Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wordless Wednesday (Kind of) Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY

This picture is of the Lilac Festival in Highland Park, Rochester, NY. Rochester is known as the Flower City. Click on the picture to see many more beautiful photos. The Festival is taking place now - May 9 to 18. Admission is free. For official website click here.

News Articles...

Lilac Festival takes root in history
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY - May 12, 2008
That, as much as anything, is an indication of how Rochester's Lilac Festival has evolved. The lilac collection in Highland Park now numbers some 1200 ...

Hundreds turn out for Rochester Lilac Festival parade
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Schedule of events at Rochester Lilac Festival
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester's Lilac Festival draw families, youngsters
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Record Weekend at Lilac Festival
13WHAM-TV, NY - May 12, 2008
(Rochester, NY) -- Organizers estimate 225000 visitors came to Highland Park for...


LadyBanana said...

Looks very nice, I'd love to visit! Even better that it's free :)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

Well come on over, we are only separated by a "pond"! ;o) Bring your camera!... I wish you could see it.

Admittedly I haven't gone yet, but will this weekend. The news says it's a good year for it, and are breaking all kinds of records. Rochester has many wonderful festivals. I just love it!

MYSTI said...

I love Lilacs. The first time i truly saw how beautiful the bushes could be was when i lived in NY. It is amazing how in NY every where you go you can see them. When moving to Virginia, i have decided that i want a few bushes in my yard. :) Thank you for sharing.


Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Mysti,

As a kid we had a lilac bush, and a rose bush in our back yard. So sometimes we had fresh flowers at the dinner table. It was nice.