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When is the Tulip Festival in Holland Michigan?

This year, the Holland Tulip Time Festival is scheduled for May 6 – May 14, 2023. Recognized as the best flower festival in the nation, this is an amazing opportunity to see more than five million tulips in bloom.

You’ll want to use our 2023 Guide to the Holland Tulip Festival to plan your visit and find a schedule of events, best things to see and do, and even the top restaurants to dine at when you visit.

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Spring Means Tulip Time in Holland Michigan

In this city of wooden shoes, Dutch Village and Dutch windmills, the annual flower festival in Holland Michigan, celebrating the area’s rich connection to the Netherlands, is a highlight of the year.

The Holland Tulip Time Festival is a nine day-long special event filled with family fun including Tulip CIty Trolley Tours, visits to tulip farms, and even a ferris wheel.

The fun starts in downtown Holland, when charming 8th Street, the brick-paved lane that cuts through downtown Holland, takes on a festive air as Tulip Time nears. Outside the downtown area, each flower field and flower farm becomes one giant tulip garden for you to explore.

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Why Visit Holland’s Tulip Time Festival?

While we all agree that each of the four seasons in Michigan are beautiful, there is something about spring that stands out.

The unmatchable beauty of Holland during the tulip season is apparent when you see the tulips in red, pink, orange, yellow, and more blooming off the breathtaking coast of Lake Michigan.

The Tulip Time celebration showcases stunning tulips, honors Dutch heritage, and celebrates Holland’s community. Whether you’re in Grand Rapids or from further away, it’s worth a drive to this special event in Michigan. Surrounding yourself with these beautiful blooms at the Holland Tulip Fesitival really IS a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Celebrate Spring

There’s no better time to celebrate spring in Michigan than seeing more than 6 million tulips abloom in blazing color. Events and activities take place in different locations, and tulips can be seen for no charge in public parks and along downtown streets.

The Holland Michigan Tulip Festival is a top tourist event in North America, that you won’t want to miss. With family-friendly outdoor activities including a carnival, Dutch dance performances, an artisan market, walking tours and and even an authentic Dutch windmill.

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Wednesday 4th of May 2022

Any recommendations for parking and getting between areas/events?

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Friday 6th of May 2022

Public parking is free in Holland and there are several public lots and two public parking decks downtown.The downtown parking fills up quickly during the festival, but street parking is available throughout the center city, and most downtown destinations are within walking distance.