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A role taken by few, and respected by many

A role taken by few, and respected by many

The sun is shining, the grass is slowly transitioning from brown to green, and before you know it the tulips will be sprouting all around the City of Albany!  Conversations will soon begin to transpire all around the Tulip Festival - what performers will be in attendance, which vendors will be present to stop at to shop local, and which food trucks will be back to destroy our diets.  Yet, none of those moments happen to be my favorite.  I await 12:00 PM on Saturday when the [...]

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Top 7 moments from Tulip Festival 2015

Top 7 moments from Tulip Festival 2015

It’s hard to believe 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival is less than two months away!  Since we are getting so close we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite moments from the 2015 Tulip Festival. These are our top 7 moments from Tulip Festival 2015:    7. The Sunday dance with Eba Dance Group. Tulip Festival Sunday kicked off with dancing from the eba dance group.  This was a highlight of the weekend not only for festival goers but for many of our staff [...]

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Choose Your Event

Choose Your Event

It's a new year and it's time to start marking your calendars for the 2016 Albany Events.  This year, we're going to do something a little different.  Look through the 2016 event schedule below and choose your event just like you would a character in your favorite video game.  Choose wisely though, because each one comes with different strengths.   Tulip Festival May 7,8 The mega,  the crème de la crème, the unstoppable force... you get the idea. [...]

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2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

Welcome to the City of Albany Office of Special Events year in review!  It's been a great 2015 and we are excited to bring you even more free fun in 2016!  We'll take a quick look back at the year and then we need to hear from you!  Tell us about your favorites from 2015 in our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDXSJ3Z The year kicked off with the 67th annual Tulip Festival, the juggernaut of all free events in Albany!  This year the event was highlighted by a [...]

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Tulip Festival Highlights

Tulip Festival Highlights

Tulip Festival Highlights Tulip Festival Weekend is quickly approaching, and this 67 year-old of tradition continues to fill Albany with excitement year after year. From delicious food and drink and a variety of different crafts to look through, to local and mainstream bands taking over the stage, there’s something for everybody. We’ve got street scrubbing, a Tulip Queen and her royal Court, and a couple of new activities for you to start getting excited for. So let’s dive in [...]

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The City of Albany, NY Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces and co-sponsors an array of fairs, festivals, and concerts promoting art, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages. These special events are 100% underwritten by generous local and national sponsors.

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The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Room 402 City Hall
Albany, NY 12207
P: (518) 434.2032

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