Virtual Tulip Fest Saturday May 9

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The City of Albany has announced they will be holding a virtual Tulip Festival Saturday, May 9th. The virtual event will feature music performances, Tulip garden tours, local businesses take out specials, prizes, and more.

Tulips in Washington Park

“While I join so many of you that are looking forward to getting back to celebrating the annual Tulip Fest the way we are accustom to, I am excited to participate in the first ever virtual Tulip Fest,” said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. “I want to thank the Office of Cultural Affairs for their commitment to reinventing this and many other traditional Albany events in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and hope you and your family and friends will virtually join us on May 9th.”

The Virtual Tulip Festival will feature musical performances from local talents like The Ages, Erin Harkes, Hartley’s Encore, Caity Gallagher, and many others. City of Albany Gardeners will be taking you on a tour of the tulip beds, and offering their expert insights and knowledge.

Melvin the Magnificent will be putting on a magic show for the kids, too.

The video will premiere on the City’s YouTube page at 12 noon on May 9th. Interested viewers will also be able to find it on the social media channels @AlbanyNYevents.

The 2020 Tulip Queen and Court will be presented at a later date with their own celebration.

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