2020 ‘Destination Spokane’ Royalty Scholarship Program

2020 Queen & Court Coronation

The Spokane Lilac Festival has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Queen & Court Coronation scheduled for this Sunday, March 22nd.  Due to updated guidelines on group gatherings and events, it became increasingly evident that we would not be able to provide a Coronation that our 7 amazing Court members deserve and our Community has come to expect over the years.   At this time a new date has not been scheduled as we will continue to assess the situation and guidelines set forth by government officials.  For those who have purchased a Coronation ticket, communication has been sent out with further information.

Thank you to our Community organizations and city leaders for working with us this week to try and keep Coronation as scheduled.  For your tireless work, we are forever grateful.

Most importantly, we want to thank our 7 wonderful Court members; Hannah, Morgan, Kinsey, Klaire, Kylie, Madeline and Katelyn for their strength, leadership and grace not only through the several weeks of Royal training but through these ever-changing times.  We will continue to spotlight these accomplished young leaders in every way we possibly can. The Lilac City should be proud!

The Spokane Lilac Festival will continue to plan for our events at the end of April and into May as we monitor the situation and stay up to date on advice from our state and local officials.  We will communicate any changes to our events if and when those decisions are made via our website and social media.  Thank you to our Community for their continued support of our 82 year-old organization.

Daniel VerHeul
2020 Destination Spokane
Lilac Festival Association President

The 2020 Royal Court

2020 Royal Court

  • Princess Kinsey  – Cheney High School
  • Princess Hannah – Ferris High School
  • Princess Kylie – Freeman High School
  • Princess Katelyn – Gonzaga Preparatory School
  • Princess Morgan  – Lewis and Clark High School
  • Princess Klaire  – Mt. Spokane High School
  • Princess Madeline – Northwest Christian High School

Lilac Royalty Gowns Generously Donated by:

2020 Parade Schedule

Join Our Royalty and Lilac Festival Members throughout the Community and Northwest Festival Hosting Group Parades.

2020 Date and Locations coming soon!

Monika Hawkinson

2020 Co-VP Royalty

Kim Johnson

2020 Co-VP Royalty

The Royalty Scholarship and Training Program provides an opportunity for outstanding young women to be recognized for their achievements.  Every Spokane County high school is invited to present one senior girl for participation in the SLFA High School Lilac Princess Scholarship and Training Program. Selection of the high school student is decided upon individually at each school.

Each Lilac Princess candidate selected from her high school will participate in a five week royalty preparation course which supports character building and servant leadership with a strengthened focus on community service, integrity, and teamwork. 

The candidates will attend workshops in communication, personal and professional etiquette, resume development, interview skills, military history and protocol and self-defense.

They will participate in community service activities such as Blessings under the Bridge, Salvation Army, Clothe A Child and Second Harvest Food Bank

The training will culminate with individual candidate interviews before a panel of judges who have the very difficult task of determining the 7 members of the Spokane Lilac Festival Royal Court.  The Royal Court will continue training and preparation for coronation and the selection of the Spokane Lilac Festival Queen.

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