Since 1929, the city of Holland has blossomed with literally hundreds of thousands of tulips — and an equal number of tulip-lovers who attend the annual Tulip Time Festival. And the celebration is so much more than tulips — with national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages, breathtaking sights just off the shores […]

Herrick District Library —  In its 72nd year, the Tulip Time Flower show is free and open to the public. The show features entries of local-cut horticulture specimens in different classes, the largest of which are spring flowering bulbs. The show is presented by Holland Garden Club. Show times: May 8: 3–9 p.m.; May 9: […]

Downtown Holland, 2–3 p.m. — Once the Mayor and the City Council don their white gloves and inspect the parade route, the Town Crier declares that the “streets need scrubbing” and the Metal Flow Volksparade kicks off! — tuliptime.com

Exhibition Opening Reception Saugatuck Center for the Arts This show – equal parts exhibition, community education and outreach – awakens consciousness and celebrates individuals who have fought through unimaginable hardship while cultivating hope, grace and charity in their lives. — sc4a.org

Our Brewing Company, 8–11 p.m. — Sing it! Bring out your inner Beyoncé or Smash Mouth and come to karaoke every Wednesday. There is no sign up. — ourbrewingcompany.com