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75th Royal Tulip Ball

Join us on May 13, 2023 as we celebrate the 75th Royal Tulip Ball at the NYS Museum. We are thrilled to welcome a delegation from our sister City Nijmegen, Netherlands, as we highlight this rich tradition.    

6:30 pm:  Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres. Professional Photos by MAP Graphics. The Ring Around Photo Booth

7:30 p.m. Dinner, Introduction of Tulip Court Music by The Accent

Silent auction and Dancing all night!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Perennial Sponsor


Spring Sponsors


Petal Sponsors

Albany Distilling Company Inc.

Albany Jewish Community Center

Business for Good



Columbia Development Companies

Fort Orange Brewing

Katie O Weddings & Events

M&T Bank

NBT Bank

New Castle Paving LLC

Nine Pin Ciderworks LLC

The Rosenblum Companies

Hon. Darius Shahinfar, Esq. & Noelle Kinsch

The University at Albany Foundation

Empowerment Committee

Charlotte and Charles Buchanan

Hershberg & Hershberg Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors

Italian American Community Center Foundation

Patricia & Jay Harold Jakovic

Hon. Andrew Joyce & Jennifer Joyce

Hon. Matthew Peter & Dr. Corinne McLeod

John Reilly, Jr.

Washington Park Conservancy

Hon. Deborah Zamer & Dr. Joshua Zamer

Honorary Committee

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy 

Albany Public School Teachers' Association

Alpha Certified Property Inspectors - Richard LaJoy

Hon. Dorcey Applyrs

Carpenters Local 291

Sharon & Joe Coffey

Hon. Jacob Crawford & Kellen Crawford

Andrea Crisafulli

David Galin, Esq. & Calee Oas, Esq.

Historic Albany Foundation

Irish American Heritage Museum

Fran O'Rourke, KeyBank

John-Raphael Pichardo, Esq.

Julia Rosen

Hon. Paul D. Tonko

About the Capital City Fund

The Capital City Fund allows us to hold events throughout Tulip Festival weekend and how we are able to appropriately care for and recognize our Veterans, a matter that is very important to Mayor Sheehan. The Capital City Fund provides Veterans organizations with the means to hold the Veterans and Memorial Day Parades, the Gold Star Families luncheon and purchase flags used to honor the resting places of Albany County veterans every Memorial Day. The Fund also provides grants to Albany based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and services in the areas of community and culture, arts, and education. Proceeds from the Tulip Ball will benefit the Capital City Fund and allow it to continue all of this important work.  

About the Event

The Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely-anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 75 years, Albany has hosted this celebration of our rich history and tradition with a three-day event featuring the annual street scrubbing, a music, arts and crafts festival attended by thousands in the historic Washington Park, and the Royal Tulip Ball. With by our side at the 75th Annual Tulip Ball, we are sure to achieve this season’s fundraising goal and serve The Capital City Fund well. 

Tulipfest75 Events

Register for Paint and Sip here                                                                        Register for Tulips for Albany Exhibition and Reception here




Beginning the first week of May, several locations across Albany will be offering an Albany Distilling Inc. Co. Pomegranate Cosmo, inspired by the Tulip Cocktail from the 1950s, and Fort Orange Brewing 75 Tulips IPA. 

Pomegranate Cosmo Recipe

1.5oz ALB Orange

1.5oz Pomegranate Juice

0.5oz Honey Simple Syrup

Splash Lime Juice

Shake on ice and strain into coupe glass

Orange peel garnish

75 Tulips New England IPA 6.1%

Brewed to celebrate 75 years of Albany's Tulip Festival, this hazy IPA features Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops.

It has a big tropical aroma followed by notes of peach, grapefruit and pineapple.


In the weeks leading up to Tulip Festival, residents and visitors are encouraged to admire tulips, celebrate spring, and share photos of the cheerful blooms on social media along with the hashtag #518TulipTracker. A Tulip Driving Tour bingo card will also be released on April 20th on Discover Albany‚Äôs blog and Facebook page (@albanycvb). Snap a photo of the tulips at each spot on the bingo card and mark off the spots as you go. When BINGO! is secured, email the five tulip photos and the corresponding locations to with a receipt from a City of Albany business you supported while completing the BINGO card by Thursday, May 11 to be entered into a random drawing to win an Albany-themed prize!