Holland, Michigan’s Tulip Time Festival

  • Date

    May 6-8, 2021  | Thu / Sat – 3 Days

  • Location

    Saugatuck | Holland


Since 1929, the small town of Holland, Michigan has celebrated its Dutch heritage and culture and each spring it blossoms with literally millions of tulips. In addition to tulips decorating city parks, public attractions, and six miles of tulip lanes through Holland’s historic district and neighborhoods, the festival features parades, concerts, theatre productions, and traditional Dutch dance performances, attractions, and food. Attend the Tulip Time Festival, a celebration of Dutch heritage and culture. Be entertained with two festival shows, visit Windmill Island Gardens and explore its manicured plantings, dikes, canals, and the only authentic operating Dutch windmill in the United States. Tour the city with a local guide, and view the colorful grand finale parade!


  • Explore Windmill Island Gardens
  • Visit Veldheer Tulip Farm
  • Holland city tour
  • See 2 festival shows
  • Watch the Muziekparade — the grand finale parade of the festival

NOTE:  performances and festival activities will be announced at a later date


  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • Escorted
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Hotel baggage handling

Thu, May 6:  Depart Indianapolis by motorcoach, stopping in Saugatuck, Michigan, a quaint lakeside town rich with character and culture—the perfect place for lunch and some free time. Continue to Holland and visit Veldheer Tulip Farm, showcasing more than five million tulips, plus thousands of daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses in the spring. There is also a wooden shoe factory and a Delftware production facility where you can watch the world-famous Dutch pottery being molded, fired, hand-decorated, and glazed. Check in to the hotel then head for dinner and festival performance!  The shows will be revealed closer to the festival dates. (Meal: Dinner)

Fri, May 7:  Take a tour of the Holland area with a costumed guide and learn the history of this famous town and its Tulip Time Festival. Colorful stops along the way provide many photo opportunities. Explore the Marktplaats (“Marketplace”) with Dutch-inspired wares and entertainment such as wooden shoe carvings and klompen dancing, and spend some free time in the downtown area. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before seeing another festival show! (B,D)

Sat, May 8:  Visit Windmill Island Gardens, featuring a 250-year-old working Dutch windmill, De Zwaan (“graceful bird”), which towers over the 36-acre property of manicured gardens, dikes, canals, and more than 150,000 tulips. The gardens are also the home of an antique Dutch carousel and the Posthouse museum, an exact replica of a 14th-century wayside inn. Then watch the Muziekparade (“music parade”), the grand finale of the festival, with local and national marching bands, floats, giant helium balloons, horses, and Dutch klompen dancers. Depart for home after the parade. (B)

Hampton Inn Holland Hotel & Suites, Holland, Michigan.

Recently remodeled, the hotel is conveniently located for festival events. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, microwave and mini-refrigerator • complimentary high-speed Internet access • indoor pool and hot tub • outdoor year-round hot tub • fitness center.


  • Complete Package
  • Double P/P – $679
  • Triple P/P – $629
  • Single – $839

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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