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Tulip Time Fun for Families

posted May 2, 2017 by Moms in Tow (Kara)

It's May! That means that the tulips have arrived and Tulip Time is almost here!

Here is a list of some of the fun family-friendly activities to make sure to check out. (As much as we love it, you may want to save a visit to Nelis Dutch Village until after Tulip Time this summer to avoid the crowds!)​

Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 14  : Carnival -  Located at the Civic Center, rides and fun for all ages

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 14 (11-4) : Family Rest Area - A FREE place for families to relax downtown during Tulip Time! In the pocket park on 8th Street : free activities and snacks. Changing tables, nursing area, family restrooms and handwashing stations are also available. 

Saturday, May 6 (8am)  : Tulip Time Run -  Starting at Kollen Park, participate in the 5k/10k and the Kids 1k Fun Run! 

Saturday, May 6 (2pm)  : Vintage Baseball Game -  Take in this wonderful (FREE) vintage game of baseball, at Riverview Park in Holland.

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7 (11-5)  : Kinderplaats -  Kinderplaats is a FREE event where children and their families can learn and play together, while becoming immersed in Dutch culture, history and heritage through activities, games and crafts. 

Wednesday, May 10 (2pm)  : Volksparade + Streetscrubbing -  Experience bands, floats, and Dutch Dance groups as they “Klomp” along the route. Street scrubbing starts a 1:15pm. 

Thursday, May 11 (2pm)  : Kinderparade -  Featuring over 7,000 school children dressed in Dutch costumes.

Thursday, May 11 (3:30-6:30pm)  : Street Performers -  Enjoy the fun and excitement of street performers as you stroll down 8th St. after the parade

Saturday, May 14 (2pm)  : Muziekparade -  Concluding the Festival’s parade series is one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades featuring floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more!

Saturday, May 14  : Fireworks  -  Celebrate the end of Tulip Time with a bang, at Kollen Park!

also check out the full schedule for:
Dutch Dance (and Kinder) Performances


If you are looking for tulip beds for pictures, check out "The Tulip" for some recommended options!


Also, make sure to check out some fun family-friendly crafts for Tulip Time!


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