Tulip Time Partners with Downtown Holland to Bring New Events to Fall Fest


HOLLAND, Mich., August 19, 2021 – Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) is pleased to announce that we will be joining in the fun of Fall Fest! Why does Tulip Time celebrate fall you might ask -- because that’s when we plant the tulips! Plans are underway for a fabulous Fall Fest in Downtown Holland this coming October! Tulip Time is excited to partner with Downtown Holland hosting some events of our own starting with Community Tulip Planting, Fall Artisan Market and Holland Walking Tours.

Fall is the time to plant the tulips!

Tulip Time, together with the City of Holland Parks Department, will host the annual Community Tulip Planting on Friday, October 8 from 10a-12p and 1-3p, and on Saturday, October 9, from 8-10a and 10a-12p. The planting will take place at Window on the Waterfront Park, located on 6th Street between Columbia and College Avenues.

Each fall the City of Holland plants tulip bulbs throughout downtown Holland, city parks, and Tulip Lanes. The Community Planting Volunteers will help plant over 75,000 tulip bulbs at Window on the Waterfront Park. Community volunteers have assisted the Parks Department in planting bulbs for several years. “This is a great way to get involved with the Festival,” commented Gwen Auwerda, Executive Director of Tulip Time. “And, in the spring, you’ll have bragging rights and can show off the tulips you planted to your friends and family!”

Dress for the weather, bring your green thumbs and gardening gloves. The City of Holland Parks Department will supply the bulbs, necessary tools for planting and plenty of instruction. To participate, please register at www.tuliptime.com/volunteer.

Calling all artisans!

New this year - Tulip Time will host a Fall Artisan Market at beautiful Windmill Island Gardens on Saturday, October 9 from 10a-5p. Artisans of handmade and original works are invited to apply to this juried show. The application fee is $35 and booth fees are $100. Sign up through ZAPP at this link https://bit.ly/fallmkt-app.

Holland Walking Tours

One of the most popular events during Tulip Time 2021, were the newly introduced Walking Tours, and now we are bringing them back for Fall Fest. Join our costumed guide for this fun and informative 1-1/2 mile walking tour. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the beauty of Holland while learning the dynamic past and present. The tour provides an up-close visit to many sites and icons that make up our wonderful city. Tours will be held on Saturday, October 9 beginning at 10:30a. Tickets are required and can be purchased for $25/p for varying times at this link https://www.tuliptime.com/events/walking-tours-fall.

Watch for more details on all the fun activities that will be happening in Downtown Holland during Fall Fest! Save the date – October 8-9, 2021.