2021 Spokane Lilac Festival Updates
The Spokane Lilac Festival is back for its 84th year! After a two-year hiatus, we are starting early and opening the holidays with a parade and fireworks downtown to welcome Santa back to Spokane. The ‘Destination Spokane’ Holiday Parade will be an event to remember and will kick off a great season throughout the region.
Our traditional festival will return the third week in May with a new theme and all the fun events that you know and love. Community will continue to be an important Lilac theme as we Honor the Military, Empower our Youth and Showcase our Region in festivals both in Spokane and throughout the Pacific and Inland Northwest.
This will be a fun year with many memorable Lilac events. We look forward to you joining us as we celebrate Spokane and all the great communities of the Inland Northwest!
2022 Lilac Festival President
What is Hosting?
The Hosting committee coordinates arrangements for visiting dignitaries. Hosting also facilitates arrangements for festival meetings and various events before and during the Lilac Festival. The function of this division is to plan and arrange all hospitality activities that provide non-parade entertainment. We schedule and organize all dinners, breakfast, luncheons and the hospitality room as well as extend invitations to out of town festivals to promote attendance throughout the Lilac Festival Week.
A few weeks prior to the Lilac Festival Week, we organize and host the Royal Tea Party at the Historic Davenport Hotel. This is a wonderful opportunity for local “Lilac Princess’ in Waiting” to meet our Royalty court, learn proper “afternoon tea” etiquette and participate in a raffle to earn a spot on the Lilac float during the Jr. Lilac Parade.
Royal Tea Party
Sunday, April 24th
10am & 2pm
Historic Davenport Hotel
Sponsored by Union Animal Hospital
Sponsored by Spokane Tribe of Indians
Spokane Lilac Festival Gala
Sponsored by Spokane International Airport