala, Historic Davenport Hotel
    • Saturday, May 16th:
      • 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 17th – Lilac Century Family Fun Bike Ride by Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary | Click Here for More Information