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2023 Rochester Lilac Festival

The Rochester Lilac Festival is back for it’s 125th year!

Monroe County and the City of Rochester announced the dates of the festival.  The festivities will begin on Friday, May 12th and will go ten straight days with the last day on Sunday, May 21st.


The concert lineup has been announced!  Here are the concerts you’ll be able to see this year:

Saturday, May 13th:

MoChester, Shine, Zac Brown Tribute Band

Sunday, May 14th:

Sofrito, BB Dang, The Iguanas, The Seven Wonders

Monday, May 15th:

Big Blue House, Public Water Supply, Mikaela Davis

Tuesday, May 16th:

Organ Fairchild, Digglers Bridge, The Sam Grisman Project

Wednesday, May 17th:

Inside Out, Root Shock, Blue Sky Brothers

Thursday, May 18th:

Mothership, Stunt Double, Almost Queen

Friday, May 19th:

Steve Grills & The Roadmasters, The FOUNDERS of Roomful of Blues, The Record Company

Saturday, May 20th:

Hello City, The Medicinals, Shamarr Allen, Big Eyed Phish

Sunday, May 21st:

Head to the Roots, Workingman’s Dead, Judah, Vintage Pistol, Into the Now



Here are some of the events taking place during the festival:

May 12: Opening Ceremonies

May 13: Art in the Park, Wine Tasting Expo & Lilac Parade

May 14: Craft Beer Expo

May 17: Seniors Day

May 20 & 21: 2nd Annual Health & wellness Experience

May 21: Lilac 10k, 5k and Donut Dash

Get more info here.

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