The Taos Lilac Festival is a community event held each year during the two weeks between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day to celebrate the arrival of blooming lilacs throughout the Taos area. The grand festival weekend is the weekend before Memorial Day. Our inaugural festival was held May 2013. This year, as last, activities planned for the Grand Festival Weekend, May 18 – 20, 2018, include an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Pet Parade, Vintage Flying Jenny Carousel and Live Music all in Kit Carson Park. A self-guided walking tour map of the Taos historic district is available for touring the area, viewing and enjoying the aroma of blooming lilacs.
The New Mexico Beer & Wine Garden featuring beers, wines and foods from New Mexico. There will also be the Taos Taco Cook Off. In addition to lilac gardening sessions from Los Jardineros Garden Club there will be a large gardening center tent featuring gardening supplies, lilac advice and many varieties of lilacs for sale.