“Tulip Festival” is Albany’s Biggest Celebration!



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)

Time: Various

Website:  http://www.albanyevents.org/events/event_detail.cfm?ID=2

About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit www.upstatenewyorkbooks.vpweb.com
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