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Lilac At Home

Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff

Although the 122nd Annual Rochester Lilac Festival won’t be happening this year, there are still many chances to enjoy the sights, smells, and tastes of the festival. Check out this list of ways to enjoy the Rochester's famous lilacs at home. 

Pour A Glass Of Casa Larga Vineyard’s Lilac Hill Wine 

Order a bottle of Casa Larga’s very popular Lilac Hill. This is unoaked aromatic white wine with delicate fruit and floral notes is the official wine of the Rochester Lilac Festival. Casa Larga, located in Fairport, NY, is offering curbside pick up as well as shipments to 40 states. Click to order online

Make A Cocktail With Black Button Distilling’s Lilac Gin 

Black Button’s Lilac Gin brilliantly blooms once a year in limited quantities. Lilac Gin is produced each spring as a complement to Rochester’s rich festival and floral history. Relish in the warm and happy feelings of spring with four of these favorite Lilac Gin cocktails. Place your order online for Black Button’s Lilac Gin—available May 29. Orders will be available for curbside pick up at the Tasting Room on Railroad Street, or for local delivery within Monroe County if your order reaches $50 or more.

Take A Socially Distant Walk Around Highland Park 

Lilacs! Tulips! Pansies! Safely explore the beautiful gardens and green space that make up the 150 acres of Highland Park—home of the annual festival. 

Order From The Lilac Pop Up Shop 

The Rochester Lilac Festival is operating a pop up shop in the parking lot of the Distillery’s Mt. Hope location. Order your favorite festival merchandise online and either pick up your items during the Pop Up Shop hours or have them shipped to your home. 

 

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

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