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Friday, April 29, 2016

Best places to enjoy Tulip Festival in USA

Spring season indicates new beginning. It converts white snowy bed to colorful flower bed. After dry, cold winter, spring brings fresh bloom flowers, bird onomatopoeia, smell fresh herbs in your garden, which feels life to the earth again. Spring season is very famous for blooming flowers which includes Cherry Blossom and Tulips.

The Tulip is a plant from the lily family. Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. There are more than 100 varieties of Tulips. In USA Tulip and Dutch cultural heritage has celebrated since longtime. I have visited a few places and it blows my mind with stunning colors.  

Skagit Valley, Mount Vernon, Washington

Skagit Valley is one of the best place to see Tulips in all over USA. Its 33rd anniversary of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. In Mount Vernon number of farms grow Tulips and you can buy tickets of any farm and head to the farm. They grow Tulips in countless colors. They also have Trolley ride, Kite flying, Kids zone and Souvenir shops as well.
  1. Address:- 1) Roozen Gaarde:-  15867 Beaver Marsh Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273                                                 2) Tulip Town :- 15002 Bradshaw Road, Mount Vernon,
  2. Event Dates:- April 1-30, 2016
  3. Admission Fee:- It varies $5 - $10
  4. Event Website:- Tulip Festival
  5. Main Event:-
    • Anacortes Arts Festival
    • Anacortes Quilt Walk
    • Anacortes Spring Wine Festival
    • Burlington Scrap booking Swap Meet
    • Schmooze Fair 2016
    • Tulip Frolic
    • Tulip Pedal – 35th Annual
    • Downtown Burlington Art Walk

Tulip Time, Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time festival has begun in 1929 to celebrate Dutch Heritage and blooming Tulips in Spring. Holland is celebrating its 87th year of celebration in 2016. You can explore Tulip flowers in numerous colors, but the other extraordinary thing is Dutch Culture. In Tulip Time nearly one thousand dancers dressed up in authentic Dutch costume and wooden shoes and perform traditional dances. You can also experience traditional Dutch food, art and Musical performances.
  1. Address:- 74 West 8th St. Holland, Michigan 49423
  2. Event Dates:- May 7 - May 14, 2016
  3. Admission Fee:- Tulip Garden and Dutch Dance are free event. For other specific events, buy your tickets on Tulip Time Tickets
  4. Event Website:-
  5. Main Event:-
    • Dutch Dance
    • Tulip Time Run Health & Fitness Expo
    • Carnival
    • Tulip Gardens & Lanes
    • New Odyssey Dinner Show
    • Art & Craft Fair 
    • Quilt Show
Image source:- Event management, collage by Urvi Shah

Biltmore Gardens, Asheville,NC

Biltmore Estate has a spectacular display of colorful blooms. Starting on the first day of spring the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted. This estate has five gardens which include:-  Italian, Shrub, Walled, Rose and Azalea, Conservatory , Bass Pond and Sunflowers. Walled garden features a seasonal rotation of blooms, which includes 75000 of Tulips in spring.
  1. Address:- 1 Lodge street,  Asheville, North Carolina 28803
  2. Event Dates:- March 19-May 26, 2016
  3. Admission Fee:- Ticket will cost you between $25-$60. You can buy from here Biltmore bloom tickets
  4. Event website:- Biltmore Blooms
  5. Main Event:-
    • Drum Circle
    • Special Exhibition - Constance Williams
    • The Box: A Contemporary Jewelry Challenge
    • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    • Waterfalls 'n Wine

Albany Tulip Festival

The Tulip Festival is one of the signature spring event in Albany.  The Tulip Festival is a sparkling showcase of local culture and business. These events feature annual Dutch heritage, traditions rooted in the city. In this festival nearly hundred artisans are selling their handmade crafts, a fine art show, delicious food, the KidZone family fun destination. Also, there are two stages of world-class live entertainment and thousands of tulips in more than 100 different varieties. 
  1. Address:- Washington Park (Crown Jewel), Orange City, Iowa 51041
  2. Event dates:- May 6th  - 8th, 2016
  3. Admission Fee:- free (fee for luncheon and ball)
  4. Event website:-  Albany Tulip Festival
  5. Main Event:- 
    • Tulip Tours
    • Carillon Concert
    • Street Scrubbing
    • Tulip Festival Luncheon
    • Drawing Up Central
    • Royal Tulip Ball
Image source:- Event management, collage by Urvi Shah

Orange city Tulip Festival, Iowa

To pay homage to their European homeland, Orange City residents began to imagine a celebration to honor the traditions and customs of their Dutch ancestors. The Hollander’s innate tendency toward cleanliness and beauty combined with a historical background of flower culture was the inspiration for the Tulip Festival.
  1. Address:- 509 8th street SE, Orange city, Iowa 51041
  2. Event dates:- May 19th  - 21st, 2016
  3. Admission Fee:- fees for different events varies, it will be between $1-$5, Night show costs $20 each. You can buy your tickets here Tickets for Tulip Festival Events
  4. Event website:- Orange city Tulip Festival
  5. Main Event:-
    • Quilt Show
    • Wooden Shoe Carving
    • Street Scrubbing
    • Windmill Park
    • The Volksparade
    • Dutch Dozen
    • Fietsen Zangers
Image Source:- Event Management, Collage by Urvi Shah

Have you been to any Tulip Festival? 


  1. I love Tulips, it's such a lovely welcome to spring seeing all the beautiful Tulips. Great post

  2. My husband loves to give me flowers and usually they are tulips. I believe we do not have tulips in our country and so we get them from other countries, perhaps some coming in USA .