Are you ready to embark on a colorful adventure with your family? Look no further than the 2024 Orange City Tulip Festival, where vibrant blooms, lively entertainment, and Dutch-inspired fun await! The Tulip Festival is fun for your family every year and a great way to kick off the end-of-school celebrations! 

Orange City is roughly an hour to 1 ½ hours away, if you are coming from the Sioux Falls Area. Making this Dutch tradition very doable for a day-trip! 

To Note: Many aspects of the Tulip Festival are free for you to enjoy! But there are fee areas. Make sure to check out their website for information on what is going to cost your family money to enjoy. 

Festival Dates and Location

Mark your calendars for May 16th-18th and head to Orange City, Iowa, located just over the border. The festival takes place in various venues throughout the town, offering plenty of opportunities to explore.

What Can You Expect?

Tulip Displays and Gardens

Tulips!! Like the name of the festival suggests, prepare to be enchanted by the beauty of thousands of tulips in full bloom! From classic varieties to exotic hybrids, the festival showcases nature’s splendor in stunning garden displays.

Be sure to visit the official festival website here for information on the different tulip gardens and where to find them.

Family-Friendly Activities

The Orange City Tulip Festival is a paradise for families, with activities to delight visitors of all ages. From interactive workshops to entertaining performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out the Petting Zoo, watch wooden shoe carvings, ride some rides at the carnival, walk through the vendors at the craft fair, see a parade unlike any you have seen before, and more! 

Check out the festival’s schedule of events to plan your family’s itinerary in advance.

Delicious Dutch Treats

Treat your taste buds to a culinary journey through Dutch cuisine! Indulge in mouthwatering delights such as stroopwafels, poffertjes, and hearty Dutch sausage.

Explore the festival’s food vendors and local eateries for a taste of authentic Dutch flavors and other delectable treats.

Parade Spectacular

Experience the magic of the festival’s grand parade, a highlight for families year after year! Marvel at colorful floats, lively music, and community spirit as the parade winds its way through the streets of Orange City.

Arrive early to secure a prime viewing spot and don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the excitement!

Plan Your Visit

For detailed information on festival attractions, parking options, and more, visit the official Orange City Tulip Festival website here.

Get ready to create treasured memories with your family at the 2024 Orange City Tulip Festival! With its breathtaking beauty, lively entertainment, and family-friendly atmosphere, this beloved event is sure to delight visitors of all ages.