119th Annual Rochester Lilac Festival kicks off

Ashley was live at the start of the Lilac Festival Friday. (WHAM Photo)

Rochester, N.Y. - The 119th Annual Rochester Lilac Festival kicked off May 12 at Highland Park.

The festival features free concerts, a craft beverage expo, various vendors and much more!

This year, the festival is aiming to break the world record for the world's largest hug relay.

Ashley Doerzbacher was live at Highland Park as the festival started and as organizers were setting up to break the world record.

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