May 7-15, 2022
Since 1929, the city of Holland, Michigan has celebrated its Dutch heritage with countless acres of tulips in springtime bloom. The tulip count has increased from 100,000 that first year to millions today, bursting forth with amazing color in public parks, local attractions and streetside plantings.
Over the years, the Tulip Time Festival has expanded to include a wide variety of events, entertainment and attractions in addition to the spectacle of flowers. In the process, it has garnered international recognition – named one of the top 20 events in the world by the International Festival and Events Association, America’s Best Small Town Festival by Reader’s Digest and America’s Best Flower Festival by USA Today.
The 2022 Tulip Time schedule is still being finalized, but the following events have been announced.
Dutch photographer Rem van den Bosch debuts his first U.S. exhibit – a collaborative photographic series involving dressmakers hand-sewing traditional dresses with modern spins. The photos will be displayed on towering 10-foot-tall displays along 25 of the dresses used in the series.
World-renowned Dutch horticulturist Ibo Gülsen uses 50,000 tulips of all shapes and colors to craft a week-long immersion experience that takes travelers through the history of the fabled flower. Great Instagrammable photo ops!
Costumed guides lead guests on a 90-minute tour around the historical sites of Holland.
A live performance capturing the look, feel and sound of a real Elton John concert. May 7.
Featuring folksy fiddles, guitar, string bass, mandolin, percussion, and dancing feet. May 12.
The popular country band (and America’s Got Talent contestants) appear in concert May 13.
Elementary school children and teachers in authentic Dutch costumes march through downtown Holland May 12.
Dozens of bands from West Michigan middle and high schools showcase their talents amid the community floats through downtown Holland May 14.
Local Performing Arts Series
Includes Dutch Organ Music Old and New (May 8), the American Legion Band (May 10), Dazzle! A Tulip Time Artist Showcase featuring local high school students (May 11), and Guys on Ice, a musical about ice fishermen (all week long).
100+ vendors highlight their artisanship and sell unique, hard-to-find items. May 8.
100+ exquisite quilts will be on display for all to see. May 7-15.
Runners from all over the Midwest gather at lakeside Kollen Park for this annual tradition offering a 10k, 5k and Kid’s Fun Run. May 7.
Visit Tulip Time on the web for the most up-to-date information. Upwards of 350,000 people visit Tulip Time annually, so book your hotel early – Grand Rapids is just an easy 30-minute drive from Holland and makes a great home base for your excursion.
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