Washington Park is a public park and visitors may visit any time at no charge.
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For the most up-to-date schedules, locations, timing, directions and parking for each event please visit the Albany Events website.
Special Events Permits are issued by the City Clerk’s Office. Complete the Online Special Events Permit Application Form, or visit the City Clerk’s Licenses and Forms page to access a PDF copy.
For more information call 518-434-5090 or email the City Clerk’s Office.
The Tulip Festival is held in a large green park in the center of the city. Parking is available on nearby city streets, but please be prepared to walk a few blocks into the festival.
You must have a handicap hang tag or license plates. Enter the park via Thurlow Terrace; follow the road near the lake and park on the left side of the road.
The Tulip Bulb sale is organized by The Washington Park Conservancy. Please call 518-463-5846 for any questions.
There is no entrance fee for admission to the Tulip Festival.
No, we do not.
The event begins at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm.
Announcements to move to the rain location are made by 11 am the morning of Alive at Five. For up-to-date information, please call the Office of Special Events and Cultural Affairs at 518-434-2032 or check the Albany Events website.
Please send an electronic press kit (EPK) to the Entertainment email or mail a press kit to:City of Albany Office of Special Eventsc/o Entertainment Coordinator24 Eagle StreetCity Hall, 4th FloorAlbany, NY 12207
Each event has different requirements and requires an application. To access an application or more information, visit the Albany Events Vendor Information page.
In most circumstances, opening acts play from 5 to 6 pm and headliners take the stage around 6:30 pm.
Parking is located in surface lots and garages along Broadway. Access concert site via the Hudson River Way Pedestrian Bridge.
The Columbia Street Garage, which is equipped with elevators, is directly connected to the Hudson River Way Corning Preserve Parking lot (near the Riverfront Bar and Grille).
Parking is extremely limited (5 spots) on Quay Street near the Riverfront visitors building.