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The 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival

May 7-8, 2016
Washington Park, Albany

FREE & open to the public

Washington Park TulipSubmerge yourself in a sea of more than 140,000 tulips at Albany's historic Washington Park this Mother's Day weekend for Albany's Annual Tulip Festival. Historic events celebrating Albany's rich, Dutch heritage combine 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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Signature Events

Street Scrubbing

May 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 12:00 PM
  • Location: State & Lodge Streets
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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STREET SCRUBBING Noon, State & Lodge Streets The traditional Dutch ceremony of scrubbing the streets clean before a big celebration has served as the official kickoff to Tulip Festival weekend ...

Tulip Festival Luncheon

May 06, 2016
  • Times: Starting: 12:30 PM
  • Location: 60 State Street
  • Admission: $48.47 – $380.75
  • 60 State Street
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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TULIP FESTIVAL LUNCHEON 12:30 p.m., 60 State Street Immediately following the street scrubbing, the Tulip Festival Luncheon is a farewell and thank you to 2015 Albany Tulip Queen Alexandra Cronin an...

Tulip Tours

May 06, 2016
  • Times: 10:00am, 1:00pm and 5:30 pm
  • Location: Washington Park
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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TULIP TOURS 10:00am, 1:00pm & 5:30pm, Washington Park Learn more about the vast variety of flowers planted for Tulip Fest with City Gardener Jessica Morgan. Free. Spaces are limited and reservat...

On-Going Events

Carillon Concert

May 06, 2016
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Outside Albany City Hall
  • Venue: Albany City Hall
  • Admission: Free
  • 24 Eagle St
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-2032
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CARILLON CONCERT 11:30am to 12:00pm, outside Albany City Hall Amy Heebner performs a special Tulip Festival musical program on Albany City Hall's historic 1927 carillon, a unique instrument consisti...


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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