Tulip Time Festival is an annual festival held in Holland, Michigan. Numerous cities in the United States of America that were either founded by Dutch settlers or had a significant Dutch population hold tulip festivals.

The festival has been held every year (except 2020) in mid-May since 1929 and is currently the longest running tulip festival in the United States. The festival currently runs from the first Saturday in May through the second Sunday.

Tulip Time’s roots can be traced to a 1927 community beautification project. In 1928, City council approved funding to import 100,000 tulip bulbs from the Netherlands and plant them in city parks. The next year, the city invited visitors to come during the week including May 15. The success prompted an annual event to be born.

Activities at the celebration include three parades, fireworks, a Dutch Market, various shows and concerts, a craft fair, klompen dancing, and street scrubbing. The city of Holland has thousands of tulips lining the streets and in special tulip gardens throughout the city. It has been ranked as America’s third-largest town festival and named best small town festival by Reader’s Digest.

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