Babylon Tulip Festival

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Sponsored by West Babylon's Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, the Babylon Tulip Festival is a celebration of the church's 50th anniversary. In the 1940s and '50s, tulip festivals and parades were held in Babylon Village, celebrating the town as a leader in the tulip industry.

Bagpipers march in the Tulip Parade in West
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Bagpipers march in the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

Keira O'Shea, 3, of Babylon, watches the Tulip
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Keira O'Shea, 3, of Babylon, watches the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

Tractors are part of the Tulip Parade in
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Tractors are part of the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

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A horse-drawn carriage is part of the Tulip
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A horse-drawn carriage is part of the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

Drummers from the Babylon Fire Department march in
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Drummers from the Babylon Fire Department march in the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

Tractors are among those featured in the Tulip
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Tractors are among those featured in the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

Drummers from the West Babylon Fire Department perform
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Drummers from the West Babylon Fire Department perform in the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

A float is featured in the Tulip Parade
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A float is featured in the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

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Drummers from the West Babylon Fire Department march
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Drummers from the West Babylon Fire Department march in the Tulip Parade in West Babylon. (April 28, 2012)

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