Special Events & Cultural Affairs

The City of Albany Office of Special Events and Volunteer services plans, produces and promotes City of Albany festivals, fairs and special events as well as numerous press conferences and ceremonies annually.

These events range from the Albany's acclaimed Riverfront Jazz Festival to the time honored tradition of the Albany Tulip Festival to the vibrant Alive at Five Summer Concert Series. Many of the events have won awards including the Hospitality Excellence Award from the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, a creative programming award from First Night International, and Pinnacle Awards from the International Festival and Events Association.

The events promote arts, entertainment and cultural interest for all ages and demographics and draw an overall annual attendance of hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors to Albany and the Capital Region area.

Tulip Fest - Photo by JP Elario Outdoor event - Photo by JP Elario Alive at Five Drummer - Photo by JP Elario

Contact Information

24 Eagle Street
City Hall, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-2032
Fax: (518) 426-0759
E-mail: specialevents@ci.albany.ny.us