2024 Tulip Time Day 9, May 12, 2024 Schedule of Shows & Events, Maps, Shows, Tickets | Holland MI Tulip Festival

Article:  2024 Tulip Time Day 9, May 12, 2024 Schedule of Shows & Events, Maps, Shows, 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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MAY 8th MAY 9th MAY 10th MAY 11th MAY 12th

Table of Contents

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This May 2024 Tulip Time article will cover: 

  • May 12, 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! 

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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! 




Sunday, May 12, 2024 Holland MI Tulip Festival

Tulip Time Event Summary

  • Historic Walking Tours
  • VIP Tour via Motorcoach
  • Tall Ship Dockside Tours
  • 2024 Tulip Time Quilt Show
  • Tulip Immersion Garden
  • Carnival Midway


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. 

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 sharing Michigan with you!

We need your support! 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, save and share us

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Historic Walking Tours


Historic Walking Tours

  • When: May 12, 2024, 8:40 am - 3:40 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!

  • Tickets$35 per person
  • Pet Friendly: No dogs allowed
  • Accessibility: Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible. Some ramps involved


Interactive Maps

VIP Tour via Motorcoach | See Top Holland Tourist Attractions

VIP Tour via Motorcoach 

  • When: May 12, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, All Day Tour
  • Where: Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424
  • Parking: Free parking!
  • Get Your Tickets:  $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.


2024 Tulip Time Quilt Show

Tulip Time Quilt Show

  • When: May 12, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
  • Where: Midtown Center, 96 W 15th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Tickets: $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.


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.

  • WhenMay 12, 2024, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
  • Where: 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.


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 12, 2024, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • Where: Holland Civic Center Place Lot, 150 W 8th St, Holland, MI 49423
  • Price: Wristband prices coming in the spring.





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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