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Rain delays Lilac Festival

by webdev

May 18, 2011

It seems that April showers may indeed bring May flowers … as well as more rain! Soggy weather in the Northeast has caused a three-day delay in the opening of Rochester, New York's, annual Lilac Festival.

Cold, rainy weather caused organizers to cancel the opening of the 32nd annual event early this week. However, according to the Lilac Festival website, the show will go on as planned beginning on Wednesday, May 18, even though the weather is less than perfect.

The festival, which was supposed to run from May 13 through May 22, is a free event inspired by a magnificent lilac collection at the city's Highland Park, which plays host to over 500 varieties of lilacs on more than 1,200 bushes. The spring flowers were first planted in 1892 by horticulturist John Dunbar and is now considered the world’s largest lilac collection.

In addition to seeing the fragrant blooms, visitors to the Lilac Festival can enjoy entertainment, family events, a road race, special exhibitions and a parade.
Rain or shine, sending a spring flower bouquet to a friend or family member is an ideal way to brighten their day.


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