The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival
May 7 & 8, 2016
Washington Park, Albany, NY
Friday: Street Scrubbing and Luncheon • Noon
Saturday: Royal Tulip Ball • 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Vendors, food, music and more • 11:00am - 6:00pm
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The Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature spring event. Featuring annual traditions rooted in the city’s rich Dutch heritage, nearly one hundred artisans selling their handmade crafts, a fine arts show, delicious food, the KidZone family fun destination, two stages of world-class live entertainment and more than 140,000 tulips in 150 different varieties, the Tulip Festival is a sparkling showcase of local culture and business. It all takes place in historic Washington Park, the 81-acre “crown jewel” of the City.
Since Mayor Erastus Corning II read the first Tulip Festival Proclamation on May 14, 1949, the Mother’s Day weekend celebration has grown into one of the Northeast’s biggest and most beloved yearly events. Featuring area vendors, businesses and community organizations throughout Washington Park and original local artists on every stage, the Tulip Festival continues to honor Albany’s four centuries of history while looking ahead to its future.
Albany Tulip Festival is FREE & open to the public (fee for luncheon and ball).
This event is produced with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience.
Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, glass containers of any kind, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free.
Tulip Festival logo design by Phil Pascuzzo / Pepco Studio.