May 13-22 — Lilac Festival — Rochester, New York

lilac festival

The largest lilac festival in North America. Over 500  varieties of lilacs on display.

It takes place in Rochester’s Highland Park, a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (designer of Central Park in Manhattan, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Biltmore at Asheville, North Carolina, and much more).

Estimated attendance: 400,000.

Admission is free.

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