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Babylon Tulip Festival

Keira O'Shea, 3, of Babylon, watches the Tulip

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

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
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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

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

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

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

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

Drummers from the West Babylon Fire Department march
Photo 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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