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Your Guide to Tulip Time 2022

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Posted at 4:50 PM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-07 15:12:10-04

HOLLAND, Mich. — The annual Tulip Time festival will draw hundreds of thousands of people to Holland over the course of the festival.

Here's a quick guide highlighting some of the popular attractions and events around town. The festival runs through Saturday, May 15.


Window on the Waterfront - Tulip gardens include more than 100,000 flowers. The fields and paths are on a large piece of property to the northwest of E. 6th Street and Columbia Avenue.

Tulip Lanes - The Tulip Lanes are 12 miles of plantings along the road just south of the downtown area of Holland. You can drive the route in your car.

Tulip Lanes
Tulip Lanes in pink

8th Street - The downtown area of Holland has plantings that tend to bloom first during the festival.

Centennial Park - The park is between 10th and 12th Streets and River and Central Avenues just south of the downtown shops.

Ottawa County Fairgrounds - 1286 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland. Tulip Immersion Gardens - More than 50,000 tulips are on display designed by a world-renowned Dutch horticulturist. There is a cost to enter the gardens and RESERVATIONS are highly recommended. Tickets are sold for a 2-hour time slot.

Nelis' Dutch Village - 12350 James Street, Holland. Re-creation of an 1800s Dutch village includes 30,000 tulips.

Veldheer Tulip Gardens - 12755 Quincy Street, Holland. A private business has large tulip gardens and tulip bulbs just north of Holland.

Windmill Island Gardens - 1 Lincoln Avenue, Holland. Gardens on the grounds the include a historic working windmill from the Netherlands.

New exhibits at Tulip Time this year


Dutch Dancers performances last 15-minutes at several locations throughout town.

Centennial Park - 250 Central Avenue, Holland
Saturday, May 7: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 8: 3:30 p.m.
Monday, May 9: 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10: 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11: 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Friday, May 13: 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 14: 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m.

Downtown Holland - 8th Street between River and College
Thursday, May 12: 1:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 14: 1:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

Beechwood Church - 895 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland
Saturday, May 7: 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 8: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Tulip Time: De Klomp Wooden Shoe & Delftware Factory still making traditional wooden shoes


Thursday, May 12 - 2 p.m. (Rain Date: Friday, May 13)
The Kinderparade takes place on 8th Street from Columbia to Kollen Park.

Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m.
The Volksparade steps off at 8th and Columbia and heads down to Holland High School. The parade is proceeded by a White Glove Inspection and Community Street Scrubbing at 1 p.m.


Saturday, May 14 - Dusk
The Grand Finale fireworks show takes place at Kollen Park over Lake Macatawa starting at dusk. There will be live music and other events at the park starting at 6 p.m.


There are multiple events that take place around Holland.

A full list of scheduled events for the week are HERE.

Tulip Time brings business boost to Holland
Tulip Time brings boom for businesses

Tulip Time started in 1929 with a crop of 100,000 tulips and has grown from there. Here are some historical photos from the festival in 1959.