Rochester’s Lilac Festival at Highland Park is one of the region’s favorite events that draws around a half-million people each year to listen to music, watch the parade featuring the festival’s Lilac Queen, sample some wine, visit the food, craft and other exhibitors and simply enjoy the beauty of the park and its multitude of plants, trees and flowers.  True insiders know that one of the best times to visit is right before the Lilac Festival when the flowers are in bloom, but the crowds are not!  Here are some photos I took last year the weekend before the festival.

Visions of Highland Park and Rochester’s Lilacs from CAROL WHITE LLEWELLYN on Vimeo.

Mark your calendar to visit this year’s Rochester Lilac Festival that runs from May 13 – May 22, 2011.  The Lilac Festival Site in Highland Park is located at 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY.

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