Surround yourself with a sea of tulips this Mother’s Day weekend at the Albany Tulip Festival. The 70th annual event will take place in Washington Park from Saturday, May 12 to Sunday, May 13.
Albany Tulip Festival
Spend your weekend surrounded by the bright colors and festive activities of the Albany Tulip Festival.
The Capital Region of Albany invites you to surround yourself with a sea of tulips this Mother’s Day weekend. The 72nd annual event will take place in Washington Park from Saturday, May 9 to Sunday, May 10. The festival celebrates Albany’s heritage as the oldest Dutch settlement in America with girls in authentic Dutch costumes.
The cultural weekend will feature over 150 kinds of tulips, fine arts exhibits, live music, entertainment and more. As over 100,000 tulips bloom before your eyes, you can listen to nationally acclaimed musical artists and grab a bite to eat. Some activities also include the tradition of street scrubbing, the Tulip Queen Coronation, Tulip Queen and Court Luncheon, and Royal Tulip Ball. There are also family-friendly activities in the KidZone.
Parking for the festival is free in three different lots. Regular parking can be found on the Elk Street and Eagle Street lots, which handicap parking is available in the Albany Medical Center lot. Free shuttles will run from these spot to Washington Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday at Noon – Street Scrubbing and Luncheon
Saturday at 6:30 p.m. – Royal Tulip Ball
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Vendors, food, music and more!
How to Get to The Tulip Festival
may 9 (Saturday) - 10 (Sunday)
Main Park Entrance
1 New Scotland Ave