WELCOME

The 2014 Lemon Lily Festival Recap

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s festival: the festival committee (and sub-committees) for their countless hours of dedicated work planning and promoting the festival; all of the volunteers who made the event run smoothly, and most of all, to all of those who attended and supported the event.  Without each and every one of you, it wouldn’t have been the tremendous success that it was.

Here are a few of  photos from the Idyllwild Town Crier’s website:

2014 Lemon Lily Festival Photographs

Hope to see you next year!

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About the 2014 Lemon Lily Festival

This year’s Festival will take place over two days, July 12 and 13th in the beautiful (and friendly) mountain community of Idyllwild, CA. Nestled among the tall pines of the San Jacinto Mountains, Idyllwild offers a wide array of art and nature-oriented activities, and is rated as one of America’s Top 100 Art Towns.

The Lemon Lily (Lilium parryi) is native to the San Jacinto Mountains. While not an endangered species (yet), it is threatened due to over-harvesting by collectors.
The Lemon Lily (Lilium parryi) is native to the San Jacinto Mountains. While not an endangered species (yet), it is threatened due to over-harvesting by collectors.

For those who don’t know, the Lemon Lily Festival is focused on restoring the Lemon Lily (Lillium parryi) to its natural habit in the San Jacinto Mountains. At one time, many years ago, the stream beds and cooler shaded areas were covered with thousands of Lemon Lilies. The lilies were so popular with admirers that they were often dug up by the hundreds and taken to gardens and nurseries in the flatlands, rendering them with the threat of extinction in the area. In 2009, a group of concerned citizens led by local businessman Doug Yagaloff formed The Lemon Lily committee. With he help of the Idyllwild Nature Center and the FRIENDS of the San Jacinto Mountain County Parks, the groups banded together to create an ongoing effort to celebrate, educate, and restore the Lemon Lily to our mountains. We’ve got a lot of exciting events and activities in store for Lemon Lily veterans and newbies: nature hikes, lectures, demonstrations, crafts, food and local vendors, artisans and more for Lemon Lily Lovers of all ages.

We hope you’ll join us!

 

The Lemon Lily Committee is focused on restoring the Lemon Lily to the San Jacinto Mountains. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which relies solely on the proceeds from the festival and the generous support of donors and sponsors. Without their kind generosity, we could not continue this mission to protect and promote our beautiful surroundings. Please consider making a donation today via PayPal (no account required).

A festival for education, celebration & restoraton of Lilium Parryi