Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rochester Lilac Festival, originally scheduled for May 8-17, 2020 has been postponed. A statement from festival organizers reads:

"As of today, we are being advised by the Monroe County Health Department that we will be unable to hold the 2020 Rochester Lilac Festival during the originally planned timeframe of May 8th -17th. As you can imagine, this is painful for all of us. However, we are hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to reschedule.

As time progresses, and more information is known, we’ll be letting you, our valued Festival participants and attendees know if, and when we plan to reschedule the Festival.

Hang in there and stay healthy."

A new date for the festival has not yet been determined. Visit Rochester will keep the travel trade community and visitors informed of a new date.