Lombard Lilac Festival Parade 2019
2019 Lombard Lilac Parade
Date: Sunday May 19, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Place: Steps off at Main and Wilson
(Glenbard East High School)
Theme: "Happy 150th Birthday"
The Lombard Lilac Parade Committee would like you to thoroughly enjoy your Parade Day. The Committee, in cooperation with the Lombard Police Department, is asking you to be vigilant of any suspicious activities and notify a parade official or police officer staged along the parade route if you witness anything out of the ordinary.
The Lilac Parade is a rain or shine event. It is not, however, a lightening, hail or tornado event.
We have received inquiries about why there would be no rain date for the parade if it is cancelled due to severe weather. Any decision to cancel the Lilac Parade will only be made where necessary to protect the safety of participants, volunteers and the public and is not one which we take lightly.
The Parade Committee and its volunteers spend all year planning and fundraising for this one event. The amount of coordination, resources and logistics that must come together at once to create this event are tremendous and cannot be readily moved or rescheduled. The Lilac Parade has more than 125 entries and units coming from all over, as far as Madison, WI, to perform in the Lilac Parade. The large number of entries, the many volunteers, the hundreds of participants, the barricades, the buses, the equipment, and the public safety personnel are all scheduled for this one day and time and cannot in totality be rescheduled to another rain date. No one wants to see this parade happen more than our Parade Committee and we will be working closely with the Village and hoping that the weather holds out for Sunday right there along with all of you.
The Parade Application process is now closed for 2019.
The Spring Wine Walk & Shop was a great success!
Thank you to all who participated!
Special Thanks (again) to Famous Liquors for the wine, to MWD Photography for being the registration location and all the tasting locations.