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USA Tulip Festivals
2 Apr

Wicked Good Tulip Festivals Across The USA

America Celebrates Spring with Brilliant Tulip Festivals Across the USA

With America’s rich history of Dutch settlements by early pioneers coming from the Netherlands, it should be no surprise that Dutch traditions continue to this day.  These wonderful traditions include the cultivation and enjoyment of millions of tulip bulbs.   As a result, when spring arrives in America, Tulip Festivals abound across the country.    Here’s a look at some of the largest and best tulip festivals in the USA.  So load up the car, travel to a beautiful tulip field, search for hotels near me, and settle in to enjoy one of the most spectacular shows in America!

USA Tulip Festivals

Albany, New York Tulip Festival – May 11-12

In New York’s capital city of Albany, tulip time is celebrated by the oldest Dutch settlement in the United States.  Their Dutch heritage is front and center as the community dresses in dutch costumes and celebrates with tulip activities over Mother’s Day Weekend.  There are parades, fine arts, music, kids zone, entertainment and even a gala Royal Tulip Ball.  For more info visit: https://www.albany.com/things-to-do/tulip-festival/

Holland, Michigan Tulip Time Festival – May 4-12

Holland Michigan Tulip Festival

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With a name like Holland you can be sure that this region knows how to celebrate all things Dutch, including growing magnificent tulip displays.  Dutch heritage is alive here as they perform traditional Dutch dances every day of the year.  The Tulip Time Festival brings three parades and brilliant tulip displays throughout the Windmill Island Gardens and Windows on the Waterfront.  Wander the tulip lined lanes all around this beautiful city.  During the festival their are traditional dutch dances, carnivals and celebrations galore!  Find more info at: https://www.tuliptime.com/

Pella Tulip Time, Pella, Iowa – May 4-12

Now in its 84th year, Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa celebrates with two parades each day – one in the afternoon and a lighted nightime parade as well.  Visit the Pella Historical Village Museum with the largest working windmill in the United States, or take an open-air wagon tour of the city seeing all the tulip gardens along the way.  For more info visit:  http://www.pella.org/visit-pella/tulip-time/activities/

Wooden Shoe Farm Tulip Festival, Woodburn, Oregon – March 23 – April 29

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival

Flickr by Kirt Edblom

The Wooden Shoe Farm is not just a tulip festival, it’s a beautiful tulip farm with acres and acres of brillian blooms.  The setting is magnificent with views of distant mountains and vineyards framing the brilliant tulip fields.  Each spring, Wooden Shoe Farm welcomes families and tulip enthusiasts to wander their fields, take pictures of their planted flower beds, go for a train ride, and enjoy multiple demonstrations, markets and activities.  Find more info at: https://www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest/

Skagit County Tulip Festival, Mt. Vernon, Washington – April 1-30

Skagit Tulip Festival

Flickr by Jonathan Miske

Skagit County celebrates the best of life in the Pacific Northwest with some of the largest tulip growing farms in America; with hundreds of acres of tulip fields in bloom in every color of the rainbow.  April brings festivities at Tulip Town, the RoozenGaarde and throughout the valley.  You will find farm tours with trolley rides through the fields, art shows, salmon BBQs, wineries, shell fish farms, bike tours through the fields, and so much more.  The entire valley has celebrations all month long.  Find more information at: https://tulipfestival.org/