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 68th Annual Albany Tulip Festival was held on May 7 & 8, 2016 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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Posted by: Jacqueline Murphy, 2015 Tulip Court

Monday April 18, 2016

Happy Spring, Albany!

We are fairly certain the weather will be excellent for this year’s Tulip Festival! It is hard to believe our reign is coming to an end! It seems like yesterday we were shopping for our coronation dresses, ball gowns, and suits. This year has flown by faster than I imagined it would! We are wrapping up our year by trying to get as...
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