Each year, the SLFA President selects a theme which guides all festival events, 2023 Festival President, Sam Snow, selected the theme “Onward.”
“To put it simply, ‘onward’ is a continuation forward, moving ahead and not coming to an end,” says Snow. “This signifies and represents the place we are with Lilac. We’re moving on, we’re doing great things. In order to make it to our one-hundredth anniversary, we are forging ahead and being relevant in our community.”
The 2023 theme pin – a tradition established in 1984 – features images of the Monroe Street bridge, a KC 135, the iconic clocktower in Riverfront Park and a train engine, ever moving forward and onward.