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 United Way 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 72nd Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 9 & 10, 2020 in Washington Park.

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The 2020 Tulip Court
Meet the 2020 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

2020 Albany Tulip Queen
Kaya Rifenberg-Stempel Request the Queen & Court

Kaya is a senior at the University at Albany where she enjoys learning about foreign languages and cultures.

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