Rochester Lilac Competition: 5 issues to do together with your youngsters and household – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

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Highland Park is stuffed with aromatic lilacs, and the pageant that celebrates them is full of family-friendly actions.

Listed below are 5 issues do for youths on the pageant:

Lilac Competition Parade

It begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Could 11, on South Avenue at Science Parkway, then heads north on South Avenue to Highland Avenue earlier than ending at Goodman Road. The procession consists of 20 marching bands, in addition to dancers, costumed characters and Damascus mini automobiles. Bleacher seating is on Highland Avenue subsequent to the grandstand. The occasion is free.

The Child Zone

This South Avenue-facing space options kids’s rides (mini curler coasters, merry-go-rounds, bounce homes and a zipper line) and a Youngsters Stage that can host family-friendly acts beginning at midday every Saturday and Sunday. Performers embody Farmer Tom Walsh, Magical John, the Airplay Jugglers, and Completely satisfied Pirates. The reveals are free; rides are ticketed, and costs range.

Lilac Journey Zone

The Lilac Journey Zone at Highland Avenue close to Meadowbrook Highway is made nearly solely from repurposed timbers and rocks from different Monroe County parks and appears like a life-size Lincoln Log village. (Picture: Calin Lawrence)

Unveiled final 12 months in Highland Park at Highland Avenue close to Meadowbrook Highway, this playground is made nearly solely from repurposed timbers and rocks from different Monroe County parks and appears like a life-size Lincoln Log village. The play house, admission to which is free, features a handicap-accessible space and picnic shelters.

Arthur Learn look

Bespectacled aardvark Arthur Timothy Learn, the principle character in a collection of books and on a PBS kids’s present, will make an look at this 12 months’s fest and provide recommendation to its youngest guests about find out how to take care of homework, lecturers and bullies. His appearances from 2 to six p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Could 13 and 14, between the Huge High Meals Tent and Lilac Journey Zone playground, are free.

Dunkin’ Sprint

Folks of all ages are welcome to take part on this occasion, a profit for Willow Home Violence Middle that entails working or strolling a half-mile to a pit-stop space for Dunkin’ Munchkins doughnut holes after which working a half-mile again. It begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Could 19, on the nook of Highland and South avenues. The price of every ticket ($10 by means of Could 15; $15 thereafter) features a T-shirt and 10 doughnut holes. An after get together follows on the Sahlen’s Middle Stage. 

Lilacs during the 2018 Rochester Lilac Festival.

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Caitlyn Caccamise of Chili takes pictures of lilacs

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Collin Ingalls, 11, of East Irondequoit and Jackson

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Star Wars characters join the parade during the 2018

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Addisyn Jaczynski, 4, of Albion runs through soap bubbles

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D&C Digital reporters Sarah Taddeo and Will Cleveland

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D&C Digital reporter Will Cleveland drags a tree while

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D&C Digital reporters Sarah Taddeo and Will Cleveland

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D&C Digital reporters Will Cleveland and Sarah Taddeo

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MICKEY NOUSE WAS ON HAND TO GIVE FRIENDLY GREETINGS

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A Star Wars impersonator dressed as a stormtrooper

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Their Bloomin' Best - The pansy bed at Highland Park

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2006 Lilac Festival poster.  photo providedLilac Festival at Highland Park in Rochester, N.Y.

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Lilacs are in various stages of bloom throughout the

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Julianne Wright, 9, of Victor rides the Mobile Zipline

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CARLOS ORTIZ CARLOS ORTIZ, staff photographer
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