Where is the festival?
Believe it or not, we are asked that question often. To locals and those that have been to Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan before, it may seem like an odd thing to ask. But thousands of people that head to our events each year are experiencing it all for the first time. So the challenge is to explain a week-long celebration that encompasses our whole community with events, entertainment and millions of tulips scattered throughout the area.
The most helpful thing to understand about the Tulip Time Festival is that it does not occur in a gated, single location. Over 8 days, events and activities take place in over 30 different locations, most within a 4-mile radius of Downtown Holland. Our three fabulous parades take place along a two-mile parade route. Hundreds of Dutch Dancers perform throughout the city in more than 50 performances. City parks and the downtown Holland area are filled with tulip plantings and the beautiful Tulip Lanes offer 6 miles of quaint, residential streets flanked with tulips.
The best way to “find” the festival is to check out our website interactive map and learn about what is happening on the “Shows & Events” page. (A print copy of the map and events is also available by request at www.tuliptime.com/join.) Your experience at the festival can be directed by these two resources so you can see our award-winning community, engage with activities and events that interest you and of course, see millions of tulips!
While getting around and parking can be a bit of a challenge during the festival, we provide details of parking locations on the interactive map to help you navigate. Visitors to the area can use the Offsite Parking Shuttle as a great way to get to the heart of much of the activity. Information booths and helpful volunteers are also located around the downtown area. So the “where” of Tulip Time is best described by saying Holland, Michigan.
For over 90 years we have welcomed all those from near or far to find us each May and experience our appreciation of Dutch heritage, celebration of community and the blooming of millions of tulips. Come and join us this year!