Lilac Time


Lilac Time events in Lombard 
April 30th through May 15th, 2016
Lilac Time is hosted by several groups and agencies. Please contact them directly for details (including potential costs) of each event. 

Lilacia Park
The Lombard Park District's Lilacia Park is an 8.5-acre horticultural showcase featuring 800 lilacs and 25,000 tulips. All ages will enjoy astrollthroughthepark or one of the many special events. 
Lilacia Park open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Lovely Ladies of Lilac Time
    Wednesday, April 13 - August 31
    Explore history of the queens and princesses of Lilac Time from 1930 - today. Includes mementos, photographs, fun facts,and remembrances. Lombard Historical Society (630)629-1885.

Thursday, April 21

Looking Back at Lilac Time
Thursday, April 21, 12 - 1 p.m.
Learn about the history of Lilac Time. Bring your lunch for this free program and see a tour of the Lovely Ladies of Lilac Time exhibit. Lombard Historical Society (630)629-1885.

Saturday, April 23

Lilac Time Volunteer Training
Learn to become a greeter, park guide, or house docent. No previous experience necessary! Lombard Historical Society (630)629-1885.
  • 12 - 1:30 p.m.

​Friday, April 29

Little Lady Lilac Ball
Dads and daughters ages 3 - 11 will dance, play games, and visit with the Lilac Princesses. Registration required at orcall(630)620-7322.
  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 30

Lilac Time Softball Tournament
This will be a double elimination tournament with cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Each team will be guaranteed at least two games. Registration required.Go to or call (630) 620-7322.
  • 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Madison Meadow Park
Lilac Queen Coronation
Join for the the Lilac Queen Coronation, a continuing Lilac Village tradition of more than 70 years. Held in Lilacia Park. 
  • 1:00 p.m.
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Lilac Heritage Tour
Meet at Lombard Historical Society's Carriage House and learn about the history of Lombard's Lilac Time (630)620-7322.
  • This event is available at 1 p.m. on: 5/1, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/10, 5/11, 5/12, 5/14

Concert in Lilacia Park with The Rhythm Rockets
Enjoy vintage Rhythm and Blues with songs influenced by saxophone driven bands of the late 1940's. (630)620-7322
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Lilac Parade Wine Walk
Join and taste wines in 10-12 different downtown businesses. $40 ages 21+.
Lilac Princesses

Sunday, May 1

Lilac Time Art & Craft Fair
Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts vendors as well as shopping and dining in downtown Lombard. For information, call the Lombard Chamber of Commerce at (630) 627-5040. More info
  • Sunday, May 3, 10 a.m., Downtown Lombard
Lilac Bush & Sales
Annual event hosted by the Lombard Garden Club, held at Lilacia Park. For information, call the Lombard Garden Club at (630) 268-7001 or visit
  • 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 5
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 6
  • 8 a.m. until sold out, Saturday, May 7

Tuesday, May 3

Garden in a bucket
Listen to a spring story and create a wildflower garden to bring home (630)627-0316
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Helen Plum Library's Plaza overlooking Lilacia Park

Thursday, May 5

Beer Tasting in Lilacia Park
Enjoy a sampling of many types of craft beers and learn what makes them delicious! Ages 21 & up. Pre-registration required at or (630) 620-7322. 
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Kids Day in Lilacia Park: Teddy Bear Picnic & Kids Concert
Bring your favorite teddy bears, blankets, and treats for a picnic in Lilacia Park. Kids will enjoy a teddy bear craft, a teddy bear first aid station a teddy bear parade and More. Concert performed by Jeanie B and the Jelly Beans. (630)620-7322
  • 10:00 a.m. 

Sunday, May 8

Mother's Day Lilac Heritage Tour
Guided tours of Lilacia Park to learn about its heritage. Mothers will receive a special gift. $4. (630)629-1885.
  • 10:00 a.m.
Mother's Day Concert in Lilacia Park with New Invaders
Enjoy British rock and roll classic hit songs including Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Janis Joplin, Chicago, the Beatles and more. 
  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 10

Anna Strange: Fun with Music
Critically-acclaimed folksinger Anna Strange will play lively music. Families will experience a variety of instruments to hear and play during an interactive hands-on workshop. 
  • 10:00 a.m. 

Friday, May 13

Lilac Ball
Enjoy an elegant evening of fun including dinner, dancing, raffles, open bar and a silent auction. Reservations required. Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce: (630)627-5040.
  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

Lilac Time Mutt Strut 5K and 1 Mile Walk
Pre-register or eRegister on race day 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Includes T-shirt for the first 400 registered and a pancake breakfast to all participants. Go to or (630) 620-7322. Begins at corner of Maple & Park Ave.
  • 8:00 a.m. 
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Lilac Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a pancake breakfast in Lilacia Park served by the Board of Park Commissioners! This event is dog friendly.
  • 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Lilac Garden Party at the Library
Family entertainment, garden crafts for adults and kids, refreshments, and more! Helen Plum Library (630)627-0316.

Lilacia Park Wine Tasting
Enjoy samplings of white, red and dessert wines! Ages 21 & over only. Registration required at or (630) 620-7322. 
  • 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Lilac Parade "Time Machine"
Parade begins at Main and Wilson at 1:30 p.m. Looking to help? Help by sponsoring the parade! (630)415-2079

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Friday, May 20

Kiwanis "Over the Threshold" Housewalk
Tour some of Lombard's distinctive homes, each with a unique style and personality. Local designers and decorators work with homeowners to showcase homes. Attend a reception to meet the homeowners and designers at the Lombard Historical Society Coach House from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Visit for more information. 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Reception: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.