May 7-14, 2016
  • 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 4.5 million tulips, planted & ready to burst forth in bloom in early spring. 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.

        Parades go on rain or shine! (In the case of lightning or severe weather, we will cancel for the safety of all spectators and participants. Cancellation will be announced through our website, social media and local media outlets.)


        “People’s Parade”
        Wednesday May 11
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        “Children’s Parade”
        Thursday May 12
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        “Music Parade”
        Saturday May 14 
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        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
        AT&T U-Verse channel 99

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