Day 1, May 4, 2024 Tulip Time Schedule of Shows & Events, Maps, PARADE ROUTES, Shows, Concerts, Tickets, Holland MI Tulip Festival

Article:  Day 1, May 4, 2024 Tulip Time Schedule of Shows & Events, Maps, PARADE ROUTES, Shows, Concerts, Tickets, Holland MI Tulip Festival

As a Michigander, I have a special place in my heart for one of Michigan's most celebrated annual events: Tulip Time Day 1. Along with Chris, I eagerly anticipate this festival each year and never miss the opportunity to attend.

We both have a deep passion for photography, and there's no better canvas than the mesmerizing sea of tulips and the quaint cityscape of Holland, Michigan.

Immersing ourselves in the beauty of Southwest Michigan during this time has become a cherished tradition.  We also consider this one of America’s Best Small Town Festivals!

Did you know? Holland Michigan Tulip Time was named Flower Festival of the Year for 2023 by the International Garden Tourism Conference.

The festival is the first winner of the award, which was presented to Tulip Time's Executive Director, Gwen Auwerda on November 2, 2023 at the International Garden Tourism Conference in British Columbia, Canada.

“This recognition not only acknowledges our past achievements but also inspires us to continue pushing boundaries and striving for excellence,” Auwerda said.

This May 4th 2024 Tulip Time Day 1 article will cover: 

  • See why Tulip Time is recognized as the nation’s Best Flower Festival!
  • The daily festival calendar of events for May 4th
  • Where to see colorful tulips in bloom
  • Daily summary of events 
  • Shows & Events with Official Links to Purchase
  • Interactive MAPS OF EVERYTHING 

Expert Tips:   

To ensure a seamless and enjoyable event experience, it's crucial to prioritize early planning. Many sought-after Tulip Time events reach full capacity rapidly, so we strongly advise securing your spot as soon as tickets become available. Often, the beginning of the year marks the opening of reservations for many events, presenting an ideal opportunity to book your attendance.

If your traveling to the Holland area, an equally important consideration is your accommodation. The event popularity can lead to high demand for the limited local hotel rooms.

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🌷 Tulip Time Festival: Calendar of Events, Days in Bloom, 🌷 Shows & Events Schedule

We invite you to immerse yourself in a celebration of Spring, Dutch heritage, floral beauty, and community spirit. Let's embark on a fun journey through each day packed with enchantment, Millions of Tulips, tradition, and joyous festivities in West Michigan:

Tulip Main MAY 4th MAY 5th MAY 6th MAY 7th

MAY 8th MAY 9th MAY 10th MAY 11th MAY 12th

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2024 Tulip Time Festival Interactive MAPS of Events and Shows, Tulip Festival Holland 2024

  1. Where to stay
  2. Where to park
  3. Where to eat
  4. Where to see all shows and events
  5. Where to see all tulips
Interactive Maps to All Things Tulip Time!

Check out our Holland MI Tulip Time Festival Maps. Use this button to find all our interactive maps in one place! 

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2024 Tulip Time Event Costs

  • Many events are Free, an example is "Window on the Waterfront" is 100% FREE!  
  • You can see lots of tulips and flowers for free throughout the city during Holland's Tulip Time Festival, just check out our pricing information on a cost and links where to purchase tickets to your events.
  • Specialized events, elite events and shows run approximately $8-$150.
  • Check out our Daily breakdown below for all the Free Events!

Saturday, May 4, 2024 Holland MI Tulip Festival Day 1

Tulip Time Schedule 2024 Day 1 Event Summary

  • Tulip Immersion Garden
  • Tulip Time Run
  • Tulip City Open-Pickleball Tournament
  • Historic Walking Tours
  • VIP Tour via Motorcoach 
  • Tall Ship Dockside Tours
  • 2024 Art in Bloem Fine Art Showcase
  • Tulip Time Quilt Show
  • Artisan Market
  • Carnival Midway
  • Dutch Dance Lessons
  • Kinder/Middel Dutch Dance
  • On Golden Pond
  • Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
  • Dutch Dance
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Note:  When you click on the hyperlinks marked "Tickets" or "Registration", you will be redirected to the "Official Holland Tulip Time" specific page to obtain more information and purchase tickets, please see their page for pricing.  We are not responsible for pricing errors. 

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Holland Michigan Tulip Festival Day 1 Travel Guide

Top Rated Event, Tulip Immersion Garden, Photo Opportunities! Tulip Time Day 1

Tulip Time Immersion Garden - Tickets are sold Daily for 1-hour, on-the-hour time slots.

  • WhenSaturday, May 4, 2024, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. (See other days if sold out)
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map!) Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
  • Tickets: $15 per person ($5 for children 3-12 yrs, children 2 and under are FREE)
  • Parking: Free
  • Pet Friendly? Dogs are not allowed in the Immersion Garden

Come see World renowned Dutch horticulturist, Ibo Gülsen's incredible display of over 65,000 tulips in raised displays. 

Learn the story of how the Dutch discovered the tulip being cultivated in Turkey and brought them home to the Netherlands where everyone fell in love with the blooms! 

So many photo opportunities! See how tulips are part of Holland, Michigan’s heritage in the Tulip Time Festival. Great event for families, couples and friends at this scenic special spot in Holland, Michigan.

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Tulip Time Run, Tulip Time Day 1

Tulip Time Run - The Holland Michigan Tulip Time Run offers a fun event for everyone!

  • When: May 4, 2024, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map!) Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Dr, Holland, MI 49423
  • Register

Register for a 5K, 10K and Kids’ Fun Run.  Not a runner? Just walk the walk both the 5K and 10K, it's awesome exercise this spring!

Tulip City Open Pickleball Tournament

  • When: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
  • Where: MVP Athletic Club, 650 S Waverly Rd, Holland, MI 49423

Historic Walking Tours Tulip Festival Holland Michigan Tulip Time Day 1

Historic Walking Tours of Holland Michigan

  • When: May 4, 2024, 8:40 am - 3:40 pm. 
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map!) Window on the Waterfront, Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423
  • How Long: 1.25 hour walking tour, covering 2 miles.

Join a costumed guide for this fun and informative tour of Holland historic sites. See the beauty of Tulip Time while learning about the past of Holland. Enjoy an up-close visit to many sites and icons where over 500,000 tulips bloom each spring! Lots of photo opportunities with thousands of tulips including downtown Holland's tulip displays!

Tours are available daily Saturday, May 4 through Sunday, May 12, 2024 starting every 20 to 30 minutes. Get your tickets early!

  • Buy Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $35 per person
  • Pets: No dogs allowed
  • Accessibility: Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible. Some ramps involved

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VIP Tour via Motorcoach: Tulip Time Day 1

VIP Tour via Motorcoach 

  • When: May 4, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, All Day Tour
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
  • Parking: Free parking!
  • Get Your Tickets at Tulip Time Events:  $150 per person

Join a local Holland resident decked out in Dutch Costume for a 7-hour tour! This exciting tour is planned by Tulip Time. You'll be driven around Holland in a comfortable motorcoach to see the scenic sights, sounds and glorious tulips of Tulip Time!  

The tour includes:

  • Lunch
  • Tickets to Windmill Island Gardens
  • Tulip Immersion Garden with a VIP experience
  • City tour with numerous stops at local must-see spots including Hope College and Holland State Park to see the iconic Big Red lighthouse.

Tall Ship Dockside Tours: Tulip Time Day 1

Tall Ship Dockside Tours - Learn more about Michigan maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region with a tour of an 1810 era ship.

  • When: May 4, 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Boatwerks North Dock, 216 Van Raalte Ave, Holland, MI 49423
  • Buy Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $8 per person

Dockside tours run May 4 through May 11 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily. 

Welcome aboard the tall ship Friends Good Will, a replica Great Lakes sloop from 1810 owned and operated by the Michigan Maritime Museum.

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2024 Art in Bloem Fine Art Showcase: Tulip Time Day 1

Art in Bloem Fine Art Showcase

  • WhenMay 4, 2024, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Holland Civic Center, 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets: Free Event!

See who made it to the top 20 finalists in Tulip Time's 2024 First Bloem artwork competition! 

You can also see traditional Dutch costumes up close! 

Tulip Time Quilt Show: Holland Michigan, Ticket Information

Tulip Time Quilt Show

  • When: May 4, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Midtown Center, 96 W 15th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $8 per person

Enjoy seeing over 100 exquisite quilts, wall hangings and art quilts created by local artists from Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 12, 2024. You will be blown away by the incredible and unique skills of quilters! Takes serious talent and experience!

You may also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind quilt.

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Artisan Market: Tulip Time Festival Things to Do

Artisan Market

Food Trucks, Handmade artwork

  • When: May 4, 2024, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 1286 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
  • Tickets: FREE! 

Shop over 300 high quality vendors at the Artisan Market on May 4 and May 5, 2024! See lots of unique and handmade artwork. Food trucks will be available in case you get hungry for snacks, drinks, lunch or dinner! 

Carnival Midway: Tulip Time Festival Midway

Carnival Midway-Ride exciting carnival rides at the Holland Tulip Festival!  Fun, games and entertainment for the whole family! Perfect kids and adult activity during Tulip Time! No unaccompanied minors. 

  • When: May 4, 2024, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Holland Civic Center Place Lot, 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Price: Wristband prices coming in the spring.

Dutch Dance Lessons: Tulip Time Day 1

Dutch Dance Lessons

  • When: May 4, 2024, 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m and also 4:30 pm to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423 
  • Tickets: Free!

Expert Dutch Dancers will teach you how to dance like the pros! FREE event at Holland's Tulip Time Festival in Northwest Michigan. Perfect for all ages, so bring the kids, family and friends for a fun dance lesson!

Kinder/Middel Dutch Dance: Free Things To Do

Kinder/Middel Dutch Dance-Authentically costumed 3-8th grade dancers will klomp and whirl to traditional Dutch dances.

  • When: May 4, 2024, 6:30 pm-6:45pm
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423
  • Price: Free

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On Golden Pond: Theatre Performance, Live Entertainment, Tulip Time Festival

On Golden Pond 

  • When: May 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Holland Community Theatre, 50 W 9th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $23 per person

May 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2024. Visitors and locals alike will enjoy this play about an enchanted summer on Golden Pond with Ethel and Norman Thayer.  This is a story about love, getting older, family and forgiveness. Watch as Ethel and Norman get to know their daughter's fiancé's son and how a heart attack brings them all closer. 

Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute Live Concert! Tulip Time Day 1 Only

ABBA Dancing Queen
  • When: May 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Holland Civic Center Place Lot, 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $45 per person

Fun live musical event for all ages!  Incredible music, flair and fashion!  Come hear the music of the greatest pop band in history! This ABBA tribute will rock the house with over 40 all-time favorite hits! You will be belting out the hits including Honey, Honey and Voulez-Vous!  

Dutch Dance: Very Popular, See Authentically Costumed Dancers!

Dutch Dancing Tulip Time Festival

Dutch Dance - See authentically costumed dancers as they klomp and whirl to traditional Dutch dances! Centennial Park is a Michigan must-see destination as it's so scenic! 

  • When: May 4, 2024, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm.
  • Where: (Use Interactive Map) Tulip Time Holland MI, Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423 
  • Tickets/Price: Free

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Make Tulip Time a Michigan Weekend Getaway!

Since Holland is one of the best vacation spots in Michigan, Chris and I recommend planning a mini vacation in the Holland region with the kids or a romantic couples getaway in scenic West Michigan! Visit Nelis' Dutch Village, check out Tunnel Park, go hiking at Holland State Park and stay at a fun hotel such as the ultra modern, Tulyp, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.   So many fun things to do!

By: Sherry Trautman

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