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.


Millennium Lilac Trail

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.  

Jazz in the Lilac Room

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

Photo Show

Visit the Photo Show Website to see the Gallery of Finalists, and for more information.


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.

Jubilee Lilac

Lilac Sales

View our many varieties of lilacs along the Millennium Lilac Trail.

Lilac Sales are closed right now, but check back soon.  You can always contact us for more information!

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.