Letter from Mayor Sheehan

 Welcome to AlbanyEvents.org, your online source for the City of Albany, NY’s signature free special events. For decades, Albany has presented an array of award-winning events celebrating our Capital City’s rich heritage and Hudson River landscape. We strive to provide world-class art, entertainment and culture for residents and visitors of all ages, completely free of charge.        More

—Mayor Kathy Sheehan

City Sponsored Special Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Palace Theatre, the City of Albany and Mirth Films are teaming up to present The Palace Sessions, a monthly live music series featuring some of our favorite regional acts performing in unique spaces within the historic performing arts center.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

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!

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Albany Tulip Festival

Thursday, June 9, 2022

We are back to a full (8) week series for Albany's signature free concert series, Alive at Five! The series is a staple of summer in the Capital Region. Thursday Dates: June 9, 16, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4;

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Alive at Five

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Albany's celebration of all the fantastic fathers of the Capital Region!

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Dad Fest

Saturday, September 10, 2022

For 19 years, the City of Albany Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at the area’s most spectacular venues.

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Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Other Special Events

City Sponsored Special Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Palace Theatre, the City of Albany and Mirth Films are teaming up to present The Palace Sessions, a monthly live music series featuring some of our favorite regional acts performing in unique spaces within the historic performing arts center.

  More Information

Saturday, May 7, 2022

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!

  More Information

Albany Tulip Festival

Thursday, June 9, 2022

We are back to a full (8) week series for Albany's signature free concert series, Alive at Five! The series is a staple of summer in the Capital Region. Thursday Dates: June 9, 16, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4;

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Alive at Five

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Albany's celebration of all the fantastic fathers of the Capital Region!

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Dad Fest

Saturday, September 10, 2022

For 19 years, the City of Albany Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at the area’s most spectacular venues.

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Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Rain Policy

In the event of inclement weather, please review the rain policy for our events.

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Vendor Information

We have numerous vendor opportunities that exist at special events produced by the City.

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Become a Sponsor

Take a moment to review our upcoming event sponsorship opportunities and levels.

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About Us

The City of Albany, NY Office of 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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Contact

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

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