taos lilac festival

A community event celebrating the heritage of lilacs.

When: May 18 – 20, 2018

Taos Lilac Fetival

Pet Parade-Lenny Foster

Where: Kit Carson Park and Around Town
More information: For a complete calendar of events: Visit festival website

For lodging visit Where To Stay

Festival goers can meet and mingle with more than 40 talented artisans and crafts people as they
display work ranging from ceramics, fiber, wood, leather and metalwork to jewelry and art pieces in Kit Carson Park. The Grand Festival Weekend, will include a pet parade and costume contest; live
entertainment; children’s carousel; bluegrass music nightly; food and crafts vendors and many
family friendly activities.

Taos Lilac Festival Schedule

Friday, May 18

Garden Club Lilac Information:  11am – 5pm

Lilac Garden Center: 11am – 5pm

Arts and Crafts Fair: 11am – 5pm

Beer, Wine & Food Garden: 11am – 5pm (no alcohol served on Friday)

Live Entertainment:

Trifecta Trio Concert at Fechin House:  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 19

Garden Club Lilac Information:  10am – 5pm

Lilac Garden Center: 10am – 5pm

Arts and Crafts Fair: 10am – 5pm

Beer, Wine & Food Garden: 10am – 5pm (Beer & Wine: 12noon – 5pm)

Tio Vivo Carousel: 10am – 5pm

Pet Parade, Pet Costume Contest & Pet Blessing  10:15 – 12 noon
Gather at Guadalupe Church 10:30am, Parade at 11am, Costume Contest and Pet Blessing follow the parade

Live Entertainment

Sunday, May 20

Garden Club Lilac Information:  10am – 5pm

Lilac Garden Center: 10am – 5pm

Arts and Crafts Fair: 10am – 5pm

Beer, Wine & Food Garden: 12noon – 3pm

Tio Vivo Carousel: 10am – 5pm

Taos Taco Cook Off: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Live Entertainment:


Self-Guided Lilac Walking Tour through the Taos Historic District
Self-Guided Lilac Window Decoration Tour

Lilac Tour Map

Lilac Festival Map





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