What is the JLP?

The Jr. Lilac Parade is a treasured, long-standing tradition in Spokane. In fact, our next parade will be the 65th annual event! Each spring, our community comes together in downtown Spokane to celebrate our children. You’ll see elementary and middle school bands and drill units, youth organizations, and other clubs. You might even see some of our local mascot celebrities, such as Butch, Swoop, and Spike! Many of our local city and county officials, as well as area businesses, join in the fun. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

How do I get involved?

As a participant…See the “Registration” page to register your group or individual.

As a Sponsor…See the “Sponsors” page to find out how you can support this great event.

Volunteer…..See our “Volunteer” page for volunteer opportunities and then send us an email with your name, T-shirt size, and how you can help to info@spokanejlp.com!

Please contact us via email at

2016 Junior Lilac Parade Results


1/11/2016 – 2016 JLP Update: This years theme will be “Music Machine 2016: a Tribute to One-Hit-Wonders”. The parade will be held on May 14, 2016 starting at 10 AM. Complete registration information will be sent sometime in the coming weeks…so stay tuned!

If you have any questions in the interim please feel free to contact as at info@spokanejlp.com. Happy New Year!

11/27/2015 – The time is fast approaching…the 2016 Junior Lilac Parade will be held on Saturday, May 14th 2016, beginning at 10 am.

Registration information and other details will be sent out shortly after the new year. If you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us.

Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

5/9/2015 – A beautiful day for a great Spokane tradition! A special thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s JLP and to all of the volunteers that helped make this event a success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

This year’s judging results have been posted to the “Judging” page. Congratulations to all of the category winners!

5/06/2015 –  The judging criteria has been updated in the parade packet!

The 2015 Jr. Lilac Parade will be held Saturday, May 9th, beginning at 10 am.

Registration for the 2015 Junior Lilac Parade will open in Mid January, 2015! Register only or download the forms to to claim your place in this year’s parade.

Remember to sign the Grand Sweepstakes form if you wish to be eligible to win this year!

Does your group need T-shirts for the parade?
The 2015 JLP preferred provider is:

Spokane Valley Screen Printing.



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