COVID-19 FESTIVAL UPDATE
While the world is still full of uncertainty, we do know that millions of tulips have been planted in Holland, Michigan, and they will burst forth this coming spring.
The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and community are of utmost importance, and Tulip Time will continue to follow the recommendations and directives of the CDC, the State of Michigan and our local health department. Planning during this ever-changing landscape is challenging, but we are optimistic. The festival, however, will have to undergo some significant changes, and we would like to share this initial information.
Events currently being planned include:
Tulip Time Artisan Market, May 1 & 2 at the outdoor grounds of Beechwood Church on Ottawa Beach Road (previously held at Centennial Park)
Tulip Time Run, May 1, in person or virtual
A new Tulip Immersion Garden, May 1 – 9, at Dunton Park on Holland’s north side
Dutch Marktplaats, including the NEW Dutch Dance Costume Exhibit, May 1 – 8, to be held at Holland Civic Center Place
Widening the festival footprint beyond Downtown Holland and introducing timed ticketing for all events will allow guests to spread out and maintain a safe, steady flow in accordance with recommended social distancing and capacity guidelines. Details on these events and additional ticket information, including on-sale date, will be forthcoming.
Many festival favorites are yet to be determined, including Dutch Dance performances, the carnival, and parades. If Tulip Time can safely host a parade, it would likely be on Saturday, May 8, with no grandstand seating available. Indoor, fixed-seated events are not planned at this time.
We will continue to monitor national and local directives and adapt our plans accordingly. Please watch our website, follow us on Facebook, and join our email list for more announcements in the coming months.