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.


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.


Lilac Luncheon


“The Art of Fragrance”

Sunday – June 14, 2015

Millennium Lilac Trail

Wander the Millennium Lilac Trail and enjoy an array of lilac varieties.

Charming Shops

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

Jazz at the Lilac Room

Rising star on the Jazz circuit, sassy and energetic: TIA BRAZDA at the Lilac Room in Warkworth – May 30/15
Jubilee Lilac

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
WLF Photo Show

Photo Show

Enter the Festival Photo Show and Contest. Register online, and compete for great prizes! And there’s no printing or framing required. ┬áCheck out our 2014 Gallery of Finalists.

Kids Events!

May 30- 31, 2015 – Bring the kids to Main Street during the opening weekend. We have planned a series of activities all along Main Street that will keep them busy. Click on Kids Events for details.