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The 69th Annual Albany Tulip Festival

Mother's Day Weekend
May 13 and 14, 2017 
Washington Park, Albany

Tulips on a Sunny Day

FREE & open to the public

Submerge yourself in a sea of more than 150,000 tulips at Albany's historic Washington Park this Mother's Day weekend for Albany's Annual Tulip Festival. 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. Historic events celebrating Albany's rich, Dutch heritage combined with multiple stages of acclaimed live music, craft vendors, a fine arts show, children's activities, and great food to make Tulip Festival a free, one-of-kind event for the whole family. Check out a full schedule of events below!

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Head to Albany, NY for Tulip Festival but stay for the great offers the Capital Region is providing just for you! Grab a bite at one of our many restaurants and then stay the night at one of our beautiful hotels. We know you will enjoy your visit to Albany. Special Offers & Deals coming soon!

Transportation & Parking

The Capital Region is ready to welcome you and the thousand of visitors that flock to Washington Park, Mother's Day weekend for the Annual Tulip Festival. Please click here to view transportation and parking details.

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Signature Events

Street Scrubbing

May 12, 2017
  • Times: 12:00PM
  • Location: State Street & Lodge Street
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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The traditional Dutch ceremony of scrubbing the streets clean before a big celebration has served as the official kickoff to Tulip Festival weekend for 69 years. This unique Albany event will include ...

Tulip Queen Coronation Ceremony

May 13, 2017

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage Nominations accepted through April 1.  11:30 a.m. – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany 11:45 a.m. – Tulip Queen Procession (Begins at fo...

Special Events

Carillon Concert

May 12, 2017

Amy Heebner performs a special Tulip Festival musical program on Albany City Hall’s historic 1927 carillon, a unique instrument consisting of 49 bells that range in size from 27 to 11,200 pounds...


May 14, 2017
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Between Washington, Madison, S. Lake and Willett
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Presented by Price Chopper & Market 32 Take part in interactive activities and arts & crafts with Albany Public Library, the City of Albany Department of Recreation and the Albany Tulip...

Mother of the Year Ceremony

May 14, 2017

Mayor Sheehan and B95.5’s Joe Condon recognize the Capital Region’s most outstanding moms. Presented by St. Peter’s Health Partners, Times Union & B95.5, with support from Fideli...

Tuip Tours

May 12, 2017
  • Times: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • Between Washington, Madison, S. Lake and Willett
  • Albany, NY 12203
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
  • Visit Website

Learn more about the vast variety of flowers planted for Tulip Fest with City Gardener Jessica Morgan. Free. Spaces are limited and reservations are required; call 518.434.2032 to reserve your place. ...


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