Locals count down the days to the Holland Michigan Tulip Festival. This annual event has gone on for decades and marks the celebration of the town’s Dutch heritage and culture.
While you’ll enjoy the small-town environment, Holland knows how to celebrate in a big way. The tulip festival includes seas of flowers, three parades, concerts, Dutch attractions and dance performances as well as events for the kids, tours and more.
Tulip Gardens and Lanes
During the Holland Tulip Festival, tulip gardens and lanes burst with color. More than six million tulips can be viewed in the city parks, along the city streets, and other public areas.
Tulip Lanes begin on 12th and River Avenue where guests witness a breathtaking six miles of tulips along Holland’s Streets.
Tulip City Tours
The Tulip City Tours make it easy to get around and a guide dressed in Dutch costume will offer interesting tidbits of information as you travel. The hop-on, hop-off tour tickets provide transportation to the Tulip Lanes, Holland’s Historic District, and city parks.
Tulip City Tours cost $18 per adult and $10 for kids 5-12 years old.
Other Things to Do and See
While you’re in Holland for the Tulip Festival, you might want to check out a few of the other area attractions.
- Nelis’ Dutch VillageFamily Theme Park & Wooden Shoe Factory: A visit to this theme park offers a unique step back in time to the Netherlands, more than 100 years ago. Guests enjoy authentic Dutch architecture, windmills, canals, and of course flowering gardens. Costumed park employees demonstrate olden-day crafts, and kids enjoy feeding farm animals, along with rides on the Dutch Swing or the Petal Pumper Carts.
- Windmill Island Gardens: If you love the Tulip Festival and want to feast your eyes on more flora and fauna, Windmill Island Garden is home to more than 150,0000 tulips. The Dutch theme also provides elements such as dikes, canals walking paths and a working Dutch windmill that’s almost 250 years old!
- Holland Museum and Dutch Galleries: Learn how Tulip Time began with a visit to the Holland Museum and Dutch Galleries. See how America’s Holland started.
Holland is a quaint American town with a rich history of community. Join in the celebration this May 4-11, 2013.