Rochester N.Y.-The 10 day festival kicked off at Highland Park today. The lilacs are the star of the event with more than 550 varieties to take in.
Of course there are also several vender booths that feature food , lilac colognes and souvenirs among many, many other offerings.
Saturday Morning, the annual parade will kick off at 10:30 - It starts at South Avenue at Science Parkway, marches down South to Highland, ending at Goodman.
The festival will also feature many free stage events starting around lunchtime and again in the evenings.
The event runs Friday May 10th through Sunday May 19th.