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The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs

Enjoy special events in Albany, NY all year long!
24 Eagle Street, Room 402 Albany, NY 12207 |
albany office of cultural affairs logoThe City of Albany hosts free special events throughout the year.
yellow and orange tulips with people walking nearbyThe annual Tulip Festival is a Mother's Day Weekend tradition. (Photo Credit: BDL Photography)
large crowd of people near vendor tentsBring the family out for a memorable day at Tulip Festival. (Photo Credit: Andrzej Pilarczyk)
three women on stageThe Tulip Queen coronation ceremony is held during Tulip Fest. (Photo Credit: BDL Photography)
view of band performing to audience from behindHave a blast listening to music at the Riverfront Jazz Festival. (Photo Credit: Andrzej Pilarczyk)
man with guitar and woman at a keyboard performing outsideHead over to the Fallbany Art and Craft Market for live music.
artworks and designs on tablesThe Fallbany Art and Craft Market features a variety of artists and crafters.
people lined up for a race at night with fireworks going off in the backgroundLace up your running shoes for the Last Run 5K.
people running at night near holiday lights displayCelebrate the holidays an all new way!


The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs plans, produces, and co-sponsors a variety of festivals, fairs, and concerts in Albany, NY. From Albany Tulip Fest to Alive at Five, these events promote local art, entertainment, and culture.

Experience the City of Albany's Top Events

Are you looking to have some fun in Albany this year? If so, then check out the lineup of events that The City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs typically presents each year. They manage festivals, fairs, special events, press conferences, and even ceremonies, all of which attract an overall annual attendance of hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors to the region.

The Office's signature events are free to attend and funded entirely by local businesses and corporate sponsors, without cost to taxpayers. Some of these top events include:

  • Albany Tulip Fest
  • Dad Fest
  • Alive at Five
  • Cash for Coats
  • Albany Cares
  • Palace Sessions
  • Fallbany Art and Craft Market
  • Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival
  • Albany Last Run 5K
  • And More

You can stay updated on all of their events by visiting their website or social media pages.

Visit them today to learn more!

Upcoming Events

Albany's Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K
2:00 PM to 5:30 PM at State Capitol Building (Parks)State St. and Washington Ave  AlbanyNY  12224

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