Top 10 Tulip Festivals in the USA
Usually held in cities with Dutch heritage, Tulip festivals in the USA are becoming more and more popular every year.
From New York on the east coast to Washington on the west coast, tulip festivals in the USA showcase thousands of tulips and all sorts of entertainment to celebrate the growth and production of tulips all over the USA.
Here is Top Events USA selection of the Top 10 Tulip events taking place in the USA.
Tulip Time Festival
early to late April
Topeka / Shawnee County, Kansas
Featuring over 50,000 tulips and 7,000 daffodils, the Tulip Time Festival, just one of the top 10 Tulip Festivals in the USA, also highlights other features of the botanical garden at Old Prairie Town, such as a 50-yard cascading rock rivulet, 500 varieties of trees and shrubs in the 2½-acre garden, 1,500 feet of walk ways and even historic building tours. Also part of the event is Doran Rock Garden that features 12,000 tulips and daffodils as well as an 80-year old rock garden with stone walkways and a stone bridge. The Ted Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee shows off more than 85,000 tulips and daffodils in the spring, surrounded by a covered bridge, rock gardens, gazebo, pergola, waterfalls, streams and several ponds.
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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
Skagit Valley, Washington
Held every April since 1983, Skagit Valley celebrates the spring season of flowers from the daffodils in late March to the tulips in April and the irises and lilies in May. More than a million visitors come to see over 300 acres of brightly colored tulips and to enjoy the festivities in places like La Conner and Mount Vernon. Attractions include the Tulip Festival Street Fair, Tulip Parade, Kiwanas Club Salmon BBQ, art shows and Quilt Walk.
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April (actual dates depend on climate and crops)
Thanksgiving Point, Utah
Showcasing more than a quarter of a million tulips of more than 100 varieties, the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival in the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens is redesigned each year to create a new display. Part of the event includes music, vendors, storytelling for children, and food as well as garden tours and demonstrations every day.
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Tulip Time Festival
Just one of the top 10 Tulip Festivals in the USA, an internationally known event and one of the largest flower festivals in the United States, this unique festival features the display of millions of tulips and celebrates Dutch heritage and culture through dance (with 1,500 wooden-shoed dancers), art, theatre, and different events. The festivities include three exciting parades, Klompen Dancing, big name entertainment, free concerts, music and variety shows, a Dutch market, trolley tours, children’s events and fireworks.
For more information about the Tulip Time Festival in Holland take a look at:
or visit: www.tuliptime.com
Pella Tulip Time
Tulip Time in Iowa, held the first weekend in May celebrates Pella's Dutch Heritage with parades, stage performances, a Dutch market, costumed wooden shoe dancers, quilt and flower shows, and even wooden shoe carving demonstrations.
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Orange City, Iowa
Attracting more than 150,000 people each year, the Tulip Festival in Orange City, Iowa is celebrated annually on the 3rd weekend in May and features everything from the world respected flower show with thousands of tulips, an evening performance of a Broadway play, afternoon and evening parades, a carnival midway, dutch delicacies, delicious food, and street dancing for everyone. The Orange City Tulip Festival has been a huge success for over 70 years,
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Albany, New York
Named one of the 2008 top 100 events by the American Bus Association, and Winner of the 2003 Hospitality Excellence Award, this spring festival of more than 200,000 tulips has been a hit for 60 years. Thousands attend the event each year to celebrate Albany’s rich Dutch heritage. Attractions at this three day event include the street scrubbing on State Street, the Tulip Queen Coronation, Tulip Queen and Court Luncheon and Royal Tulip Ball, music events, children’s activities, food, and art and craft vendors.
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updated Top 20 Events USA pages do not include every single event on offer in each state or city in America – only those recognized as one of the top 20 in each location, elected by residents, tourists and visitors, the team of travel writers working for Top Events USA, and some officials of the relevant states and cities of the USA too.