2024 Tulip Time Day 6, May 9, 2024 Schedule of Shows & Events, Maps, PARADE ROUTES, Shows, Concerts, Tickets | Holland MI Tulip Festival

Article:  2024 Tulip Time Day 6, May 9, 2024 Schedule of Shows & Events, Maps, PARADE ROUTES, Shows, Concerts, Tickets | Holland MI Tulip Festival

Join us at the 95th Annual 2024 Tulip Time Festival, themed "Bikes and Blooms"! My friends, Chris and I are thrilled to experience this beloved Michigan spring tradition once again.

If you love tulips, you will love the 2024 Tulip Time Holland Michigan Tulip Festival this spring! Plus, you'll see why Holland is one of our favorite vacation spots in Michigan!



🌷 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:

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This May 2024 Tulip Time article will cover: 

  • May 9, 2024 festival calendar of events
  • Daily summary of events 
  • Shows & Events with Official Links to Purchase
  • Interactive MAPS OF EVERYTHING 


As Michiganders, we frequently attend Tulip Time and personally love to take photos of the city of Holland Michigan and the Tulips while immersing in the beauty of the Southwest Michigan region. 

Come join us in the fun! 



2024 Tulip Time 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! 




Thursday, May 9, 2024 Holland MI Tulip Festival

Tulip Time Event Summary

  • Tulip Immersion Garden
  • Historic Walking Tours
  • VIP Tour via Motorcoach
  • Tall Ship Dockside Tours
  • 2024 Art in Bloem Fine Art Showcase
  • Tulip Time Quilt Show
  • Dutch Lunch and Dance Performance
  • Carnival Midway
  • Kinder/Middel Dutch Dance
  • On Golden Pond: Theatre Performance
  • Dutch Dance
  • Kinderparade
  • Dutch Dogs on Parade
  • The Texas Tenors | Live Concert
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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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Tulip Immersion Garden | Photo Opportunities in Holland Michigan!

Tulip Time's spring festival is a wonderful chance to take photos, get outside, enjoy fresh air and enjoy Michigan in the spring!

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

  • WhenWednesday, May 9, 2024, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Where: Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
  • Buy Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $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.


Historic Walking Tours

Historic Walking Tours

  • When: May 9, 2024, 8:30 am - 11:30 pm. 
  • Where: 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 . 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
  • Pet Friendly: No dogs allowed
  • Accessibility: Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible. Some ramps involved


VIP Tour via Motorcoach | See Top Holland Tourist Attractions

Interactive Maps

VIP Tour via Motorcoach 

  • When: May 9, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, All Day Tour
  • Where: Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
  • Parking: Free parking!
  • Buy 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

Tall Ship Dockside Tours - Learn more about maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region

  • When: May 9, 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Where: 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.


2024 Art in Bloem Fine Art Showcase

Art in Bloem Fine Art Showcase

  • WhenMay 9, 2024, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Where: 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! 


2024 Tulip Time Quilt Show

Tulip Time Quilt Show

  • When: May 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
  • Where: Midtown Center, 96 W 15th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Buy 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.


Dutch Lunch and Dance Performance | Food and Live Entertainment!

Dutch Lunch and Dance Performance

  • When: May 9, 2024, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Where: Evergreen Commons, 480 State St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Buy Tickets at Tulip Time Events: $26 per person

What a fun immersive springtime event at Tulip Time! Enjoy a traditional Dutch meal and a show! You will enjoy delicious traditional Dutch dishes and an irresistible Dutch dessert. What a yummy way to experience a taste of the Netherlands!

As you are enjoying your Dutch lunch, sit back and watch a lovely Dutch Dance Style Show as the famous Dutch Dancers of Holland, Michigan perform their iconic Dutch Klompen Dance. 

What's Klompen? Klompen are wooden shoes! Dancers will also be wearing authentic replica Dutch Costumes, which are so stunning!


Kinder/Middel Dutch Dance | Free Things To Do at Tulip Time

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

  • When: May 9, 2024, 1:00 pm - 1:15pm and also 6:30 pm - 6:45pm
  • Where: 8th Street between College and Central, Holland, Michigan
  • Price: Free


Dutch Dance | See Authentically Costumed Dancers!

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 9, 2024, 1:20 pm - 1:35 pm.
  • Where: 8th Street between College and Central, Holland, Michigan 
  • Tickets/Price: Free


Kinderparade Interactive Map + Grand Stand Seating Map

Kinderparade (Children's Parade), White Glove Inspection and Community Street Scrub

  • When: May 9, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
  • Where: Parade Route: 8th street from Columbia and Kollen Park. 
  • Price: Free!

PRO TIP: There are 2 different parades: This Kinderparade and the Volksparade on Saturday.

Dutch Dance Performances begin at 12:00pm. 

White Glove Inspection and Community Street Scrubbing: 2:00pm. Beginning at 8th Street & Columbia Ave., continuing on 8th Street to Kollen Park.  Everyone can join in this fun tradition! Participants will wear Dutch costumes, grab a bucket and a broom, and scrub the streets clean before the parade. 

What is the Kinderparade? Elementary school children dressed in full Dutch costumes will march with their teachers through downtown Holland. Each school and grade comes up with themes that coincide with Holland's Dutch heritage, Dutch agriculture or Dutch Master’s painters.

Get ready to dance along with several bands from West Michigan middle and high schools, see colorful community floats and super cute Dutch Dogs!


Dutch Dogs on Parade

  • When: May 9, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
  • Where: Parade Route: 8th street from Columbia and Kollen Park. 
  • Price: Free!

During the Kinderparade, all hometown dogs are invited to dress in their Dutch costumes and walk in the parade!  It's a highlight of the Kinderparade for sure!

All dogs must be registered online by April 24, 2024, no day-of registration.

See all the Dogs on Parade rules.


Where to Sit for the Parades (Both Kinderparade and Volksparade)

Buy Grandstand Seats! $18 per person. 

  1. There is grandstand seating located adjacent to the Civic Center parking lot, on both sides of 8th Street. Convenient viewing and the comfort of a seat with a back and legroom. Not ADA accessible. Reserved seating. Parade Grandstands - 150 West 8th St. Holland, MI 49423.
  2. There's also streetside seating at the Civic Center Marketside! This location is ADA and stroller accessible. First come, first serve. Holland Civic Center, 150 W. 8th St. Holland, MI 49423
  • OR Free curbside seating. Bring your own chairs or blanket.


Carnival Midway | Games and Fun for Kids, Teens, Couples and Families!

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 9, 2024, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
  • Where: Holland Civic Center Place Lot, 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Price: Wristband prices coming in the spring.


On Golden Pond: Theatre Performance | Live Entertainment

On Golden Pond 

  • WhenMay 9, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
  • Where: Holland Community Theatre, 50 W 9th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets: $23 per person

Shows occur on 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. 


Dutch Dance | See Authentically Costumed Dancers!

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 9, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • Where: Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423 
  • Tickets/Price: Free


The Texas Tenors | Live Concert | Musical Performance at Tulip Time

  • When: May 9, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
  • Where: Central Wesleyan Church, 446 W 40th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets/Price: $38 per person

Come see and hear The Texas Tenors during their 15th Anniversary Tour! Hear new music along with rousing patriotic favorites and everything from Country to Classical! This concert experience is a fantastic way to make memories together!





Tulip Time Festival FAQ's

Question: What is Tulip Time?

Answer: The Tulip Time Tulip Festival is a super popular Dutch Heritage Festival located in Holland Michigan. It's a flower lover and photographer paradise!  There are several traditional events, dances, live shows, and family-friendly activities over the course of 10 days. Many events and entertainment is free to attend.

  • Popular events include: Kinder/Middel Dutch Dance and Lessons, Carnival Midway, Tulip Time Run, Historic Walking Tours, Photography Tours, Tulip Immersion Garden, Ship Tours, Parades and so many fun things to do in Michigan!  It's one of our favorite southwest Michigan springtime events! 

Question: Where Is the 2024 Tulip Time Festival?

Answer: The 2024 Tulip Time Festival events, shows and activities happen during 10 glorious days each May in Holland Michigan. These events are held in several different venues, tourist attractions, and locations across the city and in Downtown Holland Michigan. 

Tulips can be seen for free in several public parks such as Centennial Park and Window on the Waterfront. 

Question: How are Wooden Shoes Made?

Answer:  Wooden shoes are made by hand out of a single piece of wood.  You can see a video about how they make wooden shoes and more about the history at how are wooden shoes made.  You can also learn where you can see this age old tradition in the United States. 

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!




About: 2024 Tulip Time SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, Shows and FUN Things to Do!

2024 Tulip Time Expert TIP:

You do not need a ticket to visit Holland or see acres of tulips throughout the city. However, several special Tulip Time events and activities listed below require advance tickets so be sure to plan ahead. 

Many events require advanced registration or reservations. Please check the link (where applicable) to each event and verify any requirements.

FYI:  When you click on the hyperlinks marked "Tickets", you will be redirected to the Official Holland Tulip Time specific page to obtain more information and purchase tickets.

We are not sponsored or receive any compensation from the official event sponsor.  We promote this event and many other Michigan events because we love Michigan!

We are supported only by your visit to this page and any others you view.  Please take a look around our website for other events! 

Events are subject to change. Check with the West Michigan Chamber for questions. We created this show & event schedule as a service to our readers and is updated to the best of our knowledge.  Errors may happen so please check with the Tulip Time Event organizers before attending. 

2024 Tulip Time Theme

The Holland Tulip Festival theme is "Bikes and Blooms!" Start making plans now for a girls getaway or family vacation in Holland!


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!


Complete Holland Michigan Tulip Festival Guide: Best Things to Do, Restaurants, Hotels, Interactive Maps (+See Beautiful Tulips at Nelis' Dutch Village)

This is the home page for all things Holland MI Tulip Time Festival.

Don't visit the festival without our invaluable Holland Michigan Tulip Festival Guide:

  • Best places to visit to see the most tulips in Holland.
  • Tulip Farms with acres of gardens
  • See the Tulip Tracker (watch tulips as they grow on a live cam)
  • Top things to see and do in Holland
  • Top-notch Holland Michigan restaurants
  • Convenient quality Holland hotels


Interactive Maps to All Things Tulip Time!

Accessibility - Transit and Mobility Scooters

Need mobility options during the Holland MI Tulip Festival?

Mobility Scooters: Contact Airway Oxygen at 616-224-0402 to reserve a mobility scooter.  This is the number for the Grand Rapids store and they will send the scooter(s) to the Holland Michigan Airway Oxygen store.

**When I called the store in Holland for this information, they said to reserve the scooter at least 2 weeks in advance of needing it, but I would reserve as soon as you know you are going.

MAX Express: MAX Transit, Holland's City-owned transit system, offers various ADA resources to passengers getting around Holland. 


Tulip Time Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Holland Tulip Festival Volksparade route? 2024 Parade Route - 8th from Columbia to Van Raalte and 24th. 

Is there going to be a tulip festival in Holland Michigan this yearOf course!  

What is the best month to see tulips in Holland? May!

Is the Holland Tulip Festival worth it? Absolutely! We attend every year and love the photo walks, tours, museum exhibits and everything tulip!

How long does the Holland Tulip Festival last? One week!

Is Holland worth visiting?  Absolutely!  Holland is one of Michigan's must-see destinations and should be at the top of your list! It's a naturally scenic destination with a charming lighthouse (called Big Red), a beautiful beach, fine dining restaurants, hiking, biking and fun things to do all year.




By: Sherry Trautman

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 Author | Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "Travel-mi.com." A lifelong Michigander...read more about Sherry Trautman 

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