Lilac Festival


April 20 - May 12
Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Easter Egg Hunt throughout the day April 21


Staffing is based on pre-sold tickets
Walk-ins welcome, but it is strongly recommended to purchase activities ahead of time to guarantee your spot!

Lilac Update 5/7/2019:
If you want to purchase fresh cut lilac bouquets directly from the farm they grew in, now is the time to do it!
Very limited availability left!
Inquire for more daily info! 951-847-1904


$20 per person for the following activity package
(kids 3 and under are free to accompany a paying adult):

Festival Activity Package Includes:

Lilac Themed Candle Dipping (Yours to keep!)

Vase Painting (Yours to keep!)

Petting Zoo
Reptile Show

Jug Band Show

Over $30 value for this package!


Adventure Package:
Archery (unlimited)
Tomahawk Throwing (unlimited)
Ghost Town Slingshot Range (20 paint balls)

$15 per person or 
add the Adventure Package onto the Festival Activity Package for only $12!


Additional Activities:

Fairy Garden Making - $15, $20, $25
Dino Garden Making - $15, $20, $25
Costumed Photo Shoot with Julian Olde Time Photo - $20+


Lilacs are now available for purchase every day until we run out!


It will be a season of springtime fun!!

     Hop on the hayride and enjoy the views on a scenic nature loop, try your skill with some tomahawk throwing, visit our friends at the petting zoo, enjoy a lively hoedown or pick up an instrument and join the jug band, paint a flower vase to keep, dip your very own lilac themed candle the old fashioned way, and so much more!


      Our very own Jesse Cross, dance caller and music man extraordinaire will be playing live during various times to lead any willing kids and adults through the most fun jug band hootenanny you ever did see!    

         Walk through organic lilac groves and enjoy the sweet smells and beautiful views of the surrounding Julian area! We 
will have some beautifully fragrant lilac stems available for purchase until we run out! Potted lilacs are also available to take home and plant!

     This old mining town has attracted people from all over because of its rich history, old time rustic charm, and of course the pies.

      Back in the 1960's, the area that is surrounding Fort Cross was famous for their lilacs. It's our goal to bring that same excitement and experience back to the area! With a few acres of beautiful lilac groves, we look forward to the possibilities!


Although this event is perfect for couples and families, we also welcome large groups like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, etc. Ask about group discounts! We ask that large groups of 15 or more, please call ahead and let us know when you plan to arrive.



4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070




Click here to check out the pictures from previous Lilac Festivals!