The 65th Annual Tulip Festival will be held May 11-12 in Albany, NY.
The event takes place in Washington Park. Albany has long been known for their hundreds of thousands of brilliant tulips which bloom each Spring in a magnificent tribute to the capital city’s Dutch heritage.
There are many festival events, performances and activities all of which can be found on the official website (below).
In 1948 Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd declared the tulip as the city’s official flower. Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands sent her support of this and decreed the “Orange Wonder Tulip” as the country’s gift to Albany. The celebration has been held every year since.
To get a glimpse at the absolutely amazing variety of colors you can see during the festival, take a look at this video from last year!
Where: Albany (Washington Park and throughout the city)
When: Mothers Day weekend annually (May 11-12, 2013)