Tulip Time Festival

Tulip Time Festival

Holland, May 6 to 14

Holland will roll out a multi-colored carpet for its 93rd festival: nine May days of flowers, Dutch dancing, carnival rides, quilts, historic walking tours, parades and other fun. 

Many festival features are free. Tickets are required for some (events noted by an asterisk) — including performances by Sara Evans, Girl Named Tom, Fiddlefire and the ever-popular Elton Rohn. Some sell out before Tulip Time begins.

New events

From the Netherlands, the award-winning Bicycle Showband Crescendo  marching band musicians riding bicycles in traditional Dutch costumes. (It was a challenge to bring 45 musicians, instruments and bikes across the Atlantic from Holland to Holland!) 

May 12–14 at the Hope College football stadium, and in the Volksparade May 13

* Tulip City Brewstillery Guided Beverage Tastings 

May 8–12 — a history lesson and a flight combined, sampling beers while learning the local history backstories of their names. 

. . . and at Big Lake Brewing, a small batch Tulip Time beer in collectible cans.

And among the perennially popular festival events . . . 

May 5-14

* Carnival

at Holland Civic Center 

May 6-13

* Tall Ship Dockside Tours near downtown (weather permitting)

May 6

* Tulip Time Run 5K, 10K and kids’ fun run 

May 11 Kinderparade 

May 13 Volksparade 

May 13

Fireworks with food, music and festivities planned by Latin Americans United for Progress

Details and ticket links at tuliptime.com