A thirty day celebration of the lilac showcasing many rare lilac varieties. The Festival is held in Warkworth, a unique rural and sophisticated town just 90 minutes east of Toronto – 30 minutes south east of Peterborough – 50 minutes west of Kingston. Opening festivities take place during the last weekend of May and are packed with events and activities for the entire family, as well as the gardener and the lilac enthusiast. Varieties of lilacs are early, mid and late blooming over a thirty to forty day period. With over sixty five varieties on view you are certain to catch lilacs in bloom along our Millennium Lilac Trail any day during our “THIRTY DAYS OF LILACS” event.
Hidden treasures? During the Thirty Days of the Warkworth Lilac Festival, the Millennium Lilac Trail is a showcase for our many beautiful varieties of lilacs. The Festival offers Guided Tours of the Trail for groups large and small! Click here to arrange a tour today, and discover the hidden treasures of the Millennium Lilac Trail.
For 2016 we are organizing kids events on Main Street and the Lilac Trail during the opening weekend. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan a visit during the Opening Weekend in Warkworth.
There are discoveries around every corner in Northumberland County. Plan a fine lunch at one of our many cafes, enjoy the festivities on Main Street, and then wander the Millennium Lilac Trail admiring the lilacs in bloom. Bring your camera! Plan a pleasant drive through our rolling hills to the Village of Warkworth using our handy map tool.