Holland Tulip Time Festival
Jenna and I went down to Holland to check out the Tulip Festival last Sunday. It was a gloomy day but there were thousands of people flooding the sidewalks, local businesses and browsing the arts & crafts fair inside the park. Some of the tulips were already wilted, while others were still waiting to bloom. We were able to get some pictures of a few different colors but compared to what I’ve seen online, we only captured a small percentage of them. We wandered around for about an hour and came back home. We might try to make it back out there in the next few days 🙂
I’ve posted some pictures and some information about the festival below. Enjoy 🙂
Information about the Tulip Time Festival
The beautiful beach town of Holland has been celebrating its Dutch heritage and culture since 1929 and the festivities continue this year. From May 2-9, 2015 the Tulip Time Festival features parades, traditional Dutch Dance performances, concerts, theatre, Dutch attractions, Dutch food and more. More than 500,000 people from 40 countries travel to the Holland Tulip Time Festival each year.
During your visit at the Tulip Time Festival, you’ll see more than four million tulips decorating city parks, public attractions and city streets. Drive the six miles of Tulip Lanes through Holland’s historic neighborhoods. For more of nature’s beauty, explore Windmill Island Gardens, home to manicured gardens with more than 115,000 tulips, a 250 year-old working Dutch windmill and an antique Dutch carousel. For a more adventurous day, take your family to the Midway Carnival, or have a blast at the Nelis’ Dutch Village Family Theme Park, where the history of the Dutch culture comes to life. Continue the Dutch experience at Dutch Marktplaats, a marketplace where you can delight in the tastes, sights, sounds and crafts of 19th century Holland. Read more