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FESTIVAL MAP & GROUND RULES

LILAC FESTIVAL SITE GROUND RULES

The following ground rules apply to the Festival Site within Highland Park.

    • No pets allowed. Please leave your pet at home. Pets will be turned away.
    • Bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are not allowed.
    • Patrons can bring a small chair, umbrellas, or blankets.
    • With the exception of one sealed bottle of water, visitors may not bring food or beverages into the festival grounds.
    • Bandanas are not allowed.
    • To enhance your festival-going experience, the Rochester Lilac Festival has implemented a parental escort program, the details of which are as follows:
      • Through the hours of the Festival (10:30 am – 8:30 pm) each day:
        • Persons the age of sixteen and under are not permitted unless escorted by a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult.
        • All underage persons must always remain within the company of their escort.
        • Each escort may supervise up to five youths.
        • All persons appearing to be less than 17 years of age should be prepared to show valid identification which includes a photograph and date of birth.
        • Valid forms of identification include: Driver’s license, non-driver ID card, college ID, Passport, Visa.
        • This policy is at the discretion of the on-site security team.

Thank you for your help in ensuring the festival is a comfortable and enjoyable place for all visitors.

Click here to download the map and be sure to pick up the official festival guide on site.

PARKING & SHUTTLE

Please be aware of the changes to traffic patterns due to the Highland Park Traffic Control Plan. Follow the directions below to get to the festival effectively.

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DON'T GET TICKETED OR TOWED + -

Be kind to the neighborhood and your pocketbook and obey the parking rules. Vehicles parked illegally on the side streets surrounding the Lilac Festival and Highland Park will be ticketed and/or towed.

PARKING RATES + -

Parking: $7.00 per car

PUBLIC PARKING + -

Close-in parking is available every day at three locations. If using driving directions or GPS, please enter
one of the following three Public Parking Lot coordinates in your destination field.

Lot 1, Main Lot | Adjacent to 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NV 14620. Elmwood Avenue is
south of the Lilac Festival site. Enter from Elmwood Ave.

Lot 2, Goodman Street Lot| Located at 1065 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Enter on Elmwood Avenue. Click for directions

** People with disabilities who have a wheelchair hang tag- use lot 2 or the Weekend Shuttle Service**

BUS & MOTOR COACH PARKING + -

Motor coaches and other group tour vehicles must stop at the bus and motor coach check-in booth at
the corner of Highland and South Avenues before discharging their passengers. Bus Drivers will be
directed to a drop off point close to the purple cross walk. Once passengers have been discharged,
vehicles will be directed to free parking.
The parade takes place on Saturday, May7h at 10:30 am. It will begin et South Ave11ue at Science
Parkway, and travel down South Avenue to Highland Avenue ending at Goodman Street. High School
Marching Bands, Police Pipe & Drum, local dignitaries and colorful floats are expected to participate in
the parade.

Parade watchers are encouraged to take advantage of the parking and shuttle bus service at MCC.
Shuttle busses run from 7:30 am – 9:00pm on Parade Day

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES + -

People with disabilities who have a wheelchair hang tag should use Public Parking Lot 2 and enter from
South Avenue.

WEEKEND SHUTTLE SERVICE + -

Shuttle Service to and from the festival site operates continuously from 10:00am through 9:00pm each
Saturday and Sunday with pick up and drop off at the corner of South Avenue and Highland Avenue near
the entrance to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Look for the signs. On the Parade Day Saturday, May
11, shuttle service will run to and from the festival site operating continuously from 8:30am through
9:00pm. Adult round trip shuttle cost is $5.00, children six and under ride free. Handicapped accessible
busses are available.

To use the Weekend Shuttle Service, park for free at Monroe Community College 1000 E Henrietta Road,
Rochester, NV 14623.

PARADE DAY EXTENDED SHUTTLE HOURS + -

On Lilac Parade day, Saturday, May 7, 2022, shuttle service will operate continuously from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.

TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN + -

Changes apply from May 6- May 22, 2022
Traffic Pattern Changes

Highland Avenue: One-way eastbound
Pinetum Drive: One way Westbound, from South Goodman St. to South Avenue
Reservoir Avenue: One way Westbound, from Pinetum Drive/Doctors Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue
Doctors Drive: Closed to Through Traffic
Highland Avenue: One way Eastbound, from South Avenue to South Goodman Street
Robinson Drive: One Way Eastbound, from Mt. hope Avenue to South Avenue

Road Closures
The Following roads will be Closed (Local Traffic Only)

Meadowbrook Road between Elmwood Ave and Highland Ave
Azalea Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
Laney Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
Gregory Hill Drive between Meigs Street and S. Goodman Street
Linden Avenue between South Avenue to Mount Hope Avenue

Art in the Park Closures
Reservoir Avenue between South Avenue and the Reservoir will be closed May 6, 7, & 8 for the art &
craft show. It will be closed 8am on Friday, May 6 2022 through 8pm on Sunday, May 8, 2022 .

Parade Day Closures
The following streets are closed from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm for the parade on Saturday, May 7th, 2022:
South Avenue from East Henrietta Road to Highland Avenue
Highland Avenue from South Avenue to Goodman Street
Science Parkway from South Avenue
Booth Street from South Avenue to East Henrietta Road
Warrant Street from South Avenue to East Henrietta Road
Rosemount Street from South Avenue to East Henrietta Road
Fort Hill Terrace from South Avenue to East Henrietta Road
Wall Street from South Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue
May Street from South Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue
Stewart Street from South Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue
Langslow Street from South Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue
Gold Street from South Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue
No-name-one way from Elmwood Avenue from South Avenue to Mt. Hope Avenue
Meadow Brook Road from South Avenue to Elmwood Avenue
Azalea Road from South Avenue to Elmwood Avenue
Laney Road from South Avenue to Elmwood Avenue

Traffic Pattern Changes

  • Highland Avenue is one-way Eastbound from Goodman Street to South Avenue
  • Pinetum Drive, One way Westbound, from South Goodman Street to Doctors Drive
  • Reservoir Avenue, One way Westbound, from Pinetum Drive/ Doctors Drive to Mt. Hope Avenue
  • Doctors Drive Closed to Through Traffic
  • Robinson Drive, One Way Eastbound, from Mt. Hope Avenue to South Avenue

Road Closures

The following roads will be Closed (Local Traffic Only)

  • Meadowbrook Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Azalea Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Laney Road between Elmwood Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Gregory Hill Road between Meigs Street and South Goodman Street
  • Furman Crescent between Highland Avenue and Mt Hope Avenue
  • Pavilion Street between South Avenue to West Dead End
  • Linden Street between Mt Hope Avenue to South Avenue

DIRECTIONS

Click on the directions to the lot of your choice! Please note- in poor weather conditions some lots may be closed

DIRECTIONS TO ELMWOOD AVE LOT 1

DIRECTIONS TO S GOODMAN LOT

DIRECTIONS TO ELMWOOD AVE LOT 2

HOTEL INFORMATION

 

Whether visiting Rochester for any of our special events or taking a stay-cation, be sure to book early to get the best rate and availability.

Radisson Hotel Info
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Country Inn & Suites (Pittsford)

2835 Monroe Avenue, Pittsford NY 14618

Front Desk: (585) 784-8400

Enjoy the luxury of fully renovated rooms with new carpets and furniture located in the heart of the lively Pittsford-Brighton shopping district.  Each guest room includes complimentary hot breakfast buffet, access to the fitness center, free Hi-Speed Wifi, In-room snack bar, fire pit, business center, and Bluetooth in-room radio system.  Consistently rated in the Top-10 hotels in Rochester!  Walking distance to restaurants, bars, Starbucks, and more!

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Home2 Suites by Hilton Rochester Greece

400 Bellwood Drive Rochester, NY 14606

For your special Lilac Festival rate, please call Monica directly.

Contact: Monica HarnischfegerPhone: 585-432-1010      Email: monica@gospringwood.com

Find us off I-390, within six miles of Rochester attractions like The Strong Museum, shopping at Stoneridge Plaza, and Rochester International Airport. Rochester Institute of Technology and the headquarters of Xerox and Paychex are less than 15 minutes away. Each suite features a kitchen, and free hot breakfast is served daily.

  • Brand New All Suite Hotel
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Each Morning
  • 5 Miles From the Lilac Festival 
  • 2 Miles From Plenty of Restaurants and Shopping 
  • All Suites Come Complete with Kitchens, Sleeper Sofa and Modular Furniture
  • Indoor Heated Saline Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Two Outside Patios That Feature a Firepit andGas Grills for Guest Use
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

TOURS & GROUPS

WARM HOSPITALITY & ACRES OF ATTRACTIONS

Whether you’re a local or from out of town, the Rochester Lilac Festival has it ALL! Acres of landscaped gardens and the largest collection of lilacs in the USA are the showstoppers of Highland Park. But what makes it worth the visit are the craft beer and wine tastings, national music acts, kids activities, hundreds of food choices, award-winning art and craft show, Bloody Mary Expo, parade, vendors, and a Lilac 5K/10K & Dunkin’ Dash!

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    SERVICE THAT SETS US APART

    • Convenient Passenger Drop-off and Pick-up
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    THE LILAC EXPERIENCE

    While admission to the festival is free, the following opportunities provide an upgraded experience:

    • Add reserved seating for the Lilac Parade on Saturday, May 9, 2020 (FREE but you must reserve in advance, large groups only) Seating begins at 8:00am. Groups must arrive no later than 9:00am.
    • Add a visit to the Lamberton Conservatory ($3 per person, $2 per person Seniors 62+)
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