Art and Cultural Goings-On in Taos and Northern New Mexico

May 18 - 20, 2018

Taos Lilac Festival

Taos: Throughout the Taos Historic District, All day
Taos Lilac Festival

6th Annual Taos Lilac Festival Offers Family-Friendly Fun, Community Beautification
May 19th–21st

In its sixth year, the one-of-a-kind Taos Lilac Festival at Kit Carson Park promises to be a fun and exciting event for the entire family. Held in mid to late May each year, the festival showcases the peak of Taos’ abundant lilac blooms and celebrates both Taos’ rich history of lilacs and the natural beauty of Taos with a wide array of family-friendly activities.

Friday, May 18
Garden Club Lilac Information:  11am – 5pm
Lilac Garden Center: 11am – 5pm
Arts and Crafts Fair: 11am – 5pm
Beer & Wine Garden: 11am – 5pm
Live Entertainment

Saturday, May 19
Garden Club Lilac Information:  10am – 5pm
Lilac Garden Center: 10am – 5pm
Arts and Crafts Fair: 10am – 5pm
Beer & Wine Garden: 10am – 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 Garden: 10am – 5pm
Tio Vivo Carousel: 10am – 5pm
Taos Taco Cook Off: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Live Entertainment: 

Daily
Self-Guided Lilac Walking Tour through the Taos Historic District
Self-Guided Lilac Window Decoration Tour
Pick up Tour Maps at the Taos Lilac Festival Information Booth at Kit Carson Park or at participating stores and galleries

For a full entertainment and activity schedule, visit www.TaosLilacFestival.com.

Images: Above, Pastel by Valerie Graves. Below, Kit Carson Park during Lilac Festival 2016.

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