Holland, Michigan’s Tulip Festival kicks off this weekend. It will run from Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 12th, 2019. This means not only are there over 5 million tulips, but entertainment as well. Since 1929, the city of Holland has blossomed with literally hundreds of thousands of tulips. The celebration is more than just tulips. You will find national entertainment acts, events & activities for all ages, along with breathtaking sights just off the shores of Lake Michigan and some of the largest parades in Michigan. Tulip Time is truly an experience you don’t want to miss!
Back in 1929, the City of Holland planted its first crop of 100,000 tulips. The Festival has evolved into programs, pageantry, costumes, parades and the popular Dutch Dancers. This year the festival is celebrating its 90th Anniversary and you are going to see a lot of orange! Why orange? This year they are going to “paint the town orange” in celebration of Tulip Time’s 90th anniversary. You will see orange tulips of different varieties in the local parks and throughout the town, along with many events and activities.
There are plenty of activities for everyone…
There will be three different parades to check out! The Volksparade (“People’s Parade”) is on Wednesday May 8th at 2:00 pm. The next day, it’s the Kinderparade (“Children’s Parade”) at 2:00 pm on Thursday May 9th. And the final parade, The Muziekparade (“Music Parade”) will be on Saturday, May 11th also starting at 2:00 pm.
The carnival opens on Friday, May 3rd at 5 pm and will run daily through Sunday, May 12th. The carnival is set up at the Civic Center lot. Rides, food and fun for all ages throughout the week of Tulip Time. Ride tickets are four tickets for $5, or a sheet of 50 can be purchased for $50. Rides require 2–6 tickets each.
Entertainment includes an Eagles tribute band, Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys”, The Texas Tenors, comedian Jay Leno and more.
Additional information can be found on the official Tulip Time website at www.tuliptime.com.