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Lilac Festival

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Dates:  May 24 – May 27, 2024, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm daily.

Set in the heart of the garden surrounded by the fresh green of spring, our native wildflower-lined paths welcome in Western Maine’s Lilac season and frame the setting for the immersive experience of the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival.  With over 125 different varieties, McLaughlin Garden’s “scent-sational” Lilacs are the pride of the McLaughlin Garden and the focal point of this weekend’s celebration.  Enjoy the glorious sights and smells while exploring the lilac collection and the rest of the garden on your own, or take a guided Lilac Care Garden Tour (daily at 11 am) with our horticulturist. Guests may enjoy family friendly activities, and shopping from our curated selection of native and unique plants, including lilacs, just right for our Maine climate. There is a $5 admission for this event

New for 2024– a bag raffle featuring all handmade items created specifically for this event by our supporters!

The Lilac Festival is supported by our 2024 Season Sponsor

Stephens Memorial Hospital Sponsor


and by our generous Lilac Festival Event Sponsors:

Oxford Federal Credit Union


May 24
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


McLaughlin Garden
97 Main Street
Paris, ME 04281 United States
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