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Annual Events & Festivals

Due to the current restrictions put in place due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by Governor Cuomo, many of the annual events and festivals have been reimagined as virtual or socially-distanced events. 

Every year in Albany begins with a celebration of the region's evolving culinary scene. As flowers begin to bloom, Albany honors the city's treasured tulips & Dutch roots. During the summer, live music and festivals fill the weekends. As the leaves begin to change, Albany gets in on the hocus pocus with spooky stories and nightmarish thrills. The end of the year is capped off with merriment and holiday celebrations. Explore a small selection of Albany's annual events and festivals! 

For a complete events listing, check out our events calendar.

Annual Events & Festivals

Annual Albany Tulip Festival

Celebrate Albany's Dutch heritage at Tulip Festival. More 

Alive at Five

Enjoy a high energy weekend kick-start with Alive at Five. More 

Capital Pride Festival

Learn about the annual Capital Pride Festival. More 

Dad Fest

Celebrate Father's Day at Dad Fest in Washington Park.  More 

4th of July Celebrations in Albany

Celebrate Independence Day in Albany.  More 

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Enjoy the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival every September. More 


Downtown Albany's biggest (and FREE!) all day music festival is held every September on Pearl Street.  More 


LarkFEST is Upstate NY's largest one-day street festival. The event features hundreds of vendors and two stages of music with... More 

Halloween & Haunted Events

Halloween in the Capital Region is more than just trick-or-treating! More 

Holiday Celebrations

From skating at the Plaza to strolling through Capital Holiday Lights in the Park, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the... More 

Peruse the Discover Albany Events Calendar. Read More

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