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 throughout the year.
September in the City Art Fair series every Thursday in Downtown Albany’s DiNapoli Park. A midday showcase for local art, music and culture, September in the City features exhibits and work available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters, with a different live musical act providing the soundtrack each week.
For 17 years, the City of Albany Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at the area’s most spectacular venues.
The Cash for Coats Drive is a community event collecting funds toward the purchase of NEW winter items for Albany kids in need.
The Albany Last Run 5K is a great race for all ages, featuring a beautiful course through Capital Holiday Lights in Washington Park.
This highly anticipated spring festival rings in 71 years of Albany tradition in 2019. Tulip Festival features acclaimed live music, kids' activities, great food, a nationally renowned craft show and over 140,000 tulip bulbs blossoming into a sea of colors just in time for Mother's Day.