The Tulip Queen serves as Albany's Ambassador for one full year of reign. She and her court will spend that year involved in volunteer projects, including the Literacy Campaign, which strives to promote the value of reading to children. The Tulip Queen and Court have teamed up with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to create a trust fund for future Tulip Queens and Courts to award grants to local literacy organizations. Each Queen and Court develops initiatives to further their goals and attends numerous events throughout the year focusing on education and community awareness.

The nominees attend a series of interviews and finalists are announced in early May. The Queen is crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500. The 69th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 13 & 14, 2017 in Washington Park.

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Meet the 2016 Tulip Court
Adaviah Ward - 2016 Tulip Queen Samantha Coons Shannon Moquin
Mariah Rickard Racquel Saddler 2016 Tulip Court

Literacy Campaigns

Each year, the Tulip Queen and Court spend their reign developing programs for the Literacy Campaign which promotes the value of reading to children & adults. Learn more about our Literacy Program

2016 Albany Tulip Queen
Adaviah Ward Request the Queen & Court

Adaviah is a Liberal Arts major at Hudson Valley, planning to go on to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

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