ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Crowds are starting to clear as this year’s Tulip Festival is coming to an end. But despite Sunday’s wind and slightly chilly temperatures, a lot of people came out to the festival, whether it was for a leisurely stroll or as a way to spend Mother’s Day.
Every year, this festival attracts thousands of people from all over the Capital Region. There are over 140,000 tulips in over 150 variations covering the lawn for the long-lived Albany tradition for 68 years now.
The festival is rationally an introduction to spring with a lot of events for people to enjoy ranging from fresh food vendors, music, and of course, people taking pictures by the colorful Tulips.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan also made an appearance and she said what started out as a seasonal tradition has also become the event to bring everyone’s Mothers to.
“I just think that it’s just a great time. This is sort of the rite of spring and the weather finally cleared and I’ve just seen so many families out here, multiple generations of families, so I think this has just become the thing to do on Mother’s Day weekend,” said Sheehan.
Planning for next year’s Tulip Festival will start in a couple of weeks and like this year, they’re hoping to add something different along the entertainment venue.