May 18 - 20, That’s the weekend of the Taos Lilac Festival, a celebration of the purple flowers that bloom in profusion against the town’s famous adobe walls. Taos’ premier luxury spa and resort, El Monte Sagrado, offers visitors a way to experience all the color in grand style with its LILACFEST package.
Fresh lilacs, local chocolates and wine, and an El Monte Sagrado tote bag stocked with bottled water and festival maps will greet guests upon arrival. Throughout the weekend, they’ll also enjoy free transportation to festival locations, and a 15% savings at favorite local Taos restaurants, wineries and shops, include El Monte Sagrado’s De La Tierra restaurant, Anaconda Bar and The Living Spa.
The Taos community goes all out during the Lilac Festival, dressing themselves and even their pets in the color of honor. There’s a pet costume parade, a traditional Northern New Mexico blessing of the pets, food, crafts, live music and a New Mexico beer and wine garden. Los Jardineros of Taos are on hand to sell lilacs and educate festival attendees about their care. It’s all free and family-friendly.
To book the El Monte Sagrado package, call toll free 855.846.8267 and mention “LILACFEST.”
For more information on the Taos Lilac Festival, please visit www.taoslilacfestival.com.
Photo credit: Janet Burns