Tulip Time, Michigan
Tulip Time is a week-long festival held in the scenic small town of Holland, Michigan, USA. This annual festival first began in 1929 when Holland adopted the tulip as its official flower, importing 100,000 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands and planting them throughout local parks. Tulip Time has since grown to become one of the largest flower festivals in the United States, and it was even ranked the No. 1 Flower Festival in 2016 by USA Today.
More than 500,000 people attend Tulip Time each year to see over 5 million kaleidoscopic tulips in bloom. And while tulips are the festival's main attraction, Tulip Time is also a celebration of Holland's Dutch heritage. Dozens of events are taking place throughout the city, including a carnival, the Tulip Time Run on May 5 and the Muziekparade on May 12. Visitors can also watch daily Dutch Dance performances or enjoy Yoga in the Tulips on May 7 and 13. Many of these festivities are free. However, tickets are required for carnival rides and some events.
The Tulip Time festival takes place each year in early May, with this year's festival happening May 5-13. The easiest way to get to the festival is to take a flight to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). While Chicago is almost three hours from Holland, Amtrak's Grand Rapids route makes daily stops from Chicago to Holland, and vice versa.
Address: 42 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423