New York April 12, 2019
This New York Tulip Festival With Over 140,000 Flowers Will Transport You Into A Sea Of Color
One of the best parts about it officially being spring in New York is the fact that slowly but surely, we’re getting to see our landscapes transform. After getting out our hopefully last April snow showers for the year, now some of our favorite floral festivals are popping up right around the corner. If you follow us at Only In Buffalo, you most likely already read about the breathtaking
Cherry Blossom Festival happening this spring but if you can’t make it all the way out to Western New York then we have the perfect alternative for you. A historic event that’s been celebrated for generations, take a look at this beautiful tulip festival before the season passes you by!
Celebrating its 71st year, Albany's annual Tulip Festival will be happening once again on Mother's Day Weekend this year.
Head to Washington Park on the weekend of May 10th and you can experience Albany's grand spring festival for yourself.
If you're unfamiliar with the festival or have never attended, it's a unique celebration of the area's Dutch heritage. Did you know Albany is the country's oldest Dutch settlement?
Throughout the park, you'll see local vendors lining the walkways — with everything from lemonade and pizza stands to local artists and other unique goods for sale.
Of course, the main focus of this festival is the large sea of tulips that bring Washington Park to life.
More than 150 different kinds of tulips will be on display here in the park, a floral sight you won't usually get to see.
As your eyes scan Washington Park, you'll see more than 140,000 tulips in bloom.
From eye-catching reds and pinks to white and purple tulips that will remind you of why you love spring so much — this festival brings the entire rainbow to Albany.
Throughout the week, Tulip Tours will be available at various times on May 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th...
...where you can learn more about all the different kinds of tulips that are planted in Albany for the festival.
An event that all can enjoy, you'll find live music and entertainment that will appeal to older crowds while the festival also features a Kid Zone that's made up of pony rides, rock climbing walls, games, face painting, and other fun activities.
If you've yet to attend this historic festival, see what it's like to stand in a park full of more than 140,000 tulips this spring in New York.
One major thing you’ll want to know about when it comes to this festival? It’s the parking. A
CDTA shuttle runs to the park from three different designated locations — Elk Street Parking Lot at the stop sign at Elk and Hawk; Eagle Street Parking Lot on the corner of Eagle Street and Madison Avenue; and the Albany Medical Center Parking Lot for passengers who need extra assistance or are in a wheelchair.
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Ready to check out more festivals happening this spring? Then make sure you take a look at
The Most Whimsical Parade In New York You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Can’t Miss!