It's one of the world's biggest Tulip Festivals...and it's this weekend in Iowa. Here's what you need to know!

What began in 1936 as a small celebration of Orange City’s Dutch heritage has led to what is now known around the world as the Orange City Tulip Festival!

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Each year during the Tulip-time celebration the city of Orange City, Iowa is delighted to welcome visitors from near and far.

You can immerse yourself in the gentle charms of the old Dutch world and experience a glimpse of traditional Dutch customs.

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The 83rd Annual Tulip Festival celebration takes place on the third weekend of May. The 2024 Orange City Tulip Festival is on May 16, 17, & 18 .

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The internationally acclaimed festival features music and dance performances by children and adults adorned in authentic Dutch costumes, two daily parades, nightly musical theater, a lively carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, delicious food, and thousands of tulips complemented by a dozen replica windmills throughout this charming village.

Here is some of the 2024 Orange City Tulip Festival...

Thursday – May 16

8:00 a.m.
Children’s Art Exhibit

9:00 a.m.
Antique Tractor Show (begins)
Children’s Art Exhibit (opens)
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours (begin)
Pedicabs (begin)
Private Tours Dutch American Heritage Museum

Stadscentrum (opens)
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Vogel Old Mill (opens)

9:30 a.m.
Century Home (opens)

10:00 a.m.
Antique Model Tractor Display
Craft Show (opens)
De Straatwinkel (opens)
Dutch American Heritage Museum (Opens)
Quilt and Flower Show (Opens)
Straatmarkt (opens)
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Wooden Shoe Carving Demonstrations

10:30 a.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance
Dutch Street Organ

11:00 a.m.
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park

11:30 a.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance

12:00 p.m.
Carnival Rides (open)
Fietsen Zangers

1:00 p.m.
Straat FeestStreet Scrubbing, and Volksparade
$5 reserved seating recommended or bring your own lawn chair

3:30 p.m.
Band Awards and Drum Line Performances
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours
Pedicab Rides

4:00 p.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance
Dutch Street Organ
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Wooden Shoe Carving Demonstrations

5:30 p.m.
Entertainment in the Street

6:00 p.m.
Volksparade

8:00 p.m.
Night Show

Friday – May 17

8:00 a.m.
Children’s Art Exhibit

9:00 a.m.
Antique Tractor Show (begins)
Children’s Art Exhibit (opens)
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours (begin)
Pedicabs (begin)
Private Tours Dutch American Heritage Museum
Stadscentrum (opens)
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Vogel Old Mill (opens)

9:30 a.m.
Century Home (opens)

10:00 a.m.
Antique Model Tractor Display
ArtBurst (opens)
Craft Show (opens)
De Straatwinkel (opens)
Dutch American Heritage Museum (opens)
Quilt and Flower Show (Opens)
Straatmarkt (opens)
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Wooden Shoe Carving Demonstrations

10:30 a.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance
Dutch Street Organ

11:00 a.m.
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park

11:30 a.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance

12:00 p.m.
Carnival Rides (open)
Fietsen Zangers

1:00 p.m.
Straat FeestStreet Scrubbing, and Volksparade
$5 reserved seating recommended or bring your own lawn chair

3:30 p.m.
Band Awards and Drum Line Performances
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours
Pedicab Rides

4:00 p.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance
Dutch Street Organ
Tulip Talk IN Windmill Park
Wooden Shoe Carving Demonstrations

5:30 p.m.
Entertainment in the Street

6:00 p.m.
Volksparade

8:00 p.m.
Night Show

Sat – May 18

7:00 a.m.
Fly-In Breakfast – Sioux County Regional Airport

8:00 a.m.

Children’s Art Exhibit

8:00 a.m.
Tour de Tulips Bicycle Ride

8:05 a.m.
Tulip Festival Road Race

9:00 a.m.
Antique Tractor Show (begins)
Children’s Art Exhibit (opens)
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours (begin)
Pedicabs (begin)
Private Tours Dutch American Heritage Museum
Stadscentrum (opens)
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Vogel Old Mill (opens)

9:30 a.m.
Century Home 
(opens)

10:00 a.m.
Antique Model Tractor Display
ArtBurst (opens)
Carnival Rides (open)
Craft Show (opens)
Quilt and Flower Show (Opens)
De Straatwinkel (opens)
Dutch American Heritage Museum (opens)
Straatmarkt (opens)
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Wooden Shoe Carving Demonstrations

10:30 a.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance
Dutch Street Organ

11:00 a.m.
Petting Zoo
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park

11:30 a.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance

12:00 p.m.
Fietsen Zangers

1:00 p.m.
Straat FeestStreet Scrubbing, and Volksparade
$5 reserved seating recommended or bring your own lawn chair

3:30 p.m.
Band Awards and Drum Line Performances
Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours
Pedicab Rides

4:00 p.m.
Dutch Dozen Performance
Dutch Street Organ
Tulip Talk in Windmill Park
Wooden Shoe Carving Demonstrations

5:30 p.m.
Entertainment in the Street

6:00 p.m.
Volksparade

8:00 p.m.
Night Show

You can find out more by going to the Orange City, Iowa Tulip Festival Website.

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