MAY 28 & 29, 2022

*Millennium Lilac Trail  *Victorian Tea Room  *Kids Activities  *Horticultural Sales

2022 Year of the Lilac


Call for Vendors of Horticulture and Garden Art!

Contact Janice Allen warkworthlilacfestivalsales@gmail.com for more information


2022 is the Year of the Lilac!  

Warkworth Lilac Festival

The month-long Festival is held in May 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.  This year our Opening Festival on the last weekend in May features a variety of activities on the Trail, and introduces the ‘Avalanche’ double-white lilac, created in honour of the Queen’s 70th Jubilee.

In 2017 the Festival was winner of a Canada 150 Garden Experience Award.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook to keep up with all our news!

Opening festivities take place during the last weekend of May and are packed with activities for the entire family, as well as the gardener and the lilac enthusiast. The Festival showcases many rare and beautiful varieties of lilac to surprise and delight.  With early, mid and late blooming varieties that show their colours over a thirty to forty day period on view you are certain to catch lilacs in bloom along our Millennium Lilac Trail any day during the Festival.  Guided Tours are available by appointment. Contact us at WLFTours@gmail.com!

In 2017 the Festival was winner of a Canada 150 Garden Experience Award.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook to keep up with all our news!


Touch of Lilac

Win The People’s Choice Award for Best Floral Design!  Contact Us to enter your creative lilac display.  Saturday May 28th at the Gazebo!


Millennium Lilac Trail

Always open! Always free! Don’t miss Lilacs in Bloom during the Festival!  Come see the latest additions including the ‘Avalanche’!  

Guided Tours

We offer Guided Tours of the 300 plantings along the Trail.  Contact us for more information.

Victorian Tea

Join us for a Victorian Tea in the Gazebo this year, and Follow us on our Facebook Page!

Lilac Sales

This year, Lilac Sales on the Trail.  Our Lilac of the Year is “Avalanche”, a gorgeous double-white lilac honouring the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Shop Main Street!

Spend a wonderful afternoon exploring Warkworth Main Street and enjoying our community! 

Kids on Main Street

Kids Events

Lilac Trivia challenge, Cupcake decorating, and lots more!


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.

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