Spring is on the way, even though there is snow on the ground. One way to celebrate the warmer months when they arrive is by seeing the amazement of 100,000 tulips.

Maybe you've already heard of the festival that takes over Washington Park in Albany for a few days. In fairness, it is easily one of the biggest festivals of it's kind in New York State. If you haven't heard of the annual Tulip Festival, which is called just that, Tulip Fest, maybe you should check it out when it happens this spring.

It's A Mothers Day Tradition

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Even though the Coronavirus Pandemic has made the previous few years a little bit tricky, the festival has been an annual event for over 70 years. Being that Albany is only around an hour and a half to two hours away from Central New York, it would be a great thing to take mom to for her special day.

It Is An Event For Everyone

Colorful tulips in the Keukenhof park, Holland

You don't need to be obsessed with gardening. You won't feel out of place if you're not a flower person. None of that matters, do you like beautiful scenes? What about photography? If you just enjoy things that look flat out amazing, this event is for you. How about music, like music? Albany's Tulip Festival frequently has had many really great bands perform live for the event.

There Are Competitions

Being that this has been a yearly tradition happening on Mothers Day, every year there is a mother of the year competition. Beyond that, the city will also crown their tulip queen as well.

A Cheap Roadtrip


Look, when we here in Central New York think of Albany, we don't normally think of it as an amazing road trip. We go there for concerts, or family. We drive through there on the way to other places or take a plane out of there. But Tulip Festival really brings the best of the capital city of New York out. That is worth a road trip, and with gas prices skyrocketing, it won't even take a tank of gas to do it.

Interested to find out more about Tulip Festival in Albany? Click here to find out more. If you want a look at what it is like, check out the video above.

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