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Spokane Lilac Princesses

81st Annual Spokane Lilac Festival Signature Sponsor

Join us the third weekend of May as we support one of Spokane’s most celebrated traditions: bringing together our community and honoring our armed forces.

Activities take place throughout the Spokane area, leading up to the main event on Saturday, May 18, at 7:45 pm, when the 81st Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade marches its way through the streets of downtown Spokane.

Queen Madison welcomes parade entries from around the Pacific Northwest for a lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, dance teams and more. New this year is a Lilac Food Truck Rally, promising a variety of delicious offerings from food vendors both sweet and savory.

Calendar of Events

  • Sunday, April 28: Royal Tea Parties
  • Sunday, April 28: Family Fun Bike Ride
  • Friday, May 3: Golf Tournament
  • Saturday, May 11: Spokane Jr. Lilac Parade
  • Monday, May 13: Art Show
  • Tuesday, May 14: Garden Club Luncheon
  • Thursday, May 16: Let Freedom Ring Breakfast
  • Friday, May 17: Queen's Luncheon; Festival Gala

Find event details and tickets on the event's website.

Saturday, May 18: Parade Day

Pre-Parade Events, Riverfront Park

  • BECU free photo booth and giveaways near Howard St. Bridge
  • Cruizin' the Falls Car Show, Spokane Falls Blvd.
  • Lilac Festival Food Truck Rally, Howard St. Bridge

Float Viewing, 4th Ave. at Jefferson (under the freeway): 9 am - 4 pm

Rose Planting Ceremony, Manito Park Rose Garden: 10 am

81st Annual Spokane Armed Forces Torchlight Spokane Lilac Festival Parade:7:45 pm

BECU is excited to be the signature sponsor, and we look forward to seeing current and future members during the events.