The Junior Lilac Parade will kick off Spokane's 77th Annual Lilac Festival at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th.
The theme of this year's parade is "Dancing in the Streets!". The parade's marching bands will play upbeat music to inspire dancing among patrons attending the festivities.
Regional junior high and elementary school bands will showcase their talents and compete for the opportunity to march in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade the following week. In addition to the competing drill and dance teams, numerous children's organizations and clubs from throughout the Northwest will participate in the event, making it one of the largest children's parades in the entire nation. Local dignitaries, area nonprofit organizations and downtown businesses will join in the festivities.
The parade will follow the same route as last year- a departure from the traditional route- due to ongoing construction along a section of the established path. The parade's starting point is near the intersection of Spokane Falls Boulevard and Washington Street.