SPOKANE, Wash. -- The 63rd Junior Lilac Parade will kick off the 76th Spokane Lilac Festival at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Encore of ‘74” in honor of the 1974 World’s Fair. Bands in the parade will play songs from the 1970’s.
Junior high and elementary school bands will compete for the opportunity to march in the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade the following week. Drill and dance teams, children’s organizations and clubs throughout the northwest will also participate in the event.
The parade’s traditional route has been changed due to construction in the area.