2021 Tulip Time: Holland MI Tulip Festival Schedule of Events, Shows, Parade Routes, Run Info 


Holland Tulip Time Festival Schedule / Dutch Heritage Festival | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

The 2021 Tulip Time Festival is a crazy popular Dutch Heritage Festival located in Holland Michigan. If you love tulips, you will love the Holland Michigan Tulip Festival! Grab the festival calendar of events here!


Holland Tulip Time Festival is May 1, 2021 – May 9, 2021. and May 7, 2022 - May 15, 2022


2021 Holland Tulip Time Festival is a flower lover and photographer paradise!  Plan ahead to make the most of Tulip Time in Holland as there are so many events, shows, parades, runs, tours and things to do!

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

FYI:  When you click on any of the links below, you will be redirected to the specific Holland Tulip Time page to obtain more information, purchase tickets, and find addresses, meeting points and locations. 

Clicking on a link below will open a new tab in your browser, so simply click back on our tab to continue reading about Holland and Tulip Time!


Holland Tulip Time Festival Guide: Things to Do , Hotels, Interactive Maps

After you check out all the Holland Tulip Time Festival events below, check out our Tulip Time Guide which includes:

  • Things to do in Holland
  • The always popular Tulip Tracker (watch the progress of the tulips blooming in a live cam)
  • Best Hotels
  • **Map of where all the events below are held.

2021 Tulip Time Schedule of Events



Decreased Events This Year: More events may be added if they are deemed safe to do.  Organized events are greatly decreased this year due to Covid 19 and all indoor events are cancelled.

*Tulip Time Artisan Market - (April 24 - May 9, 2021) Virtual Market this year.

*The annual Quilt Raffle will take place April 15 – May 9, 2021. Purchase tickets at the Tulip Time Office, Holland Visitors Bureau, and Apothecary Gift Shop, for a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt.

*Parade has been cancelled for 2021.

Come on out for:

  • Yoga in the Tulips
  • Downtown Walking Tours
  • Tulip Time Poster Display
  • Tulip Time Scavenger Hunt
  • Photography Classes
  • Floral Arranging Classes
  • Princess Lida encounters
  • Dutch Dance Costume Exhibit

April 30, 2021

*The Carnival kicks off the Tulip Time Festival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI  5 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

May 1, 2021 

*Tulip Time Run - Saturday May 1, 2021, 5K: 8:00 a.m., 10K 9:00 a.m., Kids Run 9:30 a.m., Virtual Run

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship.

Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region. Super fun Holland Tulip Festival event!

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays during the Holland Michigan Tulip Festival.

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

*VIP Walking Tour - Enjoy a 2 mile walking tour to learn about Holland's history, points of interest, and lots more!  After you've snapped a ton of photos, you will take a seat at one of Holland's newest eateries to enjoy a Charcuterie tray, wine tasting and dessert. During this event, Holland's Mayor will share entertaining stories about the festival and the city. 21+ to participate. $75 per person

Tours are available on May 1, 2, 7 and 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm and 5 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.


May 2, 2021 

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing?

The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays during the Holland Tulip Festival 2021.

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

*VIP Walking Tour - Enjoy a 2 mile walking tour to learn about Holland's history, points of interest, and lots more!  After you've snapped a ton of photos, you will take a seat at one of Holland's newest eateries to enjoy a Charcuterie tray, wine tasting and dessert.

During this event, Holland's Mayor will share entertaining stories about the festival and the city. 21+ to participate. $75 per person. What a fun event during the Tulip Festival in Holland MI.

Tours are available on May 1, 2, 7 and 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm.

*Yoga in the Tulips, Located at Window on the Waterfront, 61 E. 6th Street, Holland, MI 10:00 a.m. 

One hour yoga classes will take place among the tulips and is an all-level, gentle yoga flow. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (or towel). Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm and 5 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

May 3, 2021

Tulip Time Photo Walk, 8:00 a.m. at Windmill Island Gardens. Tulip Time is a great time for stunning photography!  Join two local photographers, Kathy Odiorne and Heidi Quellet, on an exclusive early morning or evening photo shoot of Windmill Island Gardens. 

We hope to do this fun photo trip during Tulip Time 2021.

The duo will share tips on how to compose and light landscapes and architecture while touring the beautiful island gardens.  Plus, you can submit one photo taken during the class to be selected as Best Picture for a chance to be featured in Tulip Time social media posts.  

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

Floral Arranging2:00 PM  –  3:15 PM Eastern Floral-Huisman Flowers’ will teach you the art of floral arranging and you will create your own arrangement to keep. Includes all supplies for $35 per person.

Location: Eastern Floral-Huisman Flowers, 11595 East Lakewood Boulevard, Holland, MI

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays!

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

*Yoga in the Tulips, Located at Window on the Waterfront, 61 E. 6th Street, Holland, MI 7:00 p.m. 

One hour yoga classes will take place among the tulips and is an all-level, gentle yoga flow. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (or towel). Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

May 4, 2021

Tulip Time Photo Walk, 7:00 p.m. at Windmill Island Gardens. Tulip Time is a great time for stunning photography!  Join two local photographers, Kathy Odiorne and Heidi Quellet, on an exclusive early morning or evening photo shoot of Windmill Island Gardens. 

The duo will share tips on how to compose and light landscapes and architecture while touring the beautiful island gardens.  Plus, you can submit one photo taken during the class to be selected as Best Picture for a chance to be featured in Tulip Time social media posts. 

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

Floral Arranging - 10:00 PM  –  11:15 PM Eastern Floral-Huisman Flowers’ will teach you the art of floral arranging and you will create your own arrangement to keep. Includes all supplies for $35 per person.

Location: Eastern Floral-Huisman Flowers, 11595 East Lakewood Boulevard, Holland, MI

Floral Arranging - 2:00 PM  –  3:15 PM Eastern Floral-Huisman Flowers’ will teach you the art of floral arranging and you will create your own arrangement to keep. Includes all supplies for $35 per person.

Location: Eastern Floral-Huisman Flowers, 11595 East Lakewood Boulevard, Holland, MI 

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays!

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

*Yoga in the Tulips, Located at Window on the Waterfront, 61 E. 6th Street, Holland, MI 7:00 p.m. 

One hour yoga classes will take place among the tulips and is an all-level, gentle yoga flow. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat (or towel). Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

May 5, 2021

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays!

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


May 6, 2021

Tulip Time Photo Walk, 8:00 a.m. at Windmill Island Gardens. Tulip Time is a great time for stunning photography!  Join two local photographers, Kathy Odiorne and Heidi Quellet, on an exclusive early morning or evening photo shoot of Windmill Island Gardens. 

The duo will share tips on how to compose and light landscapes and architecture while touring the beautiful island gardens.  Plus, you can submit one photo taken during the class to be selected as Best Picture for a chance to be featured in Tulip Time social media posts. 

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays!

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Tulip Time Painting on Glass - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Choose from a variety of designs. Includes glass and painting supplies. Civic Center, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI  

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.



May 7, 2021

Tulip Time Photo Walk, 7:00 p.m. at Windmill Island Gardens. Tulip Time is a great time for stunning photography!  Join two local photographers, Kathy Odiorne and Heidi Quellet, on an exclusive early morning or evening photo shoot of Windmill Island Gardens. 

The duo will share tips on how to compose and light landscapes and architecture while touring the beautiful island gardens.  Plus, you can submit one photo taken during the class to be selected as Best Picture for a chance to be featured in Tulip Time social media posts. 

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays!

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

*VIP Walking Tour - Enjoy a 2 mile walking tour to learn about Holland's history, points of interest, and lots more!  After you've snapped a ton of photos, you will take a seat at one of Holland's newest eateries to enjoy a Charcuterie tray, wine tasting and dessert. During this event, Holland's Mayor will share entertaining stories about the festival and the city. 21+ to participate. $75 per person

Tours are available on May 1, 2, 7 and 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


May 8, 2021

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

*Dutch Costume Exhibit and Dutch Market. Location: Holland Civic Center Place.  Timed tickets 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tulip Time Dutch Dancers wear costumes that represent eight of the twelve provinces in the Netherlands.  See lots of displays!

*Walking Tours: You will love this 2-hour, 2 mile tour lead by a costumed guide.  There will be lots of opportunities to snap photos of the 200,000 tulips that bloom throughout Holland Michigan each spring. This tour includes some stairs. 

$25 per person. Tours start every half hour from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

*VIP Walking Tour - Enjoy a 2 mile walking tour to learn about Holland's history, points of interest, and lots more!  After you've snapped a ton of photos, you will take a seat at one of Holland's newest eateries to enjoy a Charcuterie tray, wine tasting and dessert. During this event, Holland's Mayor will share entertaining stories about the festival and the city. 21+ to participate. $75 per person

Tours are available on May 1, 2, 7 and 8 from 11:00am-2:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm and 5 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tulip Time Painting on Canvas - Select one of three tulip designs to paint on an 8" x 10" canvas.  $35 per person.  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 

Tulip Time Parade: CANCELLED FOR 2021


May 9, 2021

Tall Ship Dockside Tours10:00AM  –  4:00PM Tours run May 1 through May 9 except Thursday, at Boatwerks North Dock. $5 per person. Tour the Friends Good Will tall ship. Did you know Dutch heritage involved water, trade and the mysteries of sailing? The Michigan Maritime Museum works to interpret and share maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region.

*Carnival!  Located at the Civic Center lot, 150 West 8th Street, Holland, MI 1:00 pm - 7:00 p.m.


Grab the Complete Holland Michigan Tulip Festival GUIDE!

Now that you have the Holland Michigan Tulip Festival schedule, you will need a map for locations, trolley spot, parade routes, hotels, restaurants and things to do in Holland!


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

  • Interactive, easy to use map (directions below the map)
  • The famous Holland MI Tulip Time parade route (if occurring)
  • Best locations to view the most tulips in Holland 
  • Tulip Time Festival event locations
  • Holland trolley and boat tour launch locations
  • Things to do in Holland Michigan
  • Top-notch Holland Michigan restaurants
  • Convenient quality Holland hotels 


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. 


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