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    • Shows & Events
      With national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages, and some of the largest parades in Michigan, the Tulip Time Festival offers world-class fun!

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      • Tulips
        The Holland, Michigan area boasts nearly 5 million tulips, planted & ready to burst forth in bloom in early spring. Tulips are located in City parks, at public attractions, and along City streets. Here you will find great details about the star of the show!
        • Dutch Heritage
          Celebrate the rich Dutch heritage and culture of the founders of Holland, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Macatawa & Lake Michigan.
        • Parades During Tulip Time

          The Festival parades are some of the largest and most spectacular events in Michigan. Thousands of spectators line the streets of downtown Holland to watch amazing floats, marching bands, Dutch Dancers, and numerous organizations present their finest in over two miles of pure celebration.


          Volksparade, Holland, Michigan
          “People’s Parade”
          Wednesday May 10, 2017
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          “Children’s Parade”
          Thursday May 11, 2017
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          “Music Parade”
          Saturday May 13, 2017 
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          Reserved grandstand seating is conveniently located adjacent to the Civic Center parking lot and near Kollen Park.
          To purchase seats, go to the specific parade links above.

          If you choose to bring your own blanket or chair, please take note of the City of Holland’s policies: Items cannot be set up earlier than 6am the morning of the Volksparade & Kinderparade, 9pm Friday evening before the Saturday Muziekeparade. Items may be placed between the street and sidewalk only. All items must be removed no later than 1 hour after each parade.

          VideoGraphicVideo coverage of the parades is provided by the City of Holland.
          Live coverage can be seen at:
          Comcast channel 24/916
          AT&T U-Verse channel 99
          Roku “Holland Cable TV”

          After the parades are completed, videos will be posted on:

          WHTC will also be streaming live video at http://whtc.com/tulip-time/#watch and broadcasting on the air at 1450 AM.