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Springtime in Albany: Events Near Your State Street Apartment

Spring is a beautiful time of year in Albany, NY. With flowers blooming, temperatures warming, and many exciting activities taking place throughout the city, there’s something new to try around every corner. So whether you’re a longtime resident of downtown Albany, or new to the area – there are plenty of events to enjoy this spring. 

Albany Tulip Festival

A long-standing tradition, the Albany Tulip Festival takes place in Mid-May when the blooms are at their most beautiful. Each year, the festival draws thousands to Washington Park in downtown Albany to enjoy over 100,000 tulips in 150+ varieties. Plus, live music, food and drink, and arts and crafts. 

To kick off the festival, a traditional Dutch ceremony of scrubbing the streets takes place, highlighting the rich Dutch heritage of the area. Following the street scrubbing is a procession that includes the Tulip Queen finalists. The winner of which will be crowned over the festival weekend and receive a $5,000 scholarship!

The best part of the festival? It’s just a short walk away from Abraxas at 90 State Street! 

Albany Farmers Markets

While winter is perfect for hearty soups and stews, springtime is the time most of us crave fresh foods. Luckily, it’s never been easier to find high-quality, and delicious produce, especially when you live in downtown Albany!

Several popular farmers’ markets are just steps from Abraxas, including the Empire State Plaza Farmer’s Market, the Washington Park Farmer’s Market, and the Albany County Farmer’s Market. Not only do these markets offer a wide selection of local produce, meat, cheese, and baked goods, but they’re also a great way to spend a sunny afternoon!

Explore our full farmers’ market guide for more information. 

Albany Craft Beer Festival

Craft beer lovers in Albany won’t want to miss the New York State Craft Brewers Festival held each spring in downtown Albany. This popular festival features dozens of local breweries pouring hundreds of their best brews. Along with sampling IPAs, stouts, and sours, festival-goers can also enjoy food from some of Albany’s best eateries, live music, and more. With so much to try the Albany Craft Beer Festival is a great way to spend a spring day near your State Street apartment.

Albany Film Festival

For film buffs, the annual New York State Writers Institute’s Albany Film Festival is a can’t-miss event held at the University of Albany each spring. This festival showcases a variety of feature-length films, short films, and docuseries. In addition to screenings, the festival also includes panel discussions and how-to workshops with writers, screenwriters, filmmakers, film critics, and other industry professionals. Held in late March-early April the Albany Film Festival is a great way to see new and unique films that would not be shown in typical theatres.

Enjoy Springtime From Your State Street Apartment

With so many exciting events happening this spring in Albany, there’s never a dull moment for residents of Abraxas at 90 State Street. Interested in calling our luxury apartments home? Give us a call or apply today!