It’s Tulip Time!

Tulip Time is an annual festival held in Holland, Michigan every May.
Tulip Time is an annual festival held in Holland, Michigan every May.

It’s Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan! On Monday morning, I gathered up my two youngest children and some grandparents to check it out. It was my first time attending this annual week-long festival, and it was lovely!

In order to avoid the crowds, we chose to go there on a weekday morning.  We did not get to participate in the parades or the carnival. We did not see the costumed locals in wooden shoes dancing in the streets. Instead we simply wandered the streets and parks, enjoyed the views, admired the many tulips, and ate lunch at one of the many local restaurants. Oh, and the kids split an elephant ear from one of the concession booths!

Tulip Time lasts through this weekend. If you are interested in checking it out, you can get all the information you need like event listings, performance details, parking recommendations, and maps at the festival’s website here: http://www.tuliptime.com/

In the meanwhile, enjoy these pictures of tulips from our visit.

Window on the Waterfront Park features rows upon rows of tulips in multiple colors that create a rainbow effect.
Window on the Waterfront Park features rows upon rows of tulips in multiple colors that create a rainbow effect.

 

More rows of beautiful tulips at Window on the Waterfront Park in Holland, Michigan.
More rows of beautiful tulips at Window on the Waterfront Park in Holland, Michigan.

 

A flowerbed of multicolored tulips at Centennial Park.
A flowerbed of multicolored tulips at Centennial Park.

 

Purple tulips at Centennial Park.
Purple tulips at Centennial Park.

 

Lovely pink tulips at Centennial Park.
Lovely pink tulips at Centennial Park.

 

More lovely tulips at Centennial Park.
More lovely tulips at Centennial Park.

 

Beautiful pink tulips along 8th Street during Tulip Time.
Beautiful pink tulips along 8th Street during Tulip Time.

 

Pretty tulips in a 8th Street storefront's window box.
Pretty tulips in a 8th Street storefront’s window box.

 

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4 comments

  1. What gorgeous shots – one of my favourite flowers, I didn’t know there was anything like this in Michigan. A proper taste of Holland by the sound of it. The flowers would definitely beat parade crowds for me as well. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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