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Albany Tulip Festival

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
until May 28, 2017

May 13+14, 2017

Washington Park, Albany

Free, all ages

 

 

The Tulip Festival is Albany’s signature spring event!

Featuring annual traditions rooted in the city’s rich Dutch heritage, nearly one hundred artisans selling their handmade crafts, a fine arts show, delicious food, the KidZone family fun destination, two stages of world-class live entertainment and more than 140,000 tulips in 150 different varieties, the Tulip Festival is a sparkling showcase of local culture and business. It all takes place in historic Washington Park, the 81-acre “crown jewel” of the City. Schedule below:

 SATURDAY, MAY 13

TULIP QUEEN CORONATION CEREMONY

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage
Nominations accepted through April 1. Visit www.albanytulipqueen.com for more information.

11:30 a.m. – The Mendelssohn Club of Albany

11:45 a.m. – Tulip Queen Procession (Begins at formal Tulip Beds by Moses Statue)
2016 Tulip Queen Adaviah Ward, Mayor Kathy Sheehan and the Dutch Settlers Society lead the 2017 Tulip Queen finalists to the Lakehouse Stage.
12:00 p.m. – Tulip Queen Coronation
(Lakehouse Stage)

Mayor Sheehan and MC Chad O’Hara of B95.5 crown the 69th Albany Tulip Queen in this traditional highlight of Tulip Fest weekend.

  

MAIN STAGE

Washington Park Parade Grounds
Media sponsor: 102.7 WEQX
4:30 p.m. – Minus The Bear
3:00 p.m. – The Palms
1:30 p.m. – Wild Adriatic

LOCAL 518 STAGE

Washington Park Lakehouse Stage
Presented by WellCare

Media sponsor: Exit 97.7

4:45 p.m. – Dryer
3:30 p.m. – Cannon the Brave
2:15 p.m. – Jasper
1:00 p.m. – Maurizio

SUNDAY, MAY 14

MAIN STAGE
Media sponsors: 98.3 TRY, 99.5 The River & PYX 106
4:30 p.m. – The Delfonics
3:00 p.m. – Erin Harkes
1:30 p.m. – Holly and Evan


LOCAL 518 STAGE
Media sponsor: Exit 97.7
4:45 p.m. – Ramblin’ Jug Stompers
3:30 p.m. – Dyer Switch Band
2:15 p.m. – Sydney Worthley
1:00 p.m. – Andrew Wheeler & Donna Marie Tritico

12:00 p.m. – 19th Annual Mother of the Year Award
Mayor Sheehan and B95.5’s Joe Condon recognize the Capital Region’s most outstanding moms. Presented by St. Peter’s Health Partners, Times Union & B95.5, with support from Fidelis Care.

KIDZONE

Presented by Price Chopper & Market 32.
Enjoy pony rides, a rock climbing wall, inflatables, facepainting, games and more fun for the whole family!

PRICE CHOPPER KIDZONE STAGE
Continuous entertainment for all ages, all weekend long.
Noon –  Artpartners/Tsehaya & Co.
12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. – Park Playhouse
1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – Andy “The Music Man” Morse
1:45 p.m., 4:45 p.m. – Stephen Gratto
2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – Ruth Pelham of the Music Mobile

ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER KIDZONE ACTIVITY TENT
Saturday:
Albany Public Library’s pop-up secret garden library reading room offers games, crafts and activities for the whole family. You never know what hidden treasures will be in the secret garden!
Sunday: Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany for physical fitness activities and hands on crafts with the newly crowned 2017 Albany Tulip Queen and Court! 

GREEN MARKET
This area highlights energy-efficient resources, “green” demonstrations and more.

SCHOOL OF ROCK TENT
Young up-and-coming musiciansenrolled in the School of Rock programperform throughout the weekend! Catch the stars of the future here first.

CULTURAL HERITAGE TENT
Learn more about Albany’s Dutch heritage, its Sister City connection with Nijmegen, Netherlands, and the 70th anniversary of the city-wide humanitarian effort that helped inspire the very first Tulip Festival.

Details

Date:
May 14
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Washington Park

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