Dad Fest

June 19, 2016
Jennings Landing

1pm - 6pm


For 67 years, the moms of the Capital Region have held the spotlight at the Albany Tulip Festival, the famous Mothers Day weekend spectacular culminating in the crowning of Albany’s Mother of the Year. Generations of mothers have celebrated their special day at Tulip Fest.

There’s plenty for dads to enjoy at Tulip Fest, but don’t they deserve their own party?

Enter Dad Fest, a new Father’s Day tradition at Jennings Landing on Albany’s Hudson Riverfront. Dad Fest is the City of Albany’s celebration of all the fantastic fathers out there  - a day full of great live music, delicious food, tasty beverages, a wide variety of retail vendors, friendly competitions and games (including a moustache contest!), and more fun for all ages. Dad Fest is chance for the whole family to kick back and enjoy an early summer afternoon, surrounded by good folks, good tunes and good times. Isn’t it time we gave dads their due? Of course, you don't have to be a dad to enjoy Dad Fest - this new event offers a little something for everyone!

This event is produced with the help of community volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience!

Parking is available at Riverfront Garage,  the official parking location for Dad Fest, with a connection to  the pedestrian bridge to Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve. Handicap parking with easy access to Jennings Landing is available at this location. For more parking information, visit

Special ground rules in effect: No glass containers of any kind, recording of performances, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). All City of Albany parks are now tobacco-free. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items. 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.  Ground rules are subject to change without notice; Exceptions made for medical or child care reasons may be addressed individually.

Dad Fest logo design by Andrew Sober.


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The City of Albany, NY Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.


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City of Albany Office of Special Events & Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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