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It’s that time of year again when New Mexico bursts into bloom for the Taos Lilac Festival!

via Taos Lilac Festival

Lilac Love in Bloom

The Taos Lilac Festival is an annual event held during the two weeks in May, culminating in the grand festival the weekend before Memorial Day. This year’s celebration will feature an arts and crafts fair, a pet parade, a vintage flying jenny carousel, and live music in Kit Carson Park. Additionally, the New Mexico Beer & Wine Garden will feature beers, wines, and foods from the Land of Enchantment alongside the Taos Taco Cook-off. The Los Jardineros Garden Club will offer gardening sessions to attendees and there will be a large gardening tent at the festival featuring garden supplies, lilac advice, and many varieties of lilacs for sale so you can start your own garden paradise at home.

Who Sponsors the Festival?

The Taos Lilac Festival, Inc. is the sponsoring organization and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. This event is a true community effort with non-profit organizations assisting with the festival and benefiting from the festival activities including the Taos Lions Club, Los Jardineros Garden Club, The Great Chefs of Taos (benefiting the Taos High Culinary Program), and the Taos County Chamber of Commerce.

Calendar of Events

lilac festival beer and wine

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, 5:30-6:30 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: 12PM – 5PM)
Tio Vivo Carousel: 10AM – 5PM
Pet Parade, Pet Costume Contest & Pet Blessing 10:15AM – 12PM

Sunday, May 20

Garden Club Lilac Information: 10AM – 5PM
Lilac Garden Center: 10AM – 5PM
Arts and Crafts Fair: 10AM – 5PM
Beer, Wine & Food Garden: 12PM – 3PM
Tio Vivo Carousel: 10AM – 5PM
Taos Taco Cook Off: 12PM – 3:00PM

lilac festival taco contest

Ready for an Extraordinary Garden-Variety Adventure?

Contact us today to plan your trip to New Mexico and let us show you the beauty of this unique festival!

 

 

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