10 Things to Do at Tulip Time This Weekend
It's hard to believe, but Tulip Time is upon us! This weekend (May 10-13) is the second weekend of Tulip Time 2018, and we've put together a comprehensive guide of things you can do while you tiptoe through the tulips (carefully. Please don't trample the tulips.)
Joshua DavisThursday, May 10 - 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Michigan musician, Joshua Davis, gained national acclaim as a finalist on NBC’s “The Voice.” His style blends the roots of American music with gritty rock ‘n’ roll and vintage soul. Davis will bring to the stage songs from his recently released album, “The Way Back Home.” He'll be performing at the Knickerbocker Theatre on Thursday night! Tickets are just $25 per person, and can be purchased here.
CarnivalFriday (11 a.m. - 11 p.m.), Saturday (11 a.m. - 11 p.m.), Sunday (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Rides, food and fun for all ages throughout the week of Tulip Time. Take advantage of special advance-purchase, online promotions to save on single-day wristbands or Mega Bands good all week!
Tulip Time Photo WalkFriday, May 11, 6:30 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Photography buffs can join photojournalist Mike Lozon on an exclusive early-morning photo shoot of Windmill Island Gardens in full festival bloom. Mike will share tips and tricks on how to achieve the best results for shooting landscapes and architecture before leading the hands-on tour around the beautiful island gardens.
- Open to all levels of experience and devices. Participants must bring their own equipment
- Dress for the weather accordingly. Rain or shine event; no refunds.
Tall Ship Dockside ToursFriday, May 11 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 12 9 a.m - 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 13 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Welkom aboard the tall ship Friends Good Will, a replica Great Lakes sloop from 1810 owned and operated by the Michigan Maritime Museum! Dutch heritage is deeply intertwined with water, trade and the art of sailing, so step aboard history and explore. The Museum strives to interpret, preserve and teach maritime heritage here in the Great Lakes region by offering daily dockside tours of this remarkable and historic ship.
- Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased only at the East Dock entrance gate to the ship
Dutch Marktplaats & Food CourtFriday May 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Be a part of the tastes, sights, sounds, and crafts of 19th Century Holland at the 2018 Dutch Marktplaats. Enjoy stage events including Dutch Dance performances, Wooden Shoe Carving demonstrations, Tulip Master Gardener lectures, Dutch heritage presentations and more throughout the week. Savor traditional Dutch treats in the Dutch food court and stroll through displays of our featured Dutch vendors.
River City ImprovFriday, May 11, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
It’s all about laughter as River City Improv weaves skits, games and songs with audience suggestions to bring you this unique, fun, witty experience at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland. Come and be a part of this hilarious evening. Doors open at 7:15 PM.
- General admission seating is $12 per person, and tickets can be purchased here.
MuziekparadeSaturday, May 12, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
“Music Parade” – Featuring floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more! With over 4,000 participants, 170 units and the longest parade route in Michigan, the Muziekparade delights thousands of spectators!
Festival Fireworks Grand FinaleSaturday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Celebrate the Holland community with food, live entertainment and dazzling fireworks! Join us for this free grand finale that ends our festival with a bang. Come early, claim your spot and let the live music be the background to your Saturday night.
Jake Kershaw is the 17 year old guitar slinging, blues/rock singing teenager out of Southern Michigan everyone is talking about. Jake Kershaw performs as a power trio and leaves audiences asking for more. This is a high energy group that plays their own original blues rock and also juiced up versions of classic blues with a rock edge.
- $12 per person advance tickets, $15 per person at the door.
Moederdag MarketSunday, May 13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
NEW THIS FESTIVAL: To celebrate the women in our lives, Tulip Time announces their first ever 2018 Moederdag Market (Dutch for Mother’s Day Market)! This event features specially selected merchants, live performances, demonstrations, gourmet food trucks and horse-drawn carriage rides. A perfect day for the entire family! The market will be located at Centennial Park, 250 Central Ave.