Tulip Festival

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The 65th Annual Albany Tulip Festival
May 11 & 12, 2013
Washington Park, Albany NY

Friday: Street Scrubbing and Luncheon • Noon
Saturday: Royal Tulip Ball • 6:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Vendors, food, music and more • 11:00am - 6:00pm, Washington Park


Photo by Michael Panazarino of M.A.P. Graphics

A highly anticipated spring tradition continues when over 100,000 tulip bulbs blossom into a sea of colors just in time for this Mother's Day celebration in Washington Park. Historic events take place annually, including the scrubbing of State Street, the tradition of the Tulip Queen Coronation, Tulip Queen and Court Luncheon and Royal Tulip Ball. As always, Saturday and Sunday will host the added excitement of children’s activities, craft vendors, delicious food and multiple stages with nationally acclaimed musical performances. Sunday's events include the 15th Annual Mother of the Year Award.

Saturday afternoon features the crowning of the Albany Tulip Queen. Nominees go through a competitive interview process and five finalists are chosen to attend the ceremony. One will be crowned the Queen and the other four will serve as the Tulip Court. The Tulip Queen & Court spend their year of reign involved in volunteer projects, community functions, book drives and develop initiatives to further the Mayor's Literacy Campaign. For more information visit www.albanytulipqueen.com.

Albany Tulip Festival is FREE (Fee for luncheon and ball). For more information call (518) 434-2032 or visit www.albanyevents.org.

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This event is produced with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Please contact us to be a part of this great experience: (518) 434-5411 or email the volunteer coordinator.

Special ground rules in effect: No alcoholic beverages, glass containers of any kind, animals or pets (excluding ADA-defined service animals). Any type of recording of the performance or presentation is prohibited without prior written consent. All attendees should be prepared to present age identification at any time if they intend to consume alcohol. Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any bag, container or package and confiscate any prohibited or illegal items.