76h Royal Tulip Ball

This year we are celebrating the 76th Annual Tulip Royal Ball on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Albany Capital Center. We are thrilled to be celebrating this tradition in its 76th year! The Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely-anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 76 years, Albany has hosted this celebration of our rich history and tradition with a three-day event featuring the annual street scrubbing, music, arts and crafts festival attended by thousands in the historic Washington Park, and the Royal Tulip Ball 

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About the Capital City Fund 

The Capital City Fund allows us to hold the Tulip Ball and provides funding for community activities performed by the Tulip Court each year. It is also how we are able to appropriately care for and recognize our Veterans, a matter that is very important to Mayor Sheehan. The Capital City Fund provides Veterans organizations with the means to hold the Veterans and Memorial Day Parades, the Gold Star Families luncheon and purchase flags used to honor the resting places of Albany County veterans every Memorial Day. The Fund also provides grants to Albany based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and services in the areas of community and culture, arts, and education. Proceeds from the Tulip Ball will benefit the Capital City Fund and allow it to continue all of this important work.  





Petal Sponsor


Jankow Companies

M&T Bank 

Honorable Darius Shahinfar & Noelle Kinsch

Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center 

The Rosenblum Companies

The University at Albany Foundation

Empowerment Committee

C.T. Male Associates

Joseph W. Gregory, Chief of Department - Albany Fire Department 

Hershberg & Hershberg 

Italian American Heritage Foundation

Patricia & Jay Harold Jakovic, Esq.

Jeffery & Melissa Jamison

Honorable Andrew Joyce & Jennifer Joyce 

Felton McLoughlin & Anna Taaffe

John Reilly Jr. 

Washington Park Conservancy

WPNT Construction LLC 

Honorable Deborah & Dr. Joshua Zamer

Honorary Committee

Alpha Certified Inspections - Richard LaJoy

Assemblymember Patricia Fahy

Carpenters Local Union 291

Sharon & Joseph Coffey

Honorable Jake Crawford & Kellen Crawford

Crisafulli Bros.

M. Cristo Inc.

David Galin, Esq. & Calee Oas, Esq

MyCloud Consulting

Honorable Daniel P. McCoy

Honorable Susan Rizzo

I David Swawite

Alfred Testa

Honorable Paul Tonko

Honorable Owusu Anane


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If you are interested in sponsoring any of our upcoming events, please contact us at 518.434.2032.

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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.


City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
City Hall - Room M252
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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