PARADE

Sam Snow

2021 VP Parade

2021 Festival & Parade Update

Due to the ongoing obstacles the pandemic has brought us, we are saddened that our traditional Festival in the Spring of 2021 will not be possible.  

However, we know how important our great Spokane traditions are to both our members and our community.  Traditions such as Bloomsday, Hoopfest, Pig Out in the Park and the Spokane Lilac Festival is what makes Spokane such an amazing place to live and visit!

We are currently working with city officials and downtown organizations to hopefully plan a ‘Holiday Parade’ to kick off the season and welcome back the community to downtown Spokane and celebrate our beautiful city and businesses on Saturday, November 20, 2021!

Specific details will be coming soon!  Please visit our website and social media accounts for more information as it develops.

We are extremely excited and committed to continuing our Festival’s traditions, even if in a temporarily revised form.  It is our hope that the Holiday Parade will be another opportunity for all of us to come together and celebrate both our city, the holiday season and, most importantly, showing that we are a strong and proud community.

Thank you to all of those who have continued to support our Festival, including the Volunteers, Sponsors, our Lilac Directors and most importantly, our amazing Lilac City!

Help Keep Our 83 Year-Old Tradition Alive!

Saturday, May 15th is Armed Forces day and what would’ve been our 83rd annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. Of course, we are sad that we aren’t able to celebrate the nations largest torchlight parade in the downtown streets of Spokane but we look forward to later this fall where we hope to team up with the City of Spokane and other organizations for a holiday parade, kicking off the season and celebrating our community. We are also starting to plan the 2022 Spokane Lilac Festival!
In a typical year, we hold many different fundraisers that help us “keep the lights on” and plan our amazing events and Torchlight Parade. One of those fundraisers is our annual telethon which we are unable to do this year. So we are “getting with the times” and trying our hand with a GoFundMe fundraising campaign.
We would love to continue our tradition for years to come and continue to be a part of yours and your family’s lives and traditions…so we need your help. We hope you will consider donating to our Festival so we can strive for our mission statement to “Honor Our Military, Empower Our Youth and Showcase Our Region.”
We can’t wait to see you in the streets of downtown Spokane again soon where we celebrate our beautiful Lilac City and the amazing people in it!