Spokane selected for Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade | Community Spirit
The Spokane Lilac Festival has been invited by Portland's Rose Festival to represent the Northwest in the Grand Floral parade, making the Lilac Festival's diamond anniversary sparkle even more.
The Lilac Festival has been chosen as the Northwest Festival for this year's Grand Floral Parade taking place on June 8th. The Spokane float will be transformed by the Grand Floral Parade creative team to include an array of flowers and other natural materials.
The Portland Rose Festival has been one of the top special events in the world for over 100 years. It has been selected twice as Best Festival in the World by the International Festivals & Events Association. The Spokane Lilac Festival says it's a "unique honor" for Spokane to be selected this year.
This year's float is a celebration of all the Lilac Director volunteers, Lilac Royal Courts and Friends of the Festival that have made Spokane's festival the crowning jewel of spring for the last 75 years. The theme "Lilac Legacy Alive at 75" and logo will be used throughout the festival.
You can catch the float before it gets a floral makeover at this year's Armed Forces Torchlight Parade on Saturday May 18th, starting at 7:45pm.
The Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade will take place on June 8th, starting at 10:00 am.