Every spring since 1949, Albany has celebrated Tulip Festival. The festival is located in Washington Park in downtown Albany during Mother’s Day weekend, complete with thousands of Tulips as well as a variety of events.
While there is an official Tulip Festival, you can enjoy the tulips for many weeks by visiting the park.
Parking can be tricky in this area of Albany. The city usually provides a shuttle from parking lots, but if you go at times that aren’t busy, you may be able to park near or along the park.
This Spring 2020, the Tulip Fest was cancelled in person due to Coronavirus. Normally, there would be a variety of events, from music to food to performances.
Despite there no events this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we enjoyed seeing all the different colors and kinds of tulips. We visited on a weekday and were careful to wear masks and social distance.
The tulips really frame the well-known Moses statue in Washington Park.
I really liked the unique variety of tulips.
There were some other flowers there as well, like these hyacinths.
The Tulip Festival is something you can enjoy whether or not you attend the festival events. We had a nice time walking around the park and looking at all the flowers and enjoying the scenery.
You can find more info at https://www.albany.com/things-to-do/tulip-festival/
I’ve always wanted to visit a tulip festival! This one looks fabulous! We also just moved into our new home and we have hyacinths in our front landscaping! So pretty!
I absolutely love tulips so this would be my idea of heaven! Such an amazing way to take all the gorgeous vibrant hues they offer.
Beautiful, I remember going with my mum as a little girl to these festivals. Nature is so vibrant!
So beautiful! I love tulips. They are so colorful and pretty. We do have a flower festival here in my country too. We travel up north almost every year to watch the parade. If I do get a chance to be in Albany NY, I will make it a point to be there during the Tulip Festival.
I love tulips! They’re one of my favorite flowers. They were my bouquet at my wedding. This looks like it would be so cool to see!
Those flowers are truly gorgeous. I have been trying to find a nice place to visit in NY so i will continue reading your blog.
A beautiful place to spend the afternoon. The flowers are all so beautiful!!
This reminds me of Kanaval Deux Fleur in Ayiti. Although I don’t remember seeing fresh flowers growing anywhere. Floats and costumes however were loaded with bright pops of color like you illustrate here. I mean holy wow!
Oh, wow! The tulips are so beautiful! This makes me feel as if I am in Holland. It’s ashame the festival was canceled but just to walk around and see the tulips would be a treat. I know where I’m going next spring!
So sad to hear that your festival had been cancelled. that said at least you still got to look at all these lovely flowers x
Tulip is one of my favorite flowers. They are just so pretty. Wish we have a tulip festival here too.
Such pretty flowers. Tulips are one of my favorite ones.
This would be my kind of place. I love looking at flowers. They’re all so beautiful too. One of my favorites are also tulips.
I can look at flowers all day. I wasn’t aware that there were so many types of tulips out there.
Beauitful I can spend whole day just watchign them. Tuplips are my favorite flowers, here it is really warm.
Such a gorgeous place to visit,so many beautiful flowers even just to look at!
Such fabulous photos of these flowers. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers and what a lovely place to visit.
What a nice place to visit, and I love your photos. The colors are so vivid and striking!
The flowers are so beautiful. What a great place to visit.
I would have love to be here and seen on the great beautiful flowers… Taking a picture with the flowers in the field would be lovely too.
Beautiful flowers !! Would love to attend some year.
Oh wow, those are really beautiful shots! I love tulips and its varieties. Here in the Philippines, we also have Flower Festival and how I wish we could celebrate it again after this pandemic.
love these shots.. we always keep thinking of visiting the ones closest to us but somehow end up missing it..
These pictures are so beautiful! We have a tulip festival near us in Holland Michigan too. I was disappointed when it was cancelled this year. Hopefully next we will all be able to enjoy these beautiful events again!
I’ve only seen a tulip festival in Holland, but it is so nice to hear there is one in America. I am sorry it was cancelled though, as most of all the other events around the world. Love the pictures, beautiful!
What a fun festival! I had no idea there were so many variations of tulips.
This is so beautiful! The pictures take me back to my childhood, tulips were my favorite flower growing up and I always dreamt of visiting a place such as this.
That is so gorgeous! I would love to visit there!
I’m so sad we couldn’t visit any tulip festivals this year due to Covid-19, that one looks amazing!
Tulips are my mother in law’s favorite flower. I would love to visit this place with her.