2020 Parade Update

Hello Everyone,

The Spokane Lilac Festival Association has been monitoring the state and local announcements related to the COVID-19 pandemic and has adjusted it’s late March events to comply.   We will continue planning for our Festival in mid-May as we monitor the situation and will inform you of any changes if they occur.  We are still hoping for another great Torchlight Parade as we wrap the 82nd year of the Festival and will keep you informed as necessary.

Thank you for your patience.

Alan Hart & Sam Snow
2020 Co-Vice Presidents of Parade

Alan Hart

2020 Co-VP Parade

Sam Snow

2020 Co-VP Parade

This coming year, 2020, the Spokane Lilac Festival will be celebrating our 82nd year of bringing the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation to the streets of downtown Spokane. Featuring bands, floats, military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars, and more, this event is fun for the entire community; no matter what your age, no matter how long you have lived in Spokane, you will enjoy it!

It takes a year to prepare for our parade, and we have many volunteers who work with us to plan it. If you want to join us, send me an email. If you would like to participate in the 2020 Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, please fill out and submit either the Parade Participant or Vendor application to the right.

Our parade is special for Spokane! We hope to see you on the sidelines or in it!

Armed Forces Torchlight Parade Route

2019 Parade Winners