Tulip Festival kicks off with great weather
It's mother's day weekend, which means it's time once again to celebrate Albany's Tulip Festival. And you couldn't have asked for better weather. YNN’s Maria Valvanis is in Washington Park with more on the weekend's festivities.
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ALBANY, N.Y. – Mayor Jerry Jennings said, “It’s one of the best that I can remember in 19 years it really is a beautiful day.”
The 64th annual Tulip Festival is shaping up to be one of its best, and with weather like this- you couldn't ask for a more picture-perfect day.
“Except for the tulips. The sad little tulips,” said Elyse Napa.
Unfortunately an early blossom this year means about 60 % of the weekends main attraction didn't quite make it to the show.
Frank Commisso said, “The weather came fast and you know there’s many less tulips.”
“We can't control mother nature but we can control this event and were going to have a great time.”
And it would be hard not to have a great time- with endless deliciousness at your finger tips, you name it, they've got it. From pizza to freshly squeezed lemonade- and of course, fried dough.
“It wouldn't be Tulip Fest without it.”
And perhaps the most anticipated event- The crowning of the tulip queen. 20 year old Emily Finnegan tells us she already has big plans for her year in reign.
Emily Finnegan, this year’s Tulip Queen said, “We're going to get started working on mayor Jennings literacy campaign. These girls have awesome ideas and were going to hit the ground running when we get going.