Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
The 71st annual Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature Spring gala. It features annual events that celebrate the rich Dutch heritage in the city and surrounding areas. The weekend includes nearly one hundred artisans selling their handcrafted items, two stages of world-class entertainment, a fine arts show, food vendors, the KidZone family fun destination and more than 140,000 tulips in 150 different varieties. The event is centered in Washington Park.
The traditional Dutch ceremony of “Scrubbing the Streets” clean before a big celebration has served as the kick-off to the weekend for the past 71 years. The crowning of the Tulip Queen is a highlight of the weekend.
Visit: Madison Avenue, Albany, New York; (518) 434-4524 albany.com/tulip-festival