2024 Tulip Time Fireworks | Dates, Map, Where to Park, Where to Sit | Holland Tulip Time Festival

Article: 2024 Tulip Time Fireworks | Dates, Where to Park, Where to Sit | Holland Tulip Time Festival

Chris and I LOVE Holland Michigan's famous Tulip Time Festival (and 2024 Tulip Time Fireworks!) This super popular springtime festival is located in Holland Michigan, a scenic southwest Michigan beach town. The shows and events are family friendly yet make terrific date night activities!

Where else can you celebrate Dutch heritage while learning Dutch dances, screaming on carnival rides, cheering at shows, and being wowed by millions of tulips...all while wearing wooden shoes? 

One of our favorite FREE events during this Michigan springtime festival is the 2024 Tulip Time Fireworks! It's a celebration of all things American!

And it's the grand finale of the 2024 Tulip Time Festival!

When are the Tulip Time Fireworks?

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 5:30PM  –  10:00PM

Fireworks display begins at dusk 

Where are the Tulip Time Fireworks?

The Tulip Time Fire Works are held at Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Dr, Holland, MI 49423

What To Expect at the 2024 Tulip Time Fireworks

We recommend arriving early at Kollen Park to begin enjoying the festivities.  Starting at 5:30 pm, there will be several food trucks and live music to get the celebration going!  

Around dusk, sparkling fireworks will explode over Holland's Lake Macatawa. It's definitely going to be a jaw-dropping fireworks show!

Where to Sit for the Tulip Time Fireworks

Be sure to bring you own chairs and blankets so you are comfortable while watching the Tulip Time Fireworks and pre-show. Since the fireworks will be shot over Lake Macatawa, we recommend sitting near the water's edge for the best views!


Where to Park for the 2024 Tulip Time Fireworks in Holland Michigan

There are several public parking lots on 9th and 10th streets between Central and Pine.  See the map above.

Kollen Park also has a small lot but it will most likely be filled by festival-goers. 

Grab Our Guide to 2024 Tulip Time!

Chris and I have attended Tulip Time in Holland Michigan several times so we feel we can offer you first-hand advise. We've photographed, walked the miles and seen millions of tulips!!  

Things To Do During the Holland Michigan Tulip Festival

Since Holland Michigan's so charming, you might want to consider making it a long weekend or romantic weekend getaway...

If you love tulips, you can go on guided tulip photo walks, all day guided tours, see shows, check out the tulip immersion garden and so much more! Here's the Tulip Time Schedule to start your planning process!

Where To Eat Near the Fireworks

You are sure to get hungry while enjoying all the Tulip Time festivities!

There are several food trucks in Kollen Park but if they aren't your thing, check out nearby Taco + Bar as they have agave cocktails delicious tacos. Try the carnitas, blackened fish or carne asada tacos. They are located just northeast of Kollen Park at 220 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423.

You could also try out Margarita's located at 495 W 17th St, Holland, MI 49423.  Try their steak and chicken combo fajita with beans and rice. They are located just west of Kollen Park.

Where To Stay: Our Top 4 Picks

From B and B's to lovely hotels, there are great places to stay in Holland near all the action! ** See the little bed icons above.

The Centennial Inn is a lovely Holland Bed and Breakfast. Centennial Inn is a family owned Inn that is a short walk to everything in downtown Holland, Michigan. Each room has a private bathroom, AC and heat. 

Where: 8 E 12th St, Holland, MI 49423

The Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast (per their website) is now voted the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Holland, MI. You will most likely need to drive to all the events but it gets you away from the huge crowds. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, parlor, living room, fireplace and a sun porch.

Where: 560 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Tulyp, Tapestry Collection by Hilton - If you love ultra modern, you will LOVE Tulyp! There's even an in-house movie theater! Freakin' awesome place for a couples romantic getaway.

Where: 61 E 7th St, Holland, MI 49423

StayBridge Suites-Modern, clean, King or Queen rooms.  Easy parking, as travelers Chris and I have stayed at a few StayBridge Suites. Plus, this Holland Hotel is VERY close to Nelis' Dutch Village which is a full afternoon of fun in itself. 

Where: 12170 James Street, Holland, MI, US

What To Bring

You might have to walk a significant distance, so pack lightly!

Since the fireworks happen in the evening, I can pack lighter. I usually bring a lightweight blanket or two chairs.  We always bring snacks and waters since we will be there around 3 hours.  

When to Go

Arrive early as you will most likely have to walk a few blocks from your parking spot.

You will need to arrive early before the fireworks as you will have to walk a few blocks to Kollen Park. Festivities start at 5:30 pm but fireworks start at dusk. 

How to Get There

Gerald R. Ford International Airport and driving information.

If you are flying into Michigan for the Holland Tulip Time festival, the closest airport is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The airport designator code is GRR.

The address to the airport is 5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.  We recommend booking a rental car at the airport for the duration of your stay as you will need to drive to several locations for the Holland Tulip Time Festival. 

Distance from GRR to Holland is: 38 min (34.8 miles) via M-6 W and I-196 W.

What To Budget

How much should you budget for the Tulip Time Fireworks?

It's free to attend the Tulip Time Fireworks but I'd budget for a meal, drinks and snacks from the numerous tempting food trucks in Kollen Park. Plan around $20 per person.  

Additional Resources

Related Fun Things To Do Nearby

You'll see why Michigan's west coast is so popular with locals and tourists alike! Lake Michigan's long sandy beaches, spectacular sunsets and friendly beach towns make for an amazing Michigan getaway. 

Since you're already here: We've got several fun things for you to do in Holland!

Saugatuck - OMG! You will love this Lake Michigan town!  It's so quaint and lovely! Be sure to stop by Oval Beach in Saugatuck too, we love it!

South Haven - Exploring downtown South Haven, hitting the beach, seeing South Haven's Lighthouse and staying at our favorite B and B are favorites for us! Chris and I were married in South Haven so it's near and dear to our hearts! 

Grand Haven - Grand Haven is so close, you need to stop by...even for just a couple hours to watch the sun set! The musical fountain is a must see. 

FAQ's people are asking about Tulip Time Fireworks!

Question: What's the best time to visit Holland for the Fireworks?

Answer: We recommend getting there about 2 hours early as the fireworks are very popular for tourists and locals alike.  Many people bring chairs and blankets to Kollen park. 

Question: Does Kollen Park have tulips?

Answer: Yes, there are beds of tulips at Kollen Park. Definitely worth getting to the fireworks early so you can expore the park first!

Question: How big is Tulip Time?

Answer: Tulip Time draws millions of people each springtime in May to photograph and enjoy the tulips in Holland, Michigan. The festival is an eight-day experience where visitors from all over the world can see over six million tulips blooming throughout the city and local attractions.

Question: How many people are in Tulip Time?

Answer: Each May, the Tulip Time Festival draws more than 500,000 people to join in celebrating and learning more about Holland's Dutch heritage and culture.

Question:  What are top-rated things to do in Holland?

Answer: Holland is home to the famous Big Red Lighthouse which is an incredible site any time of year. There are scenic walking trails near the lighthouse.  Downtown Holland is also a great place to explore as there are boutique shops, restaurants and fun activities for everyone in your group. Also, be sure to visit Nellis' Dutch Village, Window on the Waterfront and Kollen Park. 

Question: What are unique local foods near me or restaurants in Holland?

Answer: Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant - 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant is a favorite due to their outside patio seating with exceptional views of beautiful Lake Macatawa. With tacos, salads, pizzas, seafood and steak, there's something for everyone at the table!

Beechwood Grill - 380 Douglas Ave, Holland, MI 49424

Beechwood Grill is a popular restaurant for locals and visitors alike. Try their All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp (certain night) or their delicious Reuben and Cuban sandwiches.

Question: Where is the best place to eat in Holland?

Answer: My parents love Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant as it's their favorite restaurant in Holland!  I love very fresh tacos, so Taco + Bar is worth the visit. New Holland Brewing Co is also a popular spot for lunch or dinner in Holland Michigan.

Question: What are the Top attractions near me or in Holland?

Answer: Windmill Island Gardens, Nelis Dutch Village, Holland State Park, Window on the Waterfront, Holland Farmers Market, Holland Museum

Question: Where is Holland on a Map?

Answer: (Go Now>> Holland Michigan 

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