The Festival

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.

Guided Tours

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.

Photo Show

Go to the Photo Show Website for more information and online registration.  And visit the Photo Show Gallery May 28 & 29, 2016.

Jazz in the Lilac Room

Heather is our Jazz Performer for 2016 at the Warkworth Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are only $40!


Lilac Luncheon

A fundraising fashion luncheon held in June. Meet Canadian designers and fashion celebrities, and enjoy an elegant luncheon in a beautiful garden setting.

Millennium Lilac Trail

Wander the Millennium Lilac Trail and enjoy an array of lilac varieties.  Enter from Main Street in Warkworth, or from Highway 29 East.

Main Street Warkworth

Spend a pleasant afternoon exploring the variety of shops offering everything from gourmet foods to vintage antiques and the latest fashions.

Kids on Main Street

Kids Events

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.

Lilac Sales

View our many varieties of lilacs along the Millennium Lilac Trail and then purchase your favourites for your own home! We offer many different types, and always have a Lilac of the Month!

White Lilac Photo by Jennifer Gibson


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.